GC Disputes Summit Australia Fri 1 Jan 2021 | , Australia
Venue: Establishment Ballroom Merivale, 252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The inaugural GC Disputes Summit Australia will bring together leading GCs and in-house counsel across the country to discuss how the GC community will adapt to the new regulatory and investigations landscape in light of the Hayne Royal Commission. Panel discussions will range from regulatory investigations and enforcements and associated class action risk, to climate change litigation and cross-border recovery and tracing of assets. Attendees can expect high-profile speakers, plenty of time for debate and discussion, and networking drinks to end the day.
GC Disputes Summit – Australia
Panel I – The Rise of the Regulators
This session will focus attention on the governance challenges faced by corporates when dealing with what can be a simultaneous triad of (1) regulatory investigation and associated punitive enforcement (be it civil and criminal), (2) associated remediation of customers or systems and (3) associated class actions on behalf of customers or shareholders.
Panel II – Climate change litigation – what is on the horizon and how to mitigate risk for your organisation
Climate change is no longer just an ethical issue but now also a financial one. To what extent will a failure to disclose risks to the market expose your organisation? Climate change litigation represent a commercial and reputational risk for corporate Australia. In recent years there has been a number of high profile class actions commenced by shareholders overseas relating to climate change issues. There has also been one such action filed in Australia. What developments can we expect to see for climate change litigation in Australia and what steps can you take to ensure your organisation is prepared? Our panel of leading litigation and ESG experts will discuss the developments in this space including what might lie ahead for climate change litigation in Australia.
Panel III – Fraud prosecution and enforcement
Focus will be on: investigation and prosecution of civil fraud (internally within an organisation or against it by external parties); urgent court actions (freezing search orders and recovering confidential information); and cross-border recovery (including enforcement of foreign judgments) and tracing of assets
Panel IV – Managing board, governance, and reputational risk
Australian businesses face an increasingly complex framework of established and evolving legislation and regulations concerning civil, criminal and regulatory risks. Coupled with a landscape with more active regulators, dramatic media headlines, potential personal liability, and where “community expectations” serve as a barometer for assessing corporate behaviour, the task for boards and senior executives in effectively managing conduct risk can seem overwhelming. In this panel we look at how the company’s legal team can help navigate that task.
Drinks and canapes
Chris Pagent, partner, Corrs
Chris focusses on bet-the-company litigation. He specialises in class actions, securities litigation, white collar, product liability and property claims. He regularly acts for leading financial services institutions, disclosing entities, international manufacturers, public instrumentalities, professional service providers, and c-suite officers.
His expertise is acknowledged in many Australian and international directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Doyles’, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Australian Financial Review’s Peer Review.
Chris is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Class Action Committee, the National Product Liability Association and the Defence Research Institute.
Andrew Korbel, partner, Corrs
Andrew is an experienced litigator and has been a trusted adviser to both the private sector and government for more than 20 years. He works with clients to resolve complex and high-value commercial disputes, and protects their interests in inquiries and investigations.
His recent experience ranges from massive corporate collapses to telco network joint venture disputes, and large-scale litigation between government and global pharma.
Andrew also helps importers, exporters and industry bodies to navigate trade investigations, and disputes arising from them, in Australia and internationally.
Mark Wilks, partner, Corrs
A leading litigator who is involved in some of the most valuable litigation in Australia involving assets worth billions of dollars, Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in ‘bet the company’ disputes, and is recognised as a market leader in this area.
His practice primarily focuses on financial services and resources, while his experience also spans a range of other areas including class actions and media. He has also been involved in some of Australia’s largest insolvencies, advising banks, investors, creditors, trustee companies, directors and insolvency professionals.
Mark regularly appears on his clients’ behalf before superior and appeal courts, including the High Court of Australia, and in confidential commercial arbitrations. He has consistently been listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Best Lawyers.
Mark is a member of the Insolvency and Restructuring Subcommittee at the Law Council of Australia.
