Speakers – 2021 Edition 

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Andrea Agostini

Middle East & Africa Area Contract Manager – International Contracts & Legal
Department TREVI S.p.A.

As an expert in the field of construction contract analysis, negotiation and closing, in the last ten years he has provided contract and legal advice for the award and execution of multi-million dollar contracts worldwide with a focus on the foundation works, core business of Trevi Group.

Through his years of experience in the international contract and legal department of Trevi S.p.A., he established his skills, expertise and strength in the most internationally recognized construction forms of contract such as FIDIC (Red Book, Green Book, Yellow Book), NEC 3, CECA as well as the drafting and negotiation of different types of business agreements. Agostini obtained a deep familiarity with standard claim assessment methodologies and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms under the rules and before renowned international arbitration institution like the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, SIAC and so on.

His background of studies is law-based under an international legal framework acquired both studying and working in common law and civil law jurisdictions. He got a degree in law from the University of Bologna and also achieved a degree in Spanish law from the University of Seville. Agostini lived in Spain for several years. He obtained an LL.M. degree with a specialization in International Business and Trade from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Before the in-house experience at Trevi, he worked in law firms in Rome and in New York City, studying and working in USA for some years. Agostini was admitted and enrolled in Bar Association of Rome and Madrid.

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Vincenzo Amendola

State Secretary for European Affairs

Vincenzo Amendola has been Undersecretary for European Affairs since 24 February 2021. Born in Naples on 22 December 1973, in 1998 Vincenzo Amendola was entrusted with the Foreign Affairs Department of the “Sinistra Giovanile” (“Youth Left”) Movement and was designated vice president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), to then become Secretary-General in 2001. Member of the Socialist International Presidium and Executive Board, he participated as a delegate in the most relevant international fora, ranging from the Council of Europe to the World Social Forum. In 2006, he joined the National Secretariat of the “Democratici di Sinistra” (“Democrats of the Left”) Party and took the lead of the Party’s Regional Secretariat in Campania Region. In October 2009, he won Campania Region’s primary elections and was Regional Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) till February 2014. In 2009 he joined the National Secretariat of the Democratic Party, in charge of coordinating the Conference of Regional Secretaries. In March 2013, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies. As a member of the Parliament, he became the Party’s group leader to the Committee on Foreign and EU Affairs and a parliamentary delegate to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In June 2013, he was confirmed coordinator of the Conference of Regional Secretaries for the Democratic Party, and, in September 2014, as a member of the PD national secretariat, he became in charge of Foreign and European Affairs and Relations with the European Socialist Party. From January 2016 to June 2018 Vincenzo Amendola served as Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and was Minister for European Affairs from 5 September 2019 to 13 February 2021.

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Luca Arnaboldi

Senior Partner, Carnelutti Law Firm

Luca Arnaboldi, the Managing Partner of CARNELUTTI Law Firm, has been with the firm since the beginning of his career. His practice focuses on complex M&A and finance transactions, including within the real estate and media sectors.
Luca is the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.
In addition, Luca is a professor of Mergers and Acquisitions Law at the University Carlo Cattaneo of Castellanza (LIUC). He has also lectured at various courses and seminars, at the University of Milan, at Milan’s Politecnico University, at the LUISS University in Rome, and at numerous conferences where he is a regular speaker on specialist financial and legal subjects. He is co-founder of the Strategic Management Course for International lawyers at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.
Luca is also a registered Chartered Accountant and a reserve officer with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza. He has held and still holds directorships or supervisory board positions with several, public and private, Italian and international companies. Luca was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1989 and gained audience rights before the Supreme Court in 1999.

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Carolina T. Arroyo

Legal Counsel – Italy, Lendleas

Carolina T. Arroyo is both an Italian and Peruvian lawyer with more than 20-year professional experience in cross-border transactions involving  real estate, investment, development, construction, corporate and commercial law matters. She works as legal in-house based in Milan (Italy) at Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities. Before joining Lendlease she has worked for a number of important international firms present in Milan.

 

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Serena Auletta

Co-Founder 2meet2biz, CEO Migliora Srl

Degree in business communication with previous experience in the M & A sector. She currently holds the role of CEO at Migliora Srl, the company managing the equity crowdfunding platform called 2meet2biz.

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Umberto Baldi

General Counsel, SNAM

Umberto Baldi is General Counsel at SNAM since June 2021. Prior to joining Snam as General Counsel, he was General Counsel at Luxottica, and General Counsel at Fincantieri for seven years. Previously, he was a partner at Tonucci, where he joined in 2008, after working as in-house counsel in the financial sector in London, as General Counsel at Noonday Asset management and as in-house counsel at Goldman Sachs. He started his career as a business lawyer in the London offices of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he was an associate. Umberto Baldi is graduated in Law from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”. He also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Columbia University.

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Claudio Berretti

General Manager and Executive Director of TIP – Tamburi Investment Partners S.p.A.

He graduated in Business Management from the Libero Istituto Universitario Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC). He started to work in the FIAT group (Fiat UK and Magneti Marelli UK) where he spent about a year in the finance and treasury area in London and Birmingham. He then joined Tamburi Investment Partners S.p.A. (TIP, at the time, Tamburi & Associati) at the end of 1995 and spent his entire career with them. After the evolution of the group from advisory boutique to group holding company, and subsequent listing in the Star section of the Italian Stock exchange, he became General Manager and Executive Director in 2007. During the course of his time with TIP, it made investments of about Euro 3.5 billion, directly and through club deals, becoming the leading independent, private Italian investor.

Over the years, he has been appointed to many boards of directors of associated companies, both listed and non-listed, on behalf of TIP, thus gaining considerable experience in various fields of business.

He is also the author of several specialist papers including Attività, Tempi e Costi del Processo di Quotazione (Activities, Times and Costs of the Listing Process) in co-operation with Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

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Alessandra Bini 

Senior Counsel, Head of Legal Department, IBM Italy and Responsible for Lombardia-Liguria, AIGI

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Federica Bocci 

International Arbitration Counsel and Arbitrator – Lead Lawyer, DLA Piper

Federica Bocci is a Lead Lawyer in DLA Piper’s litigation and regulatory practice, based in Milan, Italy. Federica has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration as well as court litigation. Federica manages international disputes across a range of sectors including sports sponsorship, energy, construction, real estate and banking. Federica represents clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration rules, seated in different jurisdictions and subject to Italian and/or foreign laws. She also serves as an arbitrator. In both the 2020 and the 2021 editions of the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Guide – Global Arbitration Review – Federica has been recommended as “Future Leaders in International Arbitration” among the best professionals – non partners – aged 45 and under. Qualified as a professional mediator by the Italian Delegation of the Centre de Médiation de l’Europe, de la Méditerranée et du Moyen Orient Member of Arbitral Women. She has been recently appointed as Chair of Committee no. 5 of R.E.A.L. (Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers)

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Erik Bomans

CEO of Deminor Recovery Services (DRS)

Erik Bomans joined Deminor in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. He is currently the CEO of Deminor Recovery Services (DRS), a company that was spun off from the Deminor Group in 2013. Within DRS, alongside his function as CEO, he is responsible for developing the litigation funding business line. Erik has advised investors on numerous high-profile corporate finance transactions, special situations and matters of investor protection. He has been a speaker at several conferences on investor protection, corporate governance and litigation finance and contributed to various publications on these subjects. Prior to joining Deminor, Erik practiced as a lawyer at the corporate law department of De Bandt, Van Hecke & Lagae (subsequently merged with Linklaters) in Brussels and was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1996. He has a law degree from the University of Leuven (Belgium) where he graduated in 1991. In 1993 he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University (Washington, D.C.) as a Master of Arts in international politics and economics. In 1997-1999 he pursued a two year executive program in financial analysis organized by the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts (ABAF) and subsequently obtained the diploma of certified international investment analyst (CIIA), which is accepted by UK FSA as a valid certification within the London financial environment as well as outside Europe (South America, Africa and Asia). Erik speaks English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.

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Sabrina Borocci

Partner, Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation, Hogan Lovells

Sabrina leads the Italian Antitrust and European law practice and is a member of our EU – Global antitrust practice. Since the beginning of her career, she has been advising clients with a focus on Italian and European antitrust, competition and merger control law, as well as European law. She is the professional for all competition related and application of EU law related aspects of businesses.

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Marcello Bragliani,

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Marcello Bragliani, Local Chair of the Finance Department in Milan, advises Italian and international clients on a range of complex banking and corporate finance transactions.

Drawing on his broad-based financing experience and sophisticated product knowledge, Mr. Bragliani represents a variety of private equity sponsors, banks, private debt lenders, and public and private companies. He brings particular experience in cross-border financings involving bespoke structures.

A solutions-focused and commercially driven advisor, Mr. Bragliani builds long-term relationships with clients to help them navigate their full array of financing transactions.

