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OPENING SESSION: DEMOCRACY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Keynote Speaker Miguel Poiares Maduro, Dean of the Global School of Law at the Universidade Católica and Former Dean and Current Part-time Professor of the European University School of Transnational Governance; Former Minister of the Portuguese Government and Advocate General at the European Court of Justice; Chair of the European Digital Media Observatory and the Gulbenkian Future Forum and Author.
Q&A with Pedro Cardigos, CARDIGOS (Portugal)
GLOBAL CHALLENGES FACING SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM INDUSTRIES
A strong economy, rising global consumer purchasing power and digital innovation have all fueled record growth in the gastronomy, hospitality and travel industries. But there are still several challenges that could throw the industry off course. This session will examine the biggest trends likely to shape the future and offer insights into the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
Moderator: Porfirio Moreira, CARDIGOS (Portugal)
Shivpriya Nanda, JSA (India)
Celeste Bruce, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (US: Maryland)
Carol Couse, Mills & Reeve (UK)
MANAGING PARTNERS DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE (ESG)
Law firm leaders will discuss the challenges and changes that have emerged over the past 18 months, including insights on pre/during/post-COVID initiatives; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) activities; community partnerships; new practices; and any/all programs/events recently launched or enhanced to benefit and support firm professionals. They will also offer perspectives on how current events are affecting their clients and the legal industry as a whole.
Moderator: Mark Dunphy, Hall & Wilcox (Australia: Melbourne)
Pedro Cardigos, CARDIGOS (Portugal)
Rui Simoes, Ferreira Pinto & Associados (Portugal)
Claire Clarke, Mills & Reeve (UK)
John White, BEAUCHAMPS (Ireland)
CROSS-BORDER MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: ASSESSING THE RISKS & REWARDS
As companies look for more opportunities in new places in which to grow, cross-border mergers and acquisitions have emerged as one of the ways to gain new market and customer access. As cross-border deal activity continues, companies will need to consider the risks and rewards associated with pursuing these ventures versus making greenfield investments. This session will examine the issues for which companies must prepare when engaging in cross-border deals and offer insights on how these complexities can successfully be managed.
Moderator: Massimo Di Terlizzi, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati (Italy)
Sofia de Sousa Caetano, CARDIGOS (Portugal)
Debby R. McKey Duran, Sanchez-DeVanny (Mexico)
Nicolai Nuber, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
Shaun O’Shea, BEAUCHAMPS (Ireland)
Christine Blaise-Engel, Fidal (France)
Steven Storm, Van Benthem & Keulen B.V. (Netherlands)
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION TRENDS
Given that international arbitration is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism of many companies for cross-border disputes, its role in resolving disputes will only increase. This panel will discuss the arbitration trends across the globe.
Moderator: Mark Davison, Mills & Reeve (UK)
Veronica Esquivel Patino, Sanchez Devanny (Mexico)
Frederik Kromann Jespersen, Skau Reipurth & Partnere (Denmark)
Kelley Duke, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (US: Colorado)
Tomas Hokr, Briza & Trubac (Czech Republic)
Thomas O’Dwyer, BEAUCHAMPS (Ireland)
CYBERSECURITY/GDPR AND DATA PRIVACY OUTLOOK AND REVIEW
There has been an increase in the number of data protection laws passed across numerous international jurisdictions, and it is expected that international authorities will make full use of their new powers to apply and enforce their respective data protection legislation in the future. This panel will discuss the past and coming developments related to global privacy and cybersecurity laws.
Stephan Menzemer, GvW Graf von Westphalen (Germany)
Bartosz Marcinkowski, Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (Poland)
Kathleen Porter, Robinson+Cole LLP (US: Connecticut)
THE IMPACT OF RUSSIAN SANCTIONS
The session will focus on the war in Ukraine, which has generated a maze of rapid legal, political and economic responses from governments around the globe. These actions are rippling through capital markets and boardrooms as businesses grapple with how to respond. Find out where we are all headed and what your clients should consider.
Presenter: Tim Brightbill, Wiley (US: Washington, DC)
Fireside Chat with Tom Pickthorn, Mills and Reeve (UK)
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE
What’s weighing most on the minds of in-house counsel today? The scope of responsibility for in-house counsel is expanding exponentially, encompassing everything from pandemic response teams to globalization to data privacy and cybersecurity to the proliferation of regulations across agencies and jurisdictions around the globe. This session will feature a candid discussion among in-house attorneys about the surge in number and nature of issues that consume their attention…and what law firms can do to help.
Moderator: Maria Almeida Fernandes, CARDIGOS (Portugal)
Hugo de Almeida Pinho, VP & Head of Legal and Compliance, Siemens Healthineers
Leonor Carvalho, Head of Legal, Makro
Miguel Camara Machado, Head of Legal, Banco BIG
David Roche, Senior Claims Counsel, W/R/B Underwriting
INSURANCE INDUSTRY TRENDS
As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry faces several challenges, from declining investment yield to the reemergence of inflation, to catastrophic losses challenging underwriting, to pricing constraints driven by both regulators and the market. This panel will provide insight into the latest coverage decisions and hot button topics in insurance law.
Tom Filby, Mills & Reeve (UK)
Erika Carrasco, Field Law (Alberta)
Matthew Curll, Hall & Wilcox (Australia: Melbourne)
David Roche, W/R/B Underwriting (UK)
CLOSING SESSION – PORTUGAL: THE FIRST GLOBAL VILLAGE
Portugal lies at Europe’s southwestern edge, washed by the Atlantic and warmed by the Mediterranean sun. Alone among Iberia’s ancient kingdoms in its independence from Spain, it is a nation about half the size of Florida with two-thirds the population. Yet, over centuries, it has influenced the lives of the rest of us far more than many much larger and more powerful countries.
Guest Speaker: José Pedro Cobra, Corporate Lawyer and Secretary of the Board of, TEIXEIRA DUARTE
Polish Humanitarian Action Fund for Ukraine
Presenter: Bartosz Marcinkowski, Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (Poland)