Tim Case, partner, McCullough Robertson
Tim is a partner in McCullough Robertson’s litigation and dispute resolution group, where he practices commercial litigation across a range of industries. Tim has a particular interest in the investigation and prosecution of fraud related matters. He also has extensive experience in conducting the defence of regulatory proceedings, as well as the independent investigation of Crime & Corruption Commission complaints.
GC Summit Peru 2021 Fri 1 Jan 2021 | , Peru
Venue: Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima, Avenida Jorge Basadre 367, Distrito de San Isidro, Lima 27
Undoubtedly, Peru experiences one of its best business moments in the continent and the demand for in-house legal departments proliferates in those companies that seek to extend their internal legal capacity to respond quickly to the business opportunities offered by many industries in the country.
Topics such as, the exchange of pre-M&A sensitive information, the adoption of new INDECOPI procedures and their impact on the corporate scenario, the integration of new effective anti-corruption models, productive decentralisation among others will be addressed by legal experts in four panels of discussion. These panels are specifically designed to give the audience the right knowledge to handle the challenges and opportunities presented by the corporate legal sector with the best legal strategies designed by experts of the most successful companies in the country.
The Legal 500’s GC Summit Peru invites the best in-house counsel and the GC’s from Peru’s most prominent companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges and opportunities they are facing in 2020 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Peru promises to be a practical and forward-looking event, bringing together the country’s top legal minds.
GC Summit Peru 2020
Registration and light lunch
How to develop strategies Pre- M&A and the effects on M&A transactions in Peru.
The panellists will discuss the latest in Peruvian M&A regulation and will then enter into a broader discussion on M&A transactions including the specific challenges that the regulation presents for legal practitioners and what is expected from future regulation in this area.
What are the most efficient, fast and secure information exchange protocols when mergers or acquisitions are prepared?
What impact do the deadlines and legal procedures established by Indecopi have when the legal advisors and in-house lawyers comply with the regulation and what consequences do companies face when failing to comply with the procedures?
How to distribute the costs of M&A
How to recognize and avoid anticompetitive behaviours prior to the authorization of an M&A
Mauricio Olaya, Principal Partner, Head of the M&A and Corporate Practice, Estudio Muñiz (moderator)
Pierino Stucchi, Partner, Estudio MuñizDaniella Ponce Rázuri, Legal & Compliance Corporate Director, Prosegur
Gianmarco Tagliarino, VP Corporate Affairs & Transaction Structuring, Grupo Breca
How to successfully conduct an M&A Transaction
This practical panel discussion will see participants share strategies and methodology on how the parties of an M&A transaction should prepare themselves in order for it to a successful and efficient process. The speakers will debate (i) the importance of having an agile and experienced internal legal team with clear defined duties; (ii) the rendering of external legal services from the early stages of an M&A transaction; (iii) the utility of industry experience of the external legal team; and (iv) the importance of an orderly and efficient due diligence procedure, among other subjects.
When is it recommended to invoke the services of an external legal counsel? Should external counsel hired on retainer-basis also advise a client in an M&A transaction?
How must a legal team be structured in an M&A transaction?
Which are the roles of the in-house legal team in an M&A transaction?
Which are the main considerations for sellers and buyers during the legal ue diligence procedure?
Carlos Arata, Partner, Rubio Leguia Normand (moderator)Gianna Macchiavello Casabonne, Director of Legal Services, Repsol Peru
Juan Antonio Castro, Chief Legal Counsel, Intercorp
Marcel Cordero, Legal and Compliance Director, Alicorp
Decentralization, negotiation and digital transformation
The legislation for Peruvian workers seeks to overcome the lag of the last thirty years, while legal advisors look for tools that allow workers and corporations to be approached in a concerted manner and protected by the legal framework. In this session, expert panelists will talk about the best strategies to ensure clear and transparent union negotiations that are ethical and free of corruption and compromise
Why do companies decentralize, and what are the impacts of this trend?
What legal tools allow counsel to recognize leaders, trade unions and other third parties who employ unethical or corrupt practices to dominate the negotiation s and harm the collective and the employer?
