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About The Event

The Legaltech webinars will bring together leading industry practitioners and academics from across the world to discuss the latest insight and use cases.

We will host a number of panels, preceded with short keynotes to set the scene around the topics to be discussed. The aim is to understand the best practices and progress from leading authorities on legal innovation and technology.

Start:

Jun 30

End:

Jul 02

Cost

Free

Where

Global Online
United Kingdom

Our Speakers

Esteemed Speakers & Panelists from around the world have joined us. Learn from the leading experts in LegalTech, in our Keynotes, Panels, and Seminars.

Adeline Chin
Adeline Chin

CEO
Law Asia 365

Adeline Chin is a co-founder of 3 legal related companies, namely: LawTech Malaysia, a homegrown LawTech ecosystem builder and the organiser behind Malaysia’s first ever LawTech Hackathon; Law Asia 365, a knowledge management (KM) consultancy firm specialising in KM for the legal practice; and Cyrus Book Store, a digital book retailer specialising in the sale of law book titles from Malaysia, UK, Hong Kong and many other jurisdictions, and the first mobile app enabled specialist book store in Malaysia.

A University of London law graduate and an MBA holder from Sydney Business School, Adeline has been trailblazing a progressive form of legal KM since 2012. She has authored several whitepapers and publications relating to KM and legal technology, and was a guest speaker at numerous conferences both domestically and abroad.

In her capacity as a KM professional, Adeline has designed, spearheaded and implemented innovative knowledge projects that humanize the law through infusion of technology. She currently sits as a member of the Tech Expert Committee established under the auspices of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and is a Steering Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA).

CEO
Law Asia 365

Alice Munyua
Alice Munyua

Director, Africa Innovation and public policy program
Mozilla

Director, Africa Innovation and public policy program
Mozilla

Amir Ali
Amir Ali

Vice President Partnerships UK
Resolve Disputes Online

Amir has worked in Private Practice for 21 years for a few leading firms of Solicitors who specialised in Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, together with Company & Commercial work at senior management level. He was also Head of Litigation for a Midlands based National Leasing Plc.

Amir was invited to join the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (formally known as the High Court Sheriff`s Association) firstly at John Marston & Co (now Marston Group) where he was Client Relationship Manager for over three years before joining High Court Enforcement Group as Director of Client Services and Business Development. Amir has over 34 years of experience in both the Legal and Enforcement Sectors in the UK.

Amir is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Managers (FCICM) and is a member of CICM’s Think Tank and Technical Committee. CICM overseas & is responsible for £4 Trillion of Trade Debt in the UK and abroad.

Additionally, Amir was elected to the post of Vice Chairman of the CCUA (Civil Court Users Association) in September 2009, (Acting Chairman from February 2015 to October 2015) and served as Chairman of both their National Council & Events Steering Committees. The Association is charged with airing and addressing the concerns of all Civil Court Users in England and Wales at the very highest levels of Government, Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) to include all other Stakeholders concerned with Policy Change within the Civil Realm.

The CCUA generates £610 Million of Revenue per annum for HMCTS in Court Issue Fees alone.

The CCUA is the Lead Partner HMCTS has on their £1.2 Billion Court Reform Programme with a delivery date of 2023 (also known as the Briggs’ Reforms, named after Lord Briggs’ Review of the Civil Court Structure in England & Wales back in 2015 and before being elevated to The Supreme Court).

Amir sits on the Law Advisory Board at Coventry University.

The Civil Court Users Association represents the interests of the collective Creditor, Legal & Enforcement Sectors combined.

Amir stepped down as Chairman of the CCUA in September this year after 11 years on the Board.

Vice President Partnerships UK
Resolve Disputes Online

Andrew Dunkley
Andrew Dunkley

Technology Solutions Lead
Herbert Smith Freehills

Andrew is a qualified lawyer with 10 years’ experience working a range of innovative legal and data roles. This is included systems design and applications for data science in a legal context, as well as working closely with academia and launching a legal tech start up. Andrew helps Herbert Smith Freehills’ Alternative Legal Services practice design and implement new ways of using technology to deliver legal services more efficiently and cost effectively.

