Legalcommunity Week is back. The 2022 edition of the event that brings together the Italian and international legal community will be held at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan from 13 to 17 June.
This year’s program is very rich, with over twenty appointments including conferences, round tables and conversations between the protagonists and stakeholders of today’s legal market. Also back this year, in addition to the usual networking cocktails at the end of the day, the very popular return of the Corporate Run and the Corporate Music Contest. Finally, the appointment with the Legalcommunity Corporate Awards is inevitable, the event in which all the law firms and professionals who have distinguished themselves in the work carried out in the last 12 months will be awarded.
The second day of Legalcommunity Week began with a rich breakfast: the Breakfast on Finance at the Gianni & Origoni headquarters, in Piazza Belgioioso, was an opportunity to address the theme “NFT, cryptoassets & decentralised finance: risks and opportunities of a new financial system“. The protagonists were Paolo Ciocca, commissioner of Consob, and Massimo Sterpi, partner of Gianni & Origoni, under the moderation of Nicola Di Molfetta, group editor-in-chief of LC Publishing.
In the meantime, work has also begun on this day-two at the Principe di Savoia hotel. Two conferences took place in the morning: the first was on tax, titled “Corporate counsel and tax directors facing international tax trends“. After the greetings of Aldo Scaringella, managing director of LC Publishing, to introduce the main themes of the morning was Guglielmo Maisto, senior partner of Maisto and associates.
To follow, the first round table of the morning, “Managing tax risks: dispute prevention vs. controversy“, which hosted as a speaker Gianpaolo Alessandro, group legal officer – secretary of the board of Unicredit; Luciano D’Alfonso, chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance and Treasury of the Senate of the Republic; Massimo Ferrari, head of tax at Pirelli; Luigi Marattin, chairman of the finance committee of the Chamber of Deputies; Paola Severino, president of the National School for Administration and vice-president of the Luiss Guido Carli University. The panel was moderated by Marco Cerrato, partner of Maisto and associates.
The conference concludes, after a quick coffee-break, with a second round table titled “How to deal with global mobility and its tax ramifications”, moderated by Nicola di Molfetta, group editor-in-chief of LC Publishing and animated by Elena Alberti, managing director and cfo of Penske Automotive Italy; Andrea Benigni, partner and CEO of ECA Italia; Simone Crolla, managing director of American Chambers of Commerce in Italy; and Marco Valdonio, partner of Maisto and associates.
At the same time, also taking place at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan, the usual appointment with the world of private equity, this year divided into two segments. The first, “The evolution of ‘exit processes’ in private equity transactions“, was moderated by Giancarlo D’Ambrosio, partner at Latham & Watkins. The panel was very rich, composed of Nathalie Brazzelli, partner of Pirola Pennuto Zei & associates; Guido Buttari, associate director of The Carlyle Group; Niccolò Consonni, private equity vice president of EQT Group; Giovanni Fantini, vice president of TA Associates; Giulia Maria Governa, director of Lazard; Giorgia Lugli, partner of Latham & Watkins; Giulia Malusa, associate director and head of Italy at Howden; Giacomo Massetti, principal of Bain Capital Private Equity; and Giovanni Sandicchi, partner of Latham & Watkins.
The second part of the conference was on the theme “Private capital as a financing tool“, and saw Carlotta de Franceschi, managing director of HPS, speak on the topic; Chiara Maisano, managing director of Clessidra Private Debt Fund; Martino Mauroner, executive director private debt of Tikehau; and Antongiulio Scialpi, partner of Latham & Watkins, with the moderation of Marcello Bragliani, partner of Latham & Watkins.
A third moment of confrontation also animated the second morning of Week 2022. It was the roundtable “Gig economy & employment protection: an impossible balance? “, moderated by Andrea Puccio, founding partner of Puccio penalisti associati. To discuss the issues related to the forms of protection for workers in the “gig economy” were: Maurizio Campia, founder & CEO of Pharmercure; Massimiliano Carbonari, hr business partner of Just Eat Takeaway.com; Andrea Goggi, founder & CEO of Jobby; Stefano Manili, founder & CEO of Cosaporto.it; Marta Minaldo, head of legal at Everly; Valentina Pontiggia, research director of the b2c ecommerce Observatory of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano; and Tiziana Siciliano, deputy prosecutor at the Court of Milan.
Following a quick lunch break, the second afternoon session of Week 2022 began with a focus on infrastructure. The conference “Evolutions of Italian infrastructure dealmaking” saw the different stakeholders of the sector confront each other in two moments. The first, specifically titled “Debt evolutions: alternatives to project finance”, hosted Manuel Deijk, managing director of Goldman Sachs Bank Europe; Rosario Mazza, managing director and head of infrastructure Italy at Ardian; Carloandrea Meacci, managing partner of Ashurst; and Andrea Moneta, senior advisor Italy of Apollo Global Management.
The second panel was composed by Giorgio Baglieri, director of infrastructure at Lazard; Ernesto Chiorazzi, head of m&a at Terna; Fabio Niccoli, partner of Ashurst; Annamaria Pinzuti, partner of Ashurst; Ivana Semeraro, partner of Icon Infrastructure; and Fabio Siragusa, managing director of Marguerite.
Around the same time, a round table focusing on the world of media. A moment with a strong international stamp, as well as being particularly topical: the panel composed by Fabio Bertoni, general counsel of The New Yorker Magazine, discussed “The storytelling of war and the new world order of media”; Marcello Dolores, group vice president – legal & regulatory of Warner Bros Discovery Southern Europe; Gill Phillips, director of editorial legal services at Guardian News & Media Limited; and David Vigilante, executive vice president and general counsel of CNN and Warner Media News and Sports. In the moderation, Luca Arnaboldi, senior partner of Carnelutti Law Firm.
To follow, the closing round table of this second day of Legalcommunity Week at the Principe di Savoia hotel, focused on the transactional world: “Cross-border deals: managing multi-jurisdictional transactions effectively. Legal and tax aspects“. The first part, entitled more specifically “Structuring cross border transactions effectively: the general counsels’ experience“, was attended by Andrea Albano, global corporate counsel of Guess Europe; Giovanni Cucchiarato, group general counsel of Dedalus; Emanuele Camandona, group general counsel of Bolton Group; and Sara Citterio, group general counsel of Trussardi, and Pier Francesco Faggiano, partner of Dentons, moderation.
The second, titled “Cross-border deals and cross-border taxation; the proposed global minimum tax ”was moderated by Roberta Moscaroli, Dentons partner. The panel included Alessandro Bucchieri, Enel’s head of tax affairs; Silvana Toppi, controls and compliance finance director of HP; and Stefano Trettel, Fininvest tax director.
After the day of work, it’s time for the social events of the evening. Two moments to meet, get to know each other and discuss: at the headquarters of the Baker McKenzie studio in Piazza Meda, the cocktail “Women leadership: the in-house cocktail“; in via Privata Maria Teresa, in the Eversheds Sutherland headquarters, the “Let’s meet up cocktail” with the special guest Charlotte Walker-Osborn, partner and international head of artificial intelligence and technology sector of the studio.
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