María Teresa Capella Vargas, Chief Partner of the Labor Area, SANTIVÁÑEZ ABOGADOS (moderator)Julio Ramírez Bardalez, Former Legal Manager, Unión Andina de Cementos S.A.A
Waldir Reyes Santiváñez, Partner of the Labor Area, SANTIVÁÑEZ Abogados – Piura
César Delgado Caviedes, Senior Associate, SANTIVÁÑEZ Abogados
Juan Carlos Requejo, Vice Minister of Labour, Ministry of Labor and Promotion of Employment of Peru
Business and corporate compliance: keys for an effective
anti-corruption modelPanellists will discuss central issues in the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs, as well best practices for due diligence in commercial interactions with third parties. Specifically, the panel will discuss prevention and verification procedures that have been successfully implemented by compliance functions in the past, and the ways of identifying and mitigating corruptions risks throughout the supply chain.
What approach should be taken toward third parties who are the subject of an official investigation and/or the subject of adverse press?
Internal investigations: what protocols should companies implement so as not to harm due process, rights and legal obligations of all involved?
Protocols: What protocols should the legal and corporate compliance functions follow in relation to the communication with authorities regarding internal investigations?
Why is it important to combat private corruption with a comprehensive approach and how should the boundaries between permitted commercial practices and prohibited practices be clarified?
Jose Reaño, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados (moderator)Mariana Olivares, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Sodexo Perú
Maria Del Carmen Blume Cilloniz, Deputy Manager, Ferreycorp
Antonio Olortegui, Central Manager of Corporate Affairs, Legal and Compliance, LATAM Airlines
GC Powerlist: Latin America – Peru 2020
Antonio Olórtegui, Central Manager of Corporate Affairs, Legal and Compliance, LATAM Airlines
Antonio Olórtegui joined LATAM Airlines Group in 2006, since then he has occupied several positions such as Head of Employment, Head of Regulation and Competition, Legal and Compliance Manager, and, in 2017, he was appointed Director of Corporate Affairs, Legal and Compliance.
In 2008, Mr. Olórtegui, was appointed international law clerk in the financial and corporate department at the Holland & Knight LLP law firm in the United States, while carrying out his corporate duties as Head of Regulation and Competition in LATAM.
In the last few years, he has served as a board member of the Peruvian Association of Air Companies (APEA), Association of International Air Transport Companies (AETAI) and regular board member of CONFIEP, the most important association of the private sector companies in Perú.
Antonio Olórtegui, holds a degree in Law from the “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú” and Lima Bar Association, with Master in Public Services Regulation by the “Universidad Pacífico”.
Carlos Arata, Partner, Rubio Leguia Normand
Carlos is a Partner of the Financial and Corporate Practice Area, specializing in project financing, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, as well as other corporate operations.
He has significant experience on project finance, issues in the capital market, corporate financing and mergers and acquisitions, especially covering the retail, energy, hydrocarbon, mining and infrastructure sectors, both in the local and international market.
His professional career has been highlighted by the most prestigious international specialized publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR and Leaders League.
Before joining Rubio Leguía Normand, Carlos worked as an international associate in the following firms in New York: Sidley Austin LLP, DLA Piper LLP and Clifford Chance LLP where he had the opportunity to participate in the most important infrastructure projects in the country. Previously, he was senior associate in Estudio Grau (now CMS Grau) where he had the opportunity to participate in financing operations in various economic sectors, as well as acquisition operations of large companies.
In the academic field, Carlos has worked as professor of different undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to corporate and financial transactions, in Universidad de Lima, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas – UPC, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Esan.
Gianna Macchiavello Casabonne, Director of Legal Services, REPSOL
Gianna Macchiavello Casabonne is a lawyer and university professor with broad experience in Public and Private Affairs.
She has held senior positions in government as well as in private organizations and lead multidisciplinary teams. Gianna held several public offices, such as Under Secretary of Justice.
She has been part of diverse boards of directors and is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Peruvian Chapter of Women in the Profession- WIP, sponsored by the Vance Center for International Justice (NYC Bar Association) and member of Women Corporate Directors, a foundation inspiring visionary boards worldwide. She is part of the list of arbitrators in prestigious arbitration centers.
