How to be ready. The in-house counsel key role.

Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa (AIGI), the Italian Association of Company Lawyers member of ECLA (European Company Lawyers Association), will host the 5th edition of the Summer School at the medieval village of Bertinoro (Forlì – Cesena) – Italy.
The Summer School will provide participants with the opportunity to focus on the key topics that an in-house counsel should consider in identifying, preventing and managing crisis situations, leveraging on the professional experience of the Speakers that will join the sessions. The aim of the program is to balance legal and academic principles with use cases and to foster interactive discussions, sharing know-how and best practices.

The program is addressed to in-house counsels, head of legal departments and general counsels, who are interested in achieving crisis management expertise through law, both at national and international level. Being the audience composed only by in-house counsels, the participants will have the opportunity to work with colleagues with similar backgrounds, eager to share their experience with other in-house counsels.
The lecture material will be in English, but the lessons will be in Italian unless there will be foreign participants, so it is strongly recommended to have a good command of English.

The AIGI Summer School is a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will foster the professional development of the participants and will provide an overview on how to manage a crisis from an in-house counsels perspective, considering all possible interactions between key stakeholders, senior management, officers and the legal department.
At the same time, the AIGI Summer School is an opportunity to enjoy some free time in an informal context through social activities organized in Bertinoro.

The program will guide the participants to handle corporate crisis caused by possible incidents which may affect various corporate areas and activities (e.g. cyber security, ethics & compliance, data privacy, antitrust, criminal exposure, brand reputation), with focus on the different key roles / functions involved in the management of the relevant crisis events.
The lessons will be based on a combination of focused lectures and practical case studies which will be useful to address and manage corporate crisis from a legal standpoint and in the most suitable manner.
The program will be held by experienced senior In-House counsels and by high standing attorneys / academic speakers with strong professional expertise in the relevant fields.

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Alessandra Bini

Alessandra joined the IBM Legal Department in 2001,starting her professional development as an inhouselawyer with roles and responsibilities both atItalian and European level. Previously, Alessandrahad gained a few years of professional experience inmajor law firms in Milan.
In 2014 Alessandra moved to Dubai where she heldvarious roles within IBM Middle East and Africa, lastlyas Regional Counsel IBM Middle East, North Africa ePakistan.
In 2017, Alessandra took the role of Head of IBM LegalDepartment of IBM Italy. In 2022 she has led the EMEALitigation Team until February 2023 when she wasappointed as a Trust and Compliance Officer forEurope.
Alessandra is the Executive Sponsor of Women@IBMin Italy where she leads the Italian BRG named“Women Leadership Counsel”.
Since 2019, Alessandra has been the RegionalCoordinator for Lombardia and Liguria ofAssociazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa (AIGI) andsince 2022 she has been member of the GeneralBoard of the association. Alessandra graduatedcum laude at the Faculty of Law of the University ofSiena and acquired her LL.M Degree at LondonUniversity College in 1997. In 2006 Alessandra gainedher Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconiin Milan.

Michele Carpagnano

Michele Carpagnano is a partner in Dentons’Rome office and the head of the ItalianCompetition & Antitrust practice, PhD, he holds ateaching position in EU Competition Law atUniversity of Trento. Founder and Co-Director ofTrento Summer School in Advanced EUCompetition Law & Economics, he is also theFounder and Co-Director of the OsservatorioPermanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole diConcorrenza and the Founder and Co-Directorof the Osservatorio Golden Power. As anAttorney he represents national andmultinational companies before the ItalianCompetition Authority as well as the EuropeanCommission and as a legal expert he has beeninvolved in several cases and class actionsbefore domestic courts concerning antitrustinfringements. Michele Carpagnano advised theEuropean Parliament on the introduction of EUlegislation on collective redress. He is author ofthree books on private antitrust enforcementand several articles on competition law issues.

Fabio Fiumanò

Fabio Fiumanò is Legal Manager SouthernEurope and Compliance Officer at Hilti ItaliaS.p.A. Hilti is a Global company known for quality,innovation and direct customer relationshipsthat operates in more than 120 countries withmore than 31,000 employees around the world.Before being Legal Manager Southern Europe &Compliance Officer, Fabio wasLabour&Compensation Specialist, Legal Counseland Legal Manager Italy, he managed also HSEdepartment for more than 8 years.He achieved a degree in Law (2004) andspecialization in civil law after two years’postgraduate school (2006).Fabio’s main activities and responsibilities arenational and international contracts,compliance programs, crisis management (asCrisis Coordinator), risk management (assecretary and member of the company RiskCommittee). Since 2021, his responsibility hasbeen extended to Southern Europe (11 countries).He is an active member of AIGI and, since 2018,he has also been a member of Aigi SummerSchool Scientific Committee.

Giovanna Ligas
Giorgio Martellino

Giorgio Martellino is currently the General Counsel and Compliance Officer of Avio, a leading company in the space propulsion, listing on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange. Thanks to this current experience as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and member of Compliance Committee 231 of Avio, he improved his skills in compliance matters leading projects on anticorruption and risk management. He previously served as as General Counsel, acquired both in foreign Corporate Group (Abbott), Italian multinationals (Natuzzi and Cementir) and Italian Utility (Acquedotto Pugliese Spa). He possesses an in-depth knowledge of Corporate Governance systems (including listed companies). In general, especially during the last years, as Vice Chairman of the Italian In-House Counsel Association (AIGI) and Chairman of Italian Association for Transparency and Anticorruption (AITRA) he had the chance to create a strong network with his peers of other leading companies, both in private and public sectors, and to profitably discuss and convene with them on certain “best practices” in managing some of the most important processes within the Compliance area (also by using IT tools). He has been a speaker and opinion leader on Corporate and Compliance in several forums, congresses and workshops and a professor in those matters in the Master for In House Counsels at LUISS and LUMSA, both Universities based in Rome.

