Welcome to the Pragma International Virtual Week 2021
Recently we have all experienced the interconnectedness of the world, regardless of the territoriality and
borders of our countries.
It is time to take into account how small the globe sometimes is and to harness the opportunities of this
Join our online event that opens up exciting opportunities for you to innovate, manage and connect with
renowned experts, leading professionals and the global community itself that, at the end of the day, is your own
Guests and experts will share with you and your clients the trends related to the current global
transformation in both legal and business sectors.
Now more than ever, you can be part of the global conversation. Let's not wait for the events to affect us,
let's embrace them, together.
Why you should Join the Virtual Event
Business Renowned Experts
Embrace a conversation with top-ranked and influential experts for leading more successful business.
Emerging and internationally relevant topics
Be aware and part of the next global and influential trends.
Engaging and efficient e-learning
Make the most of your time by selecting the webinars that are most valuable to you and your business.
All events start at 16:00 CET
April 21, 2021
April 26, 2021
April 27, 2021
April 28, 2021
April 29, 2021
Legal & Business Marketing for Lawyers and Tax
A short introducion to legal marketing: and personal
branding: How to build credibitilty, create an elevator speach, use of LinkedIn...
Goulston & Storrs
As Director of Client Relations & Innovation, Kelly Harbour spends her time on initiatives at the
intersection of client service, revenue generation and innovation, supported by process improvement,
project management and technology. Kelly uses a solutions-oriented approach to client service, providing
the kind of data-driven analysis that uncovers the best approaches to supporting clients and their
Goulstin & Storrs
Client Relations & Innovation
Jill Zwetchkenbaum is passionate about redefining the legal industry through client service. In
her dynamic roles within Goulston & Storrs award-winning Strategic Growth department, Jill assists in
overseeing and executing the firm’s successful client team and feedback program, which involves
conducting and analyzing client service interviews, capturing valuable feedback, and ensuring the firm
and its clients continue to remain cohesive.
Vaccines and IP. The Way Forward
Historically, IP and vaccines have been inextricably intertwined especially in the area of
patents. It is a fact that patents granted to inventors have constituted the basis of technological
advancement in a variety of scientific fields.
With regard to the pharmaceutical sector, such technological advancement has enabled the
development of new products in order to improve the health, quality of life and life expectancy.
Nevertheless, it is worth discussing the ethical issue which arises when patents obstruct millions
of people’s access to curative medicine or to a vaccine which can save lives as well as the obligation
that all states have to preserve the lives of their citizens.
CEO at Vera Abogados
Carolina Vera Matiz, is a Lawyer with a degree from the Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia. She
has a Master’s degree in Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights from the University of Alicante, Spain.
Currently holds the position of General Director and Partner in Vera Abogados Asociados.
Patzina ⦁ Lotz
Christoph Jonas specializes in the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights (mostly patents, trademarks and designs) – if necessary, on a cross-disciplinary basis. His client list primarily comprises global corporate players in the areas of lighting, healthcare & life sciences, media, automotive, retail, fashion and consumer goods.
Esther López Ávila
Of Counsel at CAYPE Abogados
Esther López Ávila practice has distinguished in issues related to obtaining patents, state of the art searching, patentability analysis and transfer technology. Esther began her career in the chemical engineering process at the company Industrial Resistol. Later she began her career in patents working for the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property as a technical patent examiner of the chemical area and representative of Mexico before the World Intellectual Property Organization, gaining experience, both in the internal processes of government agencies and as well as in the national and international handling of patent documentation.
How to deal with the impact of COVID crisis on
Force majeure & rebus sic stantibus clauses:
Legal requirements to apply the force majeure & rebus sic stantibus clauses, and how they are
applied by the courts.
How force majeure & rebus sic stantibus clauses are being applied in different jurisdictions /
sectors of activity on the occasion of COVID. Litigation vs agreed solutions.
Legal measures interfering the application of the force majeure clauses & rebus sic stantibus.
Advice for the future: lessons derived from COVID-19 and how to deal with the negotiation/drafting
of contracts in the years to come.
