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Global Corporate Counsel, Guess Europe
With an important experience in first tier law firms focusing on M&A / Corporate Law and an LL.M. at UCLA, Berkeley, Andrea started his in-house carrier at Bayer Italy, a very large national organization active both at commercial and production level, reporting to General Counsel Italy. After a secondment at Bayer HQ in Leverkusen, Andrea moved to Campari Group, with legal and compliance responsibility for Europe, Africa ed APAC, reporting to Global General Counsel and Business Development Officer. Andrea is currently employed at the Swiss HQ of the Guess Group, with Global Legal and Compliance Responsibility, reporting to Group CEO.
Managing Director and CFO, Penske Automotive Italy
Elena Alberti is the Managing Director and CFO of Penske Automotive Italy. She began her career in the USA in 1999 after completing her studies in Economics and Management at the University of Modena. During her tenure at Penske in the United States her experiences traversed the automotive sector with roles and responsibilities ranging from corporate finance to corporate accounting, internal audit, project management, marketing, human resources, general management. In 2005, when Penske Automotive expanded in the European market, she held responsibilities in corporate acquisition projects and integration and relocated to Germany as CFO of the group’s German operations. In 2012 she developed the group’s expansion strategy in Italy and started Penske Automotive Italy, with responsibility for all acquisitions by the group in Italy. Today she is co-Managing Director of the Italian subsidiary of Penske Automotive with a focus on the development of the growth and acquisition strategy within the Italian market. Under this leadership Penske Automotive Group Italy has become the leading Italian car dealership group in the premium-luxury segment and represents the brands Audi, BMW, Mini, Maserati, Mercedes, Smart, Lamborghini, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Volvo. She supervises an operation with annual revenues of approximately 650 million Euros, 20 locations and 650 employees. She holds a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School. Among her recognitions is Forbes Top 100 Women in Italy.
Founding Partner, Parola Angelini
Fabio G. Angelini is Founding Partner of Parola Angelini Law Firm.
Mr Angelini is admitted to the Italian Supreme Court and is Professor of Administrative Law at the Uninettuno University of Rome.
His practice focuses on public law, public finance, administrative procedures and complex regulatory disputes, M&A and PPP projects, with particular attention to issues related to Infrastructures – Energy and Ecological Transitions – Health, Pharmaceutical and Chemical. Before joining Parola Angelini, he worked in large Italian law firms such as Bonelli Erede, Pavia and Ansaldo and Carnelutti. In 2013 he founded a law firm in association with the firm of Prof. Avv. Franco Gaetano Scoca, focused on energy, infrastructure, health sectors, and in 2020 joined Lipani Catricalà & Partners Law Firm as equity partner. He is the author of numerous publications on administrative and public law.
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. Author of numerous publications, he is a TV commentator and speaker in several forums on economics, finance, and law.
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.
Managing Partner, Linklaters Italy
Andrea Arosio is the managing partner of Linklaters’ offices in Italy and the head of the Italian banking practice.
He has extensive experience acting on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions advising financial sponsors, principal investors and lenders in Italy and abroad.
He also has extensive experience in real estate finance, debt restructuring and general lending transactions, both in the Italian market and in cross-border transactions.
General Director, Milan Chamber of Arbitration
Stefano Azzali is a lawyer graduated at the Genoa University – School of Law, and he is the General Director of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) since 2001.
He also acts as Secretary General of the Italy-China Business Mediation Center and as Director of the the Institute for the Promotion of Arbitration and Mediation in the Mediterranean (ISPRAMED).
From 2009 to 2017, he has been the Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), of which he is now the President.
Since 2005, he is Visiting Professor of Arbitration Law at Bocconi University – School of Law in Milan and, since 2012, he is Fellow at the Centre for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, New York University, School of Law.
From 2001 to 2007 he chaired the Disciplinary Commission of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), where he is now member of its Federal Court of Justice. He is member of the Formula One International Contract Recognition Board, which handles contractual disputes between F1 drivers and their teams.
Author of articles and publications on arbitration, he is member of the panel of arbitrators before various arbitral institutions (ICDR, VIAC, CIETAC etc.) and delegate for Italy for the Uncitral Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation); he acted as arbitrator in several ad hoc and institutional proceedings (ICC, ICDR, DIS, Swiss Chambers etc).
Director – Infrastructure, Lazard
Giorgio joined Lazard in 2010 and is currently a Director covering the Infrastructure space in Europe, with particular focus on transportation.
Giorgio has been involved in numerous major assignments in the Italian market, advising corporate entities and financial sponsors on complex M&A transactions in the infrastructure space, boasting a second-to-none experience in deals involving motorways.
Moreover, Giorgio has an extensive track-record in public Italian M&A, in the context of structural transactions such as public tender offers or mergers. Prior to joining Lazard, Giorgio Baglieri worked in the Corporate Strategy and Development Department at Prysmian.
Bocconi University, MSc. in Finance and B.A. in Business Administration; Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, exchange student.
Managing Partner, Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede
Ziad Bahaa-Eldin is the Managing Partner of Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede (Egypt). He has over twenty years of experience serving in government positions and in the private sector and he is currently a member of several boards of directors of major banks and corporations in Egypt. He has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation between 2013 and 2014 as well as head of the Investment Authority and the Financial Supervision Authority.
He also participated in drafting key legislative documents in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Abu Dhabi, and Libya. He has extensive experience in financial law, banking, capital market, investment and company laws, governance, compliance and economic legislation. He holds a PhD in Law at London School of Economics and a Master’s in International Business Law at King’s College, University of London. He also holds a BE in Economics (Honours) and the License in Law from Cairo University.
Partner and CEO, ECA Italia
He began working in 1996 as a consultant with Executrain Italia, an American company focused on ERP consulting and training on the company process reengineering. In 1997 he joined PKF Consulting of the Pannel Kerr Forster Worldwide Network as a juionr consultant deepening finance management and management control issues. In October 1998 he joined ECA Italia where he held roles of increasing responsibility (Key Account Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager) until taking on the role of Managing Director in 2011. ECA Italia is the leading Italian company on Global Mobility issues, has a client portfolio of over 330 groups in 2021 and has 35 employees distributed between Milan and Rome.
Head of Legal, International Mid-Downstrem and Chemicals activities, Eni SpA
Barbara Benzoni, is currently heading the legal assistance of the International Mid-Downstream and Chemicals business of Eni SpA, with a team of 24 lawyers (based in Italy, UK, France, Belgium, Germany and Tunisia). Barbara Benzoni has a degree in Law from the University Statale of Milan and has covered several roles of responsibility in Eni from 2002 providing legal assistance in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. Italian and Russian mother tongue, fluent in English and French.
Pierluigi Berchicci has over twenty-five years of Investment Banking and Capital Markets experience. In 2010, he co-founded ValeCap, a financial advisory company, specialized in providing investment banking services in the renewables and infrastructure sectors.
Before 2010, he spent thirteen years with Merrill Lynch and three with Morgan Stanley, in London, New York and Milan, with management roles at Italian (Head of Corporate Debt) and European (Head of Public Sector DCM) level. Pierluigi Berchicci structured several principal investment, non-recourse financing and securitisation transactions, for a wide range of asset classes (infrastructure, NPLs, real estate, financial assets, lotteries, tickets, libraries of rights, working capital), including many “first time” deals.
Head of Legal & Compliance, Nokia Europe and President of the Board of Directors, Nokia Italy
Emiliano Berti is Head of Legal & Compliance, Europe at Nokia, besides he is serving as President of the Board of Directors at Nokia Italy. Emiliano manages a team of 50+ lawyers and contract managers with responsibility for over 60+ countries. Before joining Nokia, Emiliano served in different legal roles at General Electric based in Florence, London and Paris and he started his career in private practice working with law firms Carnelutti and McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Emiliano has been Member of the Legal Affairs Committee of Assomineraria from 2009 to 2014 and member of the Advisory Board of Foreign Investors at Confindustria from 2017 to 2021. Emiliano graduated as a lawyer in Italy from La Sapienza University in Rome and he holds a LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania – Carey Law School and he has been admitted to the bar in Italy. Emiliano has authored several publications and he is an habitual speaker at several international conferences.
