Enterprise GC 2022 Mon 25 Apr 2022 | , England
Venue: Hilton Syon Park, Park Rd, Isleworth, Brentford TW8 8JF
At a glance
Enterprise GC is the marquee, two-day general counsel event from Legalease (the business behind Legal Business and The Legal 500). This will be the fifth year of EGC, held at the Hilton London Syon Park.
The summit gathers more than 100 senior speakers and guests and provides sponsoring partners with a chance to work on a best-in-class event from one of the top legal publishers in the world.
The programme includes plenary sessions, workshops, keynote speeches and roundtables, drawing on the elite of Europe’s in-house profession as well as selected speakers from the wider business and academic community. Another highlight is the Monday-night gala dinner at the historic Syon House.
Millennial who? Attracting and retaining the lawyers of tomorrow
As Millennials become the new boomers of the corporate world, we explore what it will take to attract, hire and motivate the lawyers of tomorrow. Will address the hugely-divergent experiences of companies in different sectors, including how to leverage – or work around – your brand when hiring.
Coded messages – tackling the new Corporate Governance Code
Coming effectively into force for premium listed companies in 2020, the code imposed new reporting and governance duties on major plcs. What do GCs need to know?
Talking a good game – in-house D&I under the microscope
2019 saw several high-profile examples of GCs calling out law firms for lack of progress on diversity on both sides of the Atlantic but are in-house teams living up to their own rhetoric? A frank debate assessing the victories and failures of the in-house community.
Bring me the horizon – events that your business needs to know about
Amid a hectic period for regulatory change our panel explores 2021 and beyond to look at the rules, judgments, trends and business developments that should be on the agenda of plcs and their legal teams. What are the five things coming that will matter to your board?
The Mindful Business Charter – can it deliver?
The Mindful Business Charter is the most high-profile attempt by in-house teams and law firms to tackle work-place stress but it has struggled to bring on board in-house teams. We explore the initiative and assess the profession’s wider record on tackling increasingly pressing quality-of-life issues.
A seat at the table – smarter tactics to influence the board
There has never been more pressure for GCs to have effective boardroom skills but support and training are hard to find. We hear from veterans and consider as well the challenge of taking on the company secretary role.
Lifelong learners – executive education for general counsel
There has never been more demand for general counsel to bolster their CVs with leadership training and business but do business schools have much to offer chief legal officers? We look at the options.
#Metoo – The GC challenge
After two years that have generated terrible headlines for the legal profession, we assess the challenges for legal teams in managing poor behaviour in their own companies, the thorny issue of NDAs and ask if problems of harassment demonstrated in private practice extend to in-house teams.
Crossing the floor – GCs taking on commercial roles
Despite much talk of in-house counsel building commercial skills for their day job, few GCs take full-fledged commercial roles. A discussion looking at the practical options for individuals to take revenue generating roles, both to build their long-term legal careers and to permanently cross the floor. Will also address the role of GCs in encouraging secondments and transfers of their team into commercial roles.
James Kerr is a leadership and strategy consultant. Most notably he has studied the success of the New Zealand rugby team to uncover their strategies for success. The lessons range from leadership to embracing innovation.
For his best-selling book
Legacy. What the All Blacks can teach us about the, James spent time with the All Blacks witnessing first hand how the team operates. He analyses how the team comes together and what enabled them to move from an impressive 75% win rate to 86% in five years, becoming a dominant force in world rugby, despite hailing from one of the smallest populations.
business of life – 15 lessons in Leadership
James’s conclusions have important lessons for anyone involved in leading,
building or working in a team. From having senior players tidy up the dressing
room to focusing everyone’s minds on the ‘core story’ of the team, its culture and its heritage. Other key points include the value placed on recruitment based on character not just talent, how working for a bigger goal delivers bigger performances, and why you should change your game when you’re on top of your game. In addition to writing, James has worked as a consultant for businesses including HSBC, Boeing and Shell, specialising in how to lead change and deliver top teams.
Trevor Faure, CEO, Smarter Law Solutions
Trevor Faure advises law firms and legal departments on performance and efficiency improvement. Author of
Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders, he is ‘one of the most creative and systematic thinkers about contemporary business law’ (Ben W. Heineman, former General Electric GC).
