This is a list of speakers for the 58th International Young Lawyers’ Congress. Please check-in regularly as it is updated continuously.
Day 1 - 24 AUG
Day 2 - 25 AUG
Day 3 - 26 AUG
Day 4 - 27 AUG
Day 5 - 28 AUG
Fernanda Machado, Dauro Schettino Advogados, Brazil
Fernanda Machado is a Brazilian lawyer admitted to practice in the Rio de Janeiro Bar and in the Paris Bar. She has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Family Law from the University of Paris 8 and was an intern at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. Her practice includes cross-border divorce, distribution of assets, marital and child support, maintenance and alimony, issues in relation to children, gender and immigration, protection of persons with disabilities and estates and probates.
Joana Cardoso, JAC Lawyers, Macao
Joana is the founding partner of JAC Lawyers, a well-rounded law firm in Macao, China. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a special interest in Commercial and Corporate and Estate and Tax Planning and Family Law. She is also the President of the International Estate Planning Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA). Joana has been advising international families in cross-border matters of financial and will planning, prenups, divorce and settlements and adoption.
Rinse Elsermans, Cazimir, Belgium
Rinse Elsermans works at Cazimir, a Belgian boutique private clients law firm. Rinse is a lawyer at the Brussels bar. He is specialised in (inter)national estate planning, wealth structuring and private clients litigation. He was an academic researcher at the University of Antwerp and regularly publishes in leading journals and books.
Stephanie Mooney, Kingsley Napley, UK
Stephanie Mooney is a solicitor in the Private Client department at London law firm Kingsley Napley. She recently completed her Trusts & Estates Diploma to become a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and has experience in advising on a broad range of Private Client matters, including succession planning (often with a cross-border element), mental capacity issues, trust creation and administration and providing personal tax advice to international clients.
Maria Cecilia Andrade, Member of the Advisory Board of FGV-Ethics, Brazil
Maria Cecilia Andrade is a lawyer, specialised in Economic Law and Compliance. Ms. Andrade graduated from the Catholic University School of Law at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and received a Master Degree in Enterprise Law from Coimbra Law School, Portugal. She also holds a Specialisation Degree in Economic Law from the Fundaçao Getulio Vargas Business School at Sao Paulo, Brazil. She practiced law for 15 years at well known firms in Brazil focused on antitrust law, international commercial law and compliance advising both Brazilian and multinational companies. In February 2016 she joined Odebrecht Transport as Chief Compliance Officer to assist the company and its invested companies implement a Compliance Program, and more recently she worked for Odebrecht Engenharia & Construçao to assist the company in antitrust, compliance and international governmental affairs matters. Ms. Andrade is recognised as an leading antitrust practitioner by Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer and other international publications. In 2018 she received an award from the publication Women@Competition 2018 (Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe, the Americas and Africa) and was shortlisted as one of the best in-house counsels for antitrust matters by Global Competition Review in 2018 and 2019.
DUNCAN GRIEVE, CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT, UK
Duncan Grieve is an associate in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the London office.
Duncan advises a range of organisations, including multinationals. He has experience in dealing with international investigations involving issues in foreign jurisdictions, including Brazil, Russia, China, India, Romania, the Czech Republic, Mozambique, Canada and Japan. He also conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence in relation to investments into foreign jurisdictions and advises clients on compliance with trade sanctions and economic embargoes.
Duncan also represents individuals subject to internal, regulatory and criminal investigation. His previous work includes advising clients throughout the global investigations into the integrity of financial benchmarks.
Duncan speaks fluent Portuguese and spent two years in Brazil working with a Brazilian law firm where he advised corporate and individual clients in investigations.
Duncan was recognised as a rising star – and is one of only four lawyers listed as “most highly regarded” – in European investigations by Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders 2020.
Eduardo El Hage, Federal Public Ministry, Brazil
Eduardo is also the Coordinator of the Lava Jato task force in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lars Raedschelders, Sherpa Law, Belgium
Lars Raedschelders works at Sherpa Law. He advises clients on venture capital, private equity and buy-out transactions with regard to the valuation of potential investments and structuring of their leveraged financing in various types of deals (share deals, asset deals, real estate transactions) taking into account the legal provisions on financial assistance together with a multidisciplinary team of tax, financial, real estate and other professionals. Next to that he is regularly involved in negotiating and reviewing of various kinds of financial documents, such as loan and credit agreements, security documents, factoring agreements or cash pooling agreements.
