Tuesday 28th March 2017,
Law Society, London

Meet the Speakers

Nishat Ruiter, General Counsel, TED Conferences, USA
Nishat Ruiter is General Counsel of TED conferences, a non profit organization that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Through creativity, and a deep respect for TED's mission, Nishat's work is centered on ensuring that TED's legal requirements are met through a combination of practical and creative solutions that meets its needs, while still retaining the authentic TED voice across every area where possible. She manages the legal issues with respect to TED's licensing, partnerships, TM, brand protection, TED's code of conduct, data privacy, copyright, transactions and all corporate legal matters. Prior to TED, she worked as Associate General Counsel where she spent ten years in a variety of roles including managing legal issues on all marketing and advertising, M&A integration, and led the North American legal team responsible for the legal review of $1B/year in licensing transactions at CA Technologies. She also worked as Managing Counsel at LivePerson, provided in house counsel legal support to Chubb Insurance, Binary Tree.com and Capco. She is a visiting guest lecturer at Fordham Law School (New York) since 2013, faculty for the Practicing Law Institute, and has served on the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal (London). Inspired by a Bahá’í perspective on things, she loves resolving the most complex problems with an elegant solution, but always with coffee on hand. She enjoys music, tennis, hosting Spiritual Cafes in her community to foster meaningful conversations, and finding connectedness with people from all walks of life. She is married and mother of two teenagers. You can follow her on twitter @nishatruiter.

TED Conferences
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Mat Hughes, Managing Director, Alixpartners UK, UK
Mat Hughes is a Managing Director in AlixPartners’ European competition practice, which is part of a broader litigation practice. He has over 25 years of experience as an anti-trust economist and in dealing with UK and EC competition authorities and specialist utility regulators in relation to all aspects of competition law. Who’s Who Legal describes Mat as a “proactive and user- friendly expert with a wealth of experience before the regulators”. Mat started his career as an economist at the UK Office of Fair Trading, and until March 2013 was Chief Economist at Ashurst LLP. Mat has worked on a diverse range of mergers, including over 30 Phase 2 mergers and a large number of Phase 1 mergers, including acting for Ashtead in relation to the Ashtead/Lion Trackhire merger referred to in his presentation. Mat has written widely on the economics of merger control, including the Third Edition of UK Merger Control: Law and Practice, November 2016. Mat has acted on wide range of other competition law matters including: - as an independent expert for two international car companies in relation to various car part cartels; - in a damages action involving pay-for-delay pharmaceutical agreements; - acted for claimants in relation to the polyurethane foam cartel, now settled; - acting as an independent expert in relation to the European Commission’s investigations of the credit default swap market, which has now been closed without an infringement finding despite the issuing of a statement of objections; - acting for British Gas as an independent expert in relation to the first-ever customer-led appeal of a price control decision to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA);? - acting for HSBC in the CMA’s market investigation into retail banking ; and? - acting for Direct Accident Management in the CMA’s private motor insurance inquiry, where we persuaded the CMA not to impose price controls in relation to credit hire services.

Alixpartners UK
In today’s fast paced global market timing is everything. You want to protect, grow or transform your business. To meet these challenges, we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector and operational insight. Our clients include corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors and others who appreciate the candor, dedication, and transformative expertise of our teams. We will ensure insight drives action at that exact moment that is critical for success. When it really matters.
Beatrice Roxburgh, Senior Tutor, The University of Law, UK
Beatrice Roxburgh is an experienced competition law practitioner, with a career spanning from private practice in two of the City's pre-eminent competition law firms, to competition law enforcement, followed by 15 years as senior in-house competition counsel with BT Group plc, and joining the University of Law in March 2018 to teach competition law. In that time, she has led a variety of cases and investigations in-house at BT, overseen dawn raids as a competition law enforcer, and in private practice advised major corporates, government and public bodies on all aspects of European and UK anti-trust law (including its application to international mergers, joint ventures and other transactions). At the University of Law she aims to give our future practitioner the benefit of her experience and kindle the enthusiasm of the next generation of competition lawyers.

