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Michele de Meo

Rome
Milan
Naples
mdemeo@ckrlaw.com

BAR ADMISSIONS

Member of the International Bar Association (London)


AREAS OF PRACTICE

International commercial transactions with a focus on maritime and aviation law, international and national litigation, foreign investment, joint ventures, and international mediation and arbitration.


ACCREDITATIONS

Co-founder of Associazione Ambientalista Marevivo, a non-profit environmental association, and the promoter of "The Rome Association of Transportation Lawyers" and "The Association of Friends of the International Development Law Organization" of Rome. Serves as an arbitrator and mediator with Moscow's International Association for Arbitration and Mediation of the Russian Federation. Cooperates with the Russian Trade Representative Office in Italy to promote Italian-Russian commercial relations and in 2007 he negotiated an agreement between the Italian Society for the Mediation of Disputes and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Russian Federation for the creation of a joint body for the mediation of Italian-Russian international commercial disputes. Published extensively in numerous publications, periodicals and reports

EDUCATION

J.D. with honors from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome


LANGUAGES

Italian
English
French
Spanish

Michele de Meo brings over 50 years of experience in international commercial transactions with a focus on maritime and aviation law, international and national litigation, foreign investment, joint ventures, and international mediation and arbitration.

He has also handled numerous large-scale real estate, infrastructure and other development projects, such as bridges, motorways, industrial plants and theme parks in several countries, including Brazil, the UK, Israel and Lebanon.

Mr. de Meo serves as an arbitrator and mediator with Moscow's International Association for Arbitration and Mediation of the Russian Federation. He also cooperates with the Russian Trade Representative Office in Italy to promote Italian-Russian commercial relations and in 2007 he negotiated an agreement between the Italian Society for the Mediation of Disputes and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Russian Federation for the creation of a joint body for the mediation of Italian-Russian international commercial disputes.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. de Meo has spent nearly 20 years in academia with a focus on shipping and aviation law and conducted studies and research in Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria and the United States. Mr. de Meo was an Associate Professor at the University of Rome and a Professor at the University of Viterbo and continues to teach courses on alternative dispute resolution and frequently lectures on aviation and shipping law at conventions. Mr. de Meo is published extensively in numerous publications, periodicals and reports, including:

Articles

La legge regolatrice della forma ed il giudizio di validità dell'atto di deroga alla giurisdizione", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967,1, 92 - 123.

Spunti in tema di navigabilità" in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1966, II, 78 - 88

Una sentenza 'ermetica' sulla competenza giurisdizionale in tema di assicurazione marittima merci", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II, 184 - 205

La forma di una recente sentenza in tema di giurisdizione", in Riv. Dir. Proc. 1969, 11 326 - 345

Il caso della 'Bianca C' sta per concludersi", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, II, 335 - 357

La disciplina della perdita totale della nave nelle regole di York ed Anversa: Origine ed evoluzione", in Riv. Dir. Mar. 1978, 578 - 612

La sicurezza del trasporto aereo nel mondo dalle prime convenzioni internazionali ad oggi", in AirPress, 1995, 2121 - 2126

Security in air Trasport" in ABA, The Air and Space Lawyer, 1997, 6 - 8

Commercial litigation in Italy", in Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation, Graham & Trotman, 2006, 1 - 67

Un accordo di cooperazione italo-russo nel campo della mediazione delle controversie internazionali", in Rivista della Camera Arbitrale internazionale di Mosca, 2007, 3, 154 - 158

La mediazione delle controversie in Italia", in Rivista della Camera Arbitrale Internazionale di Mosca, 2007, 6, 132 - 138

Mediation, Conciliation and Alternative Systems (to Court Justice) for the resolution of disputes. A brief examination of the development of system of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Italy" in, Collana della "The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)", Marzo 2010, dedicata a "Diritto e Procedura civile della Russia e dei Paesi esteri" - 117 - 124, in lingua inglese

Arbitration in Italy: a brief review" per la Università PFUR di Mosca. In corso di pubblicazione, in lingua inglese

Italian commercial litigation: an outline", in ItalyLaw, Giappichelli, Torino 2010, 139 - 158, in lingua inglese

An Italo-Russian cooperation on mediation of controversies and the new Italian Legislation on Mediation" in, Collana della "The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR)", Dicembre 2010, dedicata a "Diritto e Procedura civile della Russia e dei Paesi esteri" - 117 - 124, in lingua inglese