Cosimo Pacciolla

I joined the Q8 Legal Department in 1993 after working for some years in a law firm specialized in criminal company liability. My first experience was working in public administration, during my university studies. I became a manager in the Q8 Legal Department in 2002, and subsequently was appointed as an Antitrust Whistleblowing Compliance Officer. Now I am Head of Legal Risk Management and Integrated Compliance I am a member of working teams in Confindustria and UNEM related to the areas of Company Criminal Liability, Antitrust, Environmental and Health and Safety. I was a part of the “Integrity and Compliance” taskforce in the B20 organization. I am a member of scientific committees in the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and REMTECH and I lecture at the universities of LUISS and “La Sapienza”, among others. I am also the author of different articles and publications on all the topics described above.

Carmelo Perrone

I am a legal and compliance counsel with 25 years’ experience in private practice in Italy and abroad. I worked for international law firms and for multinational pharmaceutical/medical device companies. My experience in the pharmaceutical world includes patented drugs, generics, OTC products, vaccines, medical devices and diagnostics. Currently I work for as the Compliance Director for AstraZeneca Italy, a science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company, where I also act as the main point of contact for Sustainability.

Annalisa Quagliata

Annalisa is currently a senior attorney within the global privacy and cbersecurity legal team in IBM, supporting all the geos. After private practice in Rome, she joined IBM Italy in 2003. She is very experienced contract professional in large and complex and international transactions, with particular focus on Financial and Public Sectors. Since 2008 she has been the legal focal point for Data Privacy &cybersecurity legal matters for IBM Italy and the other Italian affiliates of IBM Group. Since 2017 to October 2018 she was the Data Privacy Officer for Italy and CEE countries.

Raimondo Rinaldi

Raimondo Rinaldi is Emeritus President of AIGI, Italian Association of In-House Counsels, and is currently Member of the AIGI Board of Directors. He is Lecturer at the National School of Specialization for Corporate Lawyers held by AIGI in Milan; coordinator of Sustainability and Legality modules and Lecturer at the Master of Business Law at LUISS University in Rome; speaker in seminars and conferences on compliance, sustainability, antitrust and distribution law aspects and author of various publications. After private practice in Rome, he worked for IBM Semea Law Dept (Milan), IBM Europe Law Det (Paris), in Exxon Chemical Europe Law Dept (Brussels). Esso Italiana Law Dept General Counsel from 1997 to 2021 having also the coordination of legal services to ExxonMobil affiliates in the Mediterranean area from 1998 to 2008. AIGI Representative for the Centre and the South of Italy from 2008 to 2012 and AIGI . President from 2013 to 2019.

Antonella Sopranzetti

I have almost thirty years of experience at ExxonMobil, ten of which were spent in various parts of the business and twenty in various roles in Public and Government Affairs. In recent years, I have focused on energy and climate topics, engaging both internally and externally on the critical theme of the energy transition and the role that policies and technology must play to achieve society’s goals. Throughout my career, I have worked in different countries and cultures, productively interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, from industry leaders to policymakers, to discuss ideas and visions for the future. I have led and inspired teams, practiced cross-cultural communication, and encouraged strategic and forward-looking thinking. I am passionate about outdoor sports, technology, and innovation.

Roberta Tisci

Senior solicitor qualified in Italy, England and Wales and admitted to practice in England and Wales. Experienced lawyer in corporate, international contracting, with specific focus on innovative areas: ICT, mass-media, new technology, and genetics. Specific competences in the management and protection of patents, trademarks and intellectual property rights, licensing agreements and B2B, B2C agreements, M&A, intercompany agreements, on line trading, 231 law and data protection. Proactive and collaborative, I am convinced that an in-house lawyer is a solid partner within the business. Experienced contract manager able to deal within multinational, structured and complex organisations and to work in a high working pressurised environment.

PERIOD FEE ** Participant
14/09/2023* – 17/09/2023 850,00 € (VAT included) AIGI, student of AIGI School and ECLA member
1.050,00 € (VAT included) other in-house counsel

* arrival, welcome dinner and check in on Thursday 14th 2023
** possibility of financing through interprofessional category-based funds

The fee includes:

  • Academic Program;
  • Meals (lunches and dinners) and Coffee breaks;
  • Social activities

Accommodation in Bertinoro (B&B) and travel expenses to and from Bertinoro are not included and are up to each participant.
The AIGI Summer School accepts only a limited number of participants. First-come first-served rule applies.

For information:

CEUB offers B&B formula at:

  • Seminary – single room € 57,00/night and double room € 47,00/night per person
  • Castle – single room € 62,00/night and double room € 53,00/night per person

Other accommodations downtown:

  • Hotel La Colonna – single room € 57,00/night and double room € 50,00/night per person
  • Hotel Panorama – single room € 90,00/night and double room € 65,00/night per person

It is strongly suggested to reserve the accommodation proposed by CEUB at the special rates above for our participants or, at your choice, to book in other hotels located in the Bertinoro Village downtown, in order to be at a walking distance from the CEUB location and to easily enjoy the evening activities planned for all participants.

Organization Secretariat:
CeUB – Centro Universitario di Bertinoro – Via Frangipane 6 – Bertinoro FC
Ms. Monica Michelacci
Ph. + 39 0543 446555

The course will be activated with a minimum number of 12 participants

See you in Bertinoro!