The University of Law
The University of Law London Moorgate is the largest specialist corporate law school in the UK. It’s located in the City of London, close to leading global law firms. BT Group plc is a UK-based communication services company headquartered in London.
Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden
Annette Magnusson is Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Annette Magnusson joined the SCC from Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå (Stockholm) in 2010. At Mannheimer Swartling, Ms. Magnusson was involved in international arbitration and strategic issues involving the dispute resolution practice. Previously she headed strategic planning of knowledge management at Baker &McKenzie in Sweden. Ms. Magnusson was SCC legal counsel and later SCC Deputy Secretary General from 1998 to 2005. Ms. Magnusson holds a number of external appointments, including: ? Board member and controller of the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute; ? Member of the Research Panel for Arbitration Law at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law; ? Member of the Advisory Board of the Stockholm International Hearing Centre. Ms Magnusson earned her LLM at the Stockholm University in 1998 and her BA/BSc at the University of Gothenburg in 1991. She is the author or editor of several publications on international arbitration, a frequent speaker on international arbitration and the development of legal services on a global level, and a dedicated thought leader. Listed as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal 2016, 2017.

Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) was established in 1917 and is part of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Every year parties from as many as 30-40 jurisdictions appear before the the SCC. The SCC is also the second largest institution globally for treaty-based investment disputes under its own rules. The SCC was recognized in the 1970's as a neutral centre for the resolution of East West trade disputes, and has since expanded its services in international commercial arbitration and emerged as one of the most important and frequently used arbitration institutions.
Simon Chisholm, Vice President, Charles River Associates, UK
Simon Chisholm is Vice President in CRA’s Competition Practice. He provides economic advice on both UK, EU and global mergers, vertical restraints, assessments of alleged abusive conduct, and regulatory submissions. Prior to joining CRA, Simon spent over five years at the Competition and Markets Authority and Office of Fair Trading, where he directed the team of economists analysing UK mergers. Simon has also previously been a Senior Civil Servant at the Department of Business responsible for directing the economic analysis for UK consumer and competition policy.

Charles River Associates
Charles River Associates’ (CRA) European Competition Practice is a leading provider of antitrust and regulatory economics advice. CRA has provided thought leadership on front-line issues that have since become mainstream and supported several milestone cases with innovative analysis that has contributed to the development of competition policy in Europe. With over 200 economists based in London, Brussels, Paris, Washington DC, Boston, West Coast, Toronto, and Sydney, the European Competition practice is closely integrated with CRA’s competition experts in North America and APAC, drawing on each other’s expertise and working together on multi-jurisdictional matters.
Maurus Schreyvogel, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis International AG, Switzerland
As Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Maurus Schreyvogel drives peak in-house legal department performance and accelerates functional innovation. He focuses on corporate legal department best practices and future needs, and application of technologies to increase value to the business while driving down cost and fostering a globally connected culture. His responsibilities also include Legal operations, global processes and systems. He is a member of the Group Legal Leadership Team. Maurus began his legal career at a Zurich law firm in 2002 and joined the Corporate IP department of Novartis in 2004. In 2007, Maurus transitioned to a two-year rotation in Finance and Audit and in 2009 he joined the Corporate Legal department as Program Manager. In this role Maurus led strategic, cost-saving Legal and IP initiatives such as the implementation of a global spend management program, the establishment of preferred law firm panels and the introduction of legal knowledge and matter management. In 2013 Maurus assumed responsibility for Legal operations and operational excellence. Between 2015 and 2017 he served as Chief of Staff to the Group General Counsel. Maurus received his law degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2002 and holds a Global Executive MBA from IE Business School in Spain.

Novartis International AG
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide.
Anders Arvidsson, CEO, Parallel North IP, Sweden
Anders Arvidsson, has well over two decades of experience in developing, valuing and monetizing patent assets in the corporate world. As a market maker, Mr. Arvidsson has been one of the pioneers in creating the marketplace for IP transactions, which has helped to protect companies’ strategic product positions and maximize the value of their intellectual property. He constantly seeks new ways to use intellectual property as a strategic tool, and delivered annual revenue captures in the range of $10-15m from various transactions to his clients. Mr. Arvidsson has negotiated 100s of transactions comprising multiple patent portfolios. Previously, Mr. Arvidsson spent 13 years at Nokia, where he headed the patent acquisition team. He has a long experience from negotiated transactions involving multiple patent portfolios. He has also been working as Vice President IPR for GN Store Nord A/S, which is developing and manufacturing medical devices for hearing impairment and audio solutions. Ever since 2012, Mr. Arvidsson has been recognized by IAM Magazine’s list of global thought and practice leaders in IP strategy, ‘IAM 300', representing 300 of the world’s most well-recognized IP Strategists."

