BENEDETTA COPPO is Head-Officer in charge of the Arbitration Department of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration. She has been administering arbitrations for over a decade, both domestic and international, in English, French and Italian. She coordinated and took part in the 2010 revision of the Rules of the CAM on behalf of the Secretariat. Ms. Coppo pens articles and speaks at conferences and training courses on arbitration, in Italy and abroad. She has been Italy country-reporter for "ITA Arbitration Report" since 2006, and been leading the "Milan pre-Moot" , preparatory to the "Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot".
The present edition of the Arbitration Rules (hereinafter “Rules”)2 of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (hereinafter “CAM”) entered into force on 1 January 2010. The revision of the Rules took place after six years from the previous version, and it took into account the Italian legislative reform of 2006,3 as well as the practice developed by the Institution on a growing number of administered cases, and it brought the CAM system up to date, while its essential structure were confirmed. Several provisions were substantially amended by the 2010 revision, as it was the case for Art. 8 on confidentiality.4 Art. 85 “Confidentiality” is divided into two paragraphs, and provides as follows: