Law2Biz e Gold Awards

VdA participates at Iberian Lawyer double event - Law2Biz e Gold Awards – two following events that take place on October 20th in Madrid.

Paulo Olavo Cunha, Corporate & Governance practice partner, participates at the Law2Biz event, a think tank to discuss compliance matters between expert lawyers in this sector. The partner takes part on the debate with the subject “Are lawyers the guardians of business ethics?”.

Paulo Pinheiro, Public Law practice partner, and Rui Amendoeira, Oil&Gas practice partner, participate at the Gold Awards by Iberian Lawyer ceremony, an event that aims to recognize the excellence “amongst legal and compliance professionals that are bringing a competitive edge to their business”.

Paulo Pinheiro presents “Compliance team achievement award (Spain and Portugal)”, and states that "Managing a compliance team and putting across a compliance culture are tough tasks, but they are essential for an appropriate legal and reputational risk management."

Rui Amendoeira presents the “Global team achievement award - focus on Africa” and states that "To operate internationally does not come without challenges, of course. Huge challenges. In Africa and Latin America for example obstacles to foreign investors may include political instability, currency and foreign exchange crisis, lack of skilled labour and in some cases the pure absence of any rule of law. In these challenging environments the role of lawyers and in-house legal teams is crucial".