Parallel North IP
Parallel North IP is a European Intellectual Property Consulting and Brokerage firm providing customized services for clients to leverage value of IP. Our passion is to define the monetary value of intellectual property (IP) assets, which is critical to any risk assessment of IP, IP sale, license or transaction. It demands a broad range of legal, financial, and technical expertise, all of which enable you to maximize profitability and minimize risks in transactions involving IP rights. We assist clients on how to best leverage the commercial value of their IP portfolios. Our services have helped clients creating new revenue streams, raising new capital, cost savings, financial risk assessment of IP, secure evidence of use, and strengthen their patent position against its peers.
Stephan Buehler, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, SGL Carbon SE, Germany
Before joining SGL as the General Counsel & Chief Compliance officer in 2013, Stephan Bühler worked for more than 21 years at Siemens AG in various functions, including being the Global Head of M&A in the Legal Department. He worked in Germany and 3 years in Paris, France.

SGL Carbon SE
SGL Group – The Carbon Company, is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of carbon-based products. SGL has an in-depth materials, production, applications and engineering expertise, a comprehensive graphite and carbon fiber based product portfolio, and an integrated value chain from carbon fibers to composites. We operate close to our customers through a global sales network and state-of-the-art production sites in Europe, North America and Asia. SGL has approx. 4000 employees worldwide and operates in 35 sites all over the world. The annual turnover in 2018 was approx. 1 billion €. SGL is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Bart Goddyn, Senior Legal Counsel, TiGenix , Belgium
Bart Goddyn is a senior legal counsel with several years of experience as an attorney in international law practices, as in-house counsel and as legal consultant to international companies. Bart is a Belgian-qualified attorney, with a Master of Law degree from the University of Leuven (KUL), an LL.M. in Intellectual Property law from the University of Brussels (KUB) and an LL.M. in Competition Law and Economics from the Brussels School of Competition (BSC). Bart focuses on transactional and advisory work and has particular legal expertise in intellectual property, ICT, media, antitrust, litigation management and compliance. His practice cuts across all fields of technology, including Pharma, Life Sciences, Health Care, Food and Nutrition, ICT, Media, Manufacturing and Industrial Services and Financial Institutions. Bart was Intellectual Property lawyer EMEA at Cargill and legal consultant for Johnson & Johnson. He is currently a legal consultant to TiGenix, a leading European cell therapy company, where he covers the broad range of legal matters relevant to the bio-tech industry. Bart is an official arbitrator at the Czech Arbitration Court in Prague and he lectures on Media and Intellectual Property law at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB).

TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels and Nasdaq: TIG?) is an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary platforms of allogeneic, or donor-derived, expanded stem cells.
Linda Sharp, Associate General Counsel, ZL Technologies Inc, USA
Linda has responsibility for data privacy, information governance, corporate legal matters and related product initiatives. Prior to joining ZL, Linda provided consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations and the nation’s largest law firms. She specialized in evaluating and negotiating viable, cost-effective strategies for handling electronic data including data privacy, information governance and eDiscovery related issues. She is an expert in the area of information governance, data privacy and eDiscovery and a sought after speaker and writer due to her ability to take complex technical issues and make them understandable. She has been a member of the legal community since 1978 and has worked on some of the most important litigation and regulatory investigations in the industry. Linda is on the Advisory Board for OLP, the ACC IG Board, is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Washington, and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

ZL Technologies Inc
ZL’s Unified Archive® (“ZL UA”) consolidates and centralizes data for true single-platform information governance, allowing the enterprise to satisfy corporate needs for records management, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, governance, analytics, and storage in one seamless environment. ZL UA is unique in its unified architecture, which eliminates disparate “data silos” and consolidates all applications and billions of documents under one platform. With a proven track record of Fortune 500 customers and partnerships with major players such as Oracle, ZL has emerged as a leader in harnessing unstructured “Big Data” for strategic advantage.
Ian White, Consultant, ., UK
Ian White has been the Chief Legal Officer and/or Company Secretary for both listed & major private companies. This has led him developing an expertise in corporate governance and working with boards on effectiveness and performance. He has been involved in a number of board evaluations, both internally and externally. Ian now works as a consultant both on an interim and specific assignment basis. Over the last 18 months he has undertaken seven board evaluations for FTSE 100/250 companies as an Associate for a board evaluation practice and one on his own account for a grant making body. He is currently working on a board evaluation for a FTSE 100 financial services company on his own account. In addition, in 2016 he spent six months as an internal governance consultant for a FTSE 100 International Bank working on board effectiveness and governance matters generally for the Holdings Board. In the corporate world, Ian spent the majority of his time in the financial services sector (principally asset management) with roles such as Group Legal Counsel/Company Secretary of Perpetual (listed investment manager), Interim Chief Legal Officer for Openwork Limited (formerly Allied Dunbar) and Interim Chief Legal Officer in the UK for Allianz Global Investors. In the latter role he also undertook a project looking at the effectiveness of the working relationship between the European Legal and Compliance Team (70 people) and the businesses it supported. He has also worked in other sectors and he was Group General Counsel/Company Secretary of the Wilkinson Group (privately owned retail group).