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Luca Bucelli,

Head of Italy, Tikehau Investment Management

Luca Bucelli joined Tikehau Capital in 2014 where he is currently Head of Italy. He opened the firm Milan office, started up the activities in the country, and today runs a team of 14 professionals that have performed Private Debt, Private Equity and Real Estate transactions for a combined value of over €1.0bn and have fundraised from more than 70 clients, including the largest institutions in the country. Prior to joining Tikehau, he worked for AlixPartners turnaround and restructuring practice in Paris and Milan, for Citigroup Alternative Investment fund of hedge funds in New York, and for Lehman Brothers Corporate Finance M&A in London and Milan. Luca Bucelli holds an MBA with distinction from the New York University Stern School of Business and graduated in Business Management from the University of Florence

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Davide Burani,

Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs, American Chambers of Commerce in Italy

Davide Burani is the Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. He is responsible for all the institutional and policy activities of the organization. He has developed a deep knowledge of the transatlantic relationship on political, economic and investment issues. He graduated in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan.

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Elmar Büth

General Counsel Healthcare Business EMEA, 3M

Elmar Büth is 3M’s General Counsel Healthcare Business in EMEA. Elmar joined 3M as General Counsel of the supply chain operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2014, and was additionally appointed General Counsel to the business operations in 3M’s East Region in 2016. At the same time he is a faculty member and lecturer at the in-house counsel Certificate of Advanced Studies course offered by the University of Zurich, a highly innovative program that is ground-breaking for the legal practice in Switzerland. Prior to joining 3M, he served as corporate counsel Europe at manufacturing company Mettler Toledo from 2007 to 2014 where he reported directly to the group general counsel. Before moving to Switzerland he worked as an in-house lawyer for a group company of Deutsche Telekom in Germany and for law firms and institutions in Düsseldorf, Tokyo, Brussels and New York. Elmar is admitted to practice law in Germany, received an LLM from the University of London and holds a law degree from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn.

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Valerio Capizzi

Head of Energy EMEA, ING 

Valerio is responsible for ING’s Energy EMEA platform

Previously Valerio held various responsibilities at ING, including the Head of Corporate Coverage and TS sales role, as well as Head of Structured Finance role.

Prior to ING Valerio was at The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, where he was in charge of Southern Europe project finance origination, for energy and infrastructure. Valerio has in excess of ten years’ experience as a London City project financier in the development, financing and syndication of international projects structures. In addition to London, Valerio lived in Madrid, Buenos Aires and New York. He holds a degree in Law from L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome

In 2017, 2018 & 2020 he was included by MAG Magazine in the Italian Top50 most influential bankers

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Lucio Caracciolo

Founder, Limes

Lucio Carraciolo is an Italian journalist, political scientist and academic. He is the founder and editor of the Italian geopolitical magazine Limes, founded in 1993. He is a member of the scientific committee of the “Fondazione Italia USA”. Lucio Carraciolo is the author of several books: ”America vs America. Perché gli Stati Uniti sono in guerra contro se stessi » (2011),  L’Europa è finita? ” with Enrico Letta (2010), ”Terra incognita. Le radici geopolitiche della crisi italiana” (2001), etc. He holds a degree in philosophy from La Sapienza University in Rome.

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Giuseppe Castagna 

CEO, Banco BPM

Giuseppe Castagna has held important positions with the Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group, where he worked from 1981 to 2013, taking over the management of Banco di Napoli, Banca dei Territori Division and covering the position of General Manager of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. From 2003 to 2013 he was Board Member in several banks and other financial intermediaries. After resignation from Intesa Sanpaolo Group in June 2013, Giuseppe Castagna was appointed as chairman of Italian Private Debt Initiative of Muzinich & Co. From 2014 to December 2016 he was General Manager and CEO at Banca Popolare di Milano and since January 2017 he has been CEO of the new Group Banco BPM. In 2020, Giuseppe Castagna is awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

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Enrico Castaldi

Founder, CastaldiPartners

Avvocato in Milan and Avocat au barreau de Paris, Enrico Castaldi is mainly involved in the following areas: Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Real Estate & Retail and Restructuring. Based on his more than thirty-year experience, he also deals with the definition of the most important litigation strategies. After a first period spent working in Rome, Enrico Castaldi worked for more than ten years with Lette & Associés, mainly in Paris, but also in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. In 1996, he founded Castaldi Mourre & Partners in Paris (CastaldiPartners since 2016), which over the years has become the law firm of reference for the economic relations between Italy and France. Enrico Castaldi dealt with hundreds of cross-border investment transactions, industrial and commercial agreements and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and structures of corporate. His working languages are English, French and Italian.

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Gilberto Cavagna di Gualdana

Partner, Andersen

Partner at Andersen in Italy, Gilberto Cavagna is a lawyer specialized in the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights, with extensive experience in legal assistance of Italian and foreign clients, in particular on trademarks, domain names, design, know-how, copyright, art and heritage law, advertising, media and sport law.

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Marco Cerrato

Partner, Maisto e Associati

Marco Cerrato joined Maisto e Associati in 1997 and has become partner since 2003.

He has an extensive experience in domestic, European and international tax controversies and in tax disputes resolutions through settlements, arbitration and mutual assistance procedures. Since 2008 he is admitted to the Supreme Court. With respect to the consultancy practice his areas of expertise covers Italian and international taxation, the assistance in potential tax controversies and tax penalties, as well as the taxation of trusts, estate tax planning and regularisation procedures.

In 2015 and 2016 he has been member of the Committee of Experts on Tax and Economic Policy of the Presidency of the Italian Counsel of Ministries. Since 2018 he has been member of the board of the Italian branch of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is its current Chairman since November 2020. He was admitted to the Bar in 1995. He obtained in 1997 an LL.M. in Tax at the London School of Economics and in 2000 a PhD in Tax at the University of Pavia. He is author of many publications on tax matters and is frequent speaker at congresses. Since 2002 he is lecturer of tax law at the faculty of laws of the University LIUC of Castellanza.

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Giuseppe Conti 

Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs for Italy, Enel & President of the Boards of Directors, Enel Generación

He joined Enel in 2003 as an internal lawyer in Enel and Enel Green Power North America Inc. From 2009 to 2012, he was Head of Legal Coordination and Research & Development of Endesa S.A. (Spain). In 2013, he was in charge of Important Litigation and Legal Coordination for Enel, and he then went on to head Enel Green Power S.p.A’s Legal and Corporate Affairs until 2017.

Giuseppe Conti holds a Law degree from the Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy.

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Giancarlo D’Ambrosio

Partner Latham & Watkins

Giancarlo D’Ambrosio is a partner in the Milan office of Latham & Watkins. He primarily advises clients on corporate, M&A, private equity, capital markets, and financial transactions.

Mr. D’Ambrosio represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as financial institutions on: Mergers and acquisitions, Joint ventures, Investments, Divestitures, Strategic structured finance transactions, Corporate governance and public company representation, Capital markets transactions (primary and secondary offerings, listings, bond issues, and liability management transactions).

His experience spans a broad range of industries, including sports, fashion, entertainment, and media.

Mr. D’Ambrosio joined the firm in 2011 from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

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Simone Davini

Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Crédit Agricole CIB Italy

Simone Davini is head of legal and corporate affairs at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank since 2010. He has over twenty-two years’ experience as an in-house lawyer in the banking and finance sector. Before assuming his current role, Davini’s career saw him undertake a number of important and noteworthy projects in the sector. During this period he has held leadership roles for national and international companies including Ernst & Young International, ING Group, Banca Profilo Group and Intesa Sanpaolo Group, dealing with key acquisitions, financing and securitisation both in Italy and abroad, as well as with the structuring and placement of securities and investment products.

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Bianca Del Genio

Head of Legal and Strategic Projects, Nexi

From 2017 Bianca Del Genio covers the role of Head of Legal and Strategic Projects for Nexi. She is an Italian lawyer with a strong background of commercial, international and IT law started with a private practice in a US law firm. Before joining Nexi, Bianca has led for 4 years the legal and government affairs of Microsoft Italy and before that she has been for 14 years the general counsel of Buongiorno SpA.

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Giovanna Della Posta

Chief Executive Officer, Invimit Sgr

With a solid experience in the TLC and Energy sectors, Giovanna Della Posta has led for the past decade insurance and Real Estate turnaround projects, supporting companies in rethinking their business model. Since January 2019 she is CEO of Invimit SGR, a company 100% owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. She graduated in Economics, then earned a master’s degree in Economics and Finance and ultimately achieved a General Management program at Harvard Business School (2016). She won the Marisa Bellisario Prize (2012), within the Young Talents category, granted to women who distinguish themselves in management and economy. In 2019 and 2020 Financecommunity selected her among the 50 most influential people in Italian finance.

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Marco De Leo 

Partner of BonelliErede and Managing Partner of BonelliErede Middle East LLP

Marco De Leo is Partner of BonelliErede and Managing Partner of BonelliErede Middle East LLP, he takes the lead in coordinating matters managed from the Dubai office and involve other BonelliErede offices and other law firms in African & Middle Eastern countries for cross-border matters as required.