General Counsel, The New Yorker Magazine
Fabio Bertoni is General Counsel of The New Yorker magazine, where he is responsible for reviewing all articles, website posts, videos, and other content published by The New Yorker before their publication, as well as supervising legal issues surrounding The New Yorker Festival and other events. He began his legal career at the Hughes Hubbard & Reed firm. Prior to working at The New Yorker, Fabio was assistant general counsel at HarperCollins Publishers, where he conducted the pre-publication review of non-fiction books, and handled legal issues for the Children’s Division, negotiated author-publisher agreements, and advised on licensing copyright and trademark issues. Prior to that, Fabio was vice president and deputy general counsel for ALM Media, publisher of The American Lawyer, the New York Law Journal, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines across the United States. Fabio also serves as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he teaches a seminar on Media Law Drafting. He graduated from Columbia Law School and from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Founding Partner, Bergs & More
Corporate lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar, with a strong international litigation and arbitration’s background. He has accrued a large experience on national and cross border Corporate and M&A transactions, commercial contracts, FDI and international joint ventures. He is chairman of the Supervisory Board of several leading Italian Companies and international Groups pursuant the Legislative Decree 231/01. He has deep knowledge on construction, energy, and infrastructure industries mainly in U.S., European, Russian, Middle East and African jurisdictions.
Riccardo is Partner of BonelliErede and he has been based in Cairo since 2016. Riccardo has an extensive experience in African markets with a focus on project and export finance, acquisition and corporate finance and project contracts.
He is member of the Africa Team, Construction & Engineering Focus Team, Energy & Infrastructure Focus Team and Banks Focus Team.
Senior Counsel, EMEA Litigation, IBM
Alessandra graduated cum laude at the University of Siena, Italy and got her LL.M Degree at the University College London (London, UK) in 1997. She is a qualified Italian lawyer and in 2006 Alessandra completed her master’s in business administration at the SDA Bocconi, Milan (Italy).
After several years spent in major international law firms in Milan, Alessandra joined the IBM Legal Department in 2001 where she started her career path as in-house lawyer with national and international responsibilities, including covering leadership roles in Italy and Middle East and Africa where Alessandra has been assigned from 2014 until 2017.
In April 2022, Alessandra has been appointed as EMEA litigation Lead Lawyer. From 2017 till April 2022, Alessandra has been the Head of Legal department of IBM Italy. She is a member of the Senior Legal Leadership Team in Europe.
Since 2019, Alessandra has been appointed as Representative for Lombardy and Liguria of the Italian Association of In-house Counsels, leading the larges territorial unit of the association with over 600 associated lawyers.
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.
Partner, Head of Banking & Finance, CMS
Paolo Bonolis has been the head of the Banking and Financial Law Department of CMS in Itay since 2005.
His professional activities and experience includes advising some of the top Italian and foreign banks and financial institutions on complex financing transactions and regulatory matters. He also assists globally-active clients in the investment services, venture capital, fintech and digital finance sectors.
Paolo is contract professor at Luiss University and Luiss Business School.
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Marcello Bragliani is a partner in Milan and Regional Chair of the Finance Department in Europe. He 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.
Partner, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati – Studio Di Consulenza Tributaria & Legale
She graduated in Economics and Business legislation from Milan’s Università Bocconi.
She is registered with the Association of Chartered Accountants (Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti) of Milan and the Register of Auditors (Registro dei Revisori Legali).
Her practice includes tax and corporate advice, mergers and acquisitions and tax planning for national and international groups. She has acquired significant experience with private equity transactions and is regarded as one of the leading private equity and M&A advisors.
She is a Statutory Auditor and non-executive director in companies, including listed companies, that are members of national and international groups.
She is a contract professor at the tax faculty of a major Italian University, is the author of publications and a speaker at tax M&A and private equity conferences.
Legal & Compliance Director, Axpo Italia
Stefano Brogelli is a qualified Italian lawyer, specialized in energy and financial law.
He graduated from Università Cattolica di Milano and holds a financial and commercial law LL.M from King’s College London. He is Legal & Compliance Director at Axpo Italia S.p.A., one of the main players of the Italian energy trading and retail market.
Before joining Axpo, Stefano has been a member of the Legal CEE team at UniCredit Group.
Stefano is member of AIGI and Italiastatodidiritto.
Managing Director Head of Mid Corporate, SACE
With extensive experience in Structured Finance and Export Credit, Mario Alejandro Bruni has been in SACE Spa since 2004, where he has held various key positions. Previously, he lead different business areas and regions within Citibank.
He currently is the Head of Mid Corporate, responsible for SACE’s domestic network activities while contributing to the development of new operational areas and giving a significant boost to the commercial network. He is based in Rome, Italy (SACE’s Headquarters).
Partner, PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti
Pietro Buccarelli is a distinguished M&A lawyer, Partner at PwC TLS where he heads the GEO M&A Italian Practices. Pietro advises Italian and foreign corporations in public and private M&A (both domestic and crossborder), private equity transactions, IPO track and financial/debt restructuring and general lending transactions.
He has formerly practiced in arbitral proceedings and alternative dispute resolutions before major international institutions.
He has also attended as an adjunct/assistant professor at the Bologna Summer School of Loyola Law School where he taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and also at the Bologna Summer School of the Golden Gate University, San Francisco, where he taught Comparative International Trade Law.
Pietro holds a law degree from the Università di Bologna and has attended the LL.M. program at Queen Mary & Westfield College in London. He is a member of the Italian Bar Association and has formerly qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), London.
Head of Tax Affairs, Enel
Alessandro Bucchieri is since 2014 Head of Tax Affairs of Enel Group the largest multinational utility by market capitalization in Europe operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Alessandro is qualified as certified public accountant in Italy and is a member of the Italian Institute of Auditors. He joined Enel in 2007 covering different senior and executive positions in Administration Finance and Control function. From 2002 to 2007 Senior Manager of Deloitte & Touche and previously in Arthur Andersen where he started his professional career in 1993. Main focus areas are international taxation, complex group reorganization processes and structuring of cross border business combination. He is member of the Tax Practice Advisory Council of Vienna University WU, member of the steering committee of the EBTF (European Business Tax Forum), member of the executive board of IFA (international Fiscal Association) Italian Branch.
Associate Director, The Carlyle Group
Guido Buttari is an Associate Director advising on European buyout opportunities. He joined Carlyle in 2017 and is based in Milan.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Guido worked at McKinsey and Co., where he spent more than two years in the Strategy & Corporate Finance practice.
Guido holds a BSc degree in Economics from Bocconi University and a MSc in Finance from HEC Paris.
Founder & CEO, Pharmercure
Maurizio is CEO and one of the founders of Pharmercure, the home delivery service for medicines and every kind of pharmaceutical products that links customers to pharmacies.
After the high school degree in accounting and a two years work experience in the sustainable packaging field, Maurizio started studying Economics at University of Turin. After the first year, at the age of 22, he started working at Pharmercure project.
In 4 years, he led the company to raise millions of euros from public, private, corporate and institutional investors, building a team of more than 20 talented people and operating in more than 30 cities in Italy.
General Counsel, Fincantieri
Giuseppe Cannizzaro is General Counsel of Fincantieri.
Previously, he was of counsel in Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners law firm.
He is the author of numerous articles on financial market regulation published in law journals.
He edited the commentary on the legislative provisions on investment solicitation published in Commentary to the T.U.F., edited by C. Rabitti Bedogni, Giuffre’, 1998 and on the subject of takeover bids published in Commentary to the T.U.F., edited by G. Alpa and F. Capriglione, Cedam, 1998.
He owns a Law degree from Università La Sapienza of Rome and he is registered as a member of the Rome Bar Association.
Managing Director & Head of Energy EMEA, ING Bank
Valerio is Managing Director & Head of Energy Emea, ING BANK. 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 and he is also Adjunct Professor at L.U.I.S.S. Business School.
Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, EF Solare Italia
Vita Capria is the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs of EF Solare Italia.
She holds a Jurisprudence Degree from the Libera Università Internazionale in the “Guido Carli” school of Social Sciences. From 2000 to 2011, she was a Senior Associate for the Chiomenti legal firm, where she specialized in M&A, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Project Finance, Infrastructure, Energy, Real Estate and Commercial Agreements.
In 2011, she became head of the legal department for RTR Capital, the leading photovoltaic company funded by British private equity firm, Terra Firma. Here, she worked on important asset acquisitions in the photovoltaic utilities field, stemming from both national and international energy concerns. As Chief Counsel for RTR, she was instrumental in the selling off of the entire RTR portfolio, equal to 334 MW of photovoltaic assets and covering all of Italy for the firm, F2i. After the purchase was finalized in 2018, she joined EF Solare Italia where she continues on in her current role.
HR Business Partner, JustEat Takeaway.com
Massimiliano Carbonari is the HR Business Partner of Takeaway.com Express Italy, company belonging to Just Eat Group. He is responsible for industrial relations and has participated in the process that consolidated a new employment model in Italy for more than 6000 workers of the so-called gig economy. Through his career he has hold a variety of roles in operations and HR in different industries, from travel and leisure to entertainment and retail. Massimiliano is graduated in Humanities in the University of Bergamo, with a specialization in HR.
Deputy Vice President and Communication Manager, AIGI
Over the years Wanya gained significant and diversified professional experience in law firms, publishing houses, Companies and groups in the audiovisual media sector, gaining knowledge of business processes in legal, corporate, tax and commercial matters.
She has held various positions in the Italian Association of In-house Lawyers (AIGI), from Secretary-Treasurer to Deputy Vice President and Communication Manager in charge.
Among the various publications she co-edited the volumes published by Giuffrè Francis Lefevre for AIGI “Internet and copyright: the implementation of the EU Directive” (2022),
Avvocato in Milan and Avocat au barreau de Paris, Enrico Castaldi is the founder of CastaldiPartners, law firm with offices in Paris, Milano, London Brussels, and Lyon. 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 of cross-border investment transactions, industrial and commercial agreements and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings. Based on his more than thirty-year experience, he also deals with the definition of the most important litigation strategies.
Board of Directors Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs, Assicurazioni Generali | Chair, AIGI
Giuseppe Catalano is secretary of the Board of Directors and Head of Corporate Affairs at Assicurazioni Generali since 15 January 2015, with responsibility for coordinating management of corporate governance-related activities, including as the secretary of the Board of Directors and Board Committees.
Previously, from 2005 to January 2015 he was legal and corporate affairs executive director at Indesit Company SpA, with responsibility for coordinating all the group’s legal and corporate activities. From 2000 to 2005 he was head of legal and corporate affairs at Natuzzi SpA, listed on the NYSE, and before that he was in-house counsel in banks in Italy and Luxembourg.
He is a qualified lawyer and earned a diploma of post-graduate specialisation from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.
He has been an expert witness for the state in a criminal prosecution relating to analysis of the investigated companies’ organisational and control models under Italian legislative decree 231/2001.
He is the author of numerous academic articles in various areas of civil and commercial law. He is Chair of AIGI (Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa) and member of the Consultative Working Group of the Secondary Markets Standing Committee of ESMA.
Stefano Paolo Catelani
Founding Partner, Calimala Legal, Adjunct Professor of International Business Law, Webster University
Stefano read law at the University of Rome and, after a two-year traineeship within a law firm in Florence, he took the Bar Exam and qualified as an avvocato in Italy. He then worked as an in-house counsel for a major Italian pharmaceutical company for five years, and he subsequently joined the legal department of DuPont de Nemours, a multinational chemical company. At DuPont, he has advised several subsidiaries and various business units in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was initially based in Italy and then he was called at the European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He then moved to the External Affairs department of Dupont where he worked as Director Governmental Affairs (Europe) both in Brussels and Geneva, and he eventually returned to the Legal department.
Stefano was until recently working as General Counsel for the DuPont Safety & Construction Business Unit within the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. He was responsible for legal compliance of the business units in these regions and he coordinated the work of his colleagues based in the Middle East, Africa and Black Sea countries on general corporate matters.
His most recent practice focused on compliance, general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, including divestitures and joint ventures. In addition, he dealt with all aspects of conflicts management and disputes settlement.
He is a former President and currently board member of the Geneva based Association of International Business lawyers (AIBL), and he is an active member in several other professional and trade associations including being a member of the European Advisory Board of the New York based Conflict Prevention and Resolution International Institute.
He recently formed his own firm, Calimala Legal, in Geneva where is also active as Adjunct Professor on International Business Law at Webster University in addition to giving lectures on the same subject at various other Universities.
Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, Tinexta
Martina Cavinato is currently Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs in Tinexta, listed on Euronext Star Milan an important Italian group of the digital economy that promotes the growth of companies and SMEs in the Digital Trust, Cybersecurity, Credit information & Management, Innovation & Marketing services. She has held positions of increasing responsibility including in InfoCamere S.C.p.A. and InfoCert S.p.A. with a focus on digital services. She graduated in Law at the University of Padua and earned a Master’s degree in Internet Law at University of Padua and an MBA at Tor Vergata University of Rome.
Partner, PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti
Cristina leads the Capital Markets department of PwC TLS and is responsible for the legal activities of the ESG platform. She is further member of the PwC Talents
She has consolidated experience in domestic and cross border M&A transactions involving public and private companies, IPOs on all Euronext markets as well in private equity transactions and general lending transactions.
Cristina also provides legal assistance to listed companies on corporate governance and sustainability matters, including those undergoing transformation into benefit companies and B Corporations.
In addition, Cristina also regularly publishes contributions for Wolters Kluwer and Giuffrè on issues relating to corporate law, corporate governance and capital markets law. She has been ranked in Chambers Europe 2022 Corporate M&A Mid Market and she also sits in the AIFI M&A Committee.
Partner, Maisto e Associati
Partner of Maisto e Associati since 2003, Marco Cerrato assists corporates and individual clients on all matters related to domestic and international tax law with a focus on controversies related to tax residence of companies and individuals, permanent establishments, transfer pricing, tax avoidance, withholding taxes, tax treaty issues, business restructurings and alleged tax frauds. In that context he has developed an extensive experience in tax disputes’ resolutions through settlements, arbitration and mutual assistance procedures as well as in regularisation procedures. He also works closely with banks, family offices, high net worth individuals and international families for generational/estate planning, lifetime asset transfers and ownership structures, taxation of trusts, transfers of tax residence to/from Italy and taxation/structuring of art collections and philanthropic activities.
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 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.
General Counsel, NTT Data Emea | ECLA Board Member | Member of AIGI General Council
Giovanni Cerutti is Senior Vice President, Board Secretary and Regional General Counsel of NTT DATA Emea Ltd. (UK), owned by NTT DATA Corp, an Information Technology Group stocklisted in Japan. Since 2012, he is leading the Legal & Compliance Department across Emea Region, with current direct focus on compliance-related roles as OdV in Italy and Supervisory Board in Germany. Ever since, contributed to the successful closing of multi-jurisdictions M&A deals in Europe, Vietnam and Latin America and also gained professional experiences in Italy and UK, as CIPP/E DPO (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe). After graduation in Law and practice, he attended a Master’s Course as Fulbright Scholar at Urbana-Champaign Law School (USA).
In the last 40 years, worked as In-House Lawyer for various International Groups (ENI, Honeywell, Bull, Wang, Getronics, Value Team, Value Partners, NTT DATA).