Independent Audit are leading specialists in governance We help clients understand and improve the effectiveness of their governance, including the board and its committees,internal and external audit, and risk governance.
Derek Holt, Managing Director, Alixpartners UK, UK
Derek is an economist specialising in regulation and competition with a particular focus on infrastructure and financial services sectors. Derek is a widely-recognised regulatory expert frequently presenting at leading conferences in infrastructure sectors. He has extensive case experience in banking, telecommunications, water, energy and financial services. Prior to AlixPartners Derek worked for 14 years with Oxera Consulting Ltd where he led the Regulation and Transport teams. Derek holds an MSc Economics with Distinction from the London School of Economics and a BA (Honours) in Economics and Finance from McGill University Montreal. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics of Competition Law from King’s College, University of London.

Alixpartners UK
In today’s fast paced global market timing is everything. You want to protect, grow or transform your business. To meet these challenges, we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector and operational insight. Our clients include corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors and others who appreciate the candor, dedication, and transformative expertise of our teams. We will ensure insight drives action at that exact moment that is critical for success. When it really matters.
John Jarosz, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc., USA
Mr. John Jarosz, a Managing Principal with Analysis Group and Director of the firm's Washington, D.C. office, is an economist who specializes in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. He has provided strategy consultation across a wide range of industries and delivered expert testimony in hundreds of depositions, trials, and hearings. His focus is on matters involving intellectual property, licensing, commercial damages, and antitrust. A frequent author and lecturer on the economics of intellectual property protection, Mr. Jarosz is the editor of Eckstrom's Licensing in Foreign and Domestic Operations: The Forms and Substance of Licensing, and his articles and papers have been published in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, les Nouvelles: Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, the Journal of Business Valuation, and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Among other things, Mr. Jarosz has given presentations at various meetings of the Licensing Executives Society and the Association of University Technology Managers, and has taught classes at Georgetown University Law Center, Columbia Business School, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Jarosz holds an M.A. and is a Ph.D. candidate in economics from Washington University in St. Louis; a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin; and a B.A. in economics and organizational communication from Creighton University.

Analysis Group, Inc.
Since 1981, Analysis Group has provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global health care corporations, and government agencies. Our work is grounded in a collaborative approach that allows us to effectively integrate the best ideas from leading academic and industry experts with our more than 600 professionals. As a result, our clients receive thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to their most challenging business and litigation problems. Through our work in thousands of cases across multiple industries we have become one of the largest economics consulting firms in North America, with 11 offices in the United States, Canada, and China.
Simon Evans, Former General Counsel, ArcelorMittal, UK
Simon Evans was Group General Counsel and Vice President of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, from September 2001 until January 2016, based in the Group’s corporate office in London. ArcelorMittal is listed in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg and Madrid, with annual turnover of $60 billion and 200,000 employees across its operations in Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia. Mr Evans also served on the boards of several ArcelorMittal subsidiary companies and was chairman of the Group Disclosure Committee. In 2011, Mr Evans was awarded the World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel by the Directors Roundtable and in 2012 the Best Law Department Benelux in the International General Counsels Awards. From 1993 to 2001, Mr Evans was European Counsel at Rohm and Hass Company (now part of Dow Chemical) and prior to that he worked at the law firm Taylor Joynson Garrett, London. Mr Evans is a graduate of Oxford University and the College of Law, Guilford. He is married, with 3 daughters.

