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Episode 6
Winning a deal

We are halfway through 4cLegal Academy: today, the finalists will face their fourth challenge, and it is not going to be a piece of cake. Today’s topic will be M&A: the first lesson will be held by two industry experts, Mr. Christian Iannaccone and Ms. Barbara Donato from DLA Piper Global Law Firm, who will give an overview on the topic and then focus on Due Diligence and ESG standards, which have become key factors in this kind of transactions. The following practical test will be supervised by a teacher of international standing: Ms. Sonia Fernández Lovelle, Legal Director HC Benelux and AT Compliance Europe at HeidelbergCement, who will present the finalists an actual case of a company acquisition. They will be divided into two teams and will have to wear the shoes of the buyer and seller respectively. The negotiation will be intense and will be conducted in English! Who will win?


Young Talents according to HeidelbergCement

An interview to Ms. Sonia Fernández Lovelle, Legal Director HC Benelux and AT Compliance Europe at HeidelbergCement: what should a lawyer be like to work in your company? What does participating to a legal talent show bring, in your opinion? Why did you decide to be a part of 4cLegal Academy? Discover the vision of one of the protagonists of the Academy third edition in this short video.

Innovation according to DLA Piper

An interview to Mr. Christian Iannaccone and Ms. Barbara Donato, respectively Partner and Lawyer at DLA Piper Corporate Department, to further explore sustainability and innovation in the legal market, M&A transactions, their vision with respect to young talents and how communication in the legal market is changing.

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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