Chief of ADR / General Counsel, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)
Christian P. Alberti is the Chief of ADR and General Counsel of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) and based in Riyadh. He supervises the SCCA's case management secretariat and legal department. Prior to joining the SCCA in 2019, he was the Assistant Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association, Inc. (AAA), in New York. He supervised staff and related management activities and oversaw hundreds of large complex multi-party arbitrations and mediations covering all types of disputes and industries each year. He also taught as Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law (NYU) on International Arbitration and International Sales Law between 2017 and 2019. Prior to joining the ICDR in 2005, Christian headed the Italian Desk of a mid-size law firm in Germany.
Christian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York, the past President and Honorary Member of the Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (MAA), and a member of various international ADR associations. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and guest lectures at various universities about international arbitration and mediation around the world. He successfully coached NYU's Vis Moot Team between 2007 and 2019 and the Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team between 2008 and 2019.
After studies at the Philipps-University of Marburg, the German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer (DHV) and the University of Queensland, he was admitted to practice law in Germany in 2003 and in the State of New York in 2011. He obtained an LL.M. from Tulane University Law School in 2002.
He speaks fluent English, German and Italian.