Enforcing arbitral awards in Italy

Claudia studied law at the University of Cagliari with a specialization in international law and holds an LL.M. degree in International Dispute Resolution from Berlin Humboldt University.

She previously interned at the Embassy of Peru in the Hague and was a visiting professional in the legal department of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. Claudia was also a Robert Schuman Trainee at the legal affairs committee of the European Parliament in Brussels in 2017.

By pouring her arbitration knowledge into this Q&A, she sheds light on relevant questions concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards in her home jurisdiction Italy.


Arbitration, either domestic or international, has become increasingly frequent in Italy. It is not a secret that the Italian judiciary does not run unhampered and is shamefully overloaded (the so-called „Italian torpedo“). As a consequence, disputes in courts are not solved within a reasonable time. That is one of the major reasons why arbitration has – unsurprisingly – developed successfully in Italy. Statistics show that in the recent past, requests for arbitration have more than tripled. Therefore, it is clear that international arbitration in Italy has acquired high consideration as an effective alternative for parties to safeguard their rights and solve controversies in a more efficient manner.

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About Wagner Arbitration

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The answers provided in this questionnaire are as of April 2017. Please note that the relevant legal provisions may be subject to amendments.