Florence Conference

Florence, Italy Oct 17, 2018

ABL delegates from across the world gathered again for the 38th General Assembly Meeting in Florence, Italy, October 2018.

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The Florence Conference was a partly joint event with our friends from Integra International and CII, with whom we have entered into strategic alliances. Integra International is a global association of local independent accounting, taxation, auditing and business consulting firms.  The Council of International Investigators (CII) is a worldwide network of investigative and security professionals. These alliances will help ABL gain a competitive advantage in delivering services to clients around the world.

Valeria Ronzani, Journalist & Contributor to Il Sole 24 Ore, moderated a panel debate on Arts and Foundations. We hereby thank our panelists Cristina Acidini – Italian Writer & Art Historian and President of Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Maria Chiara Valacchi – Art Critic & Independent Curator and Contributor to Art Forum and Corriere della Sera,  Giuseppe Scibetta – President of Integra International and Magdalini Tiamkaris – Gallery Manager of Galleria Rossella Colombari, for sharing their experiences with regard to culture, business, taxation and counterfeit of arts.

Emmanuel Moulin – Partner at Miguérès Moulin, moderated a debate on Arts and Luxury. Sustainability, business and legal aspects were discussed by our panellists:
Stefano Sacchi, Professor at Luxury Academy of Milan and Past CEO of Fujiwara
Vincenzo Piccarreta, Partner at Franzosi Dal Negro Setti
Enrica Arena, CMO & Co-Founder of Orange Fiber s.r.l.

Federica Santonocito - Partner at Franzosi Dal Negro Setti, Rolando Orlandi – Senior Legal Manager at Gruppo Lactalis Italia, and Cristian Ardu – CEO of Dal Pescatore Milan/Hong Kong discussed Arts and Foods & Spirits and the importance of “Made In”.

Other most interesting debates were attended by speakers from various sectors.
Carlo Riccini, Head of Farmindustria Study Center, moderated the debate on Innovation, Industry 4.0 and Legal Aspects. We hereby thank our panelists Enrica Giorgetti - General Manager of Farmindustria, Wouter Donders – General Manager Europe of TransEnterix Inc and Marco Dini – Managing Director at Accenture Customer Innovation Network for their valuable contributions.
Further, we thank Riccardo Ricciardi – Board Member of La Française International, for providing valuable insight into Banking & Finance.

To conclude the event, ABL, Integra International and  CII members enjoyed a memorable Gala Dinner at the extraordinary Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) in Palazzo Vecchio. At this occasion the ABL Law Firm of the Year 2018 Award was handed over to ABL Milan member Franzosi Dal Negro Setti. The award is granted on the basis of a rigorous process that includes peer review from leading attorneys worldwide. The winner is recognized for its professional excellence and notable achievements over the past 12 months. Congratulations to the team at Franzosi Dal Negro Setti!

Special recognition and thanks goes out to Franzosi Dal Negro Setti for hosting the event and to Sofar S.p.A, CCFX Services, Fidenza Village and Ermenegildo Zegna for sponsoring this fruitful 38th ABL Conference.




Sofar S.p.A. is an Italian company that produces high quality pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements and medical devices, which medical personnel and consumers can use to meet their needs.



C&CFX is a leading supplier of comprehensive FX services across the world's major deliverable currencies.




Avvocati Associati Franzosi Dal Negro Setti was founded in 1963 and is headquartered is in Milan, Via Brera 5.

The firm has a solid reputation and good experience in litigation, consulting, out-of-court dispute resolution and arbitration in strategic matters including intellectual property, life sciences, corporate & business law, labour law, industrial relationship matters. The industry branches they work for are among others: mechanics, chemistry, automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, information and communication technology.



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The next ABL conference will take place in Prague, May 2019. More information will be available soon on our website.




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