He is AIGI member as well as Board member (pro-bono) of ECLA – “European Company Lawyers Association”, https://ecla.online, a non-profit umbrella Association made by AIGI plus 21 European National Chapters. He is co-author of papers published by Giuffrè for AIGI: “Internet and copyright: the implementation of the EU Directive” (2022) and “M&A contracts” (2007). In 2014, he contributed along with 60 authors from various countries and background to the ECLA White Book “Company Lawyers: independent by design”, published by Lexis Nexis. Married with 2 children.
Head of M&A, Terna
Head of Legal, Telepass Group
Daniele Ciccolo joined Telepass in 2017 in order to build a legal team. Graduated at the Catholic University of Milan, Master, Lawyer in Milan since 1998, he has provided, as internal counsel, legal assistance to companies belonging to different industries, including energy, telecommunications, services, infrastructures, payments.
The Telepass Legal Department that Daniele leads since then provides assistance in all legal areas required by Telepass Group, including, among the others, competition law, payments, consumer law, corporate law, insurance regulation, data protection, Italian and foreign contracts, to name just a few.
The Telepass Legal Department also provides legal support in the 15 countries where Telepass Group is offering its services and follows Telepass expansion in the new business areas and partnerships.
Daniele has been member of committees and has held hearings with Authorities and Ministries; he has been conference speaker and lecturer in legal matters.
He is convinced that “legal tech” and “digital law” are opportunities that in many cases are giving rise to a new way of being a lawyer (internal or external), without forgetting the “fundamentals” of the legal profession.
Expert in Copyright and Regulation of Media and Electronic Communications
Liliana Ciliberti is a well known expert in contracts, copyright and in the regulation of media, information, and electronic communications. Former Senior Director of Sky Italia, she has consolidated a long in-house experience in the fields of Regulation, Competition, Consumer matters, Litigation, Copyright, and Intellectual Property. Before Sky Italia, she worked in the Legal Department of Tele+ and before that in the Legal Department of RTI (Mediaset Group). She publishes articles in law journals, as well as in sector publications, and speaks regularly in masters and seminars.
Vice President, Head of Legal of NTT DATA Italia S.p.A.
Rosy Cinefra is Vice President, Head of legal of NTT DATA Italia cluster, leading legal, data protection, quality & management systems functions. She also serves as secretary of the Board of Directors, Data Protection Officer and member of the Supervisory Body of NTT DATA Italia. Licensed attorney with over 15 years of experience managing legal affairs and complex negotiations in Italy and abroad. She holds a law degree from the University of Turin, a Master in European Studies and International Relations from la Sapienza in Rome and an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialization from Hamline University in the US. Innovative lawyer with extensive international legal, commercial, corporate and M&A, litigation, data protection, cybersecurity and ESG expertise.
Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Social, Banco BPM
Graduated with honors in Modern Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures at the Università Cattolica in Milan, Licia Ciocca has a long professional experience in the international banking sector.
Her career started in Intesa SanPaolo in the finance area and continued in The Royal Bank of Scotland plc with ever-growthing managerial roles in the business and commercial sectors. In 2015 Licia was called to manage the unwind and closure of RBS’ Italian branch, which occurred in 2017. This experience allowed Licia to enhance her leadership and people management skills, leading her to a new professional path. In 2018 Licia entered in Banco BPM with managerial roles in HR, first as Head of Gestione Controllate and then in 2019 as Head of Training. In November 2021 she was appointed Head of Inclusion Diversity and Social, a new structure created with the aim of encouraging in the bank an inclusive culture respectful of any kind of diversity
Paolo Ciocca is Commissioner in Consob since March 2018.
Previously, he covered the role of Deputy Director General of the Security Information Department – DIS, Presidency of the Council of Ministers (2013-2018). From 2007 to 2013, he has been Secretary of the International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD (the IFI of the UN system). From 2005 to 2007 he has been Director General, Head of the Tax Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance, MEF. He has been Director of International Relations, Tax Department, MEF (2002-2005). In 2002 he also covered the role of Director of the Tax division, Italian Banking Association – ABI. In the yeard 1998 and 2001, he was Economic Advisor of the Minister of Finance. Previously, from 1991 to 1998, Banca d’Italia, Tax Relations Service & Financial Supervision Department. From 1990 to 1991, he worked at the Research Department of IS.V.A.P. (Italian Insurance Supervision Authority). Paolo Ciocca had also some international assignments. He has been Former Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs of the OECD (2006-2010) and Former Member of UN Group on Taxation Matters, upon appointment of the Secretary General of the United Nations (2006-2009).
Camilla Cionini Visani
General Director, ItaliaFintech
Strong analytical and financial background developed in over 11 year of corporate finance in leading international investment banks in London. Long standing experience in Boards non-executive roles in the corporate and financial sectors. Actively involved in governance, ESG and shareholders’ value creation themes. During 15 year experience in established Italian institutions (SACE, CDP and Confindustria) widened export finance skills, added a deep knowledge of international and institutional relations, developed a wide and high profile network and lobbying capabilities. Currently General Director in the leading Italian Fintech association
Group General Counsel, Trussardi
Sara Citterio joined the Trussardi Group in 2001 and she is currently heading its Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Department. Her main responsibilities are corporate and legal affairs, corporate governance, intellectual property, dispute resolution, compliance and sustainability, and legal support to all subsidiaries and branches worldwide.
Before joining Trussardi, she spent several years at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, a private non-profit organization operating in the health sector serving as Legal Counsel and Assistant General Counsel focusing on healthcare law. Sara graduated at the Università Cattolica of Milan in International Law. She is a qualified Italian lawyer with a substantial in-house experience, mainly in IP, privacy, compliance and corporate matters, litigation and strategic commercial deals. She is also a member of the internal Sustainability Committee and of the Group Supervisory Board. She is a regular panelist at legal and public seminars, and she teaches fashion law and intellectual property protection in several master courses and lecture series. She’s a visiting lecturer at the Fashion Law Master at the Luiss University in Rome and at the Università Cattolica of Milan.
Private Equity Vice President, EQT Group
Niccolò Consonni joined EQT Partners in 2019 and is based in Milan as part of the Equity Team.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, Niccolò was an Investment Professional at Ares Management in London, where he focused on EMEA and North America buy-out opportunities. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as Investment Banking Analyst in the EMEA Healthcare team.
Niccolò holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Bocconi University and speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
Partner and Location Head “Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Area”, DLA Piper
Giulio Coraggio is the Partner who heads the Intellectual Property & Technology department in Italy and is the Global Co-Chair of the Gaming & Gambling group of the firm. He has over 20 years of experience assisting Italian and multinational companies on information technology, Internet and eCommerce law matters, data protection and cybersecurity issues, and gaming and gambling contentious and non-contentious legal aspects. He has gained considerable experience in assisting primary international businesses on complex data protection compliance projects and dawn raids and investigations run by the Italian privacy authority, the Garante, as well as European privacy authorities and the disputes before them and competent courts. In addition, he has assisted leading international groups in the management of some of the most significant cyberattacks in Italy and Europe, including some of the most severe ransomware attacks and the consequential cybersecurity compliance programs. He is an expert in drafting and negotiating international commercial and technology supply agreements and contractual and regulatory aspects concerning innovative projects on artificial intelligence, machine learning, NFT, the metaverse, and cryptocurrency contracts. He also advises some of the most relevant operators and publishers in the market on regulatory and contentious gaming and gambling matters and esports, eCommerce and epayment projects.
Legal Affairs and Compliance Director, Vodafone
Antonio Corda has been Legal Affairs & Compliance Director of Vodafone Italy since May 2017 and is a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the company’s 231 Supervisory Body (Organismo di Vigilanza). He joined Vodafone Italy in 2009, taking roles of increasing responsibility until he became head of the Legal Department in 2012.