Casenotes and Reviews

Cass. 22 Luglio 1965 n. 1714, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1966, II, 89 - 91 (seaworthiness)

Cass. 8 Novembre 1967 n. 2702, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II 42 - 45. (marine insurance)

Cass. 26 Ottobre 1967 n. 2648, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II 49 - 52. (charter parties)

Cass. 15 Luglio 1967 n. 1777, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II 65 - 67. (marine insurance)

Trib. Genova 27 Dicembre 1967, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968 II, 121. (marine brokerage)

Cass. 5 Luglio 1968, n. 2291, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II, 206 - 207. (litigation)

Cass. 28 Settembre 1968, n. 2990, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, II, 271. (collisions at sea)

Cass. 8 Maggio.1968, n. 1414, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, II, 358. (forwarders)

Trib. Roma 19 Aprile 1968, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, II, 432. (forwarders - carriers)

"Institut de Droit Comparé de Paris, Code de Navigation Marchande della U.R.S.S." , in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1966, I 225 - 226.

Atti del 1 Congresso del Centro Italiano di Studi Marittimi, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1966, I 230 - 232.

E.R.H. Ivamy, "Casebook on Mercantile Law", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967, 1, 215.

A. Phelan, "The Law for Small Boats", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967, 1 368 - 370.

E.R.H. Ivamy, "Casebook on Carriage by Sea", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967, 1, 371.

E.R.H. Ivamy, "General Principles of Insurance Law", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967, 1, 371 - 373.

G., Angeli, "La Riassicurazione", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1967, 1, 312.

A. Carena, "Rischio e Teoria della riassicurazione", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, 1 313.

S. Ferrarini, I "Protecting and Indemnity Clubs", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, I, 313.

J. Rambergs, "The Combined Transport Operator", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, 1, 314.

G. Fitzpatrick, "Combined Transport and C.M.R. Convention", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, 1, 314.

E. Montalbetti, La Limitazione della responsabilità, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1968, II, 315.

M.B. Summerskill, "Laytime", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, 164.

G. Lodigiani, Lineamenti del Diritto Cosmico, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, II, 166.

"Institut de Droit Comparé de Paris, Code de la Navigation de L'Italie (parties maritime et fluviales)", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, I, 33.

Robert H. Brown, "Marine Insurance, The Principles" in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, 334.

Geoffrey Marston, "The Canceling Clause in Charterparties", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, 334.

Unione Italiana delle Camere di Commercio Ind. Artig. e Agric. (Sezione Marittima), Usi di pesca marittima, in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, 1, 335.

"Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce" (vol. I n.1), in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, 1, 3535.

Reports

"I problemi derivanti dal trasporto marittimo di drocarburi in due recenti convegni", in Riv. Dir. Nav. 1969, I, 320 - 327. (oil transport)

"I problemi e le prospettive delle gestioni portuali in un recente convegno", in Studi Marittimi, 1984, n. 21, 85 - 92. (ports)

Congresses and Interviews

Presentation of the first agreement SIMED-ICAC, in Arbitral Courts, Moscow n.3 (51) 2007, 153-seg., in Russian

Presentation of the second agreement SIMED-ICAC, in Arbitral Courts, Moscow n.6 (54) 2007, 132-seg., in Russian.

"Mediation as a method to solve controversies in the business field" in Russia-Italia, Milano n.1, 2009, 72-seg., in Italian

"The mediator protects interests and not laws", in Russia-Italia, Milano n.4, 2009, 46-seg., in Italian

"International mediation and arbitration". Report at a Congress on "Alternatives to Court's Justice: mediation and arbitration",Rome March 2011, in print.

Mr. de Meo is the co-founder of Associazione Ambientalista Marevivo, a non-profit environmental association, and the promoter of "The Rome Association of Transportation Lawyers" and "The Association of Friends of the International Development Law Organization" of Rome. He is within the Steering Committee of the "Fondazione Roma", a member of the International Bar Association (London), sits in the "Legal Committee" Rome West and is a member of Circolo degli Scacchi, Rome.

Mr. de Meo earned his J.D. with honors from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome.

Mr. de Meo is the founding partner of de Meo & Associati.

Mr. de Meo is licensed to practice in Italy and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.