Technology Solutions Lead
Herbert Smith Freehills

Andrzej Omietański
Andrzej Omietański

Associate
White & Case

Andrzej Omietański is an associate at White & Case, based in London. He has worked with clients including Vale, BNP Paribas and MineHub. Andrzej’s practice focuses primarily on the mining & metals sector, with interdisciplinary experience working on commodities, project finance, corporate, public/private M&A, private equity, capital markets transactions, financial restructurings and liquidations and “innovative” transactions (involving distributed ledger technologies in the mining sector) across Europe and the Americas.

Andrzej co-authored “Rise of digital finance: Tokenising mining & metals assets”, and “Digitalising the mining & metals global supply chain: Rise of blockchain and the smart contract”.

Andrzej recently represented (i) MineHub, a mining & metals supply chain blockchain platform, on its consortium arrangements and development of its blockchain ecosystem and (ii) Vale on a consortium blockchain project.

Associate
White & Case

Angela Ni
Angela Ni

Director
Parabellum Capital LLC

Director of Underwriting and Data Science Strategies, Corporate Counsel 
at Parabellum Capital LLC 

ANGELA C. NI is Director and Corporate Counsel at Parabellum Capital LLC in New York City where she heads underwriting for all investment verticalsAs a member of the investment team, she is responsible for the analysis, due diligence, and evaluation of investment merits and risks 

Ms. Ni also leads Parabellum’s data science strategies and its effort in integrating cognitive and advanced analytic levers to provide data-driven insights for litigation outcome analysis. Ms. Ni has spoken at various forums on litigation funding as well as legal tech, and was recently recognized as a 2020 Thought Leader in Third-Party Funding by Who’s Who Legal. 

 

Prior to joining Parabellum, Ms. Ni litigated complex IP and commercial cases for over 12 years at firms, including Paul Hastings LLP, Darby & Darby P.C., and Robins Kaplan LLP. While in private practice, Ms. Ni was named a Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers for multiple consecutive years and recognized among the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area. 

Ms. Ni received her B.S. from MIT, M.P.H. from Yale University, and graduated, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health and the MIT Educational Council. 

Director
Parabellum Capital LLC

Antony Welfare
Antony Welfare

Chief Commercial Officer
NEM Group

Antony is Chief Commercial Officer at NEM Software, where he is responsible for the development of next generation hybrid enterprise blockchain solutions.

With 20 years experience in retail and emerging technology, Antony is one of the leading experts in the enterprise blockchain space. He has practical experience working with leading global organisations in developing strategies and implementing enterprise blockchain solutions.

As former Innovation Strategy Director at Oracle Corporation, he developed their Go To Market strategy for blockchain apps in the EMEA region. He also served as Managing Director of DXC Technology, a global technology consultancy, where he led their blockchain practice, delivering over 50 projects and building a global team. In 2018, Antony co-founded the Retail Blockchain Consortium alongside University College London’s (UCL) Centre for Blockchain Technology, Oracle and MonoChain, to drive blockchain adoption across the retail value chain.

Antony is the author of ‘Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World’, which was published in 2019 by Wiley. This book comprises research and findings from thirteen global experts in blockchain, as well his own significant experience in the Blockchain space.

In addition to his role at NEM Software, Antony served as a Board Advisor to the UK Government on Blockchain, a guest lecturer for UCL Blockchain Programme, an Advisor to two blockchain startups, a keynote speaker and Author of the #1 best seller ‘The Retail Handbook’.

Chief Commercial Officer
NEM Group

Aseel Zimmo
Aseel Zimmo

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Dr Aseel Zimmo is the Advisor to the Minister of Justice Bahrain.