From 2000 to 2009 he was General Counsel of the Tiscali Group and a member of the Board of Directors of Tiscali Italy and Tiscali UK. He owns a law degree from the University of Cagliari and has been a qualified lawyer since 2002; in 2005 he obtained a Master of Business Administration at SDA Bocconi (Milan). He is a member of the Board of Directors of INWIT S.p.A (FTSE MIB), a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Adertising Board (Istituto dell’Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria) and a member of the board of arbitrators of the Telco Industry Association (Confindustria Digitale).
He lives in Milan, is married and has two children.
Managing Director, American Chambers of Commerce in Italy
Simone Crolla joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (“AmCham”), affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce, as Managing Director in April 2009. Founded in 1915, AmCham is a private non-profit organization which aims to facilitate the development of economic and political relations between the United States and Italy.
Since January 2020, he is founder and Board Member of Synergo Capital SGR SpA, an asset management company with the aim of launching two new funds: the first one of Private Equity, focused on Italian companies with investment projects towards the American market, the second one of Venture Capital, aimed at supporting the growth of startups and innovative SMEs.
Since April 2019, he is a Board Member of Tesmec S.p.A. as Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration and Appointment Committee. Tesmec is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of products, technologies and integrated solutions for the construction, maintenance and efficiency of infrastructures related to the transport and distribution of energy, data and materials.
Since November 2018 he leads the Advisory Board of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, an ecclesiastical body operating since 1387, and is a member of the U.S. Board of Directors of the International Patrons of Duomo di Milano, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in New York.
Since 2018, he is the advisor of Walgreens Boots Alliance’s main shareholders, Mr. Stefano Pessina and Ms. Ornella Barra, on all Government Relations and Business Development issues, supporting the Italian development of the Group both institutionally and strategically.
Since 2015, he is the Senior Advisor of Lincoln International, a global investment bank with a strong focus for the mid-market, specializing in M&A, debt advisory, private capital raising and restructuring.
Group General Counsel, Dedalus
Since December 2020 Giovanni Cucchiarato is the Group General Counsel of Dedalus, a leading international group in the healthcare software business, representing the highest level of experience and functional completeness in IT systems to support clinical processes (www.dedalus.eu). Previously partner of an international law firm listed on the London Stock Exchange, Giovanni is an experienced corporate and M&A practitioner, with a focus on cross-border transactions involving international clients. He has also an extensive expertise in the FinTech sector (e.g. investment crowdfunding and applications of blockchain technology in the financial markets) and, in general, in the study of the impacts of new technologies from a legal and regulatory standpoint. Recognised for 5 consecutive years by Chambers & Partners Global and Europe guides in the categories Corporate/M&A and Foreign Expertise in Germany (“internationally minded practitioner”); as well as by Legal500 in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice area (“professional with strong skills, intellect and commercial acumen, and he has always shown maximum availability and responsiveness – undoubtedly the number 1 for fintech in Italy and in the commercial dynamics of operations between the Italian and German markets, thanks to his bilingual expertise”). Among Italian, English and Portuguese, Giovanni is fluent in German, having studied also at the University of Heidelberg and worked at the Berlin office of one of Germany’s leading law firms. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, and lectures at courses and seminars organised by the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore, as well as by Italian Universities such as Politecnico of Milan and the Cattolica University. Giovanni has also contributed to several articles and papers on Fintech topics and on the relations between technology and law.
Mario Cucinella is the founder and creative director of MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, firm specializing in research based architectural design linked to sustainability issues. In 2015 he founded SOS – School of Sustainability, a master aimed at training professionals in the field of sustainability. In 2018 he was curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Arcipelago Italia. The impact and importance of his work, both from an environmental and social point of view, as an architect and educator has been recognized with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (2017) and with the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2016).
Partner, Latham & Watkins
Giancarlo D’Ambrosio is a partner in the Milan office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses primarily 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.
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.
CEO, Eemaxx Engineering
Giuseppe D’Alessandro is the CEO of EEMAXX Engineering, Founder and General Manager of Master Consulting Group for both the Italian headquarters and the Bulgarian branch, Founder and Director of Capital Consulting, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Energea Investments and CEO of Kren Invest Guinea, an independent renewable energy developer based in Guinea.
Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of EEMAX Services and Principal Chief Executive Officer of Kled Energy Italia.
In addition to his previous experiences, Giuseppe has been appointed as financial advisor and vice president of various local governments in the Campania Region (i.e. Salerno Chamber of Commerce), legal and economic advisor for credit institutions or GDO. He was also responsible for verifying the procedures for granting contributions.
Over the last three years, he has completed renewables projects in Europe, Central Asia and Africa, including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea Bissau and Conakry, Libya, Senegal and Sudan.
Giuseppe holds a Bachelor’s in law from the University of Salerno.
Head of Legal and 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 and challenging tasks 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. He’s an authoritative legal voice on several subjects, including, in particular, OTC derivatives and sustainable finance.
Marco De Bernardin
Associate Managing Director and Italy Country Leader Forensic Investigations and Intelligence, Kroll
Marco De Bernardin is an associate managing director and Italy country leader for the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Milan, with a focus on Italy, Malta, Austria, Greece and the wider Mediterranean area. With more than 10 years of relevant experience, Marco has worked in both the public and private sector, conducting complex assignments in a variety of jurisdictions across Europe, Africa, and South East Asia. Marco oversees a wide range of investigations and advisory assignments for corporations, financial institutions, law firms and international organizations. Over the years, Marco has led multiple investigations into leaks of information and theft of intellectual property. He has also managed numerous complex due diligence investigations in support of IPOs and other critical transaction. He has worked with clients and their legal advisors on civil litigation and internal investigations matters requiring a combination of computer forensics, analysis of public domain materials and intelligence-gathering to support successful investments. He has also conducted workplace investigations related to white-collar crime, workplace violence and harassment, and abuse of authority.
Marco graduated in political sciences at Roma Tre University. He received an M.A. in international relations with a concentration in strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to joining Kroll, Marco worked as a consultant in New York and as a business analyst based in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Baku, Azerbaijan.
Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insurance, CMS
Nicolò d’Elia is a Partner in the CMS Dispute Resolution & Insurance team. He began his collaboration with CMS in 2013, working in the Milan and London office. Nicolò has been seconded to some major insurance companies in London as well as headed up for several years the Italian Desk at the CMS London office. Nicolò is an experienced litigator with a remarkable track record in the commercial, corporate, finance and insurance law areas. He has been gaining outstanding expertise in managing legal issues related to corporate and professional risks, their litigation and insurance implications with emphasis on matters related to a wide range of professionals (e.g. lawyers, medical practitioners, statutory auditors, architects, etc.) corporate liability and liability of directors and officers, financial institutions as well as on large, complex and cross-border claims. He regularly assists clients before Italian Courts, Arbitration Tribunals and in mediation procedures. Nicolò is highly specialized in insurance law from a contentious point of view, advising insurance companies, brokers, MGAs, TPAs on a wide range of claims (e.g. D&O, PI, PO, MedMal, G.L., cyber, etc.) as well as from a non-contentious point of view advising clients on regulatory matters, corporate issues (e.g. establishment of branch), in negotiating, drafting or localizing contracts (e.g. distribution agreements) and insurance products. He also represents and assists clients before IVASS (the Italian Insurance Regulator) for alleged infringements of insurance law and regulations. Nicolò has also experience in carrying out audits on behalf of insurers to MGAs, TPAs and law firms. He also assists clients in placing W&I policies as well as on cyber issues.
Italo de Feo
Partner, Co-Head TMC, CMS
Italo de Feo is Co-Head of the TMC department – Technology, Media and Communication and is also responsible for the International Technology Group at CMS. Italo joined the firm as Partner in 2012. Throughout his career, Italo has developed far-reaching expertise in the fields of commercial law, technology and intellectual property law, with particular expertise in matters of technology services outsourcing, software and licenses, internet and telecommunications regulation and privacy issues. Italo de Feo is both an Italian attorney and an English solicitor.