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks. 
Cécile Kavalses, General Counsel Benelux & The Nordics, Atos, Netherlands
After having been graduated with a Master's degree in Business Law from “Université Paris XI” and “HEC”, and having been admitted to the Bar, Cecile worked for different IT Legal Departments’ within Air France and then Oracle. She joined Atos in 2006 first as a Corporate Lawyer. Cecile took over the lead of the Corporate Affairs Legal Department in 2009, where she was responsible for the corporate legal matters of the listed company, governance, company law, compliance with stock exchange markets regulations and financing. In 2012, she was appointed Chief of Staff of the Group General Counsel. In 2013, she was appointed General Counsel for India, Middle East and Africa. She recently moved to the Netherlands in 2015 as General Counsel for Benelux and The Nordics. Cecile also teaches French Corporate Law since 2008 at Université Paris-Dauphine and taught OHADA Corporate Law in Gabon at BGFI Business School from 2011 to 2013.

About Atos Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR 12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Leslie Perrin, Chairman, Calunius Capital, UK
Leslie Perrin has been the Chairman of Calunius Capital LLP since January 2009. Calunius acts as the investment adviser to the Calunius Funds, market leaders in the funding of large scale international arbitration and litigation disputes. Leslie has also been the Chairman of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales, since its establishment in November 2011 and is deeply involved in the development of litigation funding as an international phenomenon. Leslie has more than 30 years' experience of litigation markets, having been successively head of litigation, managing partner and senior partner at international law firm, Osborne Clarke. For 9 years he was the Senior Independent Director of DAS UK, the UK market leader in legal expenses insurance. Leslie was named in the most recent Times Law 100, said by The Times to be “those lawyers we believe to be the most influential in society right now".

Calunius Capital
The Calunius Funds provide finance for the legal and associated costs of large international arbitration and litigation disputes, enabling businesses and individuals to manage the financial risk of enforcing their meritorious commercial claims through legal action.
Bruce Girvan, Director of Intellectual Property, Head of IP and Innovation, Company Secretary, Ceres Power Limited, UK
Bruce Girvan is passionate about making innovation deliver business success. With a strong background in the energy sector, he has always worked in businesses that use technology to drive value - from oil and gas exploration to low carbon energy conversion. Bruce was a business founder of Ceres Power, which spun out from Imperial in 2001. Presently his present role as IP Director offers a fascinating mix of engineering and legal, reaching into the workings of all departments, supporting developments from materials research through to product trials and supplier contracts. Bruce is a chartered Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from Imperial College, London.

Ceres Power Limited
Ceres Power is a world leading developer of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology. Used in decentralised energy products Ceres' Steel Cells enable a change in the way homes and businesses generate their power, reducing energy costs, lowering CO2emissions, increasing efficiency and improving energy security and reliability. Ceres' unique Steel Cell technology is being validated by OEM partners around the world to power the next generation of power products. Ceres has an affordable fuel cell for the real world, made possible with the use of conventional materials and standard manufacturing processes. This low cost approach makes widespread adoption for homes and businesses a reality today and tomorrow. The principle of innovation is at the very heart of what we do.
Peter Bergson, General Counsel, Fingerprints, Sweden
Bergson, with background both in private practice and in-house roles, has 25 plus years of experience and has over the past 10 plus years served as General Counsel in international Fin Tech, Big Data and High Tech Corporations which have been both private equity owned and/or listed at a Nasdaq Exchange. Bergson’s legal experience is primarily focused on Transactions, Governance & Compliance and M&A related legal areas.

Fingerprints develops biometric systems comprising sensors, algorithms, software and packaging technoligies. The success is based on product development at the cutting edge of technology, which results in world-leading products in terms of security, convenience and performance. The current product range consists largely of fingerprint sensors and customers are primarily manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, where the company is market leading. As the use of biometric solutions increases, Fingerprints is working to broaden their offer by using different biometric techniques, or modalities, and to identify other market segments where the solutions can be used, such as smart cards, PCs, automotive and online devices (IoT). The Fingerprints share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (FING B).
Christian Haitz, Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer , Heritage B, Switzerland
Christian Haitz studied law at the universities of Freiburg i.Br. und Lausanne. Additionally, he completed the LL.M program in international IP law at TU Dresden and Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg. He is admitted to the bar in Germany, and has finalized his Executive MBA at Lorange / Ashridge in 2017. As Senior Group Counsel, Christian Haitz is advising TEKA's holding company and all three business divisions. Before JOINING TEKA, he has built up the Legal Department for JTI's Swiss market and production organization. He previously served as Legal Counsel for the Swiss Wild Group Management AG as well as for the Finnish Pöyry group.

Heritage B
HERITAGE B Group is a multinational company founded in Germany in 1924 and engaged in the manufacture and commercialisation of kitchen and bath products, ceramic glazes, industrial containers and professional kitchens. It is a European benchmark in sinks, exhaust hoods, hobs and ovens and is a world leader in the production of beer kegs. The group has 25 factories in Europe, America and Asia. It owns 57 subsidiaries, commercializes its products in 116 countries and has a workforce of 4,900 employees worldwide.
Areti Roditi, Chief Legal Counsel, PPP & Concessions Department, J&p-Avax Sa, Greece
Areti Roditi is Chief Legal Counsel in the PPP & Concessions Department of J&P-AVAX SA since 2004. She is a dual qualified lawyer (solicitor, qualified in England and Wales – attorney-at-law, qualified in Greece) with extensive experience in project finance, PPP and concession transactions, large scale international construction projects, EU public procurement, corporate and commercial law. She holds a Master’s Degree in EU Law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), a Master’s Degree in Civil law from the University of Athens, a Master’s Degree (Msc) in Business from ALBA Graduate Business School (Athens, Greece) and has recently obtained an International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance (International Compliance Association). Prior to her current post, she worked at a big Greek law firm with international profile (Kyriakides – Georgopoulos Law Firm) and did a stage at the European Commission (DG Internal Market). Areti is fluent in Greek (native), English, French, German and Spanish and has intermediate knowledge of Russian and Arabic.

J&p-Avax Sa
J&P-AVAX SA is a leading contractor and concession / PPP operator in the Greek market, with a strong international presence (including Cyprus, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Eastern Europe, Malta, etc). J&P-AVAX SA is listed in the Athens Stock and covers the entire spectrum of construction activities both for public and private sector. J&P-AVAX SA holds a well-diversified portfolio of activities which is based on project quality, customer loyalty, business innovation and technical expertise. The company's international business is growing over time, making up more than half of total revenues in recent years.
Miroslav Uricar, Partner, Legalité Law firm, Czech Republic
Miroslav Uricar specializes in administrative law and regulatory issues related to network industries, especially the electronic communications industry, as well as personal data protection. His expertise is based on 18 years spent in managerial positions in the area of law at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s., a provider of electronic communications services, including more than 12 years in the company’s top management, namely in the post of General Counsel. In this position, he was responsible for the Legal, Regulatory, External Affairs, Business Security and Compliance units, including participation in international projects within the Deutsche Telekom AG Group. Currently Miroslav Uricar is partner at LEGALITÉ Law firm based in Prague. Miroslav Uricar is a member of the Commission on Public Law – the Commission on Administrative Law of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government. He also works as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He regularly contributes to various professional journals, is a member of the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal, and he occasionally lectures at conferences and seminars, mostly focusing on regulatory issues, competition law, compliance and personal data protection. Miroslav is also a member of the Executive Committee of UNICEF Czech Republic.

