A Graduate of the University of Firenze, School of Law, pursued post-graduate legal studies in the U.S.A. (at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Harvard Law School) and the U.K. (King's College) and holds an LLM in US and Global Business Law from Suffolk University. He is an Attorney at Law in Italy, admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. A Professional Mediator since 1999, registered with several domestic and foreign Mediation Bodies, so far he has administered over 5.000 proceedings. A professional Trainer in Mediation, he has lectured on this subject in several Universities and is the author of many scholarly papers, in English and Italian, on Civil, Commercial, Environmental Law and Dispute resolution issues. He is President of Italy's National Chapter of the Mediation Center of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and a Member of: IBLC, CILS, IBA, CEDR, CIArb.