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ndependent arbitrator, legal expert (witness) and counsel, based in Paris and Rome, Dr.Carducci is a law professor (MCF, HDR) teaching in Paris, an attorney-at-law, a Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb) on the ICSID and other Panels of arbitrators

He is  the former Chief of the International Standards Section at UNESCO (Paris Headquarters) and was in charge of international standard-setting and treaty-making, of the implementation of UNESCO Conventions, Recommendations and Declarations on art, cultural property and heritage, and of two intergovernmental committees, for UNESCO and its (192) Member States

In that capacity he acted as mediator between Greece and the United Kingdom with regard to the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum

He combines specialized international art, cultural property and heritage legal expertise, in addition to private and public international legal expertise, academic, intergovernmental and private practice experience, to the benefit of the private and public sectors alike

His independent practice in Paris and Rome as Arbitrator, Legal Expert and Counsel, at times Consultant, is in the following fields of expertise and experience:

1.in art, cultural property and heritage, contract, commercial, banking, construction, energy, investment and treaty obligations, legal matters and/or disputes

2. in these legal systems: International Law (Public, Economic, Private/Conflict of laws), European Union, French and Italian Law

Two websites inform as to services, practice areas, experience: 

1. here at carducciartlaw.com  as to International Art, Cultural Property and Heritage Law, Arbitration, Litigation, ADR

2. at carducciarbitration.com as to International Commercial, Banking, Construction, Energy, Investment, Treaty, Law, Arbitration and ADR

Experience:

Prof.Carducci has acted in the public and private sectors upon request by corporations, international law firms, governments, international organizations, the European Union

Prof.Carducci’s practice and services rely on these complementary features:

Private and public international legal experience: international and intergovernmental responsibilities (6 years), academia (24 years), private practice (15 years, as legal counsel and expert witness, arbitrator)

International and intergovermental experience as Chief of the International Standards Section at UNESCO (Paris Headquarters) in charge of treaty-making and of the implementation of UNESCO Conventions, Recommendations and Declarations on art, cultural property and heritage, for the (192) Governments of Member States. He also gained the rather unique experience of mediator between Greece and the United Kingdom with regard to the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum

Dispute resolution experience as international arbitrator and legal expert in commercial and investment cases (in disputes up to US$1.5 billion)

Arbitrator and mediator on the ICSID and various other Panels, Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London

Member of three ICC Commissions in Paris: on Arbitration and ADR, Competition, Commercial Law and Practice

Independence, absence of conflict of interests, fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian (mother tongue), fair Portuguese

Legal and cultural flexibility gained: a) working in various Civil and Common Law jurisdictions, with Governments, their legal experts and entities, and with the private legal and industry sectors; and b) studying and teaching law in various jurisdictions

Long years of academic analysis and teaching of the law, holder of research fellowships 

Two monographs and thirty-five articles published, in particular: International Restitution Claims of Stolen or Illegally Exported Works of Art and Cultural Property : Private International Law, European Directive, UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions (LGDJ, 490 pages)

Two Ph.Ds. on international transactions, arbitration and litigation, Hague Academy of International Law  (Diploma), four post-graduate LLMs/DEAs, French and Italian legal education