Speed Speak

Prominent practitioners will be given an exclusive 10 minute slot to highlight to their peers what they consider to be hot topics within their field of practice. For attendees it will be a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into a wide range of practice areas.

Time: 10:30 - 12:00


Enrico Castellani

Head of the Italian dispute resolution team, Enrico Castellani combines an impressive track record in dispute resolution, with a strong banking and finance background. He regularly advises international and Italian financial institutions, private equity investors, multi-functional and industrial groups dealing with disputes. Highly versatile, he advises on cases that range from construction and infrastructure litigation cases to insolvency disputes and product liability, derivative litigations and regulatory investigations. He has frequently acted as Counsel and arbitrator in arbitration proceedings. His passion and commitment, together with exemplary technical skills, make Enrico a sought-after adviser for both Italian and international clients. Enrico joined the firm in 1997 as one of the founding partners of the Italian practice.

Cristiano Caumont Caimi
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Cristiano Caumont Caimi is a partner of Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati in Milan since 2009. As co-head of the tax controversy practice, he assists domestic and multinational clients - mainly banks and insurance companies, industrial, telecommunications, energy, real estate and fashion groups - in tax litigation, pre-litigation and advance ruling proceedings, with a special focus on international taxation and transfer pricing issues. In addition, he has a high expertise in Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) and Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP). After his law degree from the University of Genoa, Cristiano received an LL.M in International Taxation from the University of Leiden. He is a member of the Milan Bar and admitted to the Supreme Court.

Gabriella Covino
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Gabriella Covino specialises in private M&A, corporate and commercial law and joint ventures. She advises domestic and multinational companies in significant acquisition transactions with a focus on drafting and negotiating joint ventures agreements, shareholders’ agreements and commercial agreements. She is a member of the Italian Bar as well as the New York State Bar.

Simona Lavagnini
Founding Partner
LGV Avvocati

Simona is one of the founding partners of LGV Avvocati and has considerable experience in the area of intellectual property law, especially copyright, new technologies, trademarks, designs. Simona’s experience extends to litigation on behalf of relevant copyright, trademarks and designs owners, including software houses, videogame producers, phonographic industry (and relevant associations), fashion companies, brand owners, spare part producers and distributors. She manages enforcement programs extended to the whole of the national territory (civil, criminal, administrative) and is used to dealing with cross borders and European-level litigation and issues. She is also active in the field of patents and know-how protection, privacy, cybersecurity, rights of personality, unfair competition, advertising. Simona regularly advices clients on a diverse range of legal out-of-court matters such as licenses, tenders, fairs organizations and contracts, commercial communication, cloud contracts, outsourcing, compliance. She also represents and assists clients in lobbying activities, such as the videogame industry association and some videogame producers, including in highly complex issues such as eSports regulations as well as AGCOM online antipiracy regulation, modifications to the new regulation on the protection of minors in the audiovisual sector - including the web and video games.

Andrea Novarese
Latham & Watkins

Andrea Novarese is a partner in the Milan office. He is European Chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of commercial and investment banks, borrowers and issuers, financial institutions, blue chip companies and investment firms as well as manufacturing industry players. He has considerable experience advising clients on banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, senior secured lending, restructuring, debt capital markets transactions, and corporate governance.

Giangiacomo Olivi

Giangiacomo Olivi is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office, Europe Head of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity group and Europe Co-head of the Media sector group. He is a member of the global Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He assists clients, such as national and international companies as well as industrial associations, providing strategical and commercial legal advice in relation to technology, media and communications matters, with a specific focus on data management. He also assists clients with regard to outsourcing and commercial transactions in a wide range of sectors.

Irene Petrelli
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Irene Petrelli is a counsel in the International Arbitration group in Milan. Her practice focuses on investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law disputes. Ms. Petrelli has represented sovereign States and State owned entities in connection with international arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including those of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, and CAM. Notable cases include representation of Venezuela and its oil company against the multi billion dollar claims brought by the oil companies ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil. Other recent arbitrations include disputes in the field of energy, taxation, banking, and telecommunications for clients in Africa and Asia. In addition, Ms. Petrelli has experience assisting clients before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Pietro Zanoni
Nctm Studio Legale

Pietro Zanoni focuses on commercial and corporate law, particularly in the areas of M&A and private equity.
Pietro advises on a regular basis some of the most important investment funds, both domestic and foreign, and multinationals operating in Italy. Pietro has gained a great deal of experience in all types of M&A and private equity transactions (sale, exchange and contribution of shares, sale, contribution and lease businesses and lines of businesses, mergers, demergers, transformations, spin-offs, issuance of bonds and financial instruments, structuring of incentive schemes, etc.) with a particular focus on food, pharma, fashion and consumer industries.