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Marcela Calife Marotti

Marcela Calife Marotti

Workshop leader, associate, RPC

Marcela Calife Marotti is an associate in the property and casualty international team.

Marcela handles claims on behalf of a variety of clients and provides advice on policy coverage. She specialises in advising international insurance coverage policies and also represents clients in arbitrations and commercial claims.

Marcela’s previous experience includes assisting clients in arbitration and contractual disputes.

Poppy Davenport

Poppy Davenport

Panellist, LPC student, The University of Law

Poppy is a current LPC student at the University of Law.

Claire Temple

Claire Temple

Keynote speaker and panellist, partner and training principal, Cooley (UK) LLP

Claire is a partner in our product compliance and liability team. She specialises in advising clients on regulatory risk, compliance and litigation issues. She helps clients who deal with products and consumers. Claire works with them to help bring both digital and physical products to market, advising on labelling, packaging, regulatory approvals and engaging with regulators and consumers. She also has significant expertise in coordinating and delivering business critical international regulatory and compliance advice and delivering complex multi-jurisdictional projects.

Ana Biloglav

Ana Biloglav

Workshop leader, counsel, Ropes & Gray International LLP

Ana Biloglav trained at Ropes & Gray’s London office and qualified in October 2014, having gained experience in the finance, business restructuring, corporate and investment funds departments of the firm.

In the finance department, Ana has represented sponsors, lenders and borrowers in a broad range of domestic and cross-border banking and finance transactions including leveraged and acquisition financing, refinancing and restructuring.

Matthew Broadbent

Matthew Broadbent

Moderator, Business development director, LawCareersNetLIVE

Matthew is the business development director of LawCareers.Net and The LawCareers.Net Handbook. He has been in legal publishing for over two decades and knows exactly what makes the world of graduate recruitment spin, speaking regularly to students and recruiters about careers in law.

Lindsay Edkins

Lindsay Edkins

Workshop leader, partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Lindsay has a broad range of banking, capital markets and restructuring experience, in particular representing sponsors in relation to leveraged financings and restructurings.

Lindsay is responsible for debt finance know-how and training in Kirkland’s London office.

Hamish Perry

Hamish Perry

Workshop leader, partner, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Hamish is a partner in our corporate team specialising in all forms of corporate transactional and advisory work, mainly in the TMT, recruitment/human capital and retail and leisure sectors. Hamish acts for a broad range of corporate, institutional, governmental and private clients/management teams, both domestically and internationally.

Hamish is also our training principal and works closely with the firm’s early careers team on our graduate recruitment programme and overseeing the trainees at the firm.

Peter Day

Peter Day

Panellist, partner, Osborne Clarke LLP

Peter is a partner in Osborne Clarke’s real estate team specialising in the investment sector. He headed the team for five years, and is currently the head of the London office.

Peter has worked with UK and international institutional, PropCo and private investors in real estate for over 30 years working with some clients and individual funds for more than 25 years. During that time he has seen and acted on all of the real estate sub-sectors as they come in and out of vogue … and back in again! Retail (from the high street to shopping centres and out of town retail centres), offices, leisure (food and beverage as well as a number of golf courses), living (student accommodation and private rented sector/build to rent), healthcare and industrial/last mile logistics. He advises on investment transactions and portfolio management as well as having a number of clients in the residential and healthcare development sector.

Nicholas Wendland

Nicholas Wendland

Workshop leader, associate, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Nicholas Wendland is an associate in the Debt Finance team at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Nicholas has experience in banking and debt finance including syndicated lending, leveraged acquisitions, cross-border financing, restructuring and general banking.

Sam Wolfe-Murray

Sam Wolfe-Murray

Workshop leader, associate, Ropes & Gray International LLP

Sam Wolfe Murray joined Ropes & Gray in 2021 as an associate. His practice focuses on private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity, and minority investments. Prior to Ropes & Gray, Sam was an associate in the private equity practice of another international law firm, and spent six months on secondment at Cinven. In addition to his corporate law experience, Sam spent a significant period of his training contract in intellectual property and commercial practice areas.

Sam has non-legal experience in science, technology and investment that brings an additional perspective to his practice. Prior to reading jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, Sam studied chemistry at the University of Sydney. Between studying at Sydney and Oxford, Sam worked with family offices on early stage investments.

