Michelangelo Cicogna is a partner in De Berti Jacchia Law Firm's Milan office. His practice over the last 25 years has mainly focused on arbitration and ADR.
As counsel, Michelangelo has acted in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, mainly under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, A.I.A., Vienna International Arbitration Center, the Madrid Arbitration Court, the Chamber of Arbitration of Bucharest and MKAS, handling numerous complex arbitrations including multiparty disputes and parallel proceedings.
As arbitrator, he has served as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the ICC rules, the Milan rules and the UNCITRAL rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations.
His arbitral work predominantly relates to construction or infrastructure projects, insurance coverage issues, IT and telecoms, joint ventures and consortia and general commercial matters.
He also regularly serves as mediator in international and domestic mediations.
Michelangelo 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 frequently speaks at conferences on international arbitration and ADR.
He is a member of the ICC commission on arbitration, Chair of the IBA Subcommittee 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 section of international law. He is co-founder and co-chair of ArbIt, the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR. He is recognized by his peers in the Who’s Who of International Commercial Arbitration as one of the leading Italian practitioners.
Michelangelo was educated at the Catholic University of Milan. He teaches Advocacy in International Arbitration at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.
He has been working at the Milan Chamber of Arbitration from 1997 to 1999 acting as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration and mediation cases.
He is fluent in Italian, English and French and speaks some Spanish.