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Michael Mcilwrath is the founder and CEO of MDisputes. He spent 22 years as in-house litigation counsel, most recently as vice president of litigation for Baker Hughes Company and before that as global chief litigation counsel for GE Oil and Gas. Michael is chair of the ICC’s governing body for dispute resolution services and an adjunct professor at Bocconi School of Law in Milan, as well as a member of the Officers Committee of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association. He was the chair of the Global Pound Conference in 2016–2017 and a board member of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) from 2008 to 2020, as well as IMI’s president in 2009–2010. In 2017, Arbitral Women recognized Michael as a Champion of Change for promoting diversity in international arbitration. He lives in Florence, Italy.
Michael is the co-author of two textbooks – Negotiating International Commercial Contracts: Practical Exercises (Eleven Publishing, 2020) and International Mediation and Arbitration: A Practical Guide (Kluwer, 2010) – and numerous articles about international mediation and arbitration.
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