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M.Francesca Francese is a practicing lawyer and a mediator. She is currently working as a sole practitioner, after working as managing partner at an international law firm based in Milan and Moscow. 

She provides legal assistance to national and multinational clients in relation to commercial and company law. She is highly experienced in domestic and cross border litigation and has a forward-looking approach to alternative dispute resolution methods. Her professional practice is focused on commercial and corporate matters with emphasis on product liability, construction, media and entertainment, oil and gas, IT communications.

She provides professional assistance to both companies and communities in designing and governing participatory processes and cooperative networking.

M.Francesca Francese started her career as a community mediator and therefore has achieved extensive experience in highly complex and conflictual situations where the design and the governance of a participatory process is needed. 

She is an expert in cooperative networking, being at ease with multi-party mediations, where several stakeholders are involved. She became an Italian accredited mediator in 2008, since then she has worked in over 1.000 proceedings as a mediator.

She has published articles in Italian, English, Spanish and Russian on mediation.

Mostly facilitative. Evaluative upon request.

General Commercial Contract Multi-parties.

Available upon request.

  • Member of CIArb (Mediation)
  • Mediator at the Milan Bar Mediation Institution
  • Mediator at the Trieste Chamber of Commerce
  • Médiateur agréé per la Commission Fédérale de Médiation du Belgique
  • Mediator at the Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
  • International Mediator Panel at the Milan Chamber of Arbitration
Training and Education

Corso base e di specializzazione in conciliazione societaria, Milan, June 2008, Associazione Equilibrio & R.C.
Corso Integrativo (della durata di 14 ore), Milan, January 2011, Fondazione Forense Milano
EMTPJ, European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice, September 2011, AIA, Brussels

M.Francesca Francese is the academic director of Equilibrium ADR, an institution for the training of the mediators, registered by the Italian Ministry of Justice.

She's been lecturing within the course Negotiation and ADR - Law School University of Milan "Statale"  (2014 - present).

She is a member of the faculty of the master course on Conflict Management at the University of Milan "Statale" (2019) 

She is a member of the faculty of the Mediation Summer School "ВыБор", Ivanovo (Russia) recognized by the Russian Academy of Economy and Administration "РАНХиГС" (2019)





FRANCESE M.F., The Singapore Convention, the EU and Italy: the long run towanrds the signing of the Convention, Mar 19, 2020, Asian Pacific Mediation Journal, Vol. 2 No. I (2020) pp. 145-149, ISSN 2671-454X Ed. Korean Society of Mediation

FRANCESE M.F., Il regolamento UE 650/2012 e la mediazione nelle successioni internazionali,Jul 24, 2019,, Giuffrè Francis Lefèvre ISSN 2531-3231

FRANCESE M.F., La Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sull’esecutività degli accordi raggiunti in mediazione: un primo sguardo, Feb 13, 2019,, Giuffrè Francis Lefèvre ISSN 2531-3231

FRANCESE M.F., et al., Tercer Diálogo. Refit de superyate, Jul-Aug 2018, Ingeniería Naval - Revista del sector marítimo - pag. 72 ISSN 0020-1073

FRANCESE M.F., et. al., Segundo Diálogo sobre un barco profesional de trabajo, June 2018, Ingeniería Naval - Revista del sector marítimo - pagg-56-57 ISSN 0020-1073

FRANCESE M.F., et. al., Diálogo sobre un casco defectuoso. Astillero pirata vs armator marinero., May 2018, Ingeniería Naval - Revista del sector marítimo - pagg- 46-48 ISSN 0020-1073

FRANCESE M.F., et al., La mediación es una forma de afrontar los conflictos y posiblemente resolverlosMar 2018, Ingeniería Naval - Revista del sector marítimo - pagg- 67-68 ISSN 0020-1073

FRANCESE M.F., et al., Le pratiche commerciali scorrette e l’importanza del primo contatto con i consumatori: il caso delle aste on line, I Contratti - IPSOA, n. 4, 2016
FRANCESE M.F., et al., Misleading advertising between consumer rights and business needs: the case of on-line auctions, IAIR Global Excellence & Sustainability, Oct. 2015
FRANCESE M.F., et al., L'Advocacy in ADR. Il ruolo dell'avvocato nella mediazione e nell'arbitrato I Contratti - IPSOA n° 8-9 2014, pages 839-844
FRANCESE M.F., La disciplina del condominio: nozioni di base di utilità per il mediatore, in “La mediazione nelle controversie condominiali” A.A.V.V. – Gruppo24Ore – Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A., pages 3-28, 2014
FRANCESE M.F., Reti di impresa: il contratto a servizio del progetto, Il Project Manager - FRANCO ANGELI n. 17-2014, pages 12-15
FRANCESE M.F., КОММЕРЧЕСКАЯ МЕДИАЦИЯ В ИТАЛИИ ПОСЛЕ ВМЕШАТЕЛЬСТВА КОНСТИТУЦИОННОГО СУДА: КОНЕЦ ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНОСТИ И НОВЫЕ ПЕРСПЕКТИВЫ (La mediazione commerciale in Italia dopo la sentenza della Corte Costituzionale: fine della mediazione obbligatoria e nuove prospettive) ТРЕТЕЙСКИЙ СУД - No 5(89) 2013, pages 184-196
FRANCESE M.F., et al.,Dalla co-mediazione alla collaborazione: il ruolo dei co-mediatori nella mediazione civile e commerciale - I Contratti - IPSOA No 4- 2013, pages 424-428, ISSN 11235047
FRANCESE M.F., The Little Magic notebook -
FRANCESE M.F., A brief conversation on family mediation -


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