“AIA-Arbit-40” is the association for young professionals, academics and students who have an interest in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms and are somehow linked to Italy.

The goal of “AIA-Arbit-40” is to provide the future generation of Italian and Italy-friendly lawyers with a forum where to meet, network, and exchange ideas and professional experiences.

As the name suggests, this group was created under the auspices of both AIA and ArbIt, the two main Italian associations devoted to the promotion of arbitration and the culture of ADR in Italy.

Being a member of the “below 40” association does not preclude any interested individual from becoming a full member of AIA and ArbIt, from participating in events and initiatives organized by our senior associations. Quite the opposite! The strength of “AIA-ArbIt-40” comes from the support, and complementary character, of both AIA and ArbIt.

“AIA-ArbIt-40” is open to young practitioners, students, researchers, lecturers, and anybody interested in arbitration and ADR. It is free of charge – the only requirement for becoming a member is that you are under the age of 40 when you request to join the association.

“AIA-ArbIt-40” is based on principles of transparency, independence, inclusiveness, and diversity (including, but not limited to, gender and regional diversity). “AIA-ArbIt-40” is a signatory of the Arbitration Pledge (Equal Representation in Arbitration).

Founders/Co-Chairs 2019-2021

  • Michele Curatola
  • Maria Irene Perruccio
  • Michele Potestà
  • Simona Scipioni
  • Giovanni Zarra