WSG European Regional Meeting 2024

  • When: 19 - 21 June 2024
  • Where: Rome, Italy

Gianni & Origoni invite WSG members to the WSG Europe Meeting 2024. The meeting will be held in Rome, Italy and the program will feature guest speakers, panels and discussions. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect through multiple networking opportunities with colleagues in the region.

Program

Wednesday, 19 June
13:30 - 14:00
Emerging Leaders Group (ELG) Welcome Networking
Sina Bernini Bristol - Meeting Room Enea
Piazza Barberini, 23, 00187 Rome, Italy                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

14:00 - 17:00
Workshop Session: The Art & Science of Making an Impact

A Master Class for Emerging Leaders on impactful business development and networking, presenting, leading and working internationally so as to have maximum influence. 

Sina Bernini Bristol - Meeting Room Enea
Piazza Barberini, 23, 00187 Rome, Italy


Guest Speaker

Peter Alfandary

CEO
PRA CrossCultural & Development

18:30 - 22:00
Welcome Cocktail and Dinner Reception

Gianni & Origoni Office
20, Via delle Quattro Fontane,
Rome, Italy   00184 


Thursday, 20 June
Venue: Sina Bernini Bristol Hotel
08:00 - 09:00
WSG Women’s Group Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome

Speaker

Francesco Gianni

Founding Partner
Gianni & Origoni
Speaker

Raimondo Premonte

Partner
Gianni & Origoni

09:15 - 10:30
Guest Speaker Presentation: Cybersecurity - You Are More Vulnerable Than You Could Ever Imagine

This panel will begin with a guest speaker presentation on how to respond to ransomware attacks, followed by presentations from panel members sharing their experiences with these attacks. Preparations (playbook) and responses to attacks, including theory vs. practice will also be discussed.



Guest Speaker

Giuseppe Mocerino

President
Netgroup SpA
Moderator

Hans Rudolf Trüeb

Partner
Walder Wyss Ltd.
Panelist

Nick Holland

Partner
Shoosmiths LLP
Panelist

Artemis Amalia Metaxa

Associate Partner
Chrysostomides Advocates and Legal Consultants
Panelist

Dahae Roland

Partner
Delphi
Panelist

Raz Tepper

Partner
FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00
Panel Presentation: Why are Law Firms Prime Targets of Cybersecurity Attacks: Need for Action

In this panel, we will focus on the exposure of law firms to potential cybersecurity attacks. In view of the preceding panel's conclusions on the threat of such attacks, we will discuss which specific internal and external measures can help law firms to mitigate the risk of becoming victims. In particular, we will cover key aspects such as client privilege, insider regulations, professional responsibility and criminal liability and the pros and cons of cyber risk insurances, ISO-certifications and the cloud for law firms. We will also look into how law firms can protect themselves against social engineering attempts.



Moderator

Alexander Appel, LL.M.

Partner
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd
Panelist

Paul Carlyle

Partner
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Panelist

Georgia Depaulis

Client Advisor
Marsh
Panelist

Alejandro Padin Vidal

Partner
Garrigues
Panelist

Özer Zivali

Counsel
Van Doorne

12:00 - 14:00
Luncheon

14:00 - 15:00
Discussion Panel: ESG as a Driving Factor for M&A – Opportunities and Trends Across Europe

The growing importance of ESG for investor M&A strategies. We will focus on the development of new investment opportunities as governments increasingly align their policies with ESG commitments and the trend of traditional energy and industrial players seeking to access favorable green markets and capabilities to reduce carbon usage. We will also discuss some of the ESG risks in M&A including valuation uncertainty, the impact of increased due diligence and screening through the ESG lens and how deal terms are changing to cater for ESG factors.



Moderator

Keavy Ryan

Partner
A&L Goodbody LLP
Panelist

Marie Brasseur

Partner
ALTIUS/Tiberghien
Panelist

Amund Fougner Bugge

Partner
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
Panelist

Vincent Netter

Partner
Jeantet
Panelist

15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30
Guest Speaker Presentation: Climate Change and Corporate Governance: the CSRD

This panel will begin with a guest speaker presentation on climate-related risks and opportunities that have a significant impact on corporate assets and what directors' duties are under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. A panel discussion on ESG regulation and litigation in Europe will follow on the impacts of the new directive on corporate sustainability due diligence and adjudgments needed.



Guest Speaker

Sabrina Bruno

Full Professor of Business and Company Law
University of Calabria - Luiss G. Carli
Moderator

Regina Glaser, LL.M.

Partner
Heuking
Panelist

Alessandra Ferroni

Partner
Gianni & Origoni
Panelist

Martin Ströhmann, LL.M. (Chicago)

Salaried Partner
Heuking
Panelist

Lukasz Szegda

Partner
Wardynski & Partners

18:30 - 22:00
Tour and Dinner

Villa Farnesina Tour and Dinner at Villa Sospisio 
Via di S. Francesco di Sales 22
Roma RM, Italy 00165
Bus transportation provided. Meet in hotel lobby at 18:00. 


Friday, 21 June
Venue: Sina Bernini Bristol Hotel
09:00 - 09:30
Speaker Presentation: The New Frontier of Space Economy - How to Exploit it

Space law isn’t just about international treaties and policies, but also about practical, day-to-day law application.         



Speaker

Augusto Cramarossa

Head of Strategic Area Coordination and New Space Economy Unit
Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Speaker

Giorgio Martellino

General Counsel
Avio SpA

09:30 - 09:45
Coffee Break

09:45 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: Comparative Visions in Space Law

This panel will discuss on the Legal Models in Space Law, Public and private in space governance, and will assess State Responsibility, Damage and Environmental Implications in Outer Space.



Moderator

Stefano Mele

Partner
Gianni & Origoni
Panelist

Bob Calmes

Partner
Arendt & Medernach
Panelist

Andreas Lenz

Partner
Heuking
Panelist

Espen Tøndel

Partner
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

11:00 - 16:00
Networking Event: Guided Tour of Roman Houses of the Celio Hill (Optional)

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Roman Houses of the Celio, one of the most fascinating sites in underground Rome due to the original decorations and the historical events that have led to significant structural changes over the centuries. The remarkably well-preserved frescoed rooms, along with their high artistic and religious significance, make the Roman Houses of the Celio an essential stop for anyone seeking to explore ancient Rome. After the tour, enjoy a seated lunch at Inroma restaurant, located in the heart of Rome near Campidoglio, known for serving the best Carbonara in town.

Transportation provided. Meet in hotel lobby at 11:15. 

 


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