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Managing Partner Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato

Luca Arnaboldi, the Managing Partner of Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato, 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 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 has been elected Deputy Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy for the 2018-2020 term. In addition, Luca is a professor of Mergers and Acquisitions Law at the University Carlo Cattaneo of Castellanza (LIUC). He has also lectured at various courses and seminars, at the University of Milan, at Milan’s Politecnico University, at the LUISS University in Rome, and at numerous conferences where he is a regular speaker on specialist financial and legal subjects. He is the co-founder of the Strategic Management Course for International lawyers at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. Luca is ranked among the leading corporate and media lawyers by Chambers & Partners. Luca is also ranked among the leading media lawyers by Media Law International. Luca was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1989 and gained audience rights before the Supreme Court in 1999.


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Secretary-General Milan Chamber of Arbitration, President IFCAI & Director ISPRAMED

Stefano Azzali is Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration and President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI). He also is the Director of the Institute for the Promotion of Arbitration and Conciliation in the Mediterranean (ISPRAMED). He is a visiting professor in Arbitration Law at Bocconi University – School of Law in Milan and 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). He is currently a member of its Federal Court of Justice of the same Federation. He is also a member of the Formula One International Contract Recognition Board. He is the author of articles and publications on arbitration and he acted as arbitrator in several institutional proceedings (ICDR Rules, ICC Rules, DIS Rules, Swiss Chambers Rules etc).


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General Counsel New Yorker

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.


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Group Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Board at Audemars Piguet

Nicolas Burgener is Group Head of the legal function at Audemars Piguet Group, fine watch-making manufacturer and retailer. He manages and supervises the Group Legal Affairs Department (made of 10 employees) and he is Member of the Group Executive Committee. His main focus areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate law, competition law, intellectual property, sponsoring, distribution and legal compliance. He studied in Fribourg, Switzerland, and in Tuebingen, Germany. He took the Geneva Bar before becoming a certified tax expert. He spent a few years in a major “Big Five” and in a private practice law firm before joining Audemars Piguet in 2006.


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


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Founding Partner CastaldiPartners

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


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Founding Partner Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

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


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General Counsel Egypt, Siemens Technologies S.A.E.

Dr. Mohamed Elmogy is General Counsel for Egypt at Siemens Technologies. Prior to this, he was the Head of Legal and General Counsel for Egypt, Libya, and Sudan at one of the top multinational pharmaceutical companies. His legal expertise includes litigation, dispute resolution & claims, compliance & governance, drafting and reviewing agreements, employment matters, negotiation. Prior to 2016, Dr. Elmogy was the Compliance & Ethics Officer MEA at Pepsi Co International, based in the Dubai regional office. He is a senior legal counsel and compliance officer with a track record of 21 years of hands-on legal experience across major commercial groups from the telecoms, shipping and oil & gas sectors in emerging markets such as the Middle East. His impressive professional background includes, among others, positions such as Senior Legal Counsel at Qatar Petroleum in Doha and Senior Litigation & Property Lawyer at Vodafone in Cairo. Dr. Elmogy successfully obtained his Ph.D. in International Commercial Arbitration at the American Arab Academy in partnership with the Texas University in the US and his master’s degree in Law MSC in International Legal & Commercial Transactions and Logistics at the Arab Maritime Academy for Science and Technology in Egypt.


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Legal Government & Industry Affairs Senior Director, General Counsel & Compliance, Toyota Mexico

Luis F. Lozano Olivares is responsible for Legal (as General Counsel for Mexico Operations), Government and Industry Affairs, Trade, Compliance and Corporate Communications for Mexican Toyota operations. He participated as the representative of Toyota with government and Mexican private sector during the negotiations of USMCA. He joined Toyota Motor Sales de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. in 2005 where he has worked since as responsible of the Legal Department. Prior to this, in 2001 he practiced law in Mexico City with Baker & McKenzie as an associate of the firm. He also obtained a master ‘s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious IE Business School. His expertise includes among others, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance matters, contracts, foreign investment and as General Counsel he has familiarized with other relevant legal matters such as labor, tax, environmental concerns, international trade and investment, transfer of technology and industrial property, Product Liability and Consumer Protection. Luis F. Lozano Olivares earned his law degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, being admitted to practice throughout the Mexican Republic since 1998.


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Group Legal Director at Elsewedy Electric

Mahmoud Shaarawy is Group Legal Director at Elsewedy Electric and is the head of a team of 32 Lawyers serving about 96 companies in the Middle East and in Africa, specialized in energy, telecommunications, construction, turnkey projects, and manufacturing. His legal expertise includes contracting, services, consulting, purchasing, corporate, construction and company operations. He ensures compliance with MEA country laws and general matters such as land, corporate, competition, employment, intellectual property, dispute procedures, and claims management. Mr. Shaarawy has extensive experience in EPC agreements and related financing agreements, mainly handling agreements related to power generation, electricity transmission, electricity distribution, substations and infrastructure projects. He also reviewed and negotiated several project agreements related to renewable energy. Mr. Shaarawy’s previous experience includes working at ElDib Advocates where he expanded his legal expertise in several law fields and working as a legal counsel for the Multinational Corporation (Oracle) and International Corporations (Alkan & ElSewedy). He graduated from Alexandria University, with a bachelor’s in Law – English Department. He has a master’s degree in Logistics, Finance, and Legal Affairs from the Arab Academy for Science & Technology as well as a diploma in International Law from Ain Shams University.


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Senior Legal Manager at Value Retail

Johana is Senior Legal Manager at Value Retail, a UK company operating in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping Villages (the own Fidenza Village in Italy). From 2016 until 2018, Mrs. Roucayrol was Group General Counsel at ST Dupont and prior to this she was the Head of Legal at Le Tanneur et Cie. She is a 15 years experienced lawyer who has always been operating in international and multicultural environments, mainly focusing on the Luxury industry within French listed companies. She has strong skills in business, competition and distribution law and in Insurance policies management. She started her career at Huber Vercken law firm followed by LSK & Associés. She has strong expertise in legal advising and contracts management with an operational and service-oriented approach. Her background includes significant experience in disputes and claims management (7 years experienced lawyer at the Paris Bar).