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Episode 9
Conflict of Interest

Our journey at 4cLegal Academy is coming to an end. Today our five finalists will face their last challenge before the Final when they will play for the title of Legal Talent of the Year.
Today’s first lesson will be taught by Mr. Carlo Alberto Giovanardi, Managing Partner at Giovanardi Studio Legale, who will give them an overview on conflict of interest within a corporate and then present a very complex legal case. The winner of this test will have a competitive advantage in the afternoon test. IBM Legal Department will be waiting for them in classroom: in particular, Ms. Alessandra Bini, Head of IBM Italy Legal Department, Ms. Giorgia Simonetti, Legal Counsel Cloud and Cognitive, Ms. Scewit Ghebreweld, Attorney, and Mr. Alessandro Luca Bianchi, Senior Counsel. The test they will administer is inspired to an actual case they dealt with regarding a contract on data intelligence services between two companies, which IBM took over. Our would-be legal talents, supported by their teachers, will wear the shoes of IBM’s lawyers in the negotiation of such contract.
Who will win the semifinal?


Young talents according to IBM

Our interview to Ms. Alessandra Bini, Head of Legal Department at IBM Italy: the importance of digitalization and sustainability in the legal department of a company and the key role of young talents for IBM. What do they look for in young candidates? And why did they decide to take part to 4cLegal Academy?

Innovation according to Giovanardi Studio Legale

Our interview to Mr. Carlo Alberto Giovanardi, Managing Partner at Giovanardi Studio Legale, about the role of digitalization in a law firm and the importance of ESG factors in the legal market. Then, a quick overview of the most significant operations addressed by his firm. Finally, the characteristics they look for in a young candidate and why they decided to take part to 4cLegal Academy.

4cLegal Academy III

Episode 10:
The Final
March 30, 2022
Lessons, challenges, verdicts, discussions: 4cLegal Academy was all this and so much more for our five young talents, who will now have to face one final, crucial test. In the presence of the three judges, who followed and enjoyed their journeys, Marcella, Davide, Matteo, Francesca and Marco will have to show they have the X factor that is needed to win the title of Legal Talent of the Year. Who will be the best of the third edition?




Patrizia Pasetti

Responsabile Governance e Innovazione Digitale Direzione Legal e Tax TIM

Gabriella Scapicchio

Sindaco (CEO) Le Village by CA Milano

Giovanna Moschetto

Vp & General Counsel Vertiv

Sonia Fernandez

Legal Director Heidelberg Cement

Gian Battista Lazzarino

Direttore Strategy & Innovation BIP

Alessandra Bini

Senior Counsel Head of Legal Department IBM Italy

Davide Pelizzari

Credit Collection & Chief Legal Operations Officer A2A


Paolo Balboni

Founding Partner ICT Legal Consulting

Luca Bolognini

Founding Partner ICT Legal Consulting

Christian Iannaccone

Partner Corporate DLA Piper

Barbara Donato

Avvocato Dipartimento Corporate DLA Piper

Carlo Alberto Giovanardi

Managing Partner Giovanardi Studio Legale

Roberta De Matteo

BD & Communications Senior Country Director Orrick

Isabella Fusillo

Socia Gruppo Stratego

Special Guest


Davide Beatrice

Marcella Cinquegrani

Marco Ingiulla

Francesca Pellegrini

Matteo Serafini

Media Partners

Technical Partner


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