Daniel R. Avery
Goulston & Storrs
Dan Avery is a senior corporate and M&A attorney counseling companies across a wide variety of
industries in their strategic transactions and operational matters. During his tenure at the firm, Dan
has overseen the acquisition or disposition of over 100 different businesses located throughout the
world. In his M&A practice, Dan represents both buyers and sellers, private equity and strategic
parties, domestically and internationally. He also assists operating companies in contracting,
financing, employment, IP, governance and general legal matters.
Ana de Quintana
Head of Legal-Spain at UNIBAIL-RODAMCO-WESTFIELD
Ana de Quintana is the Head of Legal Spain at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the premier global
developer and operator of flagship destinations, with a portfolio valued at €58.3 Bn as at September 30,
2020, of which 86% in retail, 7% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 2% in services.
Present on 2 continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield centres welcome 1.2 Bn
visits per year. They have a development pipeline of €5.4 Bn.
Gianfranco di Garbo
Of counsel at Interconsulting Studio Associato
He has over 40 years of professional practice, most of it as partner of Baker McKenzie,
international firm from which he retired in 2019 to become of counsel of Interconsulting Milan.
Gianfranco’s practice focus is in commercial litigation and arbitration. He is a member of statutory
auditors board and supervisory compliance board of several companies and has performed duties of
Honorary Judge of the Court of Lecco 2012 to 2018. He taught civil procedure law at the Sole 24 Ore
master of business law from 2002 to 2008 and since 2017 has been cooperating with the Civil Procedure
Clinics at the Catholic University of Milan.
Lawyer in Manubens
Mr. Jimena practice has been focused on providing legal advice to private and public companies in
the areas of commercial and corporate matters. He has advised many start-ups to create, along with them,
new project and lay the foundations of a solid legal structure. He has a proven history of providing an
excellent and pro-active service to clients with the aims of meeting its client's needs and exceeding
Partner at Manubens
A partner specialising in administrative law, Mr. Alonso advises both public bodies and private
citizens. He is a specialist in domestic trade, the organisation and delivery of public services,
environmental protection, public tenders and heavily regulated businesses activities. His specialist
knowledge extends beyond administrative legislation to encompass management strategies and setting up
Manubens Abogados is a multidisciplinary law firm having a clear national and international scope,
specializing in providing all kinds of clients with a full range of services. Manubens Abogados offers
high quality advice and excellence to the clients.
The Future of the Office: Practical
An open discussion on how the pandemic has and will affect the use, occupancy and configuration of office space in the short and long term.
Madeleine C. Timin is responsible for overseeing the legal function in Boston Properties’
Boston Region, which consists of 48 in-service properties containing approximately 14
million square feet, and managing a staff of ten legal professionals.
Goulston & Storrs
Carla focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, and government and internal investigations.
In addition to her employment practice, Carla also counsels and represents clients in government investigations and enforcement actions.
Ben Heller joined JLL as a real estate broker in 1998 and is the Director of the Downtown Boston Team. His responsibilities include client development, project execution, relationship management and strategic oversight of the Boston region.
Matthew E. Epstein
Goulston & Storrs
American and international retailers turn to Matt Epstein for business and real estate law advice.
Matt has coordinated the national roll-outs of stores for numerous tenants, including the negotiation
of leases at regional malls and urban locations. Matt has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of
real estate matters..
Brexit: Consequences on Main Procedural
Regulations and Conventions
A brief overview of UK legal issues arising from Brexit, tax implications for European businesses
of dealing with UK businesses and tax-related presentation on the international tax aspects of UK
Stephanie is an expert in complex civil and commercial litigation. She has many years of
experience in dispute resolution, as well as emergency injunction applications.
Hans de Kruijs
Partner at Bos van der Burg Advocaten
Hans completed his studies at Leiden University, and has served as a tax consultant at
international consulting firms since 1990. Hans has also completed a variety of management courses and
specialised courses for tax professionals. Hans has worked as an international tax advisor at BOS VAN
DER BURG since 2012.
Partner at Burner Bullock
Viraj is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, advising UK corporate and
private clients on UK and international tax matters and is a partner in Bourner Bullock, Chartered
Accountants, in London.
Why you should Join the Virtual Event
All events will be at 16:00 (CET)
Legal & Business Marketing for Lawyers and Tax Experts