A GC since 1990, Faure led existential change at:
EY Global: GC through $60Bn Lehman collapse and Madoff fraud
Tyco International: turnaround team after the Kozlowski scandal almost led to an Enron-style collapse.
Dell EMEA: ‘Dellionaire’ rocket-ride from No.7 to No.1 worldwide.
Apple EMEA: from loss-making spiral to Steve Jobs
Steering committee and speakers
The senior in-house counsel already joining our core advisory group to refine our programme and speak at the event include:
Rosemary Martin – Vodafone
Richard Price – Anglo American
Maaike de Bie – easyJet
Matt Wilson – Uber
Simon Croxford – UBS
Mel Rowlands – Smiths Group
Mark Maurice-Jones – Nestlé
Jeremy Barton – KPMG UK
Elizabeth Messud – Kingfisher
Sonya Rogerson – Bank of China (UK)
Dan Toner – Spire
Rushad Abadan – Standard Life Aberdeen
Hannah Hullah – John Lewis
Mark Gregory – Rolls-Royce
Catherine Johnson – London Stock Exchange
Ruwan De Soyza – Halma
Rob Booth – The Crown Estate
Justine Campbell – Centrica
Laila Coffey – SSQ
Trevor Faure – Smarter Law Solutions
The best of Enterprise GC
GC Summit Nigeria 2021 Tue 2 Nov 2021 | , Nigeria
Venue: The Wheatbaker Lagos, 4 Onitolo Road (Old Lawrence Rd), Ikoyi, Lagos
The Legal 500 GC Summit China: Beijing 2021 Thu 14 Oct 2021 | , China
The role of general counsel and senior in-house legal advisors is constantly evolving to meet the rapidly changing demands of organisations in today’s business world. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day legal challenges affecting the business and managing legal staff, counsel are expected to diversify their service offering in order to overcome a growing list of commercial challenges. Whether it is managing internal investigations, defending their company in cross-border disputes or adapting to the shifting trends in Technology or M&A, following the global pandemic, the required skillset of the profession is developing at an exponential rate.
GC Summit China: Beijing 2021 invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from the country’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2021 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit China promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the region’s top legal minds.
GC Summit China: Beijing 2021
9.30am Breakfast and Registration
10.00am Welcome address from Bei Zhou, China Editor, The Legal 500; Dajin Li, Partner, East & Concord Partners; and GC Keynote speaker.
10.15am Panel Discussion One
11.15am Coffee Break
11.30am Ignite Session – Legal 500 Lightning Talks
12.30pm Lunch and Networking
1.30pm Panel Discussion Two
2.30pm Panel Discussion Three
3.30pm Coffee Break
3.40pm Fireside Chat – Interview With
4.00pm Ask Me Anything Panel Discussion, followed by closing notes from Bei Zhou, China Editor, The Legal 500
5.00pm Cocktail Reception
Bei Zhou, China Editor, The Legal 500
Bei Zhou heads up The Legal 500’s editorial team for China and works closely with general counsel, law firms and market experts to develop thought-leadership publications, events and online content. Bei has researched China’s legal market for over 7seven years, compiling the research for The Legal 500’s annual Asia Pacific guide. Prior to joining The Legal 500 in 2013, Bei Zhou graduated with a Masters in Radio Production from Bournemouth University and prior to that a BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dajin Li, Partner, East & Concord Partners
Since his legal practice from 1982, Li has been a legal counsel for hundreds of enterprises, public institutions and government agencies. He has taken thousands of legal cases, accumulating extensive experience and enjoying high reputation in industry as a senior lawyer. Li specialises in the litigation and arbitration of intellectual property, right of reputation, international trade, civil and commercial disputes, and investment projects. He provides regular legal advice and special legal services for big state-owned enterprises, government agencies and multinational companies.
Zhang Liguo, Chief Partner, Grandway Law Offices
Attorney Zhang Liguo is the chief partner of Beijing Guofeng Law Firm and a well-known legal expert in the field of Chinese securities and capital markets. He has served as a member of the 7th Listing Committee of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, a member of the 1st Listing Advisory Committee of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Shanghai Securities Member of the Review Committee of the Fourth Board of the Exchange, currently a member of the Stock Listing Committee of the First Science and Technology Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, an expert consultant of the Asset Securitization Professional Committee of the China Securities Investment Fund Association, and a member of the National Science and Technology Achievement Transformation Guidance Fund Council , Supervisor of the 11th Beijing Lawyers Association Board of Supervisors, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beijing Dongcheng District Lawyers Association, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Beijing Dongcheng District Lawyers Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Director of the Beijing Legal Aid Foundation.
