Arbitration and ADR

Our Arbitration and ADR Team is one of the largest and most qualified in Italy, with a dedicated group of partners and associates practicing in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border dispute work, with arbitration seats in Italy and abroad.

Our main areas of activity include international trade and commerce, corporate disputes, joint ventures, M&A, construction and engineering, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, international investment.

We act as lead counsel and co-counsel in both domestic and international disputes, and have coordinated teams of lawyers involving complex multi-jurisdictional disputes with parallel litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Members of the Team are regularly appointed in arbitration panels and as sole arbitrators, both by the parties and by international arbitral institutions. We are frequently involved either as counsel or mediator in both domestic and international mediations.

Partners of our Firm have authored articles in leading journals and chapters in books on arbitration and mediation, and are regularly engaged in teaching and training programs on arbitration, negotiation and mediation.

For many years, we have been lecturing in the Advocacy Class at Bocconi University in Milan and in the Certificate Course in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration at Roma Tre University in Rome.

Likewise, we take part in the Vienna and Hong Kong Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and at the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, as arbitrators, mediators and coaches of two Milan university teams. We have participated as course instructors at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome.

Members of the Team are also frequent speakers at international conferences.



We have a very practical approach and provide strategic advice to help our clients to identify the available and most appropriate dispute resolution method to best suit their objectives.

While we focus both on early problem solving and avoiding court intervention through negotiation, mediation and emergency and expedited arbitration, we are ready and able, as the case may request, to provide robust defense and support in the case of no holds barred disputes.

Our Team enjoys a high standing among peers. We have been constantly present in professional lists (such as the Who’s Who Legal of Arbitration and Mediation) as leading practitioners within and outside their jurisdiction as well as in the lists of recommended arbitrators and mediators under the auspices of several Arbitration and ADR providers (see below).

The Arbitral Institutions with which our practice group or its members are associated include:

  • Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”)
  • Australian Council for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Chamber of Economy of Montenegro
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Corte De Arbitraje de Madrid
  • Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce
  • Court of Arbitration of Foreign Trade at the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba
  • Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania
  • European Court of Arbitration
  • Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”)
  • International Commercial Arbitration Court (“ICAC”) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation
  • Italian Arbitration Association (“AIA”)
  • Italo-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (Assosvezia)
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”)
  • Lebanese Arbitration Center
  • London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”)
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration (“CAM”)
  • Moscow Arbitration Centre (MKAS)
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
  • Shanghai International Arbitration Center (“SHIAC”)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”)
  • Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (“SCAI”)
  • Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre (“VIAC”).

The Mediation Institutions with which our practice group is associated include:

  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Florence International Mediation Chamber
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”)
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
  • International Mediation Institute
  • Italy-China International Business Mediation Centre, Milan and Beijing
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • Mediamo, Milan
  • Mediation Service of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration
  • Milan Bar Mediation Institution.