Michelangelo Cicogna is a partner in De Berti Jacchia’s Milan office. His practice over the past 20 years has mainly focused on arbitration, litigation and ADR.
As lead 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, the Lebanese Arbitration Center, the Madrid Arbitration Court, the Chamber of Arbitration of Bucharest, the Vienna International Arbitration Centre and MKAS, handling numerous complex arbitrations including multiparty disputes and parallel proceedings. A substantial part of his practice is also devoted to the representation of clients in litigation before state courts.
As arbitrator, he has served as chair, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the ICC Rules, Milan Rules, PCA, AIA, DIS Rules, Swiss Rules and 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.
He is a member of the ICC Commission on international arbitration, past president of the AIJA international arbitration commission and vice chair of the international arbitration committee of the ABA SIL. He is co-founder and past co-chair of ArbIt, the Italian Forum for International Arbitration. Michelangelo has been nominated by his peers in Who’s Who: Legal Commercial Arbitration 2011–2018 as one of the leading arbitration practitioners in his jurisdiction. He teaches advocacy in international arbitration at Bocconi University in Milan.
He is fluent in Italian, English and French, and speaks some Spanish.