She is currently Director of Legal Affairs Peru at Repsol Perú a top integrated Energy Company in the oil and gas industry, operating in over 30 countries and the biggest private energy company in Perú.
She is responsible for coordinating Repsol’s legal counselling and defense services, while defining courses of action to ensure that the company’s undertakings are within the established legal frameworks. In her position in Repsol she has taken part of several M&A transactions.
She is also acting as Chief Compliance Officer in Perú and is responsible for supervising corporate compliance models in the countries of the LATAM region where Repsol operates.
She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of “Refinería La Pampilla SAA”, listed in the Lima Stock Exchange Market and is a member of Repsol’s Diversity and Conciliation Committee, with the assignment of promoting and facilitating the balance between personal life and work among employees.
Mariana Olivares, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Sodexo Perú
Mariana Olivares joined Sodexo Peru in 2010. She is member of the Board of Directors, Country Leadership Team and Country Ethics Committee, as well. On 2017 Olivares was appointed as Compliance Officer and part of her responsibilities was the implementation of the company’s compliance program, obtaining the “Cero Soborno” (Zero Bribe) certification at the end of 2019. Mariana is highly compromise with diversity & inclusion policies and also participates as volunteer in different activities of Stop Hunger in order to contribute to (i) local community development and (ii) fight hunger and malnutrition.
Pierino Stucchi, Partner, Estudio Muñiz
Senior partner and Head of the Competition practice at Muñiz, Olaya, Melendez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Law firm. Expert legal advisor on M&A prior control. Former Legal Manager of Indecopi (Peruvian competition agency), Deputy Superintendent of the Securities Market regulator (SMV) and International officer of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN). Master’s degree in Law from University of La Coruña and Master’s degree in Law and Business from University of Valencia.
Jose Reaño, Partner, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano
José Reaño leads Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados’ White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance practice groups, and is one of the premier Peruvian lawyers specialized on those subjects.
He has over 20 years of experience advising clients, holds a PHD on Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and has authored several books on white collar crime and anticorruption. He was an attorney in the ad-hoc Prosecutor’s Office in the Fujimori-Montesinos case.
He is regularly recognized as a leading lawyer by international and local publications such as Legal500, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, among others.
César Delgado Caviedes, Senior Associate, SANTIVÁÑEZ Abogados
César Delgado is a graduate lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú(PUCP). He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Mining and Environmental Law from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) and a Diploma in Regulatory Management for the Electrical Sector of the Universidad de Ciencia y Tecnología (UTEC). Mr. Delgado has more than 25 years of experience as an advisor specialized in Labor Law and Labor Procedures, both to companies of various sectors of the private industry and multiple organizations and institutions of the public sector, acting as a representative in collective bargaining and solution processes of conflicts. Mr Delgado specialized in advice and sponsorship in administrative and judicial labour processes of high complexity, including strategy and defence in constitutional matters. Mr Delgado has been a member of the labour team in due diligence processes (labour and procedural aspects) representative of the Peruvian market and is in charge of large-scale labour processes. He is characterized by his leadership and as a strategist in defence and legal sponsorship.
Gianmarco Tagliarino, VP Corporate Affairs & Transaction Structuring, Grupo Breca
Gianmarco Tagliarino is the vice president for corporate affairs and transaction structuring of Breca Corporation. Breca is a business conglomerate originated in Peru that has more than 130 years of existence and that has operations in Peru and other Latin American countries.
Jose Antonio Castro, Chief Legal Counsel, Intercorp
Jose Antonio Castro is the Corporate Legal Director of Intercorp a leading multi-business conglomerate with operations in more than 11 countries throughout Latin America and is a board member of several companies of Intercorp Group. Juan Antonio has also worked at the Washington DC offices of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr advising clients in international corporate finance transactions. He has also been the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and senior adviser to the Minister of Finance in Peru being involved in the enactment of regulations to strengthen Peru’s democratic system and reinsert its economy into the international capital market system.
He has also taught Corporate Finance at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the Universidad de Lima (Graduate Program). Juan Antonio is considered a leading M&A, finance and Capital Markets lawyer. As Corporate Legal Director, Juan Antonio has been involved, among others, in more than 20 successful M&A transactions, 15 international bond offerings, two IPOs and in the incorporation of two private equity funds.