President of the Board of Directors, Acque Bresciane
Gianluca Delbarba, since 2016 Chairman of the Board of Acque Bresciane, a company managing the integrated water cycle in the Province of Brescia. Delbarba is also Chairman of the Pegaso Fund and was a senior manager at Ernst & Young.
A former President of the Free Academy of Fine Arts of Brescia and other companies, he is still a partner in Revidea (a company of administrative audits) and a member of the Board of Utilitalia (Rome).
Acque Bresciane’s activities have always been guided by a strategic framework that includes economic and financial development as part of a larger program of environmental and social sustainability, as well as relationships with the local community and stakeholders.
Andrea Di Paolo
Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs BAT South Europe and Vice President BAT Trieste S.p.A.
Andrea Di Paolo was born in Rome on February, 21 1971. Graduated to “La Sapienza” University of Rome, he joins BAT Italia S.p.A. in 2002 after some years of experience in law firms. In BAT he holds increasing roles and responsibilities within the legal department, becoming Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Italy in 2015. Since 2017 he was appointed as Head of Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance for BAT Southern Europe, managing under his responsibility 18 countries across the Mediterranean area. Starting from February of this year he was also appointed as Vice President of BAT Trieste SpA, a company created to manage the BAT Innovation Hub, the new center for the development and production of new generation products that is being built in Trieste.
Lorenzo Di Vecchio
Legal, Ethics & Compliance Director EMEA, 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.
Group Legal and Compliance Manager, Coficab
Maha Driss is the Group Legal and Compliance Manager at Coficab Group, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of automotive cables and wires, headquartered in Tunisia and having manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&D and innovation centers in 13 countries and 4 different continents. Coficab Group is part of Elloumi Group, a family business active in the automotive cables and harnesses, energy cables, agri-food, real estate and banking sectors.
Maha cumulated an extensive and diversified inhouse experience managing and growing Coficab Group’s global legal team and external counsels. Prior to joining Coficab Group, she held the position of Regional Legal Counsel at Hewlett Packard in charge of North Africa and French speaking African countries for several years where she practiced and developed her business and interpersonal skills in addition to handling complex contracting and M&A transactions for her region.
Maha is also registered at the Tunis Bar since 2005. Before joining the inhouse community she practiced as business lawyer in one of the top law firms in Tunisia advising international clients on major transactions such as participation in the capital of the historical Tunisian telecom operator, several M&A transactions, and large industrial and energy projects.
Maha is member and North Africa Representative at the of the American Association of Corporate Counsels.
Maha has a master’s degree in Common Law from University of Tunis El Manar. She fluently speaks Arabic, French and English and has a conversational level in Italian and Spanish.
Group Vice President Corporate Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Southern Europe, Discovery Networks International
Marcello Dolores is Group Vice President – Legal & Regulatory of Warner Bros Discovery Southern Europe. In his role he oversees all legal and regulatory matters for the system and serves as the primary legal advisor to the regional organization’s senior management team of Southern Europe (Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal). He advises and works on major contracts and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, regulatory compliance, and public affairs strategy dealing with major competent authorities in the territories and working in relevant associations with industry partners.
Regional Lead Counsel Middle East and North East Africa, Siemens Energy
MOGY is an award winning International Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and bilingual business leader who acts currently as a Regional Lead Counsel at Siemens Energy with an outstanding track record of 26 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. 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 fair knowledge of French and Italian. MOGY has 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.
Ceo, Luce SpA
Chief Executive Officer of the Luce Group and General Manager of the Ludoil Group. He has been Chairman of SACE since December 2019, former member of the Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019 and of the Related Parties Committee. He has extensive experience in Investment Banking, Strategic Advisory, Finance, Energy and Infrastructure. He has gained experience in privatisation processes, with particular reference to liberalised sectors, energy, water and essential public services.
Pier Francesco Faggiano
Partner Corporate M&A, Dentons
Pier Francesco Faggiano is one of the founding Partners of Dentons in Italy and a member of the global Corporate M&A group.
He has an extensive experience assisting clients on private equity and M&A transactions, joint ventures and other corporate law matters, including corporate governance issues.
He has a consolidated expertise advising on cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations.
His experience is recognized by Italian and international clients, that include large national and multinational industrial groups, as well as Italian and pan-European investment funds and financial institutions.
He focuses on a number of different sectors, such as Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Manufacturing.
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.
Head of Tax, Pirelli
Graduated in Economics and Business at Cattolica University of Milan, Accountant, Auditor.
He begins his career in 1988 as auditor in Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
From 1990 to 1997 he works for Unilever, initially as internal auditor, successively working in the Italian Tax Affairs Department and then taking on the role of Tax Manager Western Europe in the holding company.
From 1998 to 2003 he is Group Tax Director in Indesit.
In 2003 he joins Vodafone as Tax Director Italy and in 2009 he takes on the role of Joint Group Tax Director in the headquarters, where he works until 2012.
In 2013 he is nominated Group Tax Director of Falck Renewables S.p.A.
In 2015 he joins Pirelli taking on the role of Head of Tax.
General Legal Counsel, Grupo Visabeira
ISABEL FERNANDES is the General Legal Counsel of Grupo Visabeira since august 2006, which, since April 2009, also includes Grupo Vista Alegre. The Portugal-based conglomerate, Grupo Visabeira, is active in diverse business sectors (telecommunications, energy, technology, industry, construction, real estate and tourism), with an international presence in 16 countries around four continents (Europe, Africa, Asia and America) and marketing its products and services in more than 120 nations, counting currently with 12.500 employees.
Graduated in Law from Coimbra’s University (Portugal), and being a registered Lawyer at the Portuguese Bar Association, Isabel Fernandes professional career is characterized by a diversity of performed functions, at the public and private sectors, as well as countries/jurisdictions where they have been developed over time.
Having initiated the professional career at 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 (1993-1994), Isabel Fernandes was then 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). After such, Isabel Fernandes moved to Africa, specifically to Mozambique which is a country Visabeira’s General Legal Counsel 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). Also in Mozambique, Isabel Fernandes was correspondent of the “International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation” (IBFD) (2002-2006), having ensured support in legal and tax matters relevant to the Mozambican legal system, with continuous reporting of legislative changes, namely at the fiscal level and issuing opinions and other relevant information in the context of the functions assumed by the IBFD.
Isabel Fernandes currently leads a thirteen–person legal team in charge of ensuring in-depth support and advice on diverse and complex legal subjects taking an essential role within the management structure of the Portuguese multinational and multi-sector company Grupo Visabeira.
Isabel Fernandes has also assumed since March 2021 the Presidency of the Diversity & Inclusion Commission of the Federation of Portuguese speaking Lawyers (FALP), which main objective is to raise awareness of the issue of diversity and inclusion in the legal sector, promoting diversity and inclusive practices, contributing, by this way, to the training of the Portuguese-speaking lawyers for the defence of citizens in matters where violations of the law may exist on the basis of discrimination of race, sex, religion, etc. Portuguese speaking lawyers represent about 1.600.000 in the various jurisdictions distributed by four continents – Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
Founder, The Fool, Partner, 42 Law Firm
Hacker and Adjunct Professor in “Corporate Reputation and Storytelling” at the Economics Faculty of the University of Pavia, Matteo is Founder of The Fool, the leading Italian company in Reputation. Through this company Matteo helps Leaders, Corporations and Organizations to best express and protect their Reputation and their Strategic Positioning. He is anchorman of an appreciated and easygoing video-blog (YouTube and Facebook) called “Ciao, Internet!”.
In his everyday life, Matteo is Strategic Consultant (including Personal Consultant) for Corporate Leaders and large Clients, working to help them achieve their Strategic Objectives.
Managing Director, Head of M&A and Transaction Solutions Southern Europe, Aon
Andrea Foti is Managing Director in the Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions team since 2020. He leads the Southern European region, advising Italian and international financial sponsors and corporates on managing risks & enhancing return in M&A transactions. Prior to joining Aon, Andrea spent 20 years in Investment Banking, having advised private equity funds and corporates in M&A, Equity & Debt Capital Markets transactions. Andrea worked in EY, Vitale&Co and was one of the Founding Partners of Eidos Partners, an independent investment bank in Italy. He previously worked in London and New York in Citigroup, JP Morgan and Accenture. Andrea is Member of the AIFI M&A Committee and holds a degree in Business at LUISS – Guido Carli University in Rome.
