Madrid hosts Legalday 2022

On November 3, Iberian Lawyer’s Legalday, the Iberian event for the legal business community, is gathering at the Wellington hotel in Madrid, in-house and private practice lawyers to discuss and debate the role of the in-house legal departments. Key players of the legal sector (21 speakers) share their knowledge and experience and debate on the challenges of the profession during three sessions.

The event, organised by Iberian Lawyer with the participation of Ambar Partners, Ayuela Jiménez Abogados, Briganti, Cerejeira Namora Marinho Falcão, CMS Eversheds Sutherland and LCA and the support of ACC Europe, expects the participation of more than 230 company/law firm representatives.

The day starts at 09:00 with check-in and a welcome coffee followed by the welcome speech of Teresa Minguez Diaz, general counsel and compliance & integrity officer of Porsche Ibérica and ACC Europe Country Representative for Spain.

The discussion immediately goes to the heart of the matter, with the round table “Grom GC to CLO role: what’s new?”.  Under the moderation of Michael Heron, deputy editor of Iberian Lawyer, Andrea Baptista (senior associate at CMS Portugal), Ana Bayó Busta (chief legal & compliance officer at Bayer Iberia), Leonardo Briganti (partner-in-charge at Briganti Advogados), Carlos Menor (legal director & compliance officer at Renault Group Iberia), Ana Prado Blanco (general counsel at Mercedes-Benz España), Alexandra Reis (senior counsel PT at Tabaqueira / Philip Morris International) and Edoardo Ruiz (VP & deputy general counsel, Global Regions, legal department at Hewlett Packard Enterprise) discuss the role of the in-house heads of departments.

After a quick networking and coffee break, the conference resumes at 11.45 with a second round table, this time focused on “Legal privilege in Spain and Portugal”. In alternation, with the moderation of Michael Heron the speakers Fátima Correia da Silva (chief compliance officer, head of legal and data protection officer at Critical TechWorks, BMW group company), Ana De Nárdiz (head of legal and compliance Iberia at Zeiss), Rocío Fuentes Candau (senior corporate counsel Europe at Celestica), Cecília Meireles (senior associate and head of the Lisbon office at Cerejeira Namora Marinho Falcão), José Ignacio Monedero (secretary of the board at Madrid Bar Association), Javier Ramírez (head of advocacy, ACC Europe – vp & associate general counsel, Regions Litigation at HP) and José Carlos Tejada (general counsel Spain & Portugal, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking).

Immediately after lunch, the day of work continues with the round table “clo remuneration and benchmark in Iberia: how to give value to the legal in-house team”, moderated by Irina Wakstein, journalist at Iberian LawyerMariana García Fernández de Mesa (general counsel & compliance officer Iberia at Accor), Antonio Gómez Jarillo (general counsel and secretary of the board of directors at NTT Data EMEAL), Ana Kleba (team leader legal & compliance at Lidl), Silvia Madrid (head of legal & compliance at UniCredit), Jorge Muñoz (general counsel & compliance officer at Gilead Sciences Spain) and John Rigau (vice president and general counsel at PepsiCo Western Europe) speak on the subject.

The Legalday ends with a Q&A session and the closing remarks at 16.