Birgit M. Liodden, The Ocean Opportunity Lab, Norway
Birgit has been a change agent for next generation & sustainable leadership in the maritime industry for more than a decade. Her former roles include; Director of Nor-Shipping, Founder & SG of YoungShip International, and Project Manager Global Systems & Processes at Wilh.Wilhelmsen, Director of Sustainability, Ocean Industries & Communication at Oslo Business Region, and Project Manager for Oslo European Green Capital’s cross-industry Business program.
Birgit holds executive board roles in The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, The Factory, GreenStat and Bellona Foundation, and is the Working Chair of the Norwegian Organization for Electric Boats. She serves on the Executive Committee of Polytechnic Association (Norway) and the advisory boards of REV Ocean, SHE Community, Generation Mobility and Southern Africa Norway Association. She is also a popular speaker & moderator, having moderated a.o. President Barack Obama, several Norwegian Ministers and corporate executives. She has received a number of awards & rankings for her leadership in Norway and abroad. In 2018, she was among the 150 top finalists for World Economic Forum´s Young Global Leaders.
Sylvia Boer is Director of Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) and she is President of WISTA The Netherlands. Sylvia has spent her whole life close to the maritime industry. She feels it is important to share her enthusiasm for the industry by emphasising its richness and vitality. This, she feels, is best achieved via the promotion of diversity in the industry.
Sylvia is passionate about empowering women in the industry and is a regular speaker on the subject, regionally and internationally. She feels it’s time to make gender equality a reality!
Sylvia holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her maritime career started in 2007 at Holland Marine Equipment (HME) where she worked as an Export Manager. After which she became a Policy Advisor Export & Finance at Holland Shipbuilding Association (‘Netherlands Maritime Technology’ nowadays).
In 2012 Sylvia started as a Marketing Manager within Damen Shipyards and from September 2016 until the end of January 2020 she was their Head of Communications. Last February Sylvia started as Director AYOP, an association of companies, local authorities and knowledge institutions in the North Sea Canal region that delivers future proof solutions for the offshore energy industry.
Sylvia is also President of WISTA the Netherlands. Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is a dynamic and international networking organisation of women at management level positions in the maritime industry. WISTA unites over 4,000 members in 50 countries. WISTA the Netherlands counts more than 180 strong and ambitious women.
Lorenzo Litta, Brandit.com, Switzerland
Thilo Pachmann, PACHMANN AG, Switzerland
Carolina Saito, University of São Paulo, BRAZIL
PhD candidate in Economic Law at the University of São Paulo (USP) since July 2019. From August 2019 until March 2020, she was a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant regarding the negotiation and signing of Cease and Desist Agreements (TCCs) by the Brazilian Competition Tribunal. Former civil servant at the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE), from January 2018 until January 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP), where she also graduated in 2010. She works with Brazilian Competition Law since 2009, having most of her professional carrier as a lawyer at Grinberg Cordovil Advogados (from June 2009 until November 2017). Author of articles related to economic and competition law. Speaker at national and international events.
Boris Inderbitzin, delacruz beranek Rechtsanwälte AG, Switzerland
Early in his career, Boris realised that digital technologies have a major impact on society. As a lawyer, he specialised in information and communication technologies from the very beginning. In his function as deputy data protection officer of a multinational enterprise, his task was to develop a common denominator between relevant data security and data protection legislation in different countries. For this reason, the exchange with colleagues from AIJA is very important to him.
Boris studied law in Switzerland at the universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel. He graduated in 2012 with a bilingual double master's degree (German and French). Since 2016, he has been working as a lawyer for de la cruz beranek attorneys at law, Ltd., a Swiss law firm specialising in information and communication technologies and data protection.
Luciana Martorano, Martorano Law, Brazil
Luciana Martorano is the founding partner of Martorano Law - an Antitrust and Competition boutique based in São Paulo, Brazil. General Secretary of the Antitrust Division of the São Paulo Brazilian Bar (OAB-SP). She got a Master Degree in Corporate Law at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM).
Florencia Rosati, ESTUDIO BECCAR VARELA, ARGENTINA
Florencia Rosati is a partner at Beccar Varela. She co-heads the firm’s Intellectual Property and TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology) Departments. She is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Her practice areas include litigation and advice to clients on trademarks, patents, copyright, data protection, entrepreneurship, entertainment, communications and new technologies, with broad experience in e-commerce & Internet. Florencia has been recognised by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Who’s Who Legal, and awarded the INTA Volunteer Service prize for Pro Bono Services by an individual in 2011.