Karolina Lewicki

Karolina Lewicki

Workshop leader, trainee solicitor, RPC

Karolina is a second-year trainee solicitor at RPC, currently sitting in the firm’s property & casualty international team. She graduated from King’s College London with a double-degree in English law & German law, as part of which she obtained a masters in German & European law and legal practice from Humboldt University in Berlin. Prior to commencing her training contract, Karolina worked in academic research and teaching, as well as the legal tech sphere.

Sarah Warnes

Sarah Warnes

Panellist, trainee recruitment & legal talent manager, Cooley

Sarah has been involved in trainee recruitment and development at Cooley and other firms for over 10 years.  Her role also includes lateral hiring and talent management for associates in the London office. She is also heavily involved in a number of Cooley’s London office diversity initiatives.

Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke

Panellist, first-seat trainee, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Anna graduated from King’s College London in 2015. She worked in international development and fundraising for four years before undertaking the LLM law conversion in 2019. She was a paralegal for 18 months prior to completing the LPC and is currently a first-seat trainee at Watson Farley and Williams, sitting in the tax team.

Jemima Ford

Jemima Ford

Panellist, second-seat trainee, Baker McKenzie

Jemima is a second-seat trainee in the dispute resolution team and began her training contract in a corporate finance seat. Jemima grew up in England, America and Singapore, then studied international relations at the University of St Andrews.

David Seymour

David Seymour

Panellist, partner, Ropes & Gray International LLP

David is a private equity real estate partner in the London office. He has a broad practice advising investors on UK and European PERE deals across the risk spectrum for real estate funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices and operating partners. David advises on structuring and executing both distressed and non-distressed transactions including joint ventures, direct and indirect acquisitions/disposals and financings, restructurings, real estate M&A, minority and majority investments and co-investments, sale and leasebacks, development projects and development financings. He is recognised in The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual and by IFLR1000 as a Notable Practitioner.

Kate Silverstein

Kate Silverstein

Workshop leader, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Kate specialises in asset finance with a focus on shipping. She has experience on a variety of transactions including ECA-backed products, offshore and FSRU financings and container and cruise ship financings and has advised on loan facilities, leasing arrangements and leasetails, portfolio transfers, complex restructurings and intercreditor agreements.

Kate has acted for owners, lenders and charterers and is listed as a key lawyer at the firm in the Transport Finance and Leasing category by Legal 500.

Kate joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the asset finance group of the Paris office in 2009 before returning to the London office in January 2012.

Diana Lupa

Diana Lupa

Panellist, fourth-seat trainee, Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Diana is a fourth-seat trainee currently working within the firm’s energy and sustainability team in the projects and construction department. Diana completed an LLB at the University of Bucharest, as well as a Licence and Master II at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne before studying the GDL and LPC at the University of Law. After attending the virtual vacation scheme with Trowers in 2020, Diana started her training contract in March 2021.

Daniel Millard

Daniel Millard

Workshop leader, associate, Cooley (UK) LLP

Daniel Millard specializes in cyber/data/privacy matters, covering all aspects of data protection law, including privacy notices, policies, procedures and governance, data processing agreements, and data transfer solutions. Daniel has experience working across sectors, with a particular focus on technology, life science, and fintech clients.

Rona Bar-Isaac

Rona Bar-Isaac

Panellist, partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Rona specialises in UK and EC competition and merger control law. She advises UK and international clients on the wide range of competition law matters, including of anti-trust litigation.  She is recognised as a leading practitioner in her area and was acclaimed as one of the Lawyer’s “Hot 100” for her contributions.

Her clients span a variety of sectors, including comprehensive experience of advising in the retail and consumer sector for over 20 years.  She also regularly advises in regulated sectors and co-leads the firm’s Water Group.  She is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading individual in that area.

Guadalupe Sampedro

Guadalupe Sampedro

Workshop leader, partner, Cooley (UK) LLP

Guadalupe Sampedro specializes in cyber/data/privacy issues with a focus on fintech, payments, financial services, technology, life sciences and healthcare, media and communications, retail and consumer clients. She has deep experience advising global leaders and managing global projects in these sectors. She also advises clients on complex regulatory matters, such as the interplay between the Payment Services Directive 2 and the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as on a wide range of data protection matters, including binding corporate rules and other international data transfer frameworks. She has significant experience in international data protection from both private practice and in-house perspectives, having previously served as PayPal’s EU data protection officer and privacy director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. She was responsible for building a global privacy program and leading the process to obtain new BCRs following the complex separation from eBay. Her experience at PayPal gave her a unique opportunity to experience the challenges that global companies face when implementing regulatory changes.

