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CPR and CAM Enter into Two Historic Agreements to Exchange Neutrals and to Jointly Promote the CPR 21st Century Pledge in Italy

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Milan, Italy, June 10, 2013 – Today, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) entered into two groundbreaking agreements.  The first provides for mutual exchanges of neutrals and the second provides for CAM to be CPR’s exclusive 21st Century Corporate Pledge Partner in Italy.  

The purpose of the first agreement is to increase the number of highly qualified neutrals made available to the respective users of CPR and CAM for the resolution of complex commercial disputes.  Specifically, CPR and CAM will share a list of accredited ADR professionals who are bilingual in English and Italian, and who can handle complex cross-border matters.  With the second agreement, the two organizations have agreed to jointly promote the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge in Italy. The 21st Century Pledge provides for signatories “to commit its resources to manage and resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and other ADR processes when appropriate, with a view to establishing and practicing global, sustainable dispute management and resolution processes.” The agreement also provides that CAM and CPR will collaborate on substantive programs and initiatives to further the goals of the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge.

Kathy A. Bryan, CPR’s President & CEO, and Stefano Azzali, CAM’s Secretary General, both underline the benefits of these unique collaborations: “The purpose of these agreements is to expand CPR and CAM’s international reach to benefit their members and users. Indeed, these unique agreements will result in greater promotion and use of ADR internationally by increasing the number of corporations signing the CPR 21st ADR Corporate Century Pledge and by offering our users more highly qualified neutrals.”

About CPR
CPR is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently.  For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict.  CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government liaisons, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics.  For more information, please visit

About CAM:
CAM is a non -profit special agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce which offers domestic and cross-border Alternative Dispute Resolution tools such as arbitration, mediation, and Domain Name Dispute Resolution for ccTLD .it to market players, together with education in ADR. Further info at