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Mr. Antich is truly passionate about Mediation. He offers a distinctive Italian style where sound ingenuity, technical skills and ethical rigor go hand in hand to maximize the benefits of a productive dialogue.

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IMI Certified Mediator, IMI Certified Mediation Advocate
English, Italian
Mediation Profile

Avvocato/Attorney at Law in Italy since 1997, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court; Litigator and Arbitrator; Accredited Mediator since 1999; Court Appointed Expert for the Courts in Firenze, Interpreter and Translator English-Italian.

Over 5.000 mediations conducted since 1999, under several administrative bodies in Italy, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Tuscany Regional Committee on Telecommunications.

Facilitative, Evaluative, a combination of both.

Commercial/Company Law; IT-Telecommunications; Environmental litigation; Consumerism.

Agreeable on a case by case basis in ad hoc mediations (usually 350 Euro/hour + expenses and applicable taxes); domestic mandatory mediation schemes already provide fixed fees for the mediator.

AIJA, IBA, LCIA, CIArb, ICBMC, CMC, CEDR-Solve, IMI, FIMC, Firenze Bar Association.

The Secretary General of the Firenze Chamber of Commerce; The President of the Firenze Bar Association; The President of the European Center for Arbitration and Mediation (Strasburg); The President of IBA Mediation Sub Committee, London; The Chief Executive of CEDR, London; The Executive Director of MWI, Boston.

Training and Education

Chamber of Commerce, Firenze, Italy, Course for professional Mediators, 1999; ADR Center, 2004; CEDR-Solve, 2007; MWI Train the Trainer Institute, 2010; CEDR Train the Trainer Programme, 2012; since 2010 attended on a regular basis several training programs both for practicing mediators and for Mediation Trainers under domestic mandatory training schemes (with the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Justice).

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer in Dispute Resolution Techniques, the University of Firenze and the University of Siena; Instructor in ADR, Arbitration and Mediation in various Courses held by Professional Organizations in Italy and elsewhere; Guest Speaker in ADR during Seminars, Conferences, etc. held in Italy and abroad.

[Excerpt of most recent presentations in English]

  • MEDIATOR: QUO VADIS? Transnational trends in Mediation, as they can be observed in Italy, with some comparative reflections with the USA and elsewhere”  7° Mediation Symposium, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 2012
  • The Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements within the EU: An Overview“ Annual Conference of the International Bar Association, Session on “How to enforce internationally through court proceedings a settlement agreement achieved through mediation” Boston, 2013
  •  “Should Mediation Be Mandatory?A Comparative overview in Civil and Common Law” 7° MED-MID Forum, Annual Mediterranean and Middle East Conference, Roma, 2013
  •  “Mediating Italian style: Dos and Don’ts  when handling out of Court disputes and settlements in the “Belpaese”” GGI Italian Business Summit, Firenze, 2015
  • “The new EU Directive on Enforcement of Settlement Agreements” 8° Mediation Symposium Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 2015
  • Compulsory Mediation in Italy: Six Characters in search of an Author” in Compulsory Mediation in the Civil Courts: Opportunity or Threat?” conference organized by the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council,  London 2017
  • Advantages of recourse to Mediation followed – if needed – by Arbitration” 11° MED-MID Forum, Annual Mediterranean and Middle East Conference, Milano,  2017

[Excerpt of publications in English]

  • ”Access to Justice in Italy and Mandatory Mediation Statutory Provisions: Is the third wave gaining a new momentum?” in “Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas” Congress proceedings, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2010 (available at:
  • “Enforcing the Mediated Settlement and the need for an appropriate legal framework. Some reflections from within the EU and beyond” in Transnational Dispute Management, TDM 6, 2015 and in M. Roth, M. Geistlinger, Yearbook of International Arbitration and ADR, NWV, 2017, 325
  • Types of Mediation” in “Sicurezza e Scienze Sociali”  Franco Angeli Edizioni,  Bologna (to be published)



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