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).
Giovanni Foti has been included in the Who’s Who legal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of his services for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
President of Honor, AFJE | General Counsel, European Payment Initiative (EPI)
General Counsel of Ingenico and of the European Payments Initiative, a private company launched by key European banks and aiming to create a Paneuropean unified payment solution. Previously Secretary General of major CAC 40 international companies Worldline Accor, Vallourec and Club Med : in charge of Legal, Compliance, CSR, Risks and M&A
Independent Board member of several entities: Compagnie des Alpes, Institut Pasteur,
Stéphanie Fougou is very committed to helping young people build successful and meaningful career paths: she teaches in several institutions (EGE, EDHEC, ENM) and mentors several young people through the association Proxité. Stéphanie Fougou is also a member of the Think Tank “les Gracques”, to which she brings her expertise on legal and business issues.
General Counsel, 1inch Network
Orest Gavryliak is General Counsel for 1inch Network. Orest is the chief legal officer of 1inch (the world leading DEX aggregator) since its creation. Before that, Orest has been a fintech advisor for eight years in the digital assets industry, with focus on peer to peer protocols, making him one of the most recognized and expert legal manager in crypto and Decentralized Finance
Founder & CEO, Jobby
Andrea is an serial entrepreneur and an experienced manager with a bold passion for building innovative products and challenging projects. He started his professional activity as a creative designer and has collected over 20 years of experience working for top advertising, digital and consulting firms like Nurun, Publicis and EY where he lead multi-disciplinary teams and managed many national and international accounts. In 2016 he launched Jobby with the mission to change the job industry with technology introducing a new way to match businesses with temp workers, tearing down barriers and giving people the freedom to transform their job into something significant for their life, and not vice-versa. In 2021 he launched his second venture co-founding Zick Learn, an innovative Saas training platform for creating and distributing beautiful text message based courses. He believes in the power of innovation in creating top quality experiences.
Giulia Maria Governa
Giulia is a Senior Director at Lazard. She has more than 15 years of experience working both for the Milan and the London office where she spent more than 3 years. Focused on strategic and financial advice to corporates and private equity funds on M&A transactions, Giulia has a significant track record in the Consumer & Retail sector in particular in the Luxury/Branded Goods.
Among others, over the last years he advised: Investindustrial in the creation of Design Holding through the combination of Flos, B&B Italia and Louis Poulsen, Neuberger Berman in the disposal of Vini Farnese to the US fund Platinum Equity and DeA Capital (De Agostini Group) in the disposal of Gruppo La Piadineria to Permira.
Giulia Maria holds a BSc. in Economics from University of Turin. Giulia also worked as assistant lecturer at the Private Law and Business Administration Departments at the University in Turin.
Head of Fintech & Insurtech Observatory, Politecnico of Milan
Laura Grassi, PhD is Assistant Professor of Investment Banking at Politecnico di Milano and Director of the Evening EMBA at POLIMI Graduate School of Management. As Director of the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory, she is involved in stimulating digital innovation in the financial industry in Italy, collaborating with financial institutions, startups and public administrations, being author of publications at national and international level. She is co-supervisor of the Politecnico di Milano team in the CFA Research Challenge.
Francesco Inturri is a lawyer with extensive experience in corporate law, commercial agreements, protection of industrial property, information technology and data protection regulation and related obligations, as well as criminal corporate liability of corporations and related obligations (i.e. drafting of organizational models).
Francesco coordinates, together with Francesco Marconi, Andersen’s Sustainable Innovation Desk, a multidisciplinary working group that supports companies and entities in the transition towards policies of social impact and civil responsibility, consistent with the current regulatory framework.
Alessandro La Rosa
Head of Department “Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and Unfair Competition”, Studio Previti
Alessandro joined the Previti firm in 2001. He deals with intellectual and industrial property rights, new technologies and social media law and has particular experience in the field of copyright and related protection in the digital environment.
He is a member of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property). Since 2019, Alessandro has been a ranked lawyer at Chambers Europe in the Intellectual Property: copyrights sector.
Partner, Linklaters Italy
Tessa Lee is a dual English and Italian law-qualified partner with a long-established track record as an energy lawyer, specialising in renewable energy, oil & gas and conventional power-related matters. She heads the firm’s Energy, Infrastructure and Renewables practice in Italy.
Tessa advises borrowers and lenders, including commercial banks, multilaterals and export credit agencies (ECAs) domestically and internationally, on financings, including project, export credit, leveraged and acquisition finance, principally in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She is also actively involved with the firm’s initiatives surrounding Africa, including developing and maintaining African client and institutional relationships.
Tessa also heads the firm’s European Export Finance Practice, is a member of the firm’s ECA group, coordinates the Italian ESG working group and is a member of the Italian CSR committee and the firm’s global D&I committee.
Andrea Lensi Orlandi
Partner, PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti
Andrea, is a lawyer, Supreme Court Attorney, he took his MSc at the Statale di Milano and has an LLM at King’s College in London in new technology law. He is a Partner at PwC TLS and Head of the New Law team, a group of professionals who put up single services to active companies in innovation, technology and data policies fields and with an exclusive teamwork group with skills in IP, IT, data privacy, legal cyber and digital. And this is based on the assumption that there is no project or activity in the field of innovation that does not touch almost all the aspects above mentioned. The New Law team operates in all market sectors, from the consumer market to the TMT world, health, pharma, transportation as well as the financial services area. The New Law team is also responsible for the development of IT solutions for the legal profession. Assisted by the developers, AI and robotics experts of the PwC network, they have created the Legal Digital Suite. A tool that allows digitally to manage all areas of a company’s compliance. Andrea has put together a team that not only deals with all the legal aspects of technology, but practically does it on a daily basis in a unique way for the legal market. Finally, Andrea is the partner responsible for all the legal offers of PwC TLS at the Rome office, acting as a connection point for all the legal skills present in the capitoline territory.
Group 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.
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.
Chief Legal & Corporate Secretary Affairs Officer, Orange Tunisie
Senda Maaouia is Chief Legal and Corporate secretary affairs officer at Orange Tunisie, Since 2013. She’s also part of Orange Tunisie leadership team and a member of the executive, ethical and security committee.
Senda Maaouia was awarded a bachelor degree in private law from the Tunisian law university followed by a DESS in company litigation.
She started her professional career in 2000 with «ABC Bank» as a legal advisor and was promoted to the position of a legal director in 2007. Senda Maaouia is also IN-HOUSE Counsel Certified (ICC).
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 Chair of the European Region of the International Fiscal Association and President of the Italian Branch of the same organization (IFA), member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam, 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.
Associate Director – Head of Italy, Howden
Giulia is an Associate Director at Howden M&A.
Prior to joining Howden M&A, Giulia worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Milan) and, before that, at BonelliErede, where she focused on corporate M&A and private equity transactions.
At Howden M&A, Giulia leads the Italian business utilising her experience as an M&A attorney to advise clients on M&A insurance, structuring solutions for their transactions.
Giulia holds a law degree from Bocconi University in Milan and an LLM master degree from the London School of Economics.
Founder & CEO, Cosaporto.it
Stefano has had a long carrier in consultancy, having spent 17 years in Accenture as Director of the BPO Business Unit (1996-2013). He has also matured significant financial and commercial experience, having been the CFO and Business Development Head for ConTe.it for 4 years (2013-2017). More recently, he has been the Head of Motor Business for HDI Assicurazioni for 2 years before moving into being the full time CEO of Cosaporto in 2019.
