Silver Patrons

Federico Antich
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.

Ute A Joas Quinn Qualified as a U.S. attorney and trained as a mediator, Ute has a wide range of experience in conflict management, including (among other things) ADR and community grievance mechanisms. In her current role, she leads global UI focal points advising on conflict prevention as related to sustainable development (including human rights) and social performance aspects, as well as manages legal advice to non-technical UI functions such as HSE, external affairs, compliance and human resources. Ute is based in US.

Tina Monberg is a lawyer and qualified psychotherapist. She has a Masters in Law from Copenhagen University and trained in Mediation at Harvard Law School. She has previously run her own law firm and worked as a corporate lawyer, but now functions as a mediator, coach and teacher, working at Mediationcenter a/s, Denmark. 

Conway and Partners (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) is a boutique law firm which focuses on several key economic sectors for which we provide advisory and dispute resolution services. The core practice areas include the construction and engineering, manufacturing, energy, and information technology sectors. C&P are a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of Dutch advocates and American attorneys.  For more information, visit

Annette M. van Riemsdijk is an IMI Certified Mediator.  She has a distinguished record in ADR practice as a solicitor since 1988 and as a mediator since 1993. Annette is an arbitrator, trainer and director of The New Resolution Group.  Annette is an IMI Honorary Director.

Michael Leathes is a former in-house lawyer with various international corporations and a user of mediation worldwide. He was pro bono Executive Director of IMI from 2007 to 2009 and is now a member of IMI's Board of Directors.

Irena is an Executive Director of IMI and has been with IMI since 2007.  She is a CEDR-Accredited mediator (1998) as well as holder of the MATA advanced mediation certificate. Irena holds the English Tutor Diploma of The Linguistic University in Moscow (1983), a Bachelor of Economics at the Moscow Institute of Business Studies (1997), and a Diploma in Public Relations Management at the Moscow State University (2001).