International commercial courts: a paradigm for the future of adjudication?

International commercial courts: a paradigm for the future of adjudication?
  Thursday, July 14, 2022


Centre of Research on Domestic European and Transnational Dispute Settlement

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO - Dipartimento di Diritto Pubblico Italiano e Sovranazionale

UNIVERSITÀ Di VERONA - Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche

With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

SSA - Scuola Scuola Superiore dell'Avvocatura - Fondazione del Consiglio Nazionale Forenze

UEHJ - European Union of Judicial Officers

TOM - Transnational Dispute Management

International commercial courts: a paradigm for the future of adjudication?

Time: 14 July 2022: 2.30 – 5.30 pm CEST 

Venue: Free Live Webinars upon registration


Part I – A European Perspective

Moderator:  Albert Henke | Università degli Studi di Milano

Settling international commercial disputes within the EU: Elena Alina Onţanu - Assistant Professor of Private, Business and Labour Law | Tilburg Law School

The German legal system: Michael Stürner - Professor of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law | University of Konstanz; Judge, Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe

The Dutch legal system: Xandra Kramer - Professor of Private Law | Erasmus University Rotterdam; par-time Professor of Private international law, Utrecht University (the Netherlands); Deputy Judge , District Court of Rotterdam


Part II – A Middle- and Far-East Perspective

Moderator: Marco Torsello – Università degli Studi di Verona

Middle-East: Georgios Dimitropoulos - Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law - Qatar

China and Hong Kong SAR:  Xu Qian - Associate Professor | Zhejiang University, Guanghua Law School

Singapore: Gary F. Bell - Associate Professor - Director, LLM (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution) & LLM (Asian Legal Studies) | Faculty of Law - National University of Singapore


Part III – Int. Commercial Courts and International Arbitration

Moderator: Elena Zucconi Galli Fonseca – Università degli Studi di Bologna

International Commercial Courts and Commercial Arbitration: Sophie Nappert - Arbitrator in independent practice, London - Avocat of the Bar of Quebec, Canada - Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

International Commercial Courts and Investment Arbitration: Attila Massimiliano Tanzi – Full Professor of International Law – Department of Legal Sciences, Università degli Studi di Bologna; Associate Member 3VB Chambers


The event is currently being accredited by the Italian National Bar Council (“CNF”). To register, please fill in and send the registration form by July 13, 2022.
Scientific coordination and organization: Proff. Elena Zucconi Galli Fonseca (Bologna University) - Albert Henke (Milan University) - Marco Torsello (Verona University)




Programme Director
Marco Torsello