Juan Antonio is the General Counsel for Intercorp Financial Services, a NYSE company and that in he was honored to be recorganized by LACCA with the 2018 “Deal Maker 2018” Award by LACCA.
Julio Ramírez Bardalez, Former Legal Manager, UNACEM
A vastly experienced legal expert in the corporate, cement and mining sectors, Julio Ramírez Bardález, has been the UNACEM legal manager from 1989 until 2019. During his career, he has taken on numerous prestigious roles. He was the president of the Peruvian Institute of Mining, Oil, and Energy Law between 2006 and 2007, as well as a member of the board of directors of Empresa Minera del Centro – Centromín Perú SA between 1993 and 1996 and member of the board of Unacem, between 2004 and 2010, Ramírez was also president of the Mining committee and Water Committee of the National Mining and Petroleum Society of Peru between 2006 and 2007. Ramírez was also a professor at the University of Piura in 1996 and completed the executive development programs and senior management of the University of Piura. At date, he is member of the board of Unacem Ecuador, CELEPSA and Asociación Unacem.
Marcel Cordero, Legal and Compliance Director, Alicorp
Marcel Cordero is the legal and compliance director at Alicorp, the largest Peruvian consumer goods company, with operations in South, Central, and North America. Marcel is responsible for the legal and compliance aspects for activities in ten countries of the Americas (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and Honduras) and he works directly in the structuring, negotiation and post-closing operations relations of M&A and VC for the company.
Maria del Carmen Blume Cilloniz, Director, Ferreycorp
María del Carmen Blume Cillóniz is the deputy compliance manager of Ferreycorp. The Peruvian conglomerate engaged in the import, distribution, sale, leasing and maintenance of construction, mining, agricultural and transport equipment, vehicles and machinery.
María del Carmen Blume is a lawyer with more than 15 years leading legal and compliance áreas in multinational companies in the financial sector.
Since September 2019 she is deputy compliance manager in Ferreycorp, a Peruvian corporation that has existed for 96 years and is specialized in the provision of capital goods, operating in Peru, Central and South America. She is responsible for the implementation of the corporate compliance program in Ferreycorp and its subsidiaries. During her activities Ferreyros was accredited in the Zero Bribery certification, promoted by the recently created Empresarios por la Integridad association. Holds a degree in Law from the “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú”, with Master in Compliance by the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid”.
Mauricio Olaya, Principal Partner, Head of the M&A and Corporate Practice, Estudio Muñiz
Mauricio Olaya is recognized as a leading individual for Corporate and M&A practice by renowned directories for lawyers. According to G de Gestión, Mauricio is amid the top influential executives at the Peruvian market. Before, by the same publication, he was considered as one of the CEO with the most significant presence at social networks in Peru.
Mauricio is member of the board for some of the most important companies in Peru, such as Delosi (the largest franchisor in Peru of well-known food brands as KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, among others), OPP Films (the largest manufacturer in America of polypropylene), Terminal Portuario Paracas, Machu Picchu Foods (the largest supplier of chocolate for large companies as Mondelez, Arcor and, Nestlé), Empresa Agroindustrial Paramonga, Pesquera Caral and Industrias del Envase.
He’s a regular contributor in Semana Económica and El Comercio
Waldir Reyes Santiváñez, Chief Partner of the Labor Area, SANTIVÁÑEZ Abogados
Waldir Reyes has more than 15 years of experience providing specialized advice on labour, labour and social security matters to companies and corporations of various fields, especially in agribusiness, hydrocarbons, services, construction, among others, as well as providing advice on matters constitutional process and potential human management. Mr Reyes specialized in counselling and representation in collective bargaining and conflict resolution of high complexity, labour cost planning, labour contract technique, and labour audits, as well as in the development of human potential management tools. Mr Reyes also leads work teams in due diligence processes, with emphasis on the analysis of highly complex labour aspects, in reorganizations and acquisitions.