Chairman of the Finance Commission, Chambers of Deputies
Luigi Marattin was born in Naples in 1979. BA in Economics of Public Administration and International Institutions at the University of Ferrara (2001), MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick (2002), Ph.D in Economics at the University of Siena (2007). Fulbright scholar at New School, New York University and Columbia University in New York (2005). Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna (currently on leave) where during the years he teached macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, advanced monetary policy and financial markets. He has also teached undergraduate and postgraduate courses in economics at many institutions (among which LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, James Madison University in Florence) and has been invited as speaker at research seminars in universities and policy institutions (such as European Central Bank and European Stability Mechanism). His research work includes professional papers published on many international journals, on topics ranging from the transmission mechanism of fiscal policy to the welfare implications of alternative fiscal and monetary policy rules.
He was member of the City Council of Ferrara (2004-2009), Board Member of municipal utilities (2009-2010), member of the City Government for Budget and Finance (2010-2014), Economic Advisor of the Italian Prime Minister (2014-2018). Since 2018 he is a Member of Parliament, and from July 2020 Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2021 he has proposed and led the preliminary work of the Italian Parliament on a possible fiscal reform.
Managing Director Europe, ACC Association of Corporate Counsel
Giuseppe Marletta is Managing Director Europe at ACC, Association of Corporate Counsel. He is responsible for leading strategy and membership initiatives in Europe by building new members’ initiatives, supporting educational and networking opportunities, developing stronger relationships with other in-house counsel associations and legal service providers.
Until January 2019, Giuseppe was General Manager of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) based in Brussels. In this role he was responsible for the management of the association and implementation of its strategic plan. This included increasing membership, sponsorship, programming, communications. Prior to his role at AIJA, Giuseppe was an Association Manager at Interel, a global association management company, where he helped launch and grow six trade and individual membership organizations, and oversaw events, conferences and sponsorship development.
Giuseppe has a Master’s in Public Relations from the University of Catania and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
He is Board member at ESAE (European Society for Associations Executives).
Principal, Bain Capital Private Equity
Mr. Massetti joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2014. He is a Principal in the Consumer, Retail & Dining Vertical and a member of the European Private Equity team.
Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, Mr. Massetti worked in J.P. Morgan’s London office on the Diversified Industrial and Real Assets coverage team.
Mr. Massetti received an MS in Finance and a BS in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University.
Marco advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, capital markets and compliance matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital increases, budget and accounting regulations, public purchase bidding and public exchange offerings, disclosure obligations of listed companies, commercial contracts and other extraordinary transactions of regulated entities.
His experience spans various industries including banks, insurance and other regulated entities.
Executive Director Private Debt, Tikehau Capital
Martino leads the Private Debt activity in Italy for Tikehau Capital, having arranged several transactions such as Dedalus, BIP, Intellera, Surfaces, Biofarma. Before joining Tikehau Capital in 2019, Martino spent his previous years focusing on leverage and corporate finance in the banking industry, of which more than 10 years in Crédit Agricole. Martino holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
CEO, FIMI – Federation of the Italian Music Industry
Political Science graduate, Enzo Mazza began his career as a press officer at an important banking institution. After an experience in a public relations agency he became BSA – Business Software Alliance, the worldwide association of software producers, responsible for Italy. In 1996 he was appointed Secretary General of FPM, the Federation against Music Piracy; from 1998 to 2013 he held the roles of General Manager first and then President, and today he is CEO of FIMI, the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.
He also chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and in 2010 he became President of SCF, a leading company in the management of music performance rights.
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Italy, Ardian
Rosario Mazza is Managing Director. Rosario is a board member of portfolio companies such as Inwit, ASTM, SIAS, 2i Rete Gas and SEA Milan Airport.
Rosario joined as analyst Ardian in 2010. He has worked in broad range of infrastructure transactions in the energy, transportation and telecom sectors.
Previously, he was analyst in Project Finance in BNP Paribas. He graduated at Politecnico of Milan.
Key Accounts Director, Elibra
Silvia Mazza, Key Account Director and co-founder of Elibra, started her career working in Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management Technologies European Research projects. Since 2007 she applied these technologies to the legal sector and in 2013 she acted as Project Manager for an innovative case management system, engaged by two primary Law Firms. Leveraging this project, in 2017 Elibra was founded as the company which develops and commercializes the most innovative law firm management software. Elibra enables the law firm transition to an enterprise dimension, supporting management control through advanced data analysis, end enabling knowledge management and knowledge discovery through firm precedents, legislation and case law by advanced tagging, clustering and retrieval. Silvia is part of Elibra board of directors, she’s directly involved in the strategy e product roadmap definition, as well as in all organization processes coordination and key accounts management.
Managing Partner, Ashurst
Carloandrea Meacci is managing partner of Ashurst Milan office and a partner in our energy & infrastructure practice.
Carloandrea has extensive experience in project financing and in the energy and infrastructure sectors (both financing and corporate/M&A). He advises on both domestic and international mandates in Italy, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, in M&A and financing transactions (including bonds and project bonds).
Carloandrea’s wider experience includes real estate finance, acquisition finance, asset finance and export credit.
Michele Milanese is a partner and the head of Ashurst Italian tax team.
Michele has a significant experience in financial and corporate taxation as well as on the tax aspects related to structured finance, private equity, global banking, project finance, asset finance, energy and securitisations transactions. He regularly assists important Italian and international clients in pre-litigation, litigation, tax compliance and transfer pricing.
He is the author of several publications in Italian and international journals and held conferences and lectures on legal and fiscal issues.
Head of Legal, Everli
Marta Minaldo is the Head of Legal of Everli, the leading European e-grocery marketplace headquartered in Milan with operations in Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and France. She joined Everli in 2020, where she has set up the in-house legal department and where she is in charge of the legal and corporate affairs of the Everli Group. Before Everli, she has worked as legal counsel for Piaggio SpA and Salvatore Ferragamo SpA. Prior to moving in-house, Marta has worked between London and Milan as a lawyer in private practices for 5 years. Marta earned her law degree from the University of Trento, Italy. and she has been a member of the Bar in Italy since 2013. She has worked extensively in matters involving corporate law, IP law, international litigation, competition law, compliance and labour law.
Lawyer at the Venice Bar, Fabio Moretti has been General counsel of major companies and multinationals for about 25 years. Over the years, he has gained experience and expertise in the field of IP and negotiation of complex contracts, especially in the luxury and fashion sectors and in the world of art. He is President of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, President of the Music Conservatory of Venice and of the National Conference of Presidents of the Academies. He is secretary general of the Venice Chamber of Arbitration and a member of its Board of Directors.
Partner Tax, Dentons
Roberta Moscaroli is a partner based in our Rome office and a member of the global Tax practice group.
She is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and Auditor.
Roberta has extensive experience advising national and international companies and groups, financial institutions and investment funds in relation to M&A, deal structuring, banking and private equity transactions, covering a wide range of sectors, including IT, communications, media, fashion, design, medical and paramedical sector, energy, water, transportation, shipping, banking and insurance.
She serves as a Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of several Italian companies.
Group head of institutional affairs department, Intesa Sanpaolo
Jacques Moscianese is group head of the Institutional Affairs Department of Intesa Sanpaolo, managing for the Group the Institutional Relations with Public Institutions, Regulatory Authorities, Antitrust Authorities, and all the relevant associations, including consumers associations, both at national and European level.
Qualified lawyer in Italy and France, he previously was the Group Head of Antitrust Affairs and Strategic Support of Intesa Sanpaolo.
Additionally, Jacques has been selected as a Future Leader in the financial industry in 2018 by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) based in Washington DC. Also, he is Board Member of ICC Italia (Italian Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce) and “Expert-Associé” of the European Center for Law and Economics at Essec Business School Paris. Lecturer of European Union Law at the University of Milan, Jacques often participates as panelist in conferences and seminars.
Education: Jacques earned a degree in law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon – La Sorbonne. He also earned a degree in International Public Law from the University of Siena and a Master Degree in International Private Law from the Catholic University of Milan.
He speaks French, Italian, English.
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.