Jiang Ruiming, Managing Partner, Grandway Law Offices
Mr Ruiming Jiang is proficient in securities issuance, company restructuring and establishment, acquisition and merger, asset reorganisation, investment and financing, etc. During his career, Mr Jiang has provided legal services for dozens of corporations on matters related to this and he is trusted deeply by customers and other cooperative agencies.
Mr Ruiming Jiang is the executive partner of Grandway Law Offices. He is also the core member of China Galaxy Securities Co, Ltd and Donghai Securities Co, Ltd, part-time professor of the Business School in University of International Business and Economics, and independent director of Beijing Capital International Airport Co Ltd and other companies. Mr Jiang used to be the member of the 10th and 11th Issuance Examination Commission of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and has rich practical experience on it.
Cui Qiang, Partner, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Mr Cui practices disputes with special focus on contentious matters regarding equity investment, commercial real estate, construction, international trade and transport, IP and competition, and asset management, etc. Mr Cui has represented numerous financial institutions, MNCs, Chinese SOEs in over 400 proceedings before Chinese courts of various levels and arbitral tribunals at CIETAC, BAC/BIAC, SHIAC, HKIAC and other arbitration institutions.
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 andSafeguarding 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 Summit Colombia 2021 Tue 21 Sep 2021 | , Colombia
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Bogota, Calle 73 Nr 8-60, Bogota
The Colombian business sector demands greater participation of the industry in the international arena.
Local companies seek to prepare themselves to strengthen their internal legal departments and respond quickly to the business opportunities offered by many countries around the world.
Issues such as, effective compliance programs, international compliance strategies, such as following the recommendations of international entities such as the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) of the United States among others are part of the issues that will be addressed by legal experts in four discussion panels. Thee panels are specifically designed to allow the audience to learn how to face the challenges and opportunities presented by the corporate business sector with the best legal strategies designed by experts of the most successful companies in the country.
The Legal 500’s GC Summit Colombia invites the best in-house counsels and the GCs from Colombia’s most prominent companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Colombia promises to be a practical and forward-looking event, bringing together the country’s top legal minds.
GC Summit Colombia 2021
Registration and breakfast
New challenges in dispute resolution in Colombia
This panel will consider the impact of the internationalization of arbitration and litigation upon Colombian companies. The business sector urgently requires the implementation of best practices that will allow companies to ensure they are protected when litigation (and/or arbitration) arises. What then, are the most important preventive strategies for dispute resolution matters today?
In an international context, what measures should companies adopt for the custody of their documents, so as to ensure that privilege is preserved against orders of discovery or production?
What measures should companies adopt in order to preserve information and witnesses for future disputes?
To what extent should different divisions of a company interact with each other and with their in-house counsel in matters that could potentially lead to a dispute (e.g. accounting, human resources, marketing, and advertising)?
To what extent do companies benefit from “forum shopping” or arbitration as a means to resolve the problem of multiple fora in international contracts?
Recent trends in tax litigation.
Strategies to ensure a more solid/defensible tax case
Juan Carlos Valencia, Partner, Holland & Knight (moderator)Catalina Robledo, General Counsel, Distribuidora Nissan – Grupo Vardí
David Quiroz, Director of Law Department, Johnson & Johnson
Alberto Zuleta, Partner, Holland & Knight
Paula Andrea Loaiza Salazar, Senior Legal Advisor, Colombian Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation
International Compliance Programs: What factors should be considered by your legal department to have an effective compliance strategy and avoid penalties?
The United States remains one of Colombia’s most important business partners. As Colombian companies continue to seek investment, export their products, acquire or merge their companies and form alliances with their counterparts in North America, this panel will examine the growing role of the US Treasury’s the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). What are the most important factors that legal advisors and internal attorneys should consider in order for their compliance programs to be aligned with OFAC requirements and how does this legislation differ from domestic regulatory/compliance requirements?
What are OFAC’s recommendations regarding best practice for conducting business in the US (or with people from the US / using goods or services originated in the US, etc.)
