It’s been a marathon, especially for the staff of our Milan-based company, LC Publishing Group. And while it wasn’t literally a marathon, the third day of Legalcommunity Week began at dawn, with the Corporate Run along the Navigli Grande, an old industrial canal that runs through part of Milan. These early birds were ready to run at 6:15 am in front of the Canotteri di San Cristoforo headquarters.
The day’s work started with one of the central themes of European and world news: Brexit. At the session, “Brexit: what’s next for Britain and the EU?” Ben Cook, director of Iberian Legal Group, coordinated the debate between Paul Hardy, Brexit director of DLA Piper (partner law firm of the event), Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of Borsa Italian, Éanna Mellett, partner of DLA Piper, George Mortimer, legal director of DLA Piper and Joana Roucayrol, senior legal manager of Value Retail.
At 12:30 at the law firm Pavia and Ansaldo, partner of the event, attendees and speakers talked about the economy and sustainability at the business lunch titled “The perspective of the circular economy in Italy”. With the moderation of Andrea Camaiora, an expert in litigation PR and CEOof The Skill, Matteo Benozzo and Francesco Bruno, partners of Pavia and Ansaldo, Mauro Bombacigno, head of engagement BNP Paribas Italy, Marco Codognola, environmental general manager division Itelyum, Chiara Gentile, member of the AIGI board, Antonio Lazzarinetti, managing director of Itelyum, Edgar Miller, head of legal and corporate affairs at Enel Green Power, Alessio Minutoli, senior legal vice president, corporate and compliance affairs Italgas, Carlo Occhiena, digital retail manager Axpo Italy and Cosimo Pacciolla litigation and legal advice manager & antitrust compliance officer Q8 took turns speaking about different aspects of the “circular economy,” a newish theory that targets waste and pushes for sustainability in how companies and society do business.
In the early afternoon, with the collaboration of Limatola Avvocati, there was a session on fashion and the fashion business at the Brian & Barry Building in via Durini. Alessandro Limatola, name partner of Limatola Avvocati, Ser-
ena Moretti, director of legal affairs of Confindustria Moda, Fabio Rufini, director of the ENASARCO security service, Rossana Cassarà and Giuseppe took part in the round table “International Agency Agreement and expatriates in fashion and Luxury industries”. Summo by Limatola Avvocati, Marzia Benelli, hr director of Valentino and Massimiliano Tintinelli of MTI Counsulting. Simonetta Andrioli of Limatola Avvocati moderated the debate.
Between 4:30 pm and 7:00, space was given to the world of business lawyers, with a round table for general counsel and IP counsel entitled “Maximizing the efficiency of your IP portfolio”. Federico Rizzo, general counsel of Diadora, and Claudio Bergonzi, general director of Indicam met with the moderation of Elena Galletti, VP marketing of the Brandstock group.
In the late afternoon Legance hosted a discussion on new technologies and 5G with the participation of Luigi Gubitosi, CEO of Telecom Italia. “Leadership, 5G and new technology: discussions with Luigi Gubitosi” the title of the event: a dialogue between Gubitosi and Filippo Troisi, senior partner of Legance. The meeting ended with a cocktail, a prelude to the last appointment of the day with music and fun.
Finally, an evening of music. The Fabrique venue in Milan, which has played host to the likes of Sting and ex-Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher, provided the stage, starting at 7.30 pm, to the 10 bands competing for the Corporate Music Contest. The mission? A challenge in the form of notes between groups made up of lawyers, business managers and financial operators. Rock, pop and jazz were the main genres of the 20 tracks performed for the occasion in front of a jury composed of Claudio Biazzetti, a writer for Rolling Stone’s Italian edition, Francesco De Gennaro of DLA Piper and Giovanni Gazzaniga of Allen & Overy. The winners of this third edition of the Corporate Music Contest? The Children, with a cover of the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.”