Legalcommunity Week 2022. The diary of the fourth and final day 

Legalcommunity Week 2022 is coming to an end. The last morning conference of this edition of the Week was dedicated to the North African market: “The outlook for North Africa in the new world order” the title of the event, introduced as usual by the greetings of Aldo Scaringella, managing director of LC Publishing; and the opening speeches by Nicola di Molfetta, editor-in-chief of LC Publishing, and Stefano Simontacchi, president of BonelliErede. 

The first of the two round tables in which the works were divided was entitled “Egypt and its pivotal role in North Africa”, and was moderated by Suzan Taha, journalist of LegalcommunityMENA. Nourished the panel of speakers, which included: Ziad BahaaEldin, managing partner of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede; Paolo Biglieri, vice president of Assafrica and general manager of Blend Plants; Mohamed Elmogy, regional lead counsel Middle East and North East Africa of Siemens Energy; Isabel Fernandes, head of legal at Grupo Visabeira; Massimo Pollio, CEO of Imagro Construction; Pietro Paolo Rampino, co-founder & vice president of Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce; and Mahmoud Shaarawy, chief legal & compliance officer of HSA Group. 

After a coffee-break, the conference resumed with a round table that highlighted the potential of two other markets in addition to the Egyptian one: the title was in fact “Lybia and Tunisia: the new perspective“. Michael Heron, journalist of Iberian Lawyer, has the task of moderating this second panel, formed by: Stefano Azzali, general director of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration;  Riccardo Bicciato, partner of BonelliErede;  Giuseppe D’Alessandro, CEO of Eemaxx Engineering;  Maha Driss, group legal and compliance manager at Coficab;  Senda Maaouia, chief legal & corporate secretary affairs officer of Orange Tunisie;  Daniele Novello, international m&a lawyer of TotalEnergies; and Saleh Mohammed Zahaf, founder of Zahaf & Partners Law Firm. 

At the same time, another round table was held at the Principe di Savoia hotel, focused on the “Fintech & insurtech” sectors and moderated by Paolo Bonolis, partner and head of banking & finance of CMS. To animate the following panelists: Camilla Cionini Visani, general director of ItaliaFintech;  Nicolò d’Elia, partner dispute resolution & insurance of CMS;  Italo de Feo, partner and TMC co-head of CMS;  Andrea Foti, managing director, head of m&a and transaction solutions Southern Europe at Aon;  Orest Gavryliak, general counsel of 1inch Network;  Laura Grassi, head of fintech & insurtech observatory at MIP Politecnico di Milano;  Giovanni Lombardi, general counsel of Illimity Bank;  Elisabetta Pagnini, group general counsel and head of group legal at Intesa Sanpaolo;  Donato Vadruccio, founder & CEO of PayDo; and Enrico Vergani, member of the advisory board of Conneicta SA. 

Two appointments in the afternoon. The first wanted once again to light a beacon on the “Litigation funding” front, a practice already widespread in foreign legal systems and which is increasingly taking hold in Italy.  Erik Bomans, CEO of Deminor;  Fabio Fagioli, group general counsel of Maire Tecnimont;  Laura Rigo, senior counsel EMEA litigation & governmental investigation at HP Italy; and Rinaldo Sali, deputy general director of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, discussed the issue under the moderation of Stefano Paolo Catelani, founding partner of Calimala Legal and professor at Webster University in Geneva. 

To close the program of events of the day at the Prince of Savoy in Milan the appointment with the presentation of the book “Internet and copyright“, published by Giuffré in collaboration with the Italian Association of Corporate Lawyers – AIGI and edited by Wanya Carraro, Stefano Longhini and Federico Unnia.  Eleonora Fraschini, journalist of Financecommunity, moderated the panel of guests formed by Wanya Carraro, deputy vice president and communication manager of AIGI;  Giovanni Cerutti, member of the general board of AIGI and general counsel of NTT Data Emea;  Liliana Ciliberti, expert in copyright and regulation of media and electronic communications;  Giulio Coraggio, partner and location head of DLA Piper’s intellectual property & technology practice;  Matteo Flora, founder of The Fool and partner of 42 Law Firm;  Alessandro La Rosa, head of the department “intellectual property law, internet law and unfair competition” of Previti;  Enzo Mazza, CEO of FIMI, Federation of the Italian Music Industry; and Daniele Roncarà, member of AIGI and senior manager copyright & intellectual property of Sky Italia. 

After the closing of the work, the “Discussion & cocktail” organized at the headquarters of the Legance studio, in via Broletto, opened the evening. The event was the scene of a conversation between Andrea Giannelli, senior partner of Legance; and Giovanni Gilli, president of Intrum, moderated by Nicola di Molfetta, group editor-in-chief of LC Publishing. 

To end on Thursday of the Week, the appointment with the Legalcommunity Corporate Awards could not be missed: the 2022 edition of the event that every year celebrates the best lawyers and law firms active in assisting Italian and international companies. After last year, the Corporate Awards return to the WJC in Milan, for a gala evening not to be missed!

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