He has extensive experience in corporate law, with expertise in establishment/break-up of joint-ventures, mergers, demergers and capital transactions, extraordinary financing transactions and M&A. He focuses on private law, corporate litigation, both judicial and extrajudicial and management and coordination of multi-jurisdictional transactions, involving various African countries.

His key sectors include airports, automotive, pharmaceuticals, banking and fashion and luxury goods.

Marco is member of the Africa Team, member of the Luxury Focus Team, member of the Shipping and Transport Focus Team; he joined the firm in 2005 and he was made partner in 2019. He is author of various publications on the subjects of corporate law and private law. He is member of the Italian Bar.

He holds a PhD in international law from the Trinity College, Dublin, a master’s degree in corporate law from the London School of Economics and a Law degree from the Cattolica University of Milan.

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Giorgio De Palma

Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Graduated summa cum laude in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He also holds an engineering degree from the École Centrale de Paris.

His career began at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for more than four years in the M&A team.

He joined the Italian team at CVC Capital Partners in 2005, where he became Partner afterwards.

Giorgio De Palma currently holds the following positions: (i) Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arzignanese S.r.l., (ii) member of the Board of Directors of Conceria Pasubio S.p.A., Sisal S.p.A. and Recordati S.p.A.

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Daniela Della Rosa

Partner Corporate, IP, M&A, Curtis

Daniela Della Rosa has substantial experience in corporate compliance and compliance due diligence in international transactions and operations. She regularly advises on corporate internal policies and designs and delivers trainings tailored to her clients’ specific regulatory needs.

Daniela has held senior executive positions and has been in international legal practice for more than 20 years. Fluent in Italian, French and English, she has worked in Rome, Milan, Washington, D.C. and Brussels. Over the years, she has gained in-depth insight into EU regulations, including on environmental, social and corporate governance matters. She was General Counsel with Levi Strauss and more recently at Gucci, where she also served on the Board of Directors for a number of Gucci Group companies. Currently Daniela is Lead Independent Director and President of the Risk Control Committee in IEG expo S.p.A. and is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Acquirente Unico.

Daniela possesses strategic acumen and insight into the particular commercial, legal and compliance challenges faced by brands and retailers, as well as by IP-driven corporations that operate internationally. Her clients range from international brands, fashion houses, and retailers to companies operating in heavily regulated sectors that value their intellectual property and branded services as strategic assets.

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Francesca Di Carrobbio

CEO, Hermès Italia

Raised between Belgium and Switzerland, she graduated in Political Science at the Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve. in the 1980s, she began her professional career by approaching marketing, working at D&D Cosmetique.

In 1987, year of the opening of the first flagship store in Milan and the Italian branch, she was called by Hermès as Head of the Press Office. Her career developed simultaneously with the development of the Hermès Italie branch, becoming the Hermès Italie Communication Director and then in 2005 Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.

In April 2010 she expanded her territory, receiving from Hermès International the appointment of General Manager of the Greek and Turkish branches, in order to promote the brand awareness and develop the activities of the Maison. In 2013, she received the “Medaille de l ‘Ordre du Merite” from the French Embassy.

She embraces the deepest values ​​of Hermès: the pursuit of quality, the importance of beauty, attention to: details for people and products are principles that she shares with the Maison and which she promotes.

She is curious and vibrant by nature; she has always been attentive and active with various institutional positions

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Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio

Legal Director EMEA, Head of Ethics & Compliance Global, Christian Dior Couture

Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio is the Legal Director Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Head of Ethics & Compliance Global of Christian Dior Couture, headquartered in Paris, France. He joined Dior in 2019, after having spent almost 5 years in Fendi as Senior Legal Manager Operations and Global Compliance Officer. Before Fendi, he has worked as in-house counsel for different multinationals such as Colgate-Palmolive and Heineken. Prior to move in-house, Lorenzo has worked as senior lawyer in private practices for 7 years. Lorenzo earned his law degree from the University of Rome “Roma Tre”, Italy. He is a member of the Bar in Italy since 2007. After the Law Degree, he attended 2 Law Schools in civil and commercial law and a Master’s degree in International Contract Negotiation and Drafting. Lorenzo is Lecturer at the II Level Master Fashion Law at LUISS University in Rome. He has worked extensively in matters involving international trade, industrial law, real estate, international litigation, competition law, compliance.

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Marco Ditta 

Executive Director, Head of Group Data Office Department, Intesa Sanpaolo 

Executive Director in Intesa Sanpaolo Group, since September 2019 he is the Group Head Data Officer within the Chief IT, Digital & Innovation Officer Area. Leads the Data Transformation programs, the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics solutions, and coordinates the Group Data Governance. 

In Intesa Sanpaolo since 2000 he has been responsible both in Governance structures (Organization and ICT areas) and in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division where, from 2008 to 2018, he was Head of the Coordination and Operational Monitoring Department.

He has participated in organizational and digital transformation programs, and integration projects that have characterized in the years the evolution of the Group.

From 1992 to 2000 he worked in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) becoming Senior Manager on projects in the Banking and Capital Market.

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Eduardo dos Santos

Ambassador, Consulate General of Brazil in Milan

Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos was born in Rio de Janeiro on 29 December 1952. He holds a degree in Law Studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has been a career diplomat since 1975.

He served at the embassies in Moscow, Buenos Aires and London and worked as advisor to the Foreign Minister (1986-1989 and 1992-1993), special advisor to the Finance Minister (1993-1994) and diplomatic advisor to the President (1999-2002). He was appointed Ambassador of Brazil to Uruguay (2002-2006), Switzerland (2006-2008), Paraguay (2008-2012) and United Kingdom (2015-2018).  From 2013 to 2015, he held the office of Secretary-General at the Ministry of External Relations. He has been Consul-General in Milan since September 2018.

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Mohamed Elmogy

Lead Counsel Middle East and North East Africa, Siemens Energy

Dr. Mohamed Elmogy (“MOGY”) is an award winning International Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and bilingual business leader who acts currently as a General Counsel at Siemens Energy with an outstanding track record of 25 years of hands-on legal experience across the Middle East & Africa (“MEA”) Region with F500 Corporations and major commercial groups including Siemens Energy, Siemens, PepsiCo Inc., Sandoz and Vodafone. Dr. Mogy has proven ability to establish and manage legal departments, run negotiation of multi-billion dollar transactions with high-profile clients, propose insightful solutions to complex contractual and business problems and drive revenue growth. He has demonstrated competency in communication, negotiation and public presentations coupled with an ability to work with all levels of business partners to diffuse highly charged situations. Fluent in Arabic (native) and English also with a good knowledge of French and Italian. Dr. Elmogy successfully obtained his Ph.D. in International Commercial Arbitration at the American Arab Academy in partnership with the Texas University in the US and his master’s degree in Law MSC in International Legal & Commercial Transactions and Logistics at the Arab Maritime Academy for Science and Technology in Egypt.

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Alexia Falco

Partner, Carnelutti Law Firm

Alexia Maria Amelia Falco is a partner in CARNELUTTI Law Firm. She is a member of the firm’s corporate and M&A department, where her practice focuses on national and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and joint ventures involving national and overseas companies and company groups. She has been particularly active in giving advice regarding commercial contracts and real estate, the development of distribution and supply chains and assisting in ordinary and extraordinary corporate transactions.
During 2008-2009 she was seconded to a leading German firm and gained experience working at several of their regional branch offices. In addition, she worked for primary finance institutions and industrial companies in Germany.
Alexia obtained her law degree in 1997 from the Catholic University of Milan and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2001. In addition to her native Italian, Alexia Falco is fluent in English, French and German.

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Fabio Fagioli

Group General Counsel, Maire Tecnimont

Born in 1976, he graduated in Law in 2002 (University of Rome). He started his career in a law firm in Rome.

He joined KT – Kinetics Technology SpA (formerly Tecnimont KT) in 2004 with the target to start up the Legal and Contract Department. He has been Board Member of a number of subsidiary companies of KT – Kinetics Technology. Since September 2013 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tecnimont SpA, Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA, KT – Kinetics Technology SpA and Met NewEn SpA.

He holds his current position since June 2013.

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Isabel Fernandes

Head of Legal, Grupo Visabeira

Isabel Fernandes is the Head of Legal of Grupo Visabeira since august 2006, which since April 2009 also includes Grupo Vista Alegre. The Portugal-based conglomerate Grupo Visabeira is active in a diverse business sectors (telecommunications, energy, industry, construction, real estate and tourism), with a presence in a number of countries (16 in total), being particularly active in Africa (Mozambique and Angola), where the multinational and multisectoral company has formalized long-standing partnerships within telecommunications and energy infrastructural areas, cable TV, tourism, construction and services sectors. Mozambique is a country Visabeira Head of Legal Isabel Fernandes knows particularly well, having taught Law degree at the country’s first private university before being actively part in the reform of its tax regime  and advising some of the most iconic foreign investing projects in the country as an associate director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Mozambique (1996-2006). Before Mozambique, she was invited  to go to Macau as part of the Office for Legal Translation in charge of supporting the Governor within the territory transition process to China, where she stayed for two years (1994-1996). Having studied at the Coimbra University, Isabel Fernandes trained for the Portuguese Bar Association while working in the Studying and Planning Department of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice, particularly assisting the representation of the Ministry within OECD and European Commission in several legal matters, with particular focus to the initial discussions around personal data protection (1993-1996). Isabel Fernandes currently leads a thirteen–person legal team in charge of assisting the managing structure in respect of the diverse legal matters affecting Visabeira and its numerous international subsidiaries. Grupo Visabeira’s legal team main function is no longer limited to managing the legal risk associated with the business they work with, rather than partner with the business, understand its issues and produce viable and tangible solutions.

