Venue: The Westin Palace, Plaza de las Cortes, 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
The Legal 500 invites the best in-house counsel and GCs from some of Spain’s most prominent companies to the GC Summit Spain.
Through comprehensive panel discussions, Q&A sessions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house and private practice legal luminaries, attendees will be able to hone their understanding of some of the major issues affecting them and the profession as a whole, and discuss these with their contemporaries. Put simply, the GC Summit Spain promises not only to be interesting and insightful, but also an event that will provide practical, tangible benefits to attendees.
The day’s panel discussions will see topics addressed and dissected by legal experts across four panels. Firstly, trademark and anti-counterfeiting efforts will be analysed, before the already-present but ever-growing challenge of cyber security will be unpacked. After this, collective actions and related recovery efforts will receive the attentions of an extremely well-qualified panel. The final panel is still to be confirmed, but also promises to be an engaging and insightful discussion.
These panels are specifically designed to give the audience the right knowledge to handle the challenges and opportunities presented by the corporate legal sector with the best legal strategies designed by experts of the most successful companies in the country.
|GC Summit Spain|
|1.15pm||Registration and light lunch|
|2.15pm|| Best practice benchmarks for trademarks and
anti-counterfeitingSafeguarding the intellectual property of their businesses is the foremost concern for many in-house counsel, particularly those at consumer goods companies with strong – and often-pirated – brands. The only way to ensure a successful response to these threats is through enacting a proactive strategy underpinned by robust internal processes. This panel will examine how to go about organizing in-house legal functions to protect their companies’ trademarked goods and intellectual property in the most effective way.
There is scarcely a business functioning that does not consider cyber security threats to be a major concern. For large corporate entities, who often hold vast amounts of customer data on record, the risks are correspondingly larger and will undoubtedly assume greater importance for in-house legal operators as time goes on. How to best approach cyber security issues will be a matter for each individual company as best practices are honed over time, but this expert panel use their vast experience to analyse some of the major considerations for in-house counsel looking to safeguard their companies.
|4.15pm||Collective actions: maximising recovery opportunities
Collective actions can cause major losses to a company if the issue is not foreseen or mitigated against, or if recovery efforts are unsuccessful. Despite this, many in-house counsel are unfamiliar with these procedures and run the risk of failing to protect their companies when such a threat develops. This panel will provide practical insight into this less-understood aspect of corporate safeguarding.
This panel will outline effective dispute resolution mechanisms, providing insight on a number of perennial questions for in-house counsel faced with a dispute process: Court or Arbitration? When and how to get management and commercial teams on board, and when to seek the advice of external counsel? All these questions and more will be the focus of this expert panel discussion.
|6.10pm||Drinks and canapes|
David R Scott, Managing partner, Scott & Scott
Vicente Marot, Partner, Andersen Tax & Legal
María González Gordon, IP & Digital Business Partner, CMS
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Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS is present in 43 countries and boasts 75 offices worldwide. Our 4,800 plus CMS lawyers offer you specialist advice on numerous sectors, tailored to your needs whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. CMS’ Spanish-based firm, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, employs more than 100 lawyers located in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the Spanish market, striving to establish a close working relationship with clients in order to fully understand their needs and offer innovative solutions in all areas of law.
Andersen Tax & Legal is an international firm that offers legal and tax advice worldwide trough Andersen Global, which has presence in over 160 locations. The firm in Spain has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla to provide their clients comprehensive high quality legal advice on domestic as well as international projects. Over 250 professionals make up the Spanish firm and are responsible for designing, coordinating and managing those teams that are best suited to each transaction. The best-in-class service has allowed the firm to be recognised as one of the most important law firm in the Spanish market, as well as in the international guides.
Scott+Scott is an international law firm that specialises in representing multinational corporations and large investors in private enforcement actions involving anticompetitive conduct. It advises corporate clients on worldwide recovery opportunities, and has designed private enforcement policies for some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.
In addition to advising clients on recoupment opportunities, the Firm has recovered billions of euros for its clients. For example:
- In the United States, the Firm obtained over $2.3 billion in settlements against fifteen Wall Street banks for conspiring to manipulate the foreign exchange market.
- The Firm’s London office is pursuing a collective action on behalf of entities that traded in foreign currencies anywhere in the European Economic Area.
- The Firm’s Amsterdam office has launched recovery actions for some of the largest multinational corporations in the world, seeking losses from anticompetitive conduct in the cables, trucks, and cardboard sectors.