Sven Preiss, SCOUT24 GROUP, GERMANY
Sven Preiss has been working 10 years as a lawyer for media, IP and IT in a Berlin-based law firm. Sven now runs the Commercial Law department as Head of Legal at the Scout24 group. He is a certified expert for copyright and media law and holds a Master Degree of the University of Westminster, London in Entertainment Law. Sven enjoys the advantages of AIJA to connect with like-minded lawyers all around the world.
Sophie Gilliam, DLA Piper, Netherlands
Sophie Gilliam is part of the Litigation & Regulatory team at DLA Piper and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She specialises in EU & Competition Law and Financial Markets Regulation. She is currently seconded to the legal department of ING Bank NV, a leading bank in the Netherlands with presence in over 40 countries. Sophie is President of the Antitrust Commission of AIJA.
Bernice Donald, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Judge Bernice B. Donald was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2010 and re-nominated in January 2011. She was confirmed 96-2 by the Senate on September 6, 2011. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Judge Donald served on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, where she was appointed by President Clinton in December 1995. Judge Donald served as Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee from June 1988 to January 1996. She was the first African American women in the history of the United States to serve as a bankruptcy judge. When she was elected to the General Sessions Criminal Court in 1982, she became the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the history of the State of Tennessee.
Audrey Jarreton, Stibbe, Luxembourg
Audrey Jarreton assists an array of clients in complex corporate and finance matters.
Audrey Jarreton advises multinational clients, including listed companies, major private equity firms, banks, and pharmaceutical groups, on cross-border financing and re-financing, debt issuance, real estate financing, aircraft financing, and the formation of securitisation vehicles. Furthermore, she represents lenders and borrowers in all types of financing transactions and advises on collateral arrangements, financial instruments, and related transactional documents.
Audrey holds a master’s degree in Business and Financial Law from Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg) and the University of Luxembourg (2004). She also obtained a master’s degree in Business and Banking Law from Robert Schuman University (2005).
Before joining Stibbe in 2020, Audrey worked as a lawyer for the Luxembourg office of a Dutch law firm and for a Benelux law firm. She joined an independent boutique law firm in Luxembourg in 2010 and worked for the Luxembourg office of a Benelux law firm from 2016 to 2020.
Audrey is a member and the national representative of the International Association for Young Lawyers (AIJA). She is also a member of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Droit Bancaire (ALJB) and the International Bar Association (IBA).
Davide Alemanni graduated in 2008 at the Catholic University in Milan and, after joining a boutique firm for his apprenticeship, he was admitted to practice by the Milan Bar in 2011. In 2014, he joined Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, one of the three largest firms in Italy. As a senior associate in the Litigation department, he advises multinational groups in the fields of corporate compliance, anti-corruption and internal investigations, pharmaceutical and healthcare regulatory law and commercial litigation.
CRISTINA VICENS BEARD, SEQUOR LAW, UNITED STATES
Cristina Vicens focuses her practice on asset recovery and financial fraud. She represents individuals, governments and other entities in domestic and international judgment collection matters, cross-border insolvency proceedings, actions to collect evidence for use in foreign proceedings and other commercial disputes. Cristina also regularly works with forensic accounting firms and attorneys in multiple jurisdictions to recover and return assets or value to the victims of fraud or corruption.
Prior to joining Sequor Law, Cristina worked at a Miami commercial litigation law firm.
Cristina is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks Portuguese, bringing an exceptional set of skills to serve Sequor Law’s international client base.
Charlotte Perquin-Deelen, Dirkzwager, Netherlands
Charlotte Perquin-Deelen is a corporate lawyer at Dirkzwager legal & tax (the Netherlands). Her main focus is corporate governance in the health care industry. Recently she obtained her PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen on the topic ‘Biases in the boardroom and courtroom. A legal and philosophical analysis on the task of executive and non-executive directors and the court’s opinion, partly based on empirical research’ (Wolters Kluwer 2020). Her PhD is a result of Charlotte’s multidisciplinary background in both law and philosophy: after finishing her bachelor’s, Charlotte obtained a Research Master’s Degree in Corporate Law and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Cognition at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Furthermore, Charlotte is secretary of the editorial board of one of the leading Dutch judicial corporate magazines and is a research fellow at the Radboud Business Law Institute.
Renauld G. Clarke, Brown Rudnick LLP, United Kingdom
Renauld Clarke is Brown Rudnick's Director of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity. In this role, Renauld collaborates with the various departments of the firm to develop and implement global strategies to recruit, retain and advance the careers of women, LGBT+ and diverse professionals at the firm and in the legal profession generally. Renauld also assesses and monitors Firm policies and procedures that maintain an equitable and inclusive workplace.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Renauld was a Senior Manager for diversity and inclusion at a global law firm in New York where he worked for more than 5 years. He also worked as consultant and in-house counsel at The FutureWork Institute where he designed and facilitated inclusion-related workshops for law firms, corporations and municipal organisations. Renauld earned his J.D. and B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Katja Garvey, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, United Kingdom
Katja joined Kegler Brown in 2013, focusing predominantly in the
firm’s Corporate and M+A practices, providing legal due diligence
expertise and offering creative and efficient strategies on complex
domestic and cross-border deals, including mergers, acquisitions,
dispositions, recapitalizations, and joint ventures. She is also an
active member of the Global Business practice, focusing on the European market.
STÉPHANE DE NAVACELLE, NAVACELLE, FRANCE
Stéphane de Navacelle, a lawyer in New York (2005) and Paris
(2008), practices corporate litigation, predominantly in criminal
law, internal investigations and compliance. He has worked in the
field of white collar crime/corporate crime in New York, London
and Paris (at Engel & McCarney and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP).
In 2010, Stéphane de Navacelle created NAVACELLE – a white
collar crime, regulatory defense and complex litigation firm.
With over 15 years’ experience in investigations in France and
abroad, led in part in connection with French, Foreign or
international organisations, Stéphane de Navacelle has developed
an experience and methods to address complex matters involving
Francesca Dalla Volta, Brown Rudnick LLP, United Kingdom
Francesca Dalla Volta is an associate in Brown Rudnick's London office, where her practice focuses on assisting clients involved in international disputes and arbitration. Prior to becoming a qualified solicitor, Francesca worked at the firm as a trainee solicitor and paralegal with the International Disputes Practice group. In these roles she has gained experience in a wide range of disputes, including those arising from complex financial investments and director/shareholder disputes. Further, Francesca's understanding of the principles of both common law and civil law systems helped her to develop unique multi-cultural analytical abilities. In addition to Italian, her native language, Francesca is fluent in English. Francesca has a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.
MANFRED J. WONDRAK, BIAS AND DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EXPERT, AUSTRIA
The Bias and Diversity & Inclusion Expert and owner of factor-D Diversity Consulting, Manfred Wondrak, has gained more than 35 years practical experience in international companies. He is one of the Diversity Pioneers in Austria, operator of the platform Anti-Bias.eu and initiator of Diversity Charter in Austria.
Manfred Wondrak advises about 20% of the German DAX and Austrian ATX listed companies as well as other global players in the region. He is a sought-after key-note speaker, lecturer at several universities and publisher of the “1st Practice Book Diversity Management” in Austria.
Tiffany Abreu, Professional Volleyball Player. Brazil
Tifanny Pereira de Abreu is 35 years old. She is a professional volleyball athlete and she played the last 4 season for the Sesi Volley Bauru.
STEFAN JEITLER, PLUG & PLAY, AUSTRIA
Dr. Stefan Jeitler works at Plug & Play. After 10 months as International Counsel in Plug & Play's headquarter in Silicon Valley, Steve was promoted as Associate General Counsel for Europe working out of Plug & Play's office in Vienna. He is responsible inter alia for any investments (and exits) made by Plug & Play in European Start-ups. His endeavours include various types and investment structures. The focus is mostly on investments through convertible loans and early-stage equity rounds. Next to that Stefan is leading on the establishment and corporate documentation of Plug & Play’s entities/subsidiaries in seven European countries. Furthermore, he is involved in drafting and reviewing corporate partnership contracts and various types of other corporate agreements including international financial and tax documents.
Thiago Amparo, Human Rights lawyer, professor and consultant, Brazil
Afro-Brazilian human rights lawyer, with 10 years of experience in the
non-profit sector in the Global South. Solid experience with project
and team management, research and capacity-building activities..
Experience as consultant with foundations, including feedback
processes with grantees as well as studies on grantees’ strategies on
educational reform and racism in criminal justice system in Rio de Janeiro.