What recommendations should be taken into account for the design, implementation and periodic updating of OFAC Sanctions Compliance Programs?
What are the circumstances that frequently lead to the failure of these compliance programs in companies and how internal lawyers can prevent their companies from being victims of international sanctions?
What is the impact –at both the operational and reputational levels– of enduring a sanctioning process by OFAC; what procedure must be followed by internal lawyers to overcome problems?
Marcela Blanco Partner, Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance (moderator)Leandro Alarcon, Compliance Director, Grupo Sura
Paola Ximena Molina, In-house Legal Director/Corporate Compliance, Almacenes Flamingo S.A.
Hector A. Garcia Corredor, Head of Legal & Compliance Country Group Andean, Bayer S.A.
Antitrust and unfair competition: risks and opportunities for companies operating in Colombia
Since 2010, Colombian laws protecting the domestic markets against unfair competition have been applied across the board to all private and foreign companies operating in the country. These companies seek to prepare to face the risks that arise in terms of competitiveness.
These experts in international markets will discuss the new legal frameworks that apply to unfair competition and the influence that these legal structures have on the digital era. Panellists will give their professional opinion on the response mechanisms created to safeguard the free market and explore how legal counsel, In-house lawyers and general counsel can adopt these new controls successfully and how they can blend disruptive technologies into their work more effectively to protect their company’s interests.
Navigating the intersection between competition protection rules, consumer protection and public procurement.
Discover the best strategies for risk mitigation and how to implement them in your operations to guarantee access to fair and equal conditions in national and international markets.
Find out how legal counsel adopts competitive market strategies and standards in their companies to benefit their employees, the products and services in the local and international market
Enrique Alvarez Posada, Partner Lloreda Camacho (moderator)Juan Pablo Restrepo Echavarría, Chief Counsel, Andean, Pacific and Central American markets, Mondelez International
Andrés Barreto González, Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Colombia
Maria Ibañez Castillo, Secretary & Vice President – Legal, Grupo Bolivar SA
Daniel Sarmiento, La Alqueria
Beyond IT experts: What is the role of the in-house counsel in the preparation and response to a cybersecurity incident?
Cyber-risk is now regarded as a “top-3” threat to business organizations and government institutions alike. As the uptake of technology grows exponentially, so does exposure to cyber risks, and recent years have seen the incidence of cyber-attacks. While enterprises are arguably becoming better prepared to face a cybersecurity incident from an IT perspective, can the same be said of the legal side? This panel will discuss the potential consequences (legal, reputational, etc.) that can arise from a cybersecurity incident and the role that in-house counsel should play in both preventative policy design and implementation as well as post-incident response, among others.
What are the legal obligations related to cybersecurity incident and what consequences may ensue?
What are the parameters required to factor cyber risk into corporate decision making and other processes.
What is the appropriate role for the internal lawyer as regards preventative policy implementation, governance, and responding to a cybersecurity breach?
Prioritization in conducting cyber risk assessment
Sergio Michelsen Jaramillo, Partner, Brigard Urrutia (moderator)Sebastián Ocampo Valencia, Innovation, Legal Transformation and Compliance Manager, Bancolombia
Elizabeth Hincapié, LL.M. Senior Legal Counsel, LEICA
Germán Bacca Medina, General Counsel – Middle Americas, Unilever
Networking lunch with drinks, canapes and live entertainment
Enrique Alvarez Posada, Partner, Lioreda Camacho & Co
Enrique has been a partner at Lloreda Camacho and Co since 2001. He is the Director of the Competition Law, Consumer Protection, and Labor and Migration Affairs Law Departments. Enrique co-directs the Corporate Law Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate law, competition, foreign investment, labour law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, joint ventures, y regulatory affairs. He has represented local and international companies in abuse of dominant position and complex dispute resolutions involving unfair and monopolistic competition before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. Enrique has a law degree from the Universidad de Los Andes and a graduate degree in Labor Law from the Universidad Bolivariana. He was awarded a scholarship in active labour policies from the International Labour Organization (ILO – United Nations) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Juan Carlos Valencia, Partner, Holland & Knight
Juan Carlos Valencia Marquez is a partner in the Bogotá office of Holland & Knight. Juan Carlos has practised for more than 20 years with an emphasis in tax law, tax controversies, litigation, corporate structuring issues, compliance and global contracts. He has successfully defended clients against several assessments by DIAN and various Colombian municipalities in the $10-100 million range. Juan Carlos has successfully challenged cases before the Consejo de Estado for some decrees relative to tax matters as well as some official tax opinions. He is an active participant in the legislative and rule-making process in Colombia concerning tax issues. Juan Carlos served as general counsel for Arcos Dorados (McDonald’s master franchisee for Latin America), corporate tax director for Coca-Cola Femsa S.A. de C.V. and Panamerican Beverages, Inc. (Coca-Cola Company anchor bottler for Latin America). Among his other responsibilities in these positions was a focus on structuring investments in Colombia and other Latin American jurisdictions, including issues related to transfer pricing.
