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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is applauded for his strong “analytical and strategic skills" as well as his "substantial knowledge of both international arbitration and substantive law”.


Giacomo Rojas Elgueta founded D|R Arbitration & Litigation with Professor Maria Beatrice Deli in December 2018.

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is an associate professor of private law at Roma Tre University, School of Law. He is also licensed as a full professor of comparative law.

Giacomo specialises in commercial and investment arbitration and complex litigation, acting as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator.

As counsel, he regularly represents domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes across a variety of industries.

Giacomo has acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in various arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and under the rules of the ICC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration with seat in different countries including Italy and Switzerland.

He has been appointed by the Italian Republic as expert witness in three investment arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICSID and SCC, and he has acted as expert on Italian law before US state and federal courts.

Giacomo is past co-chair of the Italian Forum on International Arbitration and ADR (ArbIt).

Giacomo is admitted to the Italian Bar, Rome (2004), and the New York State Bar (2010).

In addition to several articles in Italian and international law reviews, Giacomo is the author of three books: Regulation of Insurance Proceeds and Marital Property Law (2007); Contract Freedom and the Limitations on Debtor Liability (2012); and The Economic Foundation of Debtor-Creditor Relations (2017).

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