Chief of ADR & General Counsel at Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)
Christian P. Alberti is the Chief of ADR at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He supervises the SCCA’s case management secretariat and its caseload.
Prior to joining SCCA in 2018, he was the Assistant Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDiR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association, Inc. (AAA), in New York City. He supervised staff and related management activities and oversaw thousands of large complex multi-party arbitrations and mediations covering all types of disputes and industries each year. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law on “International Arbitration and the CISG”. Prior to joining the ICDR in 2005, Christian headed the Italian Desk of a mid-size law firm in Germany.
Christian is a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), 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 and U.S. Bar committees. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and guest lectures at various universities about international arbitration and mediation in the United States and abroad. He successfully coaches NYU’s Vis Moot Team since 2007 and its Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team since 2008.
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.