Inhousecommunity Awards Switzerland 2019: the winners

On November 21st, inhousecommunity.it celebrated the excellence of the in-house world in Switzerland with its Inhousecommunity Awards Switzerland 2019.

The event took place in Lugano, at the cultural centre LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world’s largest community of in-house counsel. About 160 people attended the event. 

The award ceremony acknowledged the best in-house teams and counsels of the country who stood out in the market showing great skills and abilities in managing complex issues over the last 12 months.

Here is the complete list of winners:

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR
Ricardo Cortés-Monroy – Nestlé
A highly regarded lawyer with long-lasting experience in the world’s largest food and beverage company. He had been chief legal officer and group general counsel for Nestlé Group since 2010. In recent past he led a highly transformational period for the legal function. In June 2019 he was appointed senior vice president.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR
VF Corporation
A tight-knit, competent and very skilled team, led by Andrea Casu, vice president and general counsel EMEA. We praise the team  for being ready to handle the needs of the business.

REGULATORY AFFAIRS TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING AND FINANCE
Credit Suisse
A team of well-respected skilled professionals that is widely recognized by market operators.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR BANKING AND FINANCE
Cornèr Banca
A team of well-respected skilled attorneys that support the organization in a very effective way. They are always able to manage expectation with a pragmatic and assertive approach.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
Elmar Büth – 3M
He stands among the most respected and knowledgeable counsel in his sector and he understands company needs, and support business development managing legal risks and challenges.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR INDUSTRY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
CNH Industrial
An agile and cohesive team that stands out in particular for its ability to reduce complexity and achieve business goals.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR HEALTHCARE, CHEMICAL AND PHARMA
Kees Van Ophem – Fresenius Medical Care
An internationally experienced professional with  in-depth knowledge of the sector. Currently he serves in the roles of executive vice president and global general counsel.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR HEALTHCARE, CHEMICAL AND PHARMA
HELSINN HEALTHCARE
The legal department is very focused in supporting the business and aims to help the business to reach the best result. The team is led by Matteo Missaglia, a lawyer with an outstanding reputation in the Swiss in-house community.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR ENERGY & TRADING
Graham Donnell – DITH
A legal manager and a highly esteemed professional with an important legal career. He currently is also an executive director of the group and a director on the board of the company’s main operating company.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR ENERGY & TRADING
Azienda Elettrica Ticinese
The team led by Katia Pedrazzini is widely recognized by market operators. During the past years they have been involved in many strategic energy projects in relation to wind and hydroelectric power.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR FASHION, LUXURY AND DESIGN
Nicolas Burgener – Audemars Piguet
An outstanding lawyer leading a team that played a key role in supporting the organization to achieve their leading position in the market.

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR FASHION, LUXURY AND DESIGN
Ermenegildo Zegna
They combine technical skills with strong business understanding. The team is led by Elena Mauri, a highly experienced counsel with an extensive track record in the fashion industry.

RISING STAR
Luca Marangoni – lastminute.com
A very dedicated member of the team who tackles new projects with enthusiasm. He is a trusted resource for the whole organization. A source said: “Though young in age, has proven himself to be very competent and trustworthy”.

INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP
Ford Shanahan – Althea Group
Leading professional with a solid expertise in managing corporate legal issues and litigation strategies. He stands out for his capacity to generate enthusiasm within the team and his business and legal vision. 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Christian Haitz – HERITAGE B B.V.
He is an inspiring leader within the legal community. At the end of 2018 he conceived and promoted the first legal strategy summit, where the team defined and adjusted its departmental strategy to ensure its alignment with the group’s and the business activities’ strategies.

Inhousecommunity Awards Switzerland 2019: the winners

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