Juan Pablo Restrepo Echavarría, Chief Counsel, Andean, Pacific and Central American Markets, Modelez International
Marcela Blanco, Partner, Diaz Reus
Marcela Blanco is an international attorney, licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Colombia, Marcela Cristina Blanco is knowledgeable and experienced in international business transactions and cross-border disputes. Ms Blanco counsels corporate clients in governance, entity formation, and relevant local and international jurisdictional regulations and heads the Diaz Reus Bogotá office. She is also a skilled adviser and negotiator in international contract disputes and represents Diaz Reus clients in foreign and domestic litigation and arbitration in Colombia and the U.S.
For the past three years, she has co-authored the chapter on Business Crime in Colombia for The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
Sergio Michelsen Jaramillo, Partner, Brigard Urrutia
Member of Brigard Urrutia since 1992 and partner since 1994. With more than 30 years of experience. Sergio Michelsen advises leading local and foreign companies and private equity funds in complex corporate transactions as well as telecommunications, media and technology matters. He also advises prominent families in connection with their private wealth. He has been recognized internationally as one of Colombia’s leading M&A and TMT practitioners. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice for SABMiller in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria SA, the second largest brewer in South America for US$7.8 billion, advising Millicom International in its merger with UNE-EPM (valued at US$4,348 billion) and acting for the French retailer Casino in the sale of a controlling stake in GPA in Brazil and Libertad in Argentina (US$ 1.8 billion).
Mr. Michelsen received his JD from the Andes University and holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from University of Paris II, France. He also did an intensive course in Project Finance at the Euromoney Institute in New York and several negotiation and management courses at Harvard University. He has also been a professor and frequent lecturer in the national and international realm.
Alberto Zuleta, Partner, Holland & Knight
Alberto Zuleta is a partner is the Bogotá office of Holland & Knight and leader of the local dispute resolution practice. He focuses on domestic and international arbitration and litigation, as well as competition and antitrust matters. Mr. Zuleta has more than two decades of dispute resolution experience, including proceedings before Colombian courts at all levels. His extensive record of accomplishment in arbitration includes domestic and cross-border proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the different arbitration centres in Colombia. In addition, Mr. Zuleta handles antitrust investigations and litigation proceedings before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC), matters regarding unfair trade practices and premerger reviews. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Zuleta served as the head of a major Colombian firm’s litigation and arbitration department. Mr. Zuleta received his law degree from Universidad de los Andes and has a Master in Laws from Harvard Law School.
Catalina Robledo, General Counsel, Distribuidora Nissan – Grupo Vardí
Catalina Robledo is a corporate Lawyer (LLM – Master of Laws) with knowledge of the private and public sector. Extensive experience as General Counsel of economic groups, handling Corporate Governance, Compliance and Habeas Data; negotiation, preparation and revision of national and international agreements, and M&A operations. Catalina has in-depth knowledge of consumer regulation, anti-trust, intellectual property and corporations and high skills in planning, negotiation and execution of interdisciplinary projects. Speaker in the Chamber of Commerce and CESA University on Corporate Governance issues and she is a member of the Women Corporate Directors association. Catalina has been recognized by The Legal 500, as one of the most influential and innovative General Counsels and in-house legal teams in the country. Also, she has acted as a General Secretary in several boards for over ten years.