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Francesco Ferrari

Partner, DLA Piper

Francesco Ferrari is engaged in project finance matters, focusing on the following sectors: social infrastructure, transportation and energy. He represents public authorities, sponsors and equity investors in the procurement and development of project financed transactions both in Italy and abroad.

His practice also includes the drafting and negotiation of tender documents for public authorities, the drafting and negotiation of any contractual documentation for sponsors and equity investors during all phases of project financed transactions: from the procurement and tender phase to the award, structuring, financing and development of the relevant projects.

Francesco also focuses on the acquisitions of infrastructure assets and assists clients, in particular investment funds, in the sale and purchase of stakes in special purpose vehicles concessionaires under project finance schemes for the construction and operation of hospitals, metro lines, rail and light rail, airports, motorways. He accrued a solid cross border experience advising clients in projects in many jurisdictions around the world.

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Giovanni Foti

Partner, Accuracy

Giovanni Foti is a partner at Accuracy.  He has over 25 years of professional experience in audit and financial consulting and is specialised in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services.

Giovanni focuses on fraud investigations, forensic accounting and compliance risk management. As a Certified Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista), he has performed valuations and financial analysis, appraisals and fairness opinions.

Before setting up Accuracy’s Italian office, Giovanni worked as an Executive Director in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute practice of Ernst & Young, focusing on fraud investigations, litigation, arbitration, expert witness, forensic accounting and compliance risk management. Prior to joining the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, he gained extensive experience as an auditor in Arthur Andersen.

Giovanni is also a Certified Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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Maria Luigia Franceschelli

Senior Associate, Intellectual Property, Hogan Lovells

With a Phd in IP Law, a Masters in IP and a focus on Fashion Law at Fordham University, Maria Luigia Franceschelli has a true passion for IP and has developed a thorough understanding in managing IP portfolios for key Italian clients. She simply enjoys being involved in contentious and non-contentious matters on trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, unfair competition and counterfeiting, and has developed good skills in food and life sciences practices.

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Federico Fusco

Counsel, Intellectual Property, Hogan Lovells

Federico Fusco already had a wealth of experience as a commercial litigator when he joined Hogan Lovells in 2008, and he has been handling cutting-edge IP litigation ever since, backed by his passion for auto and high-end technologies. Be it a brand, a nice piece of technology or some highly confidential business information, Federico knows how to take the most out of it in a judicial brief.

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Carlo Gagliardi

Managing Partner, Deloitte Legal

Carlo Gagliardi has been appointed managing partner of Deloitte Legal DCM as of 1 June 2018. Before taking on the leadership of Deloitte Legal, Carlo gained many experiences both in the professional and managerial fields, developing an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of management of corporate offices, including dealing with authorities, legal functions and internal corporate compliance. A lawyer specialized in corporate, M&A and equity capital markets, Carlo worked for over 13 years at prestigious Italian and international law firms, providing his assistance in numerous and significant extraordinary transactions until 2012, the year in which he left the profession to join Banca Popolare di Milano (now Banco BPM, the third Italian banking group) where he was appointed Group General Counsel, Chairman of WeBank and Board Member of Banca Akros and Banca Popolare di Mantova. Carlo has contributed to the restructuring and relaunching of the banking group, taking care of corporate governance, capital strengthening operations, relationships with the authorities and, finally, with the European Central Bank also for asset quality review activities. At the end of 2014, he was appointed Partner and General Counsel of Investindustrial, where he followed the funds’ operations and sat on the board of directors of the companies in the portfolio.

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Susanna Galli 

Sustainability & Intangibles Director, Diadora 

Sustainability Executive with long business experience in the fashion/sporting goods and green chemistry sectors, always focusing on the evolution of the company, supply chain and products sustainability. Currently Sustainability & Intangibles Director in Diadora S.p.A, she held positions at Novamont S.p.A. in corporate social responsibility, strategic marketing, administration and finance. Former Board Member in the nfp association “CSR Manager Network” and “Acquisti & Sostenibilità” (Procurement & Supply Chain Sustainability) and she is also member of Nedcommunity (Italian Assoc., Non-Executive and Independent Administrators) and collaborates with OIBR (Italian Organism Business Reporting). She holds a MBA, an Executive Master for Board Member and Statutory Auditors of public and private Companies, a degree in Political Science, Economics and Law and is EFFAS certified ESG Analyst (European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies – CESGA®). She is frequently invited as testimonial in conferences and master’s degree on sustainability

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Sara Gandolfi

Journalist, Corriere della Sera 

Sara Gandolfi joined Corriere della Sera in 1988 as Foreign affairs desk writer after short experiences in other
national newspapers and magazines. She has covered many international events worldwide, with a focus on
Spain, the Americas and Africa. She also specialized in environmental policies, sustainable development and
mobility, innovation and the health sector.
She is currently editor of Mondo Capovolto, a weekly newsletter of Corriere della Sera covering the Global
South.
She writes regularly for the Foreign affairs section, as Latin America expert, and keeps a column on “Buone
Notizie”, Corriere’s weekly supplement dedicated to the Third sector

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Francesco Gianni,

Founding Partner, Gianni & Origoni

Francesco Gianni is the head of the Corporate/M&A department and one of the founding partners of Gianni & Origoni. Francesco is considered one of the top experts in M&A in Italy, as well as the rest of Europe. His focus is on corporate finance transactions, particularly general public M&A and public to private M&A. He also has extensive experience in the arbitration field. Due to his position at the pinnacle of the M&A field he is frequently asked to represent some of the largest companies and investment banks in Europe. He was involved in almost all of the major privatization processes of the Italian state-owned companies.
After graduating in Law “maxima cum laude” from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, he obtained an LL.M from the University of London, King’s College and an LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School. Early in his career, Francesco gained experience working in the U.S. for top law firms.
He delivers lectures at conferences all over the world and has been a contributor to many of the most prominent legal publications. He is a practicing member of the Italian Bar and is a member of the New York Bar.
Immediate Past Chair of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, he’s currently Co-Chair of the IBA Senior Lawyers’ Committee. He speaks Italian, English and French.

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Francesco Giavazzi

Senior Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Visiting Professor MIT

Francesco Giavazzi is professor of economics at Bocconi University in Milan where he has been deputy rector responsible for the university’s research activities, and a Regular Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he teaches one semester a year. He is a member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, chairs the scientific committee of CEPII and is a member of the Bellagio Group. From 1992 to 1994 he was director general at the Italian Treasury, responsible for economic analysis, debt management and privatizations. From 1998 to 2000 he was a member of the Group of economic advisers to the Italian prime minister, and from 2000 to 2010 a member of the Group of economic advisers to the president of the European commission. Francesco Giavazzi holds degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1972, and a PhD in economics from MIT in 1978.

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Antonella Grassigli

CEO and Co-founder Doorway Società Benefit, Angel Investor, IAG Partner e co-Founder of Angels4Women.

Antonella Grassigli, CEO and Co-founder Doorway Società Benefit, Angel Investor, IAG Partner and co-Founder of Angels4Women. Chartered accountant and auditor.

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Roberta Guaineri

Council Member for Tourism, Sport and Quality of Life for the City of Milan, Comune di Milano

Ms Guaineri is Council Member for Tourism, Sport and Quality of Life for the City of Milan with responsibilities, among others, regarding tourism policies, promotion of sporting events, support of sporting associations, welfare territorial politics, animals defence politics. Guaineri graduated in law with full marks from the University of Milan in 1991.  She qualified to practice in court in 1993 and to practice advocacy in the Supreme Court of Cassation in 2007. Since graduating in commercial criminal law from the University of Milan, Guaineri has practiced in the field of corporate law both in Italy and the United States.

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Filippo Jacazio 

Head Financial Sponsor Solutions Italy, Unicredit 

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Marc Lazar

Professor of History and Political Sociology, Director of the Sciences Po Center for History Center and President of the Luiss School of Government 

Marc Lazar is Professor of History and Director of the Sciences Po Center for History Center. He is also President of the Luiss School of Government since 2010. His research interests focus on the political history and sociology of Left in Europe, the French political history and sociology, the Italian political history and sociology, the political history and sociology of Populism in Europe and the political history ad sociology of political parties. Marc Lazar is the author of several books: ”Popolocrazia. Le metamorfosi delle nostre democrazie” with Ilvo Diamanti (2018), ”Europa. Cultura e società” with Mariuccia Salvati and Loredana Sciolla (2018), ”La Francia di Emmanuel Macron” with Riccardo Brizzi (2017), etc. “Agrégé d’Histoire”, Marc Lazar holds a Ph-D in History.