Daniella Ponce Rázuri, Legal Director & Compliance Officer, Prosegur
Daniella Ponce Rázuri is a lawyer from the University of Lima (2004) Winner of the Leader Scholarships Program of the Santander Group and Carolina Foundation, Spain (2005) With more than 15 years of experience providing legal advice and compliance services in regulatory, financial matters, corporate and in the field of economic criminal law. He has held various positions in business groups such as Ripley Peru, the JV of Movistar / MasterCard to boost electronic money and the Prosegur Group in Peru. Professor of the Law Faculty of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences UPC (2008-2014) Master in Finance and Corporate Law by ESAN Graduate School of Business (2011) and Diploma in Banking Law by IFB Peru (2007) Chairman of the Officers Committee of Market Conduct of the Association of Banks of Peru (2014-2015) She has participated in various academic events as an exhibitor, as well as published opinion articles on regulatory and financial law.
GC Summit Chile 2021 Fri 1 Jan 2021 | , Chile
Venue: Hotel Santiago Mandarin Oriental, Presidente Kennedy Avenue #4601 Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile Overview
The Legal 500 GC Summit arrives in Santiago for the first time to gather the best GC and in-house counsel in Chile. Our goal is to offer outstanding content and develop the most prominent event concerning the areas of disputes, commercial arbitration, corporate criminal responsibility and possible changes and future tax risks in Chile.
During the past decades, Chile has undergone profound changes within its political climate and therefore, regulatory framework. However, recent citizen demonstrations have opened the door to new economic reform which may impact the work of the GC’s and in-house legal counsel across all sectors of the nation.
Challenges in areas such as corporate criminal compliance, corporate criminal responsibility, the criminalisation of disproportionate administrations and the future of legal modifications, are only a sample of the topics that legal experts will be discussing during the summit.
It is an excellent opportunity to establish direct contact with more than 90 GC’s and legal counsels from Chile while setting the standard for the future of arbitration.
GC Summit Chile 2021
Registration and snack lunch
The New Tax Reality in Chile
In this session, our panel of leading GCs will explore the recent tax reforms in Chile and the challenges they pose for the GCs and legal advisers across a range of sectors. The panel will discuss the impact of the new measures and collectively discuss possible future changes and tax risks
Alex Fischer, partner, Baraona Fischer & Cia
Boris León, compliance leader, Baraona Fischer & Cia
Manuel Alcalde, co-ordinator of tax policies, Ministry of Finance
Herman Bennett, economic consultant and partner, HB Consulting
Corporate criminal compliance: the new crime of unfair administration and what lies ahead after the social out break and the anti-abuse agenda
During this session, the panellists will discuss the current state of corporate criminal responsibility, the impact of the criminalisation of unfair administration and possible future legal modifications. In addition, they will share their opinion on how legal advisers and their teams can adapt to the new regulatory framework and the appropriate strategies a company can use to ensure compliance.
Sebastián Doren, senior associate, Baker McKenzie
Daniel Weinstein, managing counsel, legal, minerals Americas, BHP Billiton
Mauricio Fernandez Montalban, director of money laundering, economic crimes, environmental crime Unit (Ulddeco), Fiscalia Nacional MPChile
Mariana Gómez, Executive Legal Director, Business Support, CredicorpCapital
Constitutional and regulatory changes in Chile: are businesses at risk? What remedies are available?
Political turmoil since October 2019 has created a wave of public cry for changes to the socioeconomic model of Chile, which could translate to significant regulatory changes, including a potential overhaul of the country’s constitution. This session will focus on identifying sectors most impacted by such changes. Also, panellists will be discuss potential legal remedies that can be used to offset negative impacts, and the trade-off between (domestic or international) litigation and relationships with the State and social stakeholders.