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Brian M. Dunn
Brian M. Dunn

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

Vice President, Legal
Property Finder

Brian W Tang
Brian W Tang

Founding Executive Director
LITE Lab @ University of Hong Kong

Founder
ACMI

Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia for more than two decades, combining extensive and credible global financial institutions experience, transactional and regulatory expertise and first-hand startup hustle.

After a career at global investment bank Credit Suisse and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, Brian founded ACMI to provide inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.

Brian is also founding executive director of the new interdisciplinary and experiential programme LITE Lab@HKU at the prestigious University of Hong Kong that fosters law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and has been featured on CNBC.

Brian is a global recognized author, speaker and authority in fintech (with more than 50,000 learners worldwide for the Introduction to Fintech edX course and being on the Board of Advisors of the Hong Kong Fintech Index Series), regtech/lawtech (chairing the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Regtech Committee, founding the APAC Regtech Network and producing international award winning hackathon teams) and AI and blockchain governance (sitting on IEEE’s Global AI Ethics Initiative Policy Committee and authoring various book chapters).

Brian also the proud founder of Young Makers & ChangeMakers, an inclusive youth technology development and educational social enterprise, which is best known for its Technovation: #GirlsMakeTech programme which has seen the top Hong Kong team of girls win the World Pitch Summit at Google in Silicon Valley in 2017.

Founding Executive Director
LITE Lab @ University of Hong Kong

Founder
ACMI

Bruno Barata
Bruno Barata

Member of the Academic Council
Swiss Academy for International Law

Bruno Barata is a brazilian lawyer, specialist in Public Law and Law and Technology; founding partner at BCDM Advogados; LL.M at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, graduated at the Leadership in Law Firms Program, held at Harvard Law School.

Secretary-General of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association; President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Chapter; Representative of Brazil at the BRICS Legal Forum; Council Member of the International Bar Association.

Member of the Harvard Law School Alumni Network; Member of the Task Force on the Future of Legal Services at the International Bar Association; Honoree of the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award, in 2009, given by the International Bar Association; author of legal articles published in the main legal specialized vehicles; has articles referenced in the Bibliography of the brazilian National Congress

Speaker at national and international events, lecturing in cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Dubai, Vancouver, New York, Boston, Vienna, Washington DC and Rome; organizer of national and international events, highlighting the showcase on brazilian political reform and corporate sector perspectives, both held at Harvard Law School; the international compliance conference at Fordham Law School

The conference about labor reform at the New York City Bar Association, the Summit of Presidents of the Latin American Bar Associations and the panel about innovation and artificial intelligence, held at Harvard Law School.

Member of the Academic Council
Swiss Academy for International Law

Christina Blacklaws
Christina Blacklaws

Immediate Past President
The Law Society of England & Wales

Founder
Blacklaws Consulting

Immediate Past President
The Law Society of England & Wales

Founder
Blacklaws Consulting

Clinton Swan
Clinton Swan

Co-Founder
Codelex Legaltech

Among other things, Clinton Swan is a co-founder at Codelex Legaltech; spent over a decade on the senior management team of a large international law firm, helping driving build-out of the business across the Middle East and Asia/Indo-Pacific regions; is a founding member of the Lawtech Advisory Council for the AIFC (Astana International Financial Centre)

Clinton is the orchestrator of The Legaltech Product Channel group on LinkedIn – a product-centric legaltech info-feed; and is involved with Irbis Ventures, a venture builder focused on early stage start-ups with potential for emerging market impact.

Clinton is involved with delivering the LTIC’s Commercial Awareness module.

Co-Founder
Codelex Legaltech

Daniel Turgel
Daniel Turgel

Partner
White & Case

Daniel Turgel is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. He advises on public and private M&A, fundraisings, joint ventures and broader corporate matters, with extensive experience in high-profile and complex cross-border transactions.

Daniel advises across a range of sectors, including technology, media and telecoms, energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, financial sponsors and financial institutions.

