The Inhousecommunity Days event, held at the prestigious Park Hyatt Zurich, entered its vibrant Day 2 with enthusiasm and high expectations. As in-house legal professionals gathered, the event surpassed all hopes and delivered insightful discussions on crucial topics while bringing together an exceptional group of industry leaders.
The day began promptly at 9:30 am with a warm welcome from Aldo Scaringella, the CEO of LC Publishing Group. His opening address set the stage for a day full of stimulating conversations and knowledge sharing.
The first Roundtable of the day, focusing on “Cybersecurity and In-House Departments.” featured a panel of distinguished speakers, including Isabella Bdoian Gonzalez, Deputy General Counsel, EMEA, Whirlpool Corporation, Nicolas Grunder, Lead Counsel Digital Data & Cybersecurity, ABB, Shira Kaplan, Founder & CEO, Cyverse, Christian Kunz, Partner, Bär & Karrer, and Damian Weiss, General Counsel, Swisscard AECS. The roundtable was moderated by Suzan Taha, Journalist from LegalcommunityCH. Together, they delved deep into the ever-relevant topic of cybersecurity and its implications for in-house legal departments. The exchange of insights and expertise was a true testament to the event’s value.
Following the thought-provoking discussion, attendees had the opportunity to network during a well-deserved coffee break at 11:00 am. It was a perfect interlude for participants to reflect on the insights gained and forge new connections.
The day continued with the second Roundtable, focusing on “ESG and Chief Legal Officer.” The discussion centered on the increasingly vital role of Chief Legal Officers in addressing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. The panel featured Andreas Bohrer, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Lonza Group, Valérie Collaudin, Group General Counsel and Head of Sustainability, Gurit, Juancho De Lassaletta, Global Head Legal & Compliance and General Secretary, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, Federico Piccaluga, Group General Counsel, Duferco, and Esther Van Weert, Senior Director Compliance International, Apellis Pharmaceuticals. The discussion was expertly moderated by Mercedes Galán, Journalist from LegalcommunityCH. These distinguished experts shared their insights and experiences, shedding light on the increasingly pivotal role of Chief Legal Officers in driving ESG initiatives.
The event concluded with closing remarks at 12:45 pm, summarizing the day’s key takeaways and expressing gratitude to all participants, speakers, and sponsors. Attendees then enjoyed a delightful light lunch, which provided a final opportunity for networking and casual discussions.
The Inhousecommunity Days Switzerland 2023 was undoubtedly a resounding success. The event not only facilitated valuable discussions but also fostered connections among legal professionals from diverse sectors. The Inhousecommunity Days event in Zurich has proven once again to be a must-attend for those seeking to stay at the forefront of legal industry developments and innovations.