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Loic Cadiet, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France

Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is a Professor at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris I), where he teaches General Theory of Litigation, Judicial Systems, Civil Procedure and ADR. Loïc Cadiet is the President of the International Association of Procedural Law and the co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Procedural Law.



Francisco Verbic (National University of La Plata, Argentina)
LL.M. In International Legal Studies (New York University). Adjunct Professor of Civil Procedure (National University of La Plata Faculty of Law and Social Sciences).  Academic Secretary of the LL.M. on Procedural Law at that Faculty, and Professor of “Complex Litigation, Collective Proceedings and Class Actions” in that career. Regional Vice President of the Iberoamerican Institute of Procedural Law (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).  Member of the Assistant-Editorship Board of the International Journal of Procedural Law.


Albert Henke (University of Milan, Italy)

Professor Henke is Jean Monnet Professor of Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe and Aggregate Professor of Transnational Commercial Litigation, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Module Moot Court at Università degli Studi, Milan (Italy). At the same University, he is also Research Fellow and Lecturer (“Ricercatore”) of Civil Procedure.

His main areas of scientific interests are domestic, comparative, European and international civil procedure, multilevel judicial interaction and conflicts, domestic, international commercial and investment arbitration, private international law and legal advocacy, in respect of which he has authored more than 50 publications, in Italian and in English.

He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Centre of Research on European and Transnational Dispute Settlement (; founder and scientific coordinator of EUCP, a webplatform on European Civil Procedure (; scientific coordinator of the Milan Investment Arbitration Week; founder and scientific coordinator of the Summer School on International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (Gargnano, BS, Italy – 2011). He is the Senior Coach and Supervisor of the Statale teams annualy taking part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (Frankfurt) and the PAX Moot (Science Po, Paris).

He has won two EU-funded Jean Monnet Modules (on “European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective” – 2015-2018 and on “Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe” – 2020-2023). He has delivered speeches at conferences, seminars, workshops, Ph.D and Master Programs in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA (among which Columbia Law School, New York). In June-July 2018 he has been Visiting Professor at the Kuwait International Law School (Kuwait City).

Member of the Teaching Committee of several Specialization Courses and Summer Schools, he is member of the Editorial Board of Rivista di Diritto Processuale; Diritto del Commercio Internazionale; Il Diritto degli Affari; Int’l Lis.

In 2016-2018 he has been National Reporter for Italy (along with Prof. Remo Caponi, Florence University) for an EU Evaluation Study commissioned by the European Commission of the European Union and coordinated by the Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg on the topic: "Impact of National Procedural Laws and Practices on the free circulation of judgements and on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU law". In 2010 he has been Rapporteur for the Research Study on the topic: "Rethinking the Role of the Courts in the Arbitral Process and Interim Measures", presented at the First Joint Conference of the ICC (Paris), LCIA (London), ICSID (Washington), AAA (New York), PCA (the Hague), UNCITRAL (Vienna) – Mauritius.

Prof. Henke is member of E.L.A.N. (the European Legal Authors Network) and of the Associazione Italiana fra gli Studiosi del Processo Civile, as well as member of the Scientific Committee of the Arbitration & Mediation Chamber of the Milan Engineers Association. In 2014-2019 he has been Co-coordinator of the ASLA Working Group on International Commercial Arbitration and in 2013-2017 member of the Global Advisory Board of the Int’l Centre for Dispute Resolution - Young & International.

From 1 January 2005 till 31 December 2006 he has been Associate Legal Expert at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna (Austria).

Admitted to the Bar in 2005, from 2010 till 2018 he has been Consultant for the Dispute Resolution Department at Clifford Chance Law Firm (Milan office), being involved as as counsel and secretary of the tribunal in more than 20 domestic and international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, under the auspices of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan; the ICC International Court of Arbitration; the London Court of International Arbitration.

In 2017-2018, he has been member of the Bar Exam Commission (Bar Council of Milan).