Partner
White & Case

Daryl Shetterly
Daryl Shetterly

Director
Orrick Analytics

Daryl Shetterly is a Six Sigma Black Belt, is the Director of Orrick Analytics, and helps manage Orrick’s Global Operations and Innovation Center in Wheeling, WV. Daryl’s passion is changing the way Big Law delivers legal services by bringing innovation and business process to the practice of law. The Financial Times recognized Orrick Analytics with awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recognized Orrick Analytics with its Value Champion Award for building a smart contracts model with the law department of Applied Materials.

Daryl manages a team of 30+ tech-savvy attorneys, 100+ contract attorneys, analysts that handle project management, perform big data analysis and statistical modelling, and technologists that build bots, scripts and tools that increase quality and reduce human effort. Daryl’s team designs processes, workflows, templates and document automation used by dedicated project managers to deliver project plans and enable data-driven budgeting and decision-making. As an early adopter of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Daryl’s team uses technology to augment due diligence and drafting tasks, TAR and continuous active learning for litigation projects, and advanced tools for concept and sentiment analysis.

Daryl’s mission is straightforward: enhance the accuracy, speed and security of scalable legal work, generate insights specific to the engagement and reduce client cost.

Daryl helps administer Orrick’s Legal Technology Venture Fund.

Prior to joining Orrick, Daryl was a Partner at LeClairRyan in Virginia.

Director
Orrick Analytics

Farah Zafar
Farah Zafar

Ex-CLO / Tech Entrepreneur
Co-Founder, ALLIN

Farah has over 20 years’ experience in the Middle East.  She was instrumental to the growth and success of prominent development companies, Omniyat and Al Mazaya Holdings (publicly listed – Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar) and has worked for the region’s most prominent leaders and visionaries.  

Farah is a proven right hand to the CEO and the Board and is known as the strategic support and execution capability for the group. She is an experienced Chief Legal Officer and executive board member and is known for her ability to structure and grow startups to billion-dollar entities, motivate and lead strong teams and provide clear and focused legalcorporate and investment support across all industry sectors. 

Farah has led government to government transactions for and on behalf of the Government of Dubai, Government of Oman, Emirate of Ajman and has represented investment and quasi- government entities in the GCC region. She is known for her charismatic negotiation skills combined with finance, investment and legal expertise that enable her to negotiate and structure complex transactions from inception to completion. 

Farah Zafar was previously the Chief Legal Officer for The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia – AMAALA where she established the governance and regulatory framework required for new destinations in the Kingdom together with all supporting legal, governance, commercial, corporate, development, infrastructure and investment matters thereof. 

Farah was also the Head of Capital Transactions for Dubai Holding where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating and closing corporate and commercial transactions from a financial, investment and legal perspective. She successfully secured over AED 11.3bn worth of inward project capital due to her ability to secure and structure local, foreign and institutional capital. 

Prior roles also include, Sole In-house Legal Counsel Engineers Office (private office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum), Chief Legal Officer for Omniyat, Chief Legal Officer for Tanween 

Farah is a UK qualified solicitor, admitted to the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2000. 

Farah holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of London, CPE and LPC from the College of Law, Guildford. 

She has been featured on the Front Cover of Citizen K Arabia, Arabian Business and has been featured in Al SharikahHiaHarpers Bazaaand is fondly known as the “Rockstar Lawyer”  

Awards include:  

  • Legal CEO of the Year at the prestigious CEO Middle East Awards 2019 
  • Woman of the Year at the renowned Big Project Middle East Awards 2019 
  • General Counsel of the Year at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2019 
  • General Counsel of the Year Middle East Legal Awards 2020.  