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Taoufik Laccheb

Partner, Accuracy

Taoufik Lachheb is a partner at Accuracy.  He specialises in project advisory and forensic analysis in a variety of contexts and sectors. Before joining Accuracy in 2013, Taoufik spent 12 years in the management of large projects in the shipbuilding, nuclear and mining industry.

Taoufik acts as expert witness on matters pertaining to project controls and project management, time and analysis of delay, acceleration, losses of productivity on large construction and manufacturing projects across a wide variety of sectors. He also provides advice on project execution and contracting strategy, claims negotiation, risk management, and prepares cost and time models on long-term projects.

Taoufik is a mechanical and process engineer with background in project management and project controls on large construction projects. He is an experienced professional, has been working for contractors, owners and consultants in a variety of challenging international environments.

Taoufik speaks English and French.

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Jeffrey H. Lawlis

Partner Latham & Watkins

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Sara Lembo

Partner, BonelliErede

Sara Lembo is partner of the EU Law, competition and regulatory practice at BonelliErede and she is an active member of the Competition litigation Task Force. She gained a significant experience in complex cases having assisted leading multinational companies before the Antitrust Authority in cartel and abuse of dominance cases and in the subsequent judicial appeal phases and action for damages. She has also developed a great experience in the implementation and management of antitrust compliance programmes and in cases of unfair commercial practices. She is member of the Board of the Italian Judiciary School and she is often speaker for advanced courses in European Union law and competition law. She graduated in law (magna cum laude) at the University Federico II of Naples (2002) and she then holds a Master in international studies (2003) and a PhD in national and international arbitration (2009) from LUISS University of Rome. She also obtained an LLM in European Union and competition law from the College of Europe, Bruges (2006).

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Valerio Lemma

Counsel, Banking and Finance, Dentons

Valerio is a counsel in the Banking and Finance practice. He focuses on asset management, banking, financial and insurance regulation.

Valerio has extensive experience in structuring and implementing investment funds (including credit and real estate funds) and regularly advises financial institutions and other regulated entities with respect to a broad range of regulatory matters and in dealing with Regulators.

He is also highly experienced in the field of fintech.

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Elena Lodola 

Head of Leveraged Finance Capital Markets Italy, BNP Paribas

Elena joined BNPP Leveraged Finance in 2000 as Associate in the Structured Finance team. After having served as Director and Managing Director in Leveraged Finance and significantly contributed to the origination and execution of landmark LBO financings, in 2012 she was appointed Head of the Italian Leveraged Finance team. She’s now responsible for deal’s origination and execution through bond and loan products, portfolio management, while ensuring debt coverage of main European and Italian Private Equity funds and Italian Corporates. In 2020 she has also been appointed Coordinator of the Capital Markets franchise in Italy.

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Giovanni Lombardi

General Counsel, illimity Bank

Giovanni began his career at Deloitte & Touche, before kicking off his legal career at Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners and then helping found Studio LMS in 2006. In 2013, he took the plunge to become a company lawyer, initially at Prelios SGR, but later moving to Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena as Deputy Group General Counsel. Specialising in corporate finance, capital markets and company law, he also has expertise in property finance, restructuring and banking and financial law.

He joined illimity in 2018, becoming part of a young, multidisciplinary team and providing legal support for the business divisions, central offices and the subsidiaries in the banking group. At the same time, he was involved in corporate governance and overseeing relations with the supervisory authorities and the corporate secretariat. From August 2019 to January 2021 he has been Chairperson of illimity SGR, for the set up of the illimity Group’s asset management company with an ambitious development plan.

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Nicola Lopez

General Counsel, Procter & Gamble Italia

Nicola Lopez is General Counsel of the Procter & Gamble Group in Italy. Graduated in Bari in 1990, Nicola was Officer at the General Command of the Guardia di Finanza in Rome, became a lawyer and then started his collaboration with P&G where he had the opportunity to deepen different areas, including M&A and Advertising Law, in local and regional roles in Italy, Switzerland and USA.

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Gerardo Lozano

Senior Partner, DLA Piper 

Gerardo is a senior partner in the DLA Piper’s Mexico City office. He is the head of the international arbitration practice; additionally, he is involved in the following practices: maritime, financial, aviation, banking and insurance.

Gerardo has extensive experience in international arbitration and has advised clients in numerous jurisdictions in relation to disputes in a wide range of sectors; including energy, infrastructure, insurance, maritime and corporate. Gerardo has represented clients and has acted as arbitrator in ad hoc and arbitrations administered under the rules of many local and international renowned arbitration institutions.  Gerardo Lozano has acted as arbitrator or legal counsel in more than forty-five arbitrations.

Finally, Chambers and Partners recognized Mr. Lozano as band 1 of the “Most in Demand Arbitrators” in the past 5 editions and as “Top Ranked Latin America” in 2021.

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Giorgia Lugli

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Giorgia Lugli advises multinational private equity firms, financial institutions, and companies doing business in Italy on a range of investments, M&A transactions, and restructurings.

Drawing on her experience in complex, cross-border transactions, Ms. Lugli delivers pragmatic and creative counsel to international and Italian clients. She regularly navigates multifaceted transactions in tight timeframes by effectively managing multiple work streams and collaborating closely with clients’ legal counsel.

An accomplished private equity practitioner, Ms. Lugli counsels clients throughout every stage of the investment lifecycle — from negotiating investment agreements to assisting clients on corporate governance matters to executing sales. She fosters strong relationships with stakeholders from target companies across diverse industries to help ensure efficient deal closings. Ms. Lugli brings particular experience in cross-border transactions involving companies in highly regulated sectors.

Ms. Lugli’s practice work also includes joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and acquisitions of insolvent companies.

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Guglielmo Maisto

Senior Partner, Maisto e Associati

Guglielmo Maisto founded Maisto e Associati in 1991.

He is a Professor of international and comparative tax law at the Università Cattolica di Piacenza. He is President of the Italian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam, member of the Advisory Board of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation of the Lausanne University, member of the Practice Council of New York University (NYU) Law’s International Tax Program and member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. He represents the Italian Association of Industries (Confindustria) at the OECD Business Industry Advisory Committee in Paris. He acted as a consultant to the Ministry for European Community Affairs and was a member of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum.

He is a member of several law societies and of the editorial board of various Italian and foreign tax legal journals. He usually participates as speaker to several annual tax conferences.

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Luigi Mansani

Partner, Hogan Lovells

In a market traditionally dominated by boutiques headed by academics, Luigi Mansani offers the unique combination of heading the IP practice of an International Law Firm being a university professor. Well known by judges, respected by colleagues, loved by clients for his 25 years’ experience in handling the most complex matters and for his academic profile, Luigi is one of the major stars in Italian IP.

This is confirmed by his first-tier ranking in all major directories and the large number of awards received. Educated by 20 years of teaching in an Economic Faculty to be always focused on the business effects of legal strategies, Luigi is a maniac for quality in all details and a recognised market leader in litigation and arbitration. An Internet geek from the very beginning, Luigi has a true love for IP, nourished also by his zest for contemporary arts and design.

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Francesco Marconi

Partner, Andersen

Francesco Marconi is Partner and co-leader of the Global Industry Technology of Andersen. He is also the coordinator of the International Tax Division at Andersen in Italy. Francesco is specialized in international tax planning, transfer pricing, VAT – also connected with the e-commerce sector – and he has also a keen interest in theoretical and practical tools inspired by the concept of sustainable innovation and impact investing.

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Maurizio Mencarini

VP and EMEA Channel Sales Director Expert Al

Maurizio Mencarini is VP Channel Development EMEA at expert.ai, an AI software company focused on augmenting insight and accelerating and automating processes involving language in the enterprise. He has a very long history in the company, having joined the first time in 2005. He has also had Senior Management positions in Accenture and Siemens. He has a very strong experience in proposing and make people understand the business value for an enterprise of real and practical adoptions of Cognitive Computing, NLU, AI and Information Mining technologies. He has an Academic Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master Degree in Information Technology.

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Stefano Modenesi

Partner – Location Head Litigation and Regulatory, DLA Piper

Stefano Modenesi is the Partner who heads the Litigation & Regulatory department in Italy. He has been with DLA Piper for over 18 years, covering a number of leading roles.
Stefano focuses on commercial litigation and has acted in disputes encompassing a wide range of areas, such as share and asset deals, supply, agency and distribution agreements, and a number of industries, namely energy (Oil and Gas, in particular), construction and real estate, securities and finance.
He assists and represents clients in litigations and arbitrations, in Italy and abroad. In particular, he regularly acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings.

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Marco Monaco

Head of Administrative & European Public Law Department, Nctm

Marco Monaco deals with Administrative & European Public Law and Real Estate. He assists public bodies and private companies, national and European institutions in public-private partnership procedures, public procurement procedures, urban transformation operations and valorisation and disposal of public assets. He advises on administrative proceedings related to national and community funding and on litigation, both in administrative and civil matters. Marco has gained particular experience in the problems related to the creation of strategic infrastructures of important national interest and in the operations of valorisation of public assets by real estate funds.

