Inhousecommunity Days Zurich, second day and closure

28th October 2022, the second day started with a coffee break and a welcome message from the LC Publishing group’s founder, Aldo Scaringella.

The topic “The impact of the legal privilege on the Swiss market” opened the first round table discussion with a very interesting panel of speakers and moderated by journalist Suzan Taha from LC Publishing Group.

The debate was very dynamic and was composed by Juan Antonio De Lassaletta (VP- global head legal & compliance at Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma),  Christian Haitz (general counsel corporate and compliance at Gategroup and country representative Switzerland of ACC Europe), Veronica Lierau (general counsel at Autoneum), Tamir Livschitz (partner at Niederer Kraft Frey) and Roxana Sullivan (lead trademark and anti-piracy counsel at Galderma). The speakers talked about the importance of the draft that is being elaborated in Switzerland and its possible repercussions both nationally and with markets such as the American one.

After the conclusion, the second round table of the day was opened. The topic was “Benchmarking salaries and the future of CLO”. The discussion counted with renowned names as Claudio Elia (legal director at STMicroelectronics), Andrea Ferrari (head of global legal functions at Sandoz),  Miriam Kuepper (head of Taylor Root), Antonio La Verghetta (group regulatory relations and head global strategic Project & EMEA coverage at Credit Suisse) and Xavier Schops (group general counsel & company secretary at Medmix Group).

Swiss salaries seen from different points of view, from recruiter to general counsel, or the figure of the CLO and its future were the topics discussed. A very interesting debate full of data. The day was concluded with a lively lunch to close the conference where general counsels, in-house lawyers and private lawyers met to exchange views and address issues of great relevance in the Swiss legal market.