Elizabeth Hincapié, LL.M. Senior Legal Counsel, LEICA
Elizabeth Hincapié is a lawyer admitted to the bar in three jurisdictions, namely: Germany, Spain and Colombia. Currently, she is the senior legal counsel for the Leica Camera Group. The group is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of high-end cameras and lenses as well as of sport optics products. Elizabeth looks after all distribution, competition and anti-trust matters within the Leica Group. She represents the group for the settlement of disputes, in particular, related to the selective distribution system and associated with Leica TM. Elizabeth has vast experience in brand and intellectual property protection, in particular about their enforcement in front of European courts. Elizabeth tasks also include the legal assessment of commercial risks associated with export control regulations and the impact of sanctions on existing business relations. Elizabeth is also a thriving legal tech within legal departments by implementing document management systems, service desks, etc. while ensuring compliance with data protection regulations, in particular during arbitration proceedings. Her truly international background and work experiences, as well as her language skills, allows her to give comprehensive legal support and led to her inclusion in the GC Powerlist Germany in 2019.
Germán Bacca Medina, General Counsel – Middle Americas, Unilever
Germán is a law graduate from Externado de Colombia University; he has a postgraduate degree in Financial and Capital Markets law from the same University. He holds an LLM in Communications and Competition Law from Queen Mary & Westfield College, London and a postgraduate degree in Economic Analysis on Antitrust from King´s College, London. He worked as a senior associate for Antitrust and Consumer Protection at Phillipi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá. In the public sector he served as an advisor to the Superintendent of Industry and Commerce; Deputy Superintendent for Competition; Deputy Superintendent for Data Privacy and Commissioner of the Communications Regulation Commission. Currently, he works as General Counsel of Middle Americas at Unilever.
As academic he is a lecturer of Competition Law, Communications Law and Data Privacy at Externado, Javeriana, Andes and Sabana Universities.
Hector A. Garcia Corredor, Head of Legal & Compliance Country Group Andean, Bayer S.A.
Hector Garcia Corredor is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela with a Master in International Business from Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Hector worked in the Venezuelan law firm Lega (formerly Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque) for almost seven years and had the opportunity to work in the Florida-based law firm Greenberg Traurig as a foreign associate in 2008. In 2009 he joined the Venezuelan pharma company Laboratorios Vargas to set up its legal department as Legal Manager. In 2011, Hector joined Bayer in Venezuela to also set up its legal and compliance department as Head of Legal & Compliance. In 2015, Hector moved to Bogota, Colombia to be the Head of Legal and Compliance for the Andean Region (Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador), a position held by Hector until January 2020. Currently, he is the “Project Lead of the Legal Express LATAM”, from which most of the Compliance issues will get handled, and all the compliance investigations will be performing for LATAM.
Leandro Alarcon, Compliance Director, Grupo Sura
Leandro Alarcon is a graduate lawyer at the University of Antioquia. He is a specialist in Financial and Stock Market Law of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Law at the same University. In his ten years of professional career, Leandro has worked in the Legal, Risk and Compliance areas of Bancolombia and Proteccion S.A. and currently hold the position of Director of Compliance at Grupo Sura.
Paola Ximena Molina, In-house Legal Director/Corporate Compliance, Almacenes Flamingo S.A.
Paola Ximena is a lawyer from EAFIT University (Medellín, Colombia 2008), with Master`s Degree in International Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía – ISDE (Madrid, Spain 2009), and Master`s Degree in Corporate Compliance from EIS-Economist & Jurist Innovative School (Madrid, Spain 2019). With over ten years of experience acting as Legal Counsel in companies from the real sector, Paola has extensive knowledge in commercial, corporate, and consumer law. She has advised such industries in the implementation of financing schemes, as well as risk management systems related to money laundry, protection personal data, code of ethics, among others.
Sebastián Ocampo Valencia, Head of Legal and Compliance Innovation and Digital Transformation, Grupo Bancolombia
Sebastián Ocampo Valencia is a lawyer and political scientist with experience in public bidding processes, private negotiation and the financing of infrastructure projects in the road, urban transportation, port, airport and energy sectors. He has interdisciplinary understanding of the relevant economic and financial contexts of corporate transactions. Recent experience includes: investment banking, debt and equity capital markets, derivatives, financial regulation, fintech and legal innovation. He leads Grupo Bancolombia’s legal and
c ompliance department, transformation and counsels the bank’s innovation initiatives.
GC Summit Chile 2021 Tue 14 Sep 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
GC Summit Peru 2021 Thu 9 Sep 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.