Jorge Bofill, partner, Bofill Abogados
Magdalena Strahovsky , G4S Security Services Chile
Ruben Henriquez, legal regulatory affairs manager, Australis Seafoods
The new data regulation in Chile and the realities of privacy and data protection faced by business people and companies in their local and international activities
Our panel of leading GCs will analyse the new standard in personal data protection, the national and international rules that govern data security, and the impact of the new regulations on the commercial and legal operation of the business. This panel will give its verdict on the integration of new technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence and how they manage to maximise efficiency in obtaining information for some businesses, balanced against the higher degree of control required when handling sensitive data – especially across borders
Claudio Magliona, founder and partner, Magliona
Alex Pesso, legal director, corporate affairs manager, Microsoft
Marcela Ortiz, legal manager, Mercado Libre
Marcel Drago, Counselor and Member of the Board of Directors, Council for Transparency
Drinks and canapés
Ministry of Finance
Manuel Alcalde is the Head of Tax Policy in the Chilean Ministry of Finance. He is in charge of the analysis, design and execution of Chile’s tax legislation and he leads the government’s relationship with the Chilean IRS and the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs. Mr Alcalde is one of the authors of the 2020 Chilean Tax Reform and has negotiated the most recent Tax Treaties subscribed by Chile.
Mr Alcalde is professor of Tax Law at Universidad de Los Andes Law School. He graduated as a lawyer from Universidad Católica de Chile, obtained an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University Law School, and earned a Master Degree in Tax Administration and Management from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Law School. He also completed an advanced professional certificate in law and business at NYU’s Stern Business School.
Herman Bennett is an economic consultant specialising in valuations, regulations, and new tech. He has a PhD in Economics from MIT and Ingeniero Comercial from PUC-Chile. Dr Bennett has extensive experience valuing damages, assets, and contracts, and drafting and applying regulations. He is professor of transfer pricing at UAI Law School and has given expert testimony in civil and tax courts, arbitrations, administrative appeals, tax audits (SII), and regulatory price reviews of utility services. He is also an adviser to firms leveraging on new tech, a keynote speaker on blockchain and a mentor at Netmentora (
Bofill Escobar Silva Abogados
Jorge Bofill is an experienced dispute resolution attorney in the areas of white collar, corporate investigations, civil litigation, international arbitration and mediation.
Mr Bofill was named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year and has been ranked in the top tiers in the fields of dispute resolution and white collar by Chambers Latin America since 2009. Since 2015, the Chambers Latin America editions have identified Mr Bofill as a leading individual in white collar. Leaders League has recognised Mr Bofill with the same recognition in its 2018 and 2019 editions.
Baker McKenzie SpA.
Sebastián Doren is a lawyer with 20 years of experience and member of the criminal litigation and compliance area of Baker McKenzie. He graduated from Universidad Católica, holds a masters in criminal systems and social problems from Universidad de Barcelona and degrees in economic criminal law and criminal procedure reform from Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He has sponsored several economic criminal trials; led internal investigations, training and models of Law 20,393.
Council for Transparency
A lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Public Administration from Harvard, he was proposed as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Chilean Transparency Council by former President Michelle Bachelet and confirmed by the Senate in October 2014 for six years. On October 2017 he took the position of Chairman of the Board, unanimously elected by the members of its Board, a position held until April 2019. ViceChair of the SPIO (Senior Public Integrity Officers Working Group) OECD. He served as Legislative and Senior Public Policy advisor in the National Congress, having direct participation in legal reforms related to multiple areas: social security, labour, health, elections and constitution, among others. He has 18 years of experience as an international consultant in management and public policies for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UN and ECLAC, in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was Ministerial Regional Secretary of Housing and Urban Planning of Los Lagos Region and Governor of the Cordillera province. In the same period, he held the position of chief of staff in the Ministry of National Assets. He is a professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
Baraona Fischer & Cia
Alex Fischer heads Baraona Fischer & Cia’s tax practice and has been consistently top ranked at international publications for Private Wealth and Tax. He advises domestic and foreign clients in personal and corporate tax planning, tax litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment structuring. He stands out for offering innovative tailored solutions by combining tax expertise with international experience in financing and capital markets.
Mr Fischer graduated as a lawyer from Universidad de Chile and earned his LLM from New York University Law School; he also completed an advanced professional certificate in law and finance at NYU’s Stern Business School, and the international tax programme at Harvard University Law School.