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James Klebba, Loyola University of  New Orleans, USA

 Professor Klebba  joined the faculty at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1973 and is now the Victor H. Schiro Professor of Law, Emeritus and Director of the LL.M. Program in U.S. Law (for international students)  at that school. His primary fields of interest for teaching and research have been civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, comparative procedure, and introduction to U.S, law. He has served as Associate Dean, Interim Dean and Dean at Loyola. He is a former Chair of the Section on Civil Procedure of the Association of American Law Schools, He has been a visiting professor at the Universities  of Minnesota, Missouri-Columbia, and Kansas and at Tulane University. He has taught study abroad programs for U.S. law students in Mexico, Russia, and Hungary. He has co-authored a casebook in Evidence law and written several articles on comparative civil procedure, the most recent being “Global Civil Procedure Trends in the Twenty-First Century” (with Scott Dodson) in the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.     



Vernon Palmer, Tulane University, USA

Professor Palmer's primary fields of interest have been the civil law, comparative law, and legal history. His research has focused on the comparative law of obligations, code revision, delictual liability, and third party beneficiary contracts. He is the author of more than forty books and articles. Professor Palmer teaches courses in comparative law, obligations, European legal systems, products liability, and sales and leases. Professor Palmer serves as director of Tulane's Institute of European Legal Studies in Paris and as editor of The Tulane European and Civil Law Forum. He received the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and 2001 in recognition of his research. In 2005, Professor Palmer received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship at Tulane University. In 1986-87 and again in 1992-93, he held the Chair of Common Law at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). During the 1998-99 academic year, he was Visiting Professor of Comparative Law at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, as well as at the University of Trent in Trento, Italy. In 2000, he was visiting professor of comparative law at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva, and in 2005 at the University of Fribourg. Professor Palmer was organizing chair of the First Worldwide Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions, held in New Orleans in November 2002. He was elected President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists and was elected a titulary member of the International Academy of Comparative Law at the Hague. In 2006, French President Jacques Chirac announced that Professor Palmer would be knighted as a "chevalier" in the French Legion of Honor. The Legion of Honor, which was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest civilian award conferred by the French government and recognizes individuals for "eminent services" rendered to France.


Elisabetta Silvestri, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Associate Professor of Italian Civil Procedure and Comparative Civil Procedure, Scientific Director of the postgraduate program on Mediation and ADR, Department of Law, University of Pavia. Professor Silvestri earned her law degree at the University of Pavia and received an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. A member of the European Law Institute and the International Association of Procedural Law, she has written extensively on Italian civil procedure and a variety of topics in the field of comparative procedure. She has lectured at law schools in Italy and abroad. Presently, she is a member of one of the Working Groups established by the European Law Institute and UNIDROIT for the development of the project ‘From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure’.


 Janet Walker, Osgoode Law School, Canada

Professor, former Associate Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School (DPhil (Oxon), Ontario Bar) and member of the IAPL Presidium, teaches Conflict of Laws and International Arbitration at Osgoode, and she has taught at Monash, Haifa, Toronto, NYU, NUS, Oxford and for ten years in Tunis. Her books include Castel and Walker: Canadian Conflict of Laws, The Civil Litigation Process, Common Law, and Civil Law and the Future of Categories (with Oscar Chase).She serves as an international arbitrator, an advisor to the Federal Courts Rules Committee, and on task forces on multijurisdictional class actions for the ULCC, ILA, IBA and ABA.



Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier, Pontificia Universidade Catolico de San Paulo, Brazil

Professor, LLd and LLm of Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Coordinator of the Centre for Post Graduate Studies of Civil Procedure. President of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual. Vice President of Instituto Ibero Americano de Derecho ProcesalMember of the Board of the International Association of Procedural Law. Member of the Instituto Panamericano de Derecho Procesal, of the Portuguese Institute of Procedural Law. Editor-in-chief of the Brazilian Revista de Processo since 1983. General “Rapporteuse” of the Committee in change of drawing up a Bill for a new Brazilian Civil Procedural Code.