European Advisory Board Mini Conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Camera di Commercio di Milano
Palazzo Giureconsulti
Sala Parlamentino
Piazza dei Mercanti 2
20123 Milan, Italy

CPR’s European Advisory Board Mini-Conference

Developing A Sustainable Corporate ADR Culture

Non-binding dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, are increasingly used by companies to successfully resolve complex multimillion disputes. Yet, there are still many obstacles and challenges to a more systematic use of ADR by corporations. At this seminar, jointly organized by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan (CAM), in-house and outside counsel participants will examine whether the Italian legislation making mediation mandatory has helped to spread a sustainable culture of mediation. Participants will also discuss initiatives undertaken by ADR institutions to encourage the use of mediation and exchange practical tips on how companies can successfully develop a sustainable culture of ADR.


  • Stefano Azzali – Secretary General of Chamber of Arbitration of Milan
  • Noah Hanft – CPR’s President & CEO; Former General Counsel of MasterCard Worldwide

Speakers include:

  • Jean-Claude Najar – Lazareff Le Bars; Chair of CPR’s European Advisory Board
  • Maurice J.H. Kuitems – Managing General Counsel, Fluor Corporation; Vice-Chair of CPR’s European Advisory Board
  • Pietro Galizzi – Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Market Gas & Power, Senior Vice President, ENI, S.p.A.
  • Corrado Mora – Mediator, CPR/CAM Joint-Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Marco Lorefice – Senior Oil&Gas and International Arbitration Lawyer, Edison SpA
  • James Cowan – Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation – International, Shell Group

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Program
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception