Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Palais de Congres de Paris, Paris, France

Speaker information

Antonia Verna


Since 2012 Antonia is a partner of Portolano Cavallo, which joined in 2008. She has more than 20 years of experience on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Joint Venture transactions. In the last ten years she also developed a strong expertise with respect to Venture Capital transactions and startups. She has been selected as a mentor for startups from several programs such as Endeavour, UnicreditStartLab, Boost Heroes, Z-Cube. She cooperates with the NECSTLab of Politecnico of Milan as teacher at the one-year course named “EleMenti d’Impresa”. Antonia is the treasurer and the only Italian board member of the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA). She is an officer of the International Bar Association (IBA), member of the IBA D&I Council, and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Party set up by the European Regional Forum of the IBA . She is also member of the organizing committee of the IBA Startup Annual Conference. In 2023, for the fifth year in a row StartupItalia, the Italian online magazine on innovation and startups, recognized Antonia as one of the “Unstoppable Women” who are changing Italy.