Legalité Law firm
LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelár s.r.o. (Law firm)
Andreas Koutoupis, Director, Head of Governance, Risk & Internal Audit Services, Mazars Certified Auditors, Athens-Greece, Greece
Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis BSc (Honors), MSc, PhD, CMIIA, CIA, CICA, CCSA, CRMA, CCS Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis is currently the Head of Governance, Risk & Internal Audit Services (Director) of Mazars, Athens – Greece. Before join Mazars he served as a Senior Manager within the Internal Audit Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens – Greece responsible for the Financial Services (mainly banking) Internal Audit Assurance & Consulting Services for more than ten years. He was involved in Governance, Risk & Internal Audit related assignments in more than 150 organizations the last 17 years in all industries (Banking, Manufacturing, Retail, Insurance, Services, publicly listed enterprises, etc.) in 19 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Turkey, FYROM, Great Britain, Ukraine, Poland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone & Guinea). He is also acting as a Professional Trainer for more than ten years presented Corporate Governance, Business Risk Management and Internal Audit related topics in 23 countries including Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Albania, Turkey, FYROM, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Malaysia, China, Pakistan, Thailand, Singapore, Egypt and Nigeria. Andreas Koutoupis is an Adjunct Lecturer of Accounting and Auditing in the University of the Aegean. He is also lecturing Internal Auditing in the MSc of Taxation and Auditing in the Panteion University of Athens, as well as in the Greek Open University, IESEG University, Paris-France & the National Centre of Public Administration in Athens, Greece. He has been awarded a BSc in Public Administration with a distinction (Panteion University, Athens, Greece), an MSc in Internal Auditing and Management (Cass Business School, City University, London-UK) and a PhD in Corporate Governance and Internal Controls with a distinction (Panteion University, Athens, Greece). He is a Chartered Internal Auditor(CMIIA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), Certified in Control Self Assessment (CCSA), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Controls Specialist (CCS). Andreas Koutoupis is an Internal Quality Assessment validator of the International Institute of Internal Auditors. He holds an ‘A’ class Greek Accounting & Tax License (being able to sign Financial Statements for any type of organization) by the Economic Chamber of Greece. In 2005, he received the Michael J. Barett award by the International Institute of Internal Auditors, while in April 2006 he received a PhD Colloquium award (Cass Business School) for distinctive performance by the IIA-Italy. He was nominated for several other awards for his academic performance and professional work. His academic work includes publications of papers and articles with respect to Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Controls and Internal Auditing in well known journals (three of them are ABS rating Grade 1: Governance & Ethics), conferences, professional magazines and economic newspapers. He is an Editorial Review Board Member of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Emerald) and the Journal of Business and Finance (ISSN: 2305 - 1825). In 2014 The IIA Research Foundation published an Academic Research (Koutoupis et al.) entitled Internal Audit Around the World: A perspective on Global Regions. He is a member of the International Institute of Internal Auditors (serving as a member of the Academic Relations Committee), The Institute of Internal Auditors – UK and Ireland (serving as an APL Examiner), The Greek Institute of Internal Auditors (served as a member of the Board of Directors for eight years), The Institute for Internal Controls (acting as the contact person in charge in Greece and Cyprus responsible for CICA & CCS Professional Qualifications), The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), The Association of Greek Fraud Examiners (HACFE) and the Economic Chamber of Greece (serving as a member of the General Assembly). He is also the General Secretary of the Board of Directors of Greek Investors, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Athens Stock Exchange, as well as a team member for the Greek Council of Corporate Governance, a member in the Greek – Cyprus Investment Cooperation Committee. He has also served as a member of the Professional Skills Recognition Committee of the Greek Ministry of Education (2011-2014). Andreas Koutoupis is a member in several Greek Hospital Audit Committees according to the Greek Law 4025 / 2011.

Mazars Certified Auditors, Athens-Greece
Mazars Certified Auditors is one of the leading Audit & Consulting firms with a prescence in 72 countries.
Dierk Dr. Schindler, Head of EMEA Legal Field & WW Contract Mgmt and Services, Legal Field, NetApp Deuschland GmbH, Germany
Dr. Schindler is the Head of Legal & Deal Management for Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as the Head of Global Legal Shared Services at NetApp, a leading data management company. His teams have been awarded the “IACCM Global Innovation Award” in 2014 and 2015. Prior to NetApp, Dr. Schindler was founding partner of a law firm & tax consultant office in Munich. He regularly presents at both, business and peer groups as well as at various universities in Europe and is co-editor of the book “Liquid Legal” that deals with the transformation in the Legal industry.

NetApp Deuschland GmbH
NetApp is a leading provider of data management solutions worldwide - we care for the world's data!
Mark Houghton, CEO, Patent Outsourcing Limited , UK
Mark is a European Patent Attorney, a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney, and has a PhD, undergraduate degrees and other post graduate qualification. He is a Chartered Scientist, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and European Chemist, as well as an Arizona Microchip approved Design Partner for over six years. Mark specialises in patent prosecution and drafting with specific interest in control systems, microcontrollers, as well as inorganic and polymer chemistry. Before entering the patents profession in 2001, Mark worked in industrial research and development for 14 years, as a Research Scientist and Project Co-ordinator for Unilever plc, in both the UK and the Netherlands, and as Technical Manager and Patent and Intellectual Property Manager for Robert McBride plc in Europe. During this period, he worked on or managed the development of a number of commercial products and created and implemented IP strategies for many of these products. He is a named inventor on over 60 patent familie and has experience of researching and developing products from the drawing board to commercial reality and his legal knowledge and hands-on experience of using IP in business enables him to provide very practical and commercial advice.

