Trade Disputes in Italy

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This is a procedure provided for in the Civil Code which allows disputes to be settled by reaching a solution (lodo arbitrale) which can have the same value as a sentence of the first order.
Arbitration Law
Arbitration is governed by the Civil Procedure Code (artt. 806-840).
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Party to the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses.
Party to the Geneva Convention of the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
Arbitrators may be chosen by the parties or appointed by the Arbitration Council.
Arbitration Procedure
After hearing the parties, the arbitrators decide on a sentence which cannot be contested except in the explicit case of false evidence.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Venice Chamber of Arbitration (Sectors Covered: International Trade)
Milan Chamber of Arbitration (Sectors Covered: Civil and commercial controversies)
European Court of Arbitration (Strasbourg) (Sectors Covered: International controversies)

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