GC Summit Spain 2021
Tue 5 Oct 2021 | , Spain
Venue: The Westin Palace, Plaza de las Cortes, 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
The Legal 500 invites the best in-house counsel and GCs from some of Spain’s most prominent companies to the GC Summit Spain.
Through comprehensive panel discussions, Q&A sessions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house and private practice legal luminaries, attendees will be able to hone their understanding of some of the major issues affecting them and the profession as a whole, and discuss these with their contemporaries. Put simply, the GC Summit Spain promises not only to be interesting and insightful, but also an event that will provide practical, tangible benefits to attendees.
The day’s panel discussions will see topics addressed and dissected by legal experts across four panels. Firstly, trademark and anti-counterfeiting efforts will be analysed, before the already-present but ever-growing challenge of cyber security will be unpacked. After this, collective actions and related recovery efforts will receive the attentions of an extremely well-qualified panel. The final panel is still to be confirmed, but also promises to be an engaging and insightful 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.
|GC Summit Spain
||Registration and light lunch
|| Best practice benchmarks for trademarks and
anti-counterfeitingSafeguarding the intellectual property of their businesses is the foremost concern for many in-house counsel, particularly those at consumer goods companies with strong – and often-pirated – brands. The only way to ensure a successful response to these threats is through enacting a proactive strategy underpinned by robust internal processes. This panel will examine how to go about organizing in-house legal functions to protect their companies’ trademarked goods and intellectual property in the most effective way.
There is scarcely a business functioning that does not consider cyber security threats to be a major concern. For large corporate entities, who often hold vast amounts of customer data on record, the risks are correspondingly larger and will undoubtedly assume greater importance for in-house legal operators as time goes on. How to best approach cyber security issues will be a matter for each individual company as best practices are honed over time, but this expert panel use their vast experience to analyse some of the major considerations for in-house counsel looking to safeguard their companies.
||Collective actions: maximising recovery opportunities
Collective actions can cause major losses to a company if the issue is not foreseen or mitigated against, or if recovery efforts are unsuccessful. Despite this, many in-house counsel are unfamiliar with these procedures and run the risk of failing to protect their companies when such a threat develops. This panel will provide practical insight into this less-understood aspect of corporate safeguarding.
This panel will outline effective dispute resolution mechanisms, providing insight on a number of perennial questions for in-house counsel faced with a dispute process: Court or Arbitration? When and how to get management and commercial teams on board, and when to seek the advice of external counsel? All these questions and more will be the focus of this expert panel discussion.
||Drinks and canapes
David R Scott, Managing partner, Scott & Scott
Vicente Marot, Partner, Andersen Tax & Legal
María González Gordon, IP & Digital Business Partner, CMS
GC Disputes Summit Australia 2021
Tue 18 May 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 Chile 2021
Tue 11 May 2021 | , Chile
Venue: Hotel Santiago Mandarin Oriental, Presidente Kennedy Avenue #4601 Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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 (Réseau Entreprendre).
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