Programme

Access to Justice and ADR:
Continental Europe Meets USA

Exchange of Experiences in the Ancient
Home of the Arts and Commerce

28 May 2019, 8:30a.m.-16:15p.m.
Florence Chamber of Commerce – Auditorium

8:30a.m. – REGISTRATION

9:00a.m. – GREETINGS AND OPENING SPEECHES
Leonardo Bassilichi, President of the Florence Chamber of Commerce
Bruce Meyerson, Mediator, Arbitrator, Past Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Harrie Samaras, Mediator, Arbitrator, Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Margherita Cassano, President of the Florence Court of Appeals
Marilena Rizzo, President of the Florence Court
Benjamin V. Wohlauer, Consul General of the United States of America in Florence

9:30a.m. – STATE OF THE ART OF ITALIAN ADR DOMESTICALLY AND IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT. DESIDERABLE DEVELOPMENTS Michelangelo Cicogna, Partner at De Berti Jacchia, Chair IBA SubCommittee R&E Arbitral Awards, vice chair Arbitration Committee ABA SIL,co-chair Arbit
Silvia Pinto, Lawyer, Mediator at the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Partner at Resolutia

10:00a.m. – “THE INGENIOUS JUDGE”: EDUCATING NEW GENERATIONS TO APPROPRIATELY DEAL WITH CONFLICT
Judge Luciana Breggia, President of the Fourth Section of the Florence Court

10:30a.m. – COFFEE BREAK

10:45a.m. – ADR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
Harold Coleman, Jr., Mediator, Arbitrator, Senior Vice President, AAA Mediation.Org
Joan Stearns Johnson, Mediator, Arbitrator, Professor at University of Florida Levin College of Law, Chair-Elect, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Dana Welch, Mediator, Arbitrator, Council Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Eric P. Tuchmann, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AAA / ICDR

12:00a.m. – ITALIAN ADR TOOLS: CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SCENARIO AND POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENTS
Michele Vietti, Lawyer, Legislator, Teacher of trade Law at Rome University, former member of the Italian Parliament

12:30p.m. – LUNCH BREAK

14:30p.m. – CONTINENTAL EUROPE: RESOLVING DISPUTES IN THE 21st CENTURY *
Moderators:
Bruce Meyerson, Mediator, Arbitrator, Past Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Roberto Calabresi, Lawyer, Partner at SLCG, international mediation and arbitration expert, Florence

  • “Perspectives of a Common Law-trained In-house Counsel in an Evolving Civil-law World”
    Michael McIlwrath, Global Litigation Counsel at Baker & Hughes, a GE company, Florence
  • “Common Law vs Civil Law in International Arbitration: the Beginning or the End?”
    Klaus Peter Berger, Professor of Law at the University of Cologne, Germany, and practicing international arbitrator
  • “The Swiss arb-med-arb Practice: an Example for Other Arbitral Tribunals to be Followed?”
    Nathalie Voser, Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd Zurich, Professor at Basel University
  • “Mediation in Germany: Myth & Reality, Trends and Techniques”
    Joerg Risse, Partner at Baker McKenzie, Frankfurt, Professor at Mannheim University

* interactive session with Q&A approach

16:15p.m. – CLOSING
Laura Benedetto, Florence Chamber of Commerce Secretary General

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