"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to add a few words of introduction to this Commentary upon the Rules of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan. In the last decade, the Milan Chamber has established itself among the leading European arbitration centres. This English language Commentary and its appendices set out the functions, procedures and cost structures of the Chamber in a clear and readily accessible manner. It is a particular pleasure to see that among its contributors are not only distinguished and instantly recognizable names, but some of the rising generation of exceptional practitioners and academics in Italy, who are now making their mark in international arbitration and whom the Chamber has done much to encourage. My congratulations to all of the contributors, to the Editors, Ugo Draetta and Riccardo Luzzatto, and to the Chamber of Milan."
-John Beechey, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
"As arbitration was becoming the customary way of resolving commercial disputes, in particular in the field of international relations, new arbitral institutions appeared as mushrooms after a rainy night. Yet, only few of them play in the first league. Under the guidance of an experienced Arbitration Council, the impulse of a dynamic Secretariat and the intellectual support of its Club of Arbitrators, the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan found its place in that group, originally in Italy and, progressively, at the international level as well. This explains why this book which provides the reader with an authoritative presentation of the Chamber, its rules and its practice is necessary to any person interested, professionally and/ or intellectually, by arbitration."
-Yves Derains, Derains Gharavi, Paris
"The new commentary on the rules of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan is a value added shining light on a first rate set of arbitral rules. The authors are a veritable "Who's Who" of Italian Arbitration Law, and their collective insights not only bring the rules to life, but also provide helpful instruction as to when the national law takes precedence over the rules.
It is especially fitting that an institution of the stature and reach of the Milan Chamber should have such a qualitative guide to the Italian arbitral process."
-William K. Slate II, President and CEO, American Arbitration Association
"The commentary herein on the rules of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan is invaluable considering the rising profile of the Chamber as an arbitral institution. The Chamber hears a substantial number of cases every year, often involving non-Italian parties, and is rapidly gaining a reputation as the preferred arbitral institution for Mediterranean Basin arbitrations. This is an important niche in an increasingly globalised economy. Practitioners involved in arbitrations before the Chamber will doubtless find this a very useful text. "
-Prof. Hans van Houtte, President Iran - United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague
"The Chamber of Arbitration of Milan is recognised not only as the leading arbitral institution of Italy, but among the leading institutions worldwide. The publication of the Chamber's new rules of arbitration in 2010 was, therefore, an important event, and the excellent commentary edited by Ugo Draetta and Riccardo Luzzatto is a most welcome work of reference, and source of understanding, not only for parties arbitrating under the Chamber's rules, but also for contracting parties considering the arbitration options, and for practitioners and academics more generally. With an outstanding list of contributors, I have no doubt that this volume will, deservedly, take its place alongside other key reference works in the field"
-Adrian Winstanley, Director General, The London Court of International Arbitration, London