Marcela Ortiz Lagos
Marcela is a certified lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has a degree in new trends in contracts and damages from the same university.
Marcela worked as a lawyer for Itaú Bank and for seven years she was the prosecutor for Multicaja S.A.
She is an expert in different aspects of the financial sector, especially in payments. Currently, she is the Legal & Government Relations Manager of Mercado Libre Chile.
Baraona Fischer & Cia
Partner and leader of the tax audit and compliance team at Baraona Fischer & Cia. Mr León is qualified as a commercial engineer (Universidad de Santiago) and an auditor accountant (Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana), has a masters in tax and management from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and a diploma in taxation from the Universidad de Chile. Prior to Baraona Fischer & Cia, he worked as a group head of large national companies, in the Chilean Internal Revenue Service, was director of tax audit in Carey y Cia, tax and legal partner in KPMG Chile and a partner in EY Chile, in the area of tax consulting and compliance. Boris León is a post-graduate professor at the School of Economics of Universidad de Chile and thesis professor for the masters in tax planning.
Claudio Magliona has an extensive practice in technology law, intellectual and industrial property, including licensing and software development agreements, data protection and computer crimes. Mr. Magliona also handles government relations and policy matters. Claudio is a college graduate of Law and Social Sciences from Universidad de Chile and LLM in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford Law School. Claudio Magliona is a Professor at Universidad de Chile Law School and former Director of the LLM in Law, Technologies, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property (2012-2016).
Mauricio Fernandez Montalban
Fiscalia Nacional MPChile
Mauricio Fernandez is the head of the Specialised Unit on Money Laundering, White Collar, Cyber,Environmental and Organised Crimes (acronym “ULDDECO”) of the Public Presecutor Office. Mauricio has 28 years of experience in corporate and criminal law in the public and private sector and is a certified lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and since January 2002 is the Public Prosecutor at the National Level. He joined the Prosecutor’s Office as an advisory lawyer to the former National Prosecutor, Guillermo Piedrabuena, where he later served as head of the International Affairs Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office.
Rubén Henríquez Núñez
Rubén Henríquez is a lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, from where he graduated top of his class. He earned his Master’s degree at the same university and a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Regulation from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Rubén is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Compliance at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He began his professional career in the litigation area of law firm Cariola, Díez Pérez – Cotapos, then joined Grupo Saesa, a holding of companies dedicated to the distribution and transmission of electricity in large part of the south of Chile. During the past seven years, Rubén has been the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Australis Seafoods, an aquaculture company.
Alex Pessó has been Microsoft’s legal, corporate affairs and philanthropies manager for Chile since March 2006, also a legal director at ACTI, the Chilean association of IT companies. From 1999 to 2006 he worked as a legal director at Chilecompra (the national procurement office in Chile). Alex holds a Masters degree in constitutional law from the Universidad Católica de Chile (class of 1999) and a law degree from the Universidad de Chile (class of 1995).
G4S Security Services Chile
Magdalena is a certified lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. She centred her career, especially on business and labour law, serving different types of companies in Chile, such as Unilever, Adecco y G4S. For three years she was the Legal Manager at The Adecco Group in Chile, where her work was focused on labour and business law, obtaining outstanding results during her time working for the group.
Since July 2019, Magdalena is the operations legal manager for G4S Chile, a British multinational security Services Company headquartered in London, England. Magdalena’s works in all legal matters of the company, including labour fines, relationship with the Labour Authorities, preparation and implementation of actions plans related to labour fines, dispute resolutions, risks in the labour market, employment litigation, collective trade, relationships with unions and all matters associated with the 5200 employees that the company has in Chile.
Daniel Weinstein qualified a lawyer from the Universidad de Chile and LLM and the University of Chicago Law School. He has more than 15 years of professional experience, both in law firms and in companies. Daniel has represented all types of mining and natural resources players: mining and energy project developers, equipment suppliers, engineering and construction firms, drilling companies and financiers. In BHP’s legal department, he leads a team that advises the projects, supply, commercial, exploration and business development areas, concerning projects and transactions in several jurisdictions.
Felipe Harboe Bascuñán
Senator in Congress