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Antonella Mori

Head of Latin America Program, ISPI and Bocconi University

Antonella Mori is Head of Latin America Program at ISPI (Milan) and teaches economics courses at Bocconi University (Milan). She has published numerous books and articles on Latin America, and collaborates with public and business institutions in Italy. In 2011 she received from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs an official award for having favoured the strengthening of Italian-Latin American relations.

She holds a Ph.D in Economics (1992, Catholic University of Milan), MSc in Economics of Latin America (1991, University of London, UK) and BA in Economics and Social Sciences (1987, Bocconi University).

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Paola Antonella Mungo

Professor in charge Bocconi and Cattolica Universities

Paola Mungo has a long and consolidated experience in financial and asset management sector in top positions gained first in the Zurich Financial Services Group, where she started, and then in Azimut Group, international group listed on Italian Stock Exchange (part of the FTSEMib and EuroSTOXX 600 indexes), where she was for a long time the General Manager and then co CEO as well as Board Director of listed and non listed Italian and foreign companies of the group. For some year and now, Paola Mungo is Professor in charge of Financial Institutions and markets law course in Bocconi University and of Sustainable Finance, among others, at highly specialized masters and executives courses, she also coordinates, at Cattolica University in Milan. She’s a member of the Fondazione Politecnico’s Scientific Committee and she’s Board Director of Fondazione Mangiarotti as well as of other company and scientific committees in various field of business. She’s keynote speaker at round-table discussions and international conferences in different topics. She graduated in Law with the highest marks.

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Simona Musso

Group General Counsel, Lavazza

Simona Musso joined Lavazza 1996, after some years spent in the private practice. She is currently Group General Counsel reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. She takes part to the strategic committee, directly reporting to the Group CEO,  involved in corporate decisions and in the definition of strategic planning. She coordinates the corporate legal activities of the Group, acting also as Secretary of the Board of Directors. For some years she has been Visiting Professor of International Business Law & Food Regulations at ESCP (Master in International Food & Beverage Management).

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Reham Naeem

Country Head of Legal, Novartis Egypt

Reham is Co founder of Egypt in-house community group. A group that gathers almost 200 in-house counsels in EG, that aims sharing learning, vacancies, better use of time & resources of the in house lawyers in EG. Also, Reham is The Country Head of Legal for Novartis Egypt covering all Novartis divisions including Pharma, Oncology, Sandoz, Alcon and technical operations in Egypt. Reham has been leading the legal team in MENA since December 31, 2013. Prior to her role at Novartis, Reham was Senior Corporate Lawyer at the Arab International Bank (AIB), where she oversaw the work of seven branches and paralegal interns. Before joining AIB, Reham was Corporate Lawyer at Credit Lyonnais Bank (CLB), conducting extensive research in order to identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials that are relevant to the assigned cases, reviewing contracts, mortgages, separation agreements, and trust instruments. Prior to CLB, Reham was a French simultaneous interpreter at the News Room and the Egyptian Television, prior to which she was a part-time lawyer trainee at a law consultancy firm. Reham holds a “Maitrise” de Droit Des Affaires from the University of Paris-I Pantheon Sorbonne, and a Bachelor of Arts in Egyptian Law from Cairo University.

Naeem is American Association of Concorporate Counsels (ACC) country representative and Co- Founder of Egypt Inhouse Counsel Group. She is member in the Egyptian Bar Association.

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Diego Napolitano

Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division

Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance – Intesa SanPaolo IMI Corporate & Investment Banking

Before joining Intesa DN has been Co-head of Structured Finance at UBI Banca Corporate & Investment Banking and previously Co-head of Financial Sponsor Solutions Italy at UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking

  • Sourced, structured and completed >150 LBOs (Loans – small, mid and large caps – and HY Bonds)
  • +15+ years experience in the Leveraged Finance and 20+ in Investment Banking
  • Established relationship with substantially all financial sponsors active in the LBO market
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Luigi Nascimbene

Senior Associate, Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation, Hogan Lovells

Luigi is a senior associate in our Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice. He joined Hogan Lovells in October 2016, after gaining more than 10 years of experience in the Italian and Belgian offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

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Gregory Odry

Senior Legal Counsel, Engie 

Gregory Odry is an in-house counsel with a 20-year experience in the field of power projects in their different phases. In this context, Gregory has been dealing with various types of claims disputes related to the energy sector in various jurisdictions, specifically in Latin America where he worked for more than 10 years. He obtained his law degree in the Law University of Grenoble (France) and postgraduate degrees (International Business Law and European Law) in the Law University of Lyon (France). He served as in-house counsel in Electricité de France, Veolia and since 2009 in ENGIE (fka GDF SUEZ).

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Marina Olgiati

Partner, Trifirò & Partners

Her areas are Labour Law and Social Welfare, Trade Union Law, Family Law and Agency Relationships. Olgiati is author of articles for specialist magazines and newspapers and frequently participates as lecturer and professor at conventions and seminars regarding labour law.

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Giangiacomo Olivi

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology, Dentons

Giangiacomo Olivi is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office, Europe Co-head of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity group and Europe Co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice.

He assists clients, such as national and international companies as well as industrial associations, providing strategical and commercial legal advice in relation to technology, media and communications matters, with a specific focus on data management and digital transformation. Giangiacomo handled some of the most relevant matters in relation to data protection, data privacy and GDPR compliance (including coordinating major projects from Italy also involving multiple jurisdictions). He also assists clients with regard to outsourcing and commercial transactions in a wide range of sectors.

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Claudio Pacella

CEO/COO of Centro Finanziamenti Spa

Claudio Pacella is CEO/COO of Centro Finanziamenti, the fintech lending platform of MutuiOnline Group (GMOL). After a career as consultant in Bain & Company, Claudio joined as General Manager Euvis, the first Italian financial company offering reverse mortgages in Italy. Claudio is also CEO of 65Plus, consulting and servicing company dedicated to the silver economy finance that funded in 2012 and that is today part as well of GMOL. Along with these experiences, Claudio is keeping an entrepreneurial involvement through other start-ups.

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Michele Pala

Director for Latin America and the Caribbean – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Michele Pala was born on September 13, 1967.

He got a law degree from the Tor Vergata University of Rome with his thesis in international law on the reunification of Germany.

Following a competitive examination, he entered the diplomatic service in 1996. After a professional training course at the Diplomatic Institute ha began to work as Deputy Head of the Office for Latin America in the Directorate General for Political Affairs in June 1997.

From October 1999 to May 2003 he served as First Secretary in the Embassy in Pretoria.

Michele was appointed Consul in Montevideo on June 2003 until May 2007.

Back to Foreign Ministry in Rome, he occupied the position of Head of the office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean in the Directorate General for the Americas.

He then moved to Washington to serve as Counselor at the Embassy in July 2010.

In July 2014 he was appointed Consul General in Sao Paulo.

After this second term of duties abroad, he became Head of Office for South America in the Directorate General for Global Affairs.

Since June 2020 Michele is Director for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and Deputy Director General for Global Affairs.

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Francesco Pallocca

Investment and Technology Promotion Expert, UNIDO.  

Francesco Pallocca has been part of UNIDO ITPO Italy team since 2010, having the possibility to take part in various investment promotion projects, in Africa (Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana), MENA Countries (Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan), and Asia (Myanmar, the Philippines). Through these initiatives, Mr. Pallocca had the opportunity to favour several international partnerships between local SMEs and the Italian business community, in terms of technology and know-how transfer, market access and Joint-ventures, in the industrial sectors where Italy excels, such as agro-industry, fishery, energy/environment, leather/footwear, textile.

Since 2019 Francesco Pallocca has supported the UNIDO Somalia programme, involving the Somali private sector in different investment promotion activities, favouring the conclusion of international partnerships in the agro-industry sector. Mr. Francesco Pallocca holds a Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, as well as a Master in Diplomatic Studies from SIOI in Rome.

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Filippo Penatti 

Managing Director, the Carlyle Group

Filippo Penatti is a Managing Director in the Europe Buyout team.

Mr. Penatti leads the A&D practice of Carlyle in Europe and is also responsible for deal execution in Italy.

He is a Private Equity investor with 20 year experience in private equity.

Since joining Carlyle, Mr. Penatti has been involved with several of Carlyle’s investments. He led the acquisitions of Forgital (A&D), Irca (food ingredients), Comdata (business services), Sematic (industrial), Moncler (fashion) and Avio (A&D).

He is currently serving on the boards of Forgital, Irca, Comdata and TwinSet.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Penatti was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Co., focused on financial services, large distribution and e-commerce.

Mr. Penatti received a MSc magna cum laude in nuclear engineering from Politecnico of Milano.

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Cataldo Piccarreta

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Cataldo Piccarreta is a partner in the Milan office and serves as Local Chair of the Corporate Department. He specializes in private equity, corporate finance, and real estate.

Mr. Piccarreta has extensive experience advising private and public companies and private equity funds on a wide variety of private equity, corporate finance, and real estate transactions.

