Event information

Date: Thu 21 Mar 2024 Time: 1.30pm - 7.00pm Venue: Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, Hochstraße 4, 60313 Frankfurt, Innenstadt I, Germany

The Legal 500 is delighted to announce GC Summit Germany, which will take place at the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, Frankfurt on 21 March, 2024.

GC Summit Germany looks at how GCs and senior in-house lawyers from Germany and around Central Europe deal with the legal and business challenges faced by domestic and international companies, major trends in the market, and planning for the future.

In association with our partners for this event–SquirePattonBoggs, Taylor Wessing, Seitz, and AlixPartners–this conference will include a series of panel sessions covering a variety of cutting edge and up to date topics for discussion. This includes understanding the most cutting-edge work in cross-border M&A, managing a company’s value chain, and the growing importance of ESG, amongst other topics that should interest all German GCs.

Drawing on the broad experience of our highly accomplished speakers from both legal firms and in-house counsel, this event will provide practical, hands-on advice. GC Summit Germany 2024 is a must-attend event for any in-house counsel in Germany and wider Europe aiming to expand their expertise and develop their own professional understanding.


1.30pm – 2.00pm  Registration and refreshments

2.00pm – 2.15pm Welcome address and keynote

2.15pm – 3.00pm Managing your company’s value chain – Risks and opportunities in a dynamic regulatory environment

  • Franziska Janorschke, global head of data privacy & AI compliance, Novartis
  • Martin Petrasch, chief counsel of compliance, Siemens
  • Dr. Wolfgang Bartels, general counsel, Mercedes-Benz Group

3.00pm – 3.45pm ESG in M&A transactions

In this panel, the team at Taylor Wessing provides an in-depth overview of why ESG has become more and more important in M&A transactions, as well as EU legislation and new laws coming into effect. This panel is a must-see for lawyers involved in sustainability reports and how to develop internal structures for companies.

  • Rebekka Krause, salary partner, Taylor Wessing

3.45pm – 4.00pm Coffee break

4.00pm – 4.45pm Recent Compliance matters in the employment relationship

  • Mar Mickasch, chief compliance officer, FUNKE
  • Julia Arbery, partner, Stoneturn
  • Özlem Yesilkaya, head of investigations (Asia Pacific & EMEA), global investigation department, Fresenius Medical Care AG

4.45pm – 5.10pm Legal Finance, the Universe and all the Rest

A 360 View on Dispute Funding and Dispute Hedging
Jens Petry (Squire Patton Boggs), Stefan Kirsten (KRD Kirsten. Risk & Disputes) and Katharina Fröhlich (unilegion) explore the increasing popularity of litigation funding and insurance solutions among corporates, the impact of a claimant being funded or insured on a defendant’s strategy, and defendants’ legal and commercial options to restore the equilibrium.
  • Jens Petry, partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Dr. Stefan Kirsten, founder, KRD Kirsten. Risk & Disputes
  • Katharina Fröhlich, head of fraud & collections operations, unilegion

5.10pm – 5.55pm Panel discussion

5.55pm – 6.00pm Closing remarks

6.00pm – 7.00pm Drinks and networking

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