On 27 October 2022, with around 80 attendees, has took `place the first day of the Special Inhousecommunity Days. This edition of the event, which brings together leading lawyers, general counsel and in-house lawyers from renowned Swiss companies and law firms, took place in the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich. The event starts with LC Publishing Group founder and managing director, Aldo Scaringella’s welcome message. Hereafter, Jasprit Sahnsi, deputy general counsel & internal audit leader of Selecta as well as member of Europe ACC’s board of directors, continued with an opening speech highlighting the importance role of the inhouse lawyers and general counsels.
The first round table, moderated by the journalist Mercedes Galan, focused on the topic “The future role of the 21st century inhouse counsel: from corporate counsel to general counsel”. The panel of speakers was very engaging as it included high-level and representative profiles from the legal, business and heahunting sectors. The key players of the legal sector shared their knowledge and expertise and debated on the future role of inhouse counsels in Switzerland. The event has been organized by LC Publishing Group with the participation of Lenz & Staehelin, LCA and the support of ACC Switzerland.
At 2.45 pm the debate began with interventions from Corinne Bühler (senior legal counsel at AXA Investment Managers), Elmar Büth (group general counsel at Ivoclar), Matthias Wolf (partner, corporate and m&a at Lenz & Staehelin), Alexander Lacher (general counsel of Generali Switzerland and CEO of Fortuna Life Insurance Liechtenstein), Fabienne-Anne Rehulka (general counsel of iptiQ, SwissRe) and Alexander Zinser (partner and executive search consultant at Roy C. Hitchman). They all discuss about topics as the lawyer of the future and their qualities beyond legal background, the importance of balance and the internal promotion, the secret to become a general counsel or the role of legaltech tools in the next future.
After the conclusion of the debate, the program turned into a more leisurely experience with the GC cocktail and dinner party. After the initial cocktail, Karen Yen, general counsel UBS global wealth management together with Enrico Mariani, partner at LCA Studio Legale, have been the protagonists of the Dialogue on GC profession, moderated by Suzan Taha.
The second day of the event will take place tomorrow, Friday 28 October. Two round tables will address current and relevant topics such as “The impact of the legal privilege on the Swiss market” and “Benchmarking salaries and the future of CLO”.