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Angelo Piccirillo

Group General Counsel, Sodexo

Angelo Piccirillo has served as Sodexo’s Group General Counsel since September 2018, overseeing its global legal function and co-chairing Sodexo’s Group Ethics and Compliance Committee. Prior to this role, Angelo was General Counsel for Sodexo Global Client Contracts and General Counsel for the Mediterranean Region. During his tenure at Sodexo he led the construction of Sodexo’s global legal team and contract management expertise of the Group, supporting a variety of international client contracts and strategic operations. Before joining Sodexo, Angelo worked for leading multinationals in the oil and gas industry and law firms in Italy, UK and Russia, supporting the structuring of International transactions. Angelo was also an Associate Professor of International Law at the Lobachevsky State University in Russia. Angelo is Italian and resides in France.

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Vittorio Provera

Partner, Trifirò & Partners

His professional career developed by giving judicial assistance in local courts, the Supreme Court, as well as in arbitration proceedings in many different fields including civil commercial law, banking, insurance and litigation work. At the same time, he provides advice of particular importance and relevant strategies in the sectors of labour law, company law, competition and intellectual property, commercial contracts and compliance of supervised entities (banking insurance).

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Pietro Paolo Rampino

Co-Founder & Vice President Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce

Pietro Paolo Rampino is Certified Public Accountant and Auditor; member of the Bar of Chartered Accountants in Milan, Technical Court Advisor and Official Receiver for the Court of Milan. Lecture MBA Luiss Business School where teaches “Islamic Finance and Doing Business in the Mena Region”.
He is Chairman of the Board of Auditors and Internal Auditors of several medium and big Italian companies as well board member, trusty in important bankruptcy proceedings with Milan Court of Law.

He is co-founder and Vice Chairman of Joint Italian Arab Chamber and founder, CEO of Italian Incubator & Accelerator of Excellence based in UAE and Italian exclusive representative of DP World and Jebel Ali Free Zone – Dubai, UAE. He also considered by some important Italian financial newspaper, one of the most influence Italian people in the Gulf Area. He holds a Degree in Economics and Business at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan.

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Anna Raschi

Business Operation Manager, Opstart.it

Graduated in Economics and Management for art, culture and communication at the L. Bocconi Commercial University, for three years she held the role of Publishing Operation Manager for an Italian crowdpublishing company.

Passionate about crowdfunding and innovation, since 2019 she works for Opstart as Business Operation manager.

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Raoul Ravara

Director – Asset Management, Hines Italy

Raoul joined Hines Italy in May 2021 as Director, head of the Asset Management department. Previously, he worked in brokerage and real estate consultancy companies and then, in 2011, he became Asset Manager in Polaris Investment Italia SGR S.p.A.. In 2012 he joined DeA Capital Real Estate SGR SpA, first as Asset Manager, then as Fund Manager and from 2017 he held the role of Fund Director collaborating with institutional and retail investors in the context of Core, Core Plus, Value Added and Opportunistic real estate funds. Raoul has a degree in Political Science from the University of Milan and a Master in Real Estate from SDA Bocconi.

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Andrea Ricotti

Global Channel Sales Manager Expert Al 

Andrea Ricotti is Global Channel Sales Manager at expert.ai, an AI software company focused on augmenting insight and accelerating and automating processes involving language.

He joined expert.ai in September 2019 after previous sales and management experiences in IT (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise), Digital Marketing and Business information (Cerved) companies where he has always worked to demonstrate the importance of reliable data to manage business.

In his role he is now responsible to partner with Deloitte in making companies aware of the strategic decision of adopting AI NLU technology in different industries like FSI, Legal, Manufacturing and Government.

He has a bachelor degree in Marketing and an Executive Master in Business Administration.

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Luís Graça Rodrigues

Head of Legal Department, Indra Portugal

Luís Graça Rodrigues, Lawyer and Master in Laws (Enterprise Law, specialization in Labour Law), manages the Legal Department in Indra/ Minsait for Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries.

In 2011 Luís created Indra’s legal department in Portugal and established a legal team that has supported the Company’s international expansion in the Portuguese-speaking African countries, providing legal advice in several operations and Company branches in those countries and supervising the work of local external counsels.

In 2015 Luís was also an Invited Lecturer at the Catholic University in Mozambique. He is co-author of “The Legal regime for public contracts and counter-trade offsets in Angola” (Vida Económica, 2017).

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Mariapaola Rovetta

Partner, Trifirò & Partners

After graduation at Università Degli Studi di Milano, Rovetta becomes a lawyer specialized in Labour Law and Civil Law. She published articles in Corriere Della Sera and Il Sole 24 Ore and she holds webinars, lectures and conferences about Corporate Welfare, Sustainability and Social Responsibility.

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Giovanni Sagramoso,

Partner Corporate, Finance, M&A, Curtis

Giovanni Sagramoso advises Italian and international corporations, banks and other clients on their operations, day to day regulatory matters, and all corporate matters. His clients span the banking, insurance, technology and professional services sectors, as well as industrials, logistics and fashion.

He regularly assists his clients in M&A transactions and in the related acquisition financing arrangements. Throughout his career, Giovanni has been appointed board member of multiple companies for his strategic and legal insight.

He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of two Italian financial companies supervised by the Bank of Italy, in which capacity he advises on compliance and regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience of working with joint ventures for international professional services firms.

Giovanni advises companies in the green energy markets in Italy and on the set up and structuring of joint ventures and co-investment vehicles for the development and construction of energy infrastructure internationally. He has considerable experience gained both in Europe and the U.S. in the regulatory and construction aspects of developing alternative energy, in particular biogas plants for the production of electrical energy.

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Eduard Saura

Managing Partner, Accuracy Spain

Eduard Saura is the managing partner of Accuracy for Spain and Latin America. He has more than 25 years of professional experience as a financial advisor and expert in cross-border engagements, particularly in O&G, regulated markets, infrastructure and manufacturing. He has provided written and oral expert testimony in more than 25 investment and commercial arbitration cases, as well as in several local high profile litigation cases. In investment treaty disputes, he has provided expert evidence on topics such as damage valuation, regulatory standards and investors’ economic expectations. He has also been appointed neutral expert in an ICC multi-million dollar gas pipeline construction dispute.

Mr. Saura also regularly advises corporates and private equity firms in complex cross-border investment and divestment decisions.

Mr. Saura is an Economics graduate from the University of Barcelona and holds a master’s degree in Finance from Sciences Po Paris. He is a member of the examining board in the EU Law master’s degree of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and gives lectures on financial topics at various business schools. Before opening the Accuracy branch in Spain, Eduard worked at the oil and gas service company Schlumberger and at Arthur Andersen in Paris.

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Ygor Scarcia

Industrial Development Expert & Head UNIDO, Somalia Programme Office

Since establishing the UNIDO Somalia Programme Office in Mogadishu in 2019, Ygor Scarcia has implemented a portfolio of projects supporting government institutions and private sector to strengthen an enabling environment able to promote inclusive, sustainable, broad-based economic growth led by the emerging Somali SME sector. Today, the project portfolio continues to grow as UNIDO in Somalia works closely with its partners to address binding constraints to growth in key productive sectors, leading to enduring productivity gains, increased value addition, and enhanced opportunities for inclusive and decent employment. Mr. Scarcia brings to UNIDO Somalia operations a wide range of expertise, specializing in programme interventions supporting the development of industrial SMEs and government initiatives to boost private sector growth in fragile and post-crisis settings such as Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. Mr. Scarcia holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco, California, and a BA and a MA in Political Science and International Relations from LUISS University in Rome, Italy.

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Stefano Sciolla

Partner Latham & Watkins

Stefano Sciolla is the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Milan office. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group, and a member of the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Industry Group core team. He regularly advises Italian and international clients in cross-border corporate transactions. He also has considerable experience in the aerospace and defense business, as well as in the energy sector.

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Denise Giselle Roman

Influencer

Born in 1997 in Brasov (Romania), at the age of 4 years Denise arrived in Italy with her family. She studied interior design developing her first creations and in 2015 in Barcelona she won “The Best Model of Europe”. Returning to Italy, she opened her Social Media Marketing agency, starting the activity as a Blogger and Web Influencer. She has 100.000 followers on Instagram.

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Giovanni Sandicchi

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Giovanni B. Sandicchi represents Italian and international clients in a range of private equity and M&A transactions, often in a cross-border context.

Drawing on his sophisticated market knowledge and broad-based transactional experience, Mr. Sandicchi advises leading private equity and infrastructure funds, as well as family-run companies and venture capital funds. He regularly navigates transactions across a multitude of industries, including aerospace, defense, and healthcare sectors.

His practice includes: Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity, Infrastructure funds transactions, Distressed M&A, Joint ventures, Corporate governance, Strategic commercial contracts.

Mr. Sandicchi also regularly provides pro bono counsel to nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations seeking assistance corporate governance matters.

Mr. Sandicchi currently serves on Latham’s Diversity Leadership and Associates Committees.

