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Giovanni De Berti (Italy)

Giovanni De Berti graduated in law, maxima cum laude, at the Milan State University in 1962. He has been practising law since 1963. After qualifying in Italy he studied at the Council of Legal Education in London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Gray’s Inn in 1970. On his return to Italy he became an associate and partner of Graziadei, then the leading international law firm in Italy. Subsequently he became  founding partner of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, established in Milan in 1975.

His professional practice has been devoted to commercial and corporate matters, contract drafting, mergers and acquisitions, stock purchase agreements, joint ventures, leasing, purchasing and selling of goods, supply of services (namely logistics), agency and distribution (namely of medical products), construction, media and entertainment, product liability, as well as litigation in these and other subjects.

He has acted as attorney, party appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and president of arbitration tribunals in proceedings under the Rules of  the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the European Court of Arbitration, the Italian Arbitration Association, the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration, the Italian Chamber of Arbitration of Public Works. He has also acted  in ad hoc domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

He is a member of the panel of arbitrators of various institutions including the Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; the Italo-Swedish Chamber of Commerce-Assosvezia; the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy; the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has acted as mediator and attorney in institutional and ad hoc mediation proceedings and is an accredited mediator with the CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the Italy-China International Business Mediation Centre, the Milan Bar Mediation Institution, the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration and is a Fellow (Mediation) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Languages: Italian, English and French and notions of German.


Giovanni de Berti
De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 Milan
tel.: +39 0272554.1
fax: +39 0272554.700

Email: g.deberti@dejalex.com