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Michelangelo Cicogna (Italy)

Michelangelo Cicogna has been a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani since 2003. His practice over the last 25 years has mainly focused on Arbitration and ADR, Litigation, Compliance and Employment law.

As far as Arbitration and ADR is concerned, Michelangelo has acted as counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the Madrid Arbitration Court, the Chamber of Arbitration of Bucharest, Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC), Lebanon Chamber of Arbitration and MKAS in Moscow. These cases involved handling numerous complex arbitrations and included multi-party disputes and parallel proceedings.

As arbitrator, he has served as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, LCIA, DIS, Swiss Chambers of Commerce, PCA and the UNCITRAL rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations.
His dispute resolution work predominantly relates to Construction or Infrastructure Projects, Energy, Insurance coverage issues, IT and TMT, Joint Ventures and Consortia, Fashion, M&A and general commercial and distribution matters. He also regularly serves as mediator in international and domestic mediations.

Michelangelo is member of the ICC commission on International Arbitration, Officer of IBA Arbitration Committee and Co-chair of the Sub-committee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, former president of the AIJA international arbitration commission and vice-chair of the international arbitration committee of the American Bar Association’s international law section. He is co-founder and co-chair of ArbIt, the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR.

He is a member of several ICC Consultative Task Forces. He is former co-chair of the Arbitration Study Group of ASLA, the association of major law firms in Italy.

Michelangelo Cicogna has written extensively on mediation and arbitration matters and is the co-author of one of the most widely used reference books for ADR practitioners in Italy. He has spoken at more than 150 conferences on international arbitration and ADR.
He teaches Advocacy in International Arbitration at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan
He trains local judges on International arbitration matters as an International Expert of IDLO (International Development Law Organisation).
He has coached the Luigi Bocconi Milan University team at the Willem Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna since its first participation in 2006.
Michelangelo teaches at the Sports Law LL.M. in Zurich (Corruption in sports).
He teaches mediation and negotiation techniques. To date more than 1,000 mediators have been trained.
LANGUAGES: Italian, English, French
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Michelangelo Cicogna
De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani studio legale
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 Milan
T. +39 02 72554.1
F. +39 02 72554.400