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Mahmoud Shaarawy

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, HSA Group

Mr. Mahmoud Shaarawy is Graduate of Alexandria University, with Bachelor in Law – English Department. He holds a Master in Logistics, finance and Legal affairs from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, which has further sharpened skills & qualification. He holds a diploma in International law from Ain Shams University

Mr. Shaarawy worked for ElDib Advocates which built his legal expertise in most of Law fields, he practiced as a legal counsel for Multinational Corporation (Oracle Egypt Ltd.), International Corporations (Alkan CIT & ElSewedy Electric).

Mr. Shaarawy was the Group Legal Director of ElSewedy Electric S.A.E, he managed a team of 32 Lawyers handling around 120 Companies across the globe, working in Energy production, transmission & distribution, telecommunication, construction, turnkey projects, technology, industrial development, and manufacturing.

Mr. Shaarawy is currently the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of the huge conglomerate HSA, HSA is composing of 58 companies, with around 17,000 employees and working in the Cement, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, logistics, trading and Oil & Gas services. He is heading a team of 42 lawyers and compliance specialists.

His area of experience includes providing of legal advices concerning all parts of the business including contracting, services, consulting, purchasing, construction, and corporate restructure.

Mr. Shaarawy has extensive experience in EPC agreements along with related financing agreements. He handled agreements related to Power generation, electricity transmission, electricity distribution, substations and infrastructure projects. He also has reviewed and negotiated many projects agreements related to renewable energy (Solar and Wind farms).

Mr. Shaarawy ensures and implement the full compliance with local laws of more than 42 countries (France, Slovenia, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Swiss, Greece, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Mauritius, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Uganda, Guinea, Ghana, UAE, Kuwait, KSA, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh, India and US).

He reads, speaks and draft in tri-lingual Arabic, English and French to a business level.

He has been selected one of the top 100 lawyers in Africa in 2015 & 2017 by Legal 500.

And the legal team of Elsewedy Electric have been selected as on of the best teams in Africa in 2016 & 2018 by Legal 500.

He has been awarded as the In House Counsel of the Year (Energy, Trading & Utilities) by LC Publishing in Italy, 2021.

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Stefano Simontacchi

President, BonelliErede

Stefano Simontacchi is the President of BonelliErede. He has been a member of the Board since 2010 and Managing Partner from 2013 to November 2018. He focuses on international tax law, with particular emphasis on legal opinions, Real Estate transactions, Real Estate and equity funds, Private Equity, M&A and reorganisations, Transfer Pricing, and fiscal planning. He is also a member of the International Development Committee and the Africa Committee at BonelliErede. In 2015, Mr Simontacchi has been elected representative as the International Tax Center Leiden at the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum. Besides being the author of a number of publications and articles, in 2011 Stefano Simontacchi was appointed Director of the Transfer Pricing Research Center Leiden, founded by Leiden University (the first international research centre specifically focused on Transfer Pricing). From 2006, Mr. Simontacchi has been head of CERTI’s Finance and Real Estate Tax Observatory at Bocconi University. Since 2000, he has lectured on the International Taxation LL.M. course at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. In 2000, he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with honours in International Taxation from the University of Leiden and earned a PhD in International Taxation in 2007 from the same institution. Mr. Simontacchi qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998. In 1995, Mr. Simontacchi graduated with honours in Economics from Bocconi University.

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Roberto Tasca

Assessor for Budget and State Property, The Municipality of Milan

Born in 1962, married with two children, in 1986 he graduated in Business Administration with a specialization in International Financial Markets.

He is currently Full Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the University of Bologna (Forlì office) and is the owner of Studio Tasca, a company specializing in extraordinary transactions and technical consultancy in civil and criminal proceedings, in the field of financial finance. business and market.

He has held positions of extraordinary director for the Bank of Italy and liquidator for Ivass. He has been a director, statutory auditor and member of the supervisory bodies of listed companies.

He has been a freelance journalist for twenty years and collaborates with magazines and newspapers specialized in the economic and financial fields. He is also the author of over fifty scientific and popular publications.

Passionate about rowing, he was Italian junior champion in 1979 and 1980 and was part of the national team.
In 2016 he was appointed by the Mayor Giuseppe Sala as Assessor for Budget and State Property.

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Anna Tavano

Head of Global Banking Italy, HSBC

Anna Tavano has been Head of Global Banking for HSBC in Italy since December 2018. She is an economics and finance graduate of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with over 25 years of work experience working for leading financial institutions based in London and Milan, focusing on deal origination, advisory and execution. Prior to joining HSBC, Anna was a Managing Director at Citigroup in the Corporate and Investment Banking division, Vice Chairman for the Corporate Bank in Italy and Head of Public Sector, covering large corporate and public sector clients. She began her career with Citi in London in 1997.
Since 2000 she worked in the Fixed Income – Capital Markets division heading the origination and execution team for a wide range of structured finance and principal finance transactions for financial institutions, corporates and central governments in Southern Europe. Anna has also worked as Director General in the Italian Public Sector, in charge, in her last role, of the infrastructure and public transportation department for Lombardy Region, where she managed over 140 people. Strongly committed to helping women in their careers and attuned to the broader issues of diversity and inclusion in the financial and corporate sectors, Anna participated in the inaugural “in the Boardroom” one-year training programme on board membership for top women managers, sponsored by ValoreD and GE Capital. She also attended “The CEO School” which trained a select panel of women to become future CEOs.

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Sergio Tengattini

Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage and Leveraged Finance Italy, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking

Sergio Tengattini – Societe Generale Milan. Head of Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsor Coverage for Italy in Societe Generale. More than 20 years Investment banking activity in Societe Generale, ING and BNL.

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Mehret Tewolde

Chief Executive, Italia Africa Business Week

Mehret has been Chief Executive of Italia Africa business Week since 2015, a platform created with Cleophas Adrien Dioma, aiming at bringing together the Italian business and institutional world with the community of the African countries.

She has worked for 27 years at the Vatican Bank, the IOR, where she has become the first woman to hold a manager position.

Mehret is of Eritrean origins. She was born is Asmara, and she moved to Italy when she was 13.

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Filippo Troisi

Senior Partner, Legance

Filippo Troisi has been involved in numerous major transactions in the Italian market, advising corporate entities and financial institutions, private equity funds and investment banks. Within the Corporate Finance department, he focuses on M&A (including public tender offers) and Private Equity deals in all the most important sectors of the economy, such as, for example, banking, insurance, industrial, real estate and telecommunications.

After graduating, maxima cum laude, at the Università “Federico II” in Naples in 1988, he obtained an LL.M. degree in Comparative Jurisprudence at the New York University in 1991. He is admitted to the New York Bar since 1991 and to the Rome Bar since 1992. Author of several articles on specialised international law reviews, he has been speaker in several Italian and international conferences.

Filippo Troisi has been involved in numerous major transactions in the Italian market, advising corporate entities and financial institutions, private equity funds and investment banks. Within the Corporate Finance department, he focuses on M&A (including public tender offers) and Private Equity deals in all the most important sectors of the economy, such as, for example, banking, insurance, industrial, real estate and telecommunications.

After graduating, maxima cum laude, at the Università “Federico II” in Naples in 1988, he obtained an LL.M. degree in Comparative Jurisprudence at the New York University in 1991. He is admitted to the New York Bar since 1991 and to the Rome Bar since 1992. Author of several articles on specialised international law reviews, he has been speaker in several Italian and international conferences.

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Marco Valdonio

Partner, Maisto e Associati

Marco Valdonio joined Maisto e Associati in 2000, after working for another tax law firm and has become partner since 2011. He headed the London office from 2002 to 2004.

He gained consolidated skills in managing transfer pricing matters, in drafting and negotiating agreements with the Italian Revenue Agency, in the definition of tax controversies through settlement procedures as well as in extraordinary transactions.

His practice also includes dealing with the tax aspects related to M&A and real estate transactions as well as to financial instruments. Finally, his activity also covers the assistance on international taxation matters. He is author of many publications on domestic and international tax law. Lastly, he contributed to the chapter on Italy in the essay “The Future of the Profit Split Method” (2021). He was admitted to the Association of Chartered Accountants in 2002.

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Enrico Vanin

CEO of Aon S.p.A. and of Aon Advisory and Solutions S.r.l.

Enrico Vanin started his working activity in 1999 at the global consulting firm KPMG, for which he held international positions in corporate and control governance. This first experience was followed by a two-year period in Luxottica, between 2004 and 2006, where he was in charge of audit activities for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific areas. Immediately afterwards, he joined Aon as Chief Operating Officer, and in 2008 he was appointed CEO of Aon Hewitt Risk & Consulting (now Aon Advisory and Solutions), an Aon Group company operating in consultancy, claims management and training activities. Between 2013 and 2015 he assumed also the role of Executive Chairman of Aon Schweiz AG to finalise the reorganisation of the Swiss branch of the Aon Group. In 2016 he was appointed CEO of Aon S.p.A, the “retail” company of the Aon Group, with a particular focus on Organisation, Innovation and International Relations management.