Andrea Batalla Eguidazu

Andrea Batalla Eguidazu

Workshop leader, associate, Cooley (UK) LLP

Andrea focuses her practice on all aspects of European data protection law, GDPR compliance, information technology, cybersecurity preparedness and e-commerce. She has extensive experience advising clients on pan-European data protection compliance across a range of sectors. In particular, she represents multinationals across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, hospitality, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. She also has significant experience representing marketplaces, food companies, software developers, and companies using IT-related services.

Octavia Morgan

Octavia Morgan

Panellist, third-seat trainee, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Octavia is a third-seat trainee at Charles Russell Speechlys. She studied history and Spanish at the University of Edinburgh before going on to study the GDL and LPC at the University of Law. During her training contract she has enjoyed seats in construction, energy and projects (first seat), charities and philanthropy (second seat) and family (current seat).

Joanna Stevens

Joanna Stevens

Workshop leader, Early Talent Manager, Charles Russell Speechlys

Joanna is an emerging talent specialist with over five years’ experience. Joanna is passionate about building and delivering a meaningful early careers experience regularly collaborating with key stakeholders from across businesses to drive results. At Charles Russell Speechlys, Joanna organises the assessment process for both the training contract and vacation schemes.

Robert Maliszewski

Robert Maliszewski

Workshop leader, senior legal technologist, Addleshaw Goddard

Rebecca James

Rebecca James

Panellist, first-seat trainee, RPC

Rebecca is a first-seat trainee solicitor at RPC, currently sitting in the firm’s commercial and banking litigation team. She did a non-law degree in philosophy, politics and economics at Durham University. In the year leading up to her training contract Rebecca was a paralegal in RPC’s media disputes team.

David Scott

David Scott

Panellist & workshop leader, Partner, Baker McKenzie

David is a corporate partner based in Baker McKenzie’s London office. He is a member of the firm’s M&A practice group, as well as its consumer goods & retail and healthcare industry groups. He is graduate recruitment partner for the London office. David’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A and joint ventures, as well as advising on general corporate law matters, primarily for clients active in the consumer or pharma/healthcare sectors.

Jonathan Tham

Jonathan Tham

Workshop presenter, associate, Baker McKenzie

Jonathan is a mid associate in the London office and part of the corporate M&A team. Jonathan joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2017 and has advised clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, negotiated private equity transactions, joint ventures and reorganisations. Jonathan has a focus on technology, media, healthcare and consumer transactions. He has been seconded to Baker McKenzie’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices as well as Macquarie Group in London.

Michael Ahyow

Michael Ahyow

Workshop leader, senior associate, Osborne Clarke LLP

Mike is a senior associate in the commercial team at Osborne Clarke.

He acts for clients in technology-driven and creative industries on matters relating to IT sourcing, software development and licensing, digital distribution, e-commerce and consumer, intellectual property exploitation, marketing and data privacy. He has a specialist interest in interactive entertainment and advises on a range of digital distribution, marketing, intellectual property, data privacy, consumer and regulatory issues within the sector.

Lizzie Ilet

Lizzie Ilet

Workshop leader, associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Elizabeth advises banks, financial institutions and ship-owning companies on all aspects of loan and security documentation within the maritime sector.

She also advises buyers and sellers on sale and purchase transactions.

Since joining the firm, Elizabeth has worked in the firm’s London, Athens and Bangkok offices.

James Burgess

James Burgess

Workshop leader, associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

James is an associate in the Assets & Structured Finance Group. He advises banks, financial institutions, owners and operators on all aspects of loan and security documentation within the maritime, aviation and rail sectors. He also advises buyers and sellers on sale and purchase transactions and on commercial shipping matters. Since joining WFW, James has worked in the London and Hamburg offices.

Gagandeep Dadial

Gagandeep Dadial

Workshop leader, innovation and legal technology product manager, Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Morgan McCormack

Morgan McCormack

Workshop leader, associate, Cooley (UK) LLP

Morgan helps clients with challenges relating to privacy, cybersecurity and data protection – from regulatory compliance and strategic transactions to data breaches and investigations. His practice spans a diverse range of sectors, with a special focus on technology and life sciences.

James Tapscott

James Tapscott

Workshop, senior manager - innovation and legal technology, Addleshaw Goddard

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