Patent Outsourcing Limited
Patent Outsourcing Limited is a leading firm of UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys focused around attorneys with experience in industry. Our attorneys are highly experienced, and qualified to advise you in all areas of Intellectual Property law; with specialist expertise across all industry sectors and areas of technology. https://patentoutsourcing.com/
Kate White, VP, Corporate Counsel, Pgim, UK
Kate White is Vice President, Corporate Counsel in the Asset Management Law division of PGIM's law department, with responsibility for cross border marketing and EU regulatory developments across the various business lines. Kate joined PGIM in November 2015 following a number of years in private practice with the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons LLP, within its Financial Services Regulatory team in London. During her time in private practice, Kate gained extensive experience in advising on issues surrounding cross border marketing of financial products. Prior to her time at Simmons & Simmons LLP, Kate spent a number of years in-house in an American investment bank and an independent global asset manager. Kate received a B.A Hons degree from The London School of Economics and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial Inc., is a multi-manager that delivers industry-leading strategies and solutions to clients. Each business maintains its own investment process and culture, allowing for a singular focus on delivering investment returns for clients.
Michael Jemmott, Senior Compliance Manager, Skanska Facilities Services, UK
FM World October 24th 2014 Health and Safety Executive ( website) hse.gov.uk Health and safety at Work Act 1974 ISMG Anti-Fraud summit October 2014 Metricstream Risk Roundtable May 2015 LCGI MIET MBIFM MCEA ISMG Fraud Breach Prevention Summit 2016

Skanska Facilities Services
Skanska Facilities Services is a Hard FM Service provider, working with NHS , schools, MOD and other business sectors. Specifically my own division is managing a 1.2£ billion pund PFI NHS controact over a 38 year period. I have 13 years experience with NHS best practice and asset management within HTM governance
Jason Logendra, Senior Legal Counsel, Sky UK, UK
Jason is a solicitor in the competition and regulatory team at Sky UK, advising on a wide range of competition law matters (including Article 101, Article 102, merger control and sector inquiries).

Sky UK
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. It offers the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.
Jose Martin, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs (Us), USA
Jose Martin counsels clients in anticorruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement matters, internal investigations and compliance training, as well as corporate and commercial, employment, and mergers and acquisitions law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Martin most recently served as Director of Compliance – Americas at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. While there, he oversaw legal compliance-related projects and training for more than 100 properties in Canada, the US, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. Mr. Martin also served as Associate General Counsel for Pentair Corp, where he managed the Latin American Legal and Compliance Departments. Prior to that, he was Senior Compliance Counsel – Latin American and Caribbean at Tyco International and he also functioned as Deputy General Counsel for Tyco Flow Control, a Tyco business unit, in Latin America, managing all commercial, labor and M&A matters. His previous experience also includes his role as Senior Corporate Counsel and Senior Corporate Compliance Manager at Oracle Corporation during a period of explosive growth where he managed matters including international anticorruption, anti-boycott laws and SOX compliance. He started his legal career as an associate with an AmLaw 100 law firm Mr. Martin holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. and a Bachelor in Laws from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Mexico.

Squire Patton Boggs (Us)
Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet forming a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries which provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground.
Laura Atlee, Senior Legal Counsel, Volvo Construction Equipment, Belgium
Laura is Senior Legal Counsel for Volvo Construction Equipment having joined the Volvo Group in 2016. Laura primarily advises on compliance issues. She is a member of the New York Bar and holds a Masters in Law and Economics from The World Trade Institute (Bern) and a Masters in EU Competition Law from Kings College (London).

Volvo Construction Equipment
With a history dating back over 180 years, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is the longest established global producer of products and services for the construction, extraction, waste processing, forestry and materials handling sectors. Now, Volvo CE is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of rigid and articulated haulers, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wheel loaders, excavators, road development machines and compact construction equipment.
Demetrius Rush, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel-Litigation, Zurich North America, USA
Mr. Rush has national case supervisory responsibility for extra-contractual institutional bad faith litigation and e-discovery issues. His supervisory experience covers both personal lines and complex commercial property and liability litigation. With nearly 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Rush has served as a personal lines underwriter trainee and as a personal lines BI/PD field claim representative. Following law school, he represented both insurers and insureds, serving as lead counsel in 92 jury trials to verdict and approximately 25 bench trials. Mr. Rush is a frequent speaker nationally on issues of bad faith, and has also spoken on insurance coverage and trial advocacy topics at the University of Texas Continuing Legal Education Center and the Northwestern University School of Law. He was appointed as a faculty member for the 2016 Federal Judicial Training Symposium for federal judges and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

Zurich North America
International Commercial Insurer


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