Legalcommunity Week 2022 kicks off. The diary of the first day 

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.  

Day 1

The Legalcommunity Week 2022 opened at the Principe di Savoia Milano hotel with the opening conference titled “Legal services: trends shaping the future“. To introduce it, the institutional greetings of Aldo Scaringella, managing director of LC Publishing;  Vinicio Nardo, president of the Milan Bar Association;  Giuseppe Marletta, managing director of Europe ACC Association of Corporate Counsel; and Giovanni Stefanin, managing partner legal of PwC TLS. 

The discussion started, with the round table “Legaltech and legal operation trends“. Under the moderation of Andrea Lensi Orlandi, partner of PwC TLS, Martina Cavinato, director of corporate and legal affairs of Tinexta, discussed;  Giuseppe Cannizzaro, general counsel of Fincantieri;  Daniele Ciccolo, head of legal at Telepass Group; and Francesco Pennisi, head of legal for Italy at Shell. 

Afterwards, the speakers left the stage to a conversation between Giovanni Stefanin, managing partner legal of PwC TLS, and Giovanni Cucchiarato, group general counsel of Dedalus, on the theme “Legaltech beyond compliance“. 

Following a quick coffee break, the conference continued with a second round table titled “Corporate sustainability & governance”. The session was led with the moderation of Cristina Cengia, partner of PwC TLS, the speakers Emiliano Berti, head of legal & compliance of Nokia Europe and chairman of the board of Nokia Italy; Damiano Carrara, head of ESG & sustainability scenario analysis & culture diffusion of Intesa Sanpaolo; Rosy Cinefra, vice president and head of legal and compliance of NTT Data Italia; John Rigau, vice president & general counsel of PepsiCo Western Europe; and Kees Van Ophem, executive vice president and global general counsel at Fresenius Medical Care. 

To follow, the other “two” moment of this opening conference: the dialogue on “Sustainability & entrepreneurial ecosystem” between Pietro Buccarelli, partner of PwC TLS and the architect Mario Cucinella

The morning was closed by the closing remarks of Giovanni Stefanin, partner of PwC TLS, and Nicola Di Molfetta, group editor-in-chief of LC Publishing.

After lunch, the round table on “Legal privilege” was held, moderated by Gaspare Dori, Partner CastaldiPartners and Giuseppe Catalano, secretary of the board and head of corporate affairs of Assicurazioni Generali, as well as president of AIGI. Giovanni Cerutti, general counsel of NTT Data Emea and member of the board of directors of Ecla,  spoke on the subject; Marco De Bernardin associate managing director and Italy country leader forensic investigations and intelligence of Kroll;  Stéphanie Fougou, Honorary President of AFJE and General Counsel of the European Payment Initiative (EPI);  Fabio Moretti, lawyer of CastaldiPartners;  Javier Ramirez, vice president & associate general counsel regions litigation at HP, as well as director and chair of advocacy at ACC Europe;  Marcus M. Schmitt, general manager of ECLA – European Company Lawyers Association; and Bernard Spitz, president of the international and Europe Commissions of MEDEF. 

Also after lunch, was the turn of a round table on energy theme, titled “NRRP and ecological transition: the energy crisis test“. To introduce it, a keynote speech by Fabio Angelini, founding partner of Parola Angelini. The discussion featured Stefano Brogelli, legal & compliance director of Axpo Italia;  Valerio Capizzi, managing director & head of energy EMEA of ING Bank;  Vita Capria, head of legal & corporate affairs at EF Solare Italia;  Rodolfo Errore, CEO of Luce spa; and Ludovica Parodi, head of legal & corporate affairs at Enel X Global Retail. Moderation Lorenzo Parola, founding and managing partner of Parola Angelini. 

The first day of work at the Prince of Savoy ended with the round table on sustainability that saw Eleonora Fraschini, journalist of Financecommunity, moderate the discussion of Andrea Di Paolo, head of legal, compliance and regulatory affairs of BAT South Europe and vice president of BAT Trieste;  Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio, legal, ethics & compliance director Emea of Christian Dior Couture;  Luis Graça Rodrigues, head of legal Italy at Indra;  Sonia Belloli, senior associate, Deloitte Legal;  Patricia Miranda Villar, head of legal department at OUIGO Spain. 

The appointment with the evening cocktails of the first day of Legalcommunity Week this year is double: at 18:30 pm, at the headquarters of the Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici studio  in Piazza Borromeo, the usual General Counsel Cocktail, an event within which the General Counsel Champions List 2021 was presented, by Inhousecommunity. 

20:30 marked the beginning the Rooftop Party organized at the headquarters of the CastaldiPartners studio.  

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