Ex-CLO / Tech Entrepreneur
Co-Founder, ALLIN

Fehmida Hussain
Fehmida Hussain

Head of Center for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx)
Middlesex University Dubai

Head of Center for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx)
Middlesex University Dubai

Fiona Kirkman
Fiona Kirkman

Co-CEO & Legal Co-Founder
FamilyProperty

Principal
Kirkman Family Law

Co-CEO & Legal Co-Founder
FamilyProperty

Principal
Kirkman Family Law

Gareth Presch
Gareth Presch

CEO
World Health Innovation Summit

Gareth Presch is a global healthcare thought leader and the Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit. He is the Expert Lead on SDG3 for the UNGSII Foundation, Co-President, One Health Romania, Vice Chair GWI SDG Initiative, Strategic Partnerships SolaVieve and a Member of the Vatican COVID19 Commission.  

CEO
World Health Innovation Summit

H.E Abdulla Almajid
H.E Abdulla Almajid

Assistant Undersecretary
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates

Assistant Undersecretary
Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates

H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa
H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa

Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

H.E Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalifa is the Minister of Justice of the country of Bahrain.

Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice, Bahrain

Hussain Hadi
Hussain Hadi

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Head of Publishing & Legal Technology
Lexis Nexis Middle East

James Michalowicz
James Michalowicz

Luminary
Legal Value Network

Luminary
Legal Value Network

Jenifer Swallow
Jenifer Swallow

Director
Lawtech UK

Jenifer Swallow is Director of LawtechUK, a government-backed initiative to transform the legal sector through technology. Jenifer is a lawyer, business executive and consultant with extensive experience helping high growth tech companies, including leadership roles at Yahoo! and TransferWise, recognised in the GC Legal 500 PowerList, 2019 Most Influential Women in Payments, and Chambers Global 100 most influential General Counsel. Jenifer is a mother to 2 boys and is passionate about equality and human well-being.

Director
Lawtech UK

Jeremy Small
Jeremy Small

CEO
Jameson Legal

Jeremy is the CEO of Jameson Legal, an award-winning international legal recruitment company with offices in London, Abu Dhabi, and Hong Kong. Clients include top US and UK law firms, sovereign wealth funds, and major corporates.

Jeremy qualified as a solicitor with leading shipping law firm Ince & Co in London before working as a private equity lawyer with Pinsent Masons. He moved into recruitment in 2004 and became a senior director of a boutique legal recruitment company in Singapore before returning to London to establish Jameson Legal in 2010.

Jeremy was recently appointed an advisory board member to fast growing legal tech company App4Legal. He has also established Jameson Legal Tech, an advisory consultancy working with technology companies to grow their client base in the legal sector.

CEO
Jameson Legal

Joanne Fischlin
Joanne Fischlin

Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs
Microsoft Gulf

Joanne Fischlin leads the Legal and Government Affairs team at Microsoft Gulf, helping companies and governments on their digital transformation journey. Her team and her engage regularly with customers, partners and regulators to raise the awareness of key stakeholders on privacy, security and ethics best practices when adopting new technologies such as the cloud and AI.  

Joanne is admitted to the Geneva Bar and during her career, she held various senior legal management positions in different industries incl. Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services, advised on a large number of opportunities across EMEA, India and LATAM and has severed on several boards. 

Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs
Microsoft Gulf

Josh Lee
Josh Lee

Chairperson
Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association

Co-Founder
LawTech.Asia

Josh presently serves as a Legal Policy Manager for AI Governance in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore. He is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar, a former international arbitration practitioner, and a former Assistant Director in Singapore’s Ministry of Law.

Josh is deeply passionate in law, policy and technology, and finds purpose in making sense of the future. To these ends, Josh co-founded LawTech.Asia, Singapore’s foremost publication on legal technology. Josh also staffs the Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and is a Research Fellow in SMU’s Centre for AI and Data Governance. For his work, he was identified as one of Asia’s Top 30 Persons to Watch in the business of law (Asia Law Portal, 2019).

Beneath his suit, Josh is an avid street-dancer who relishes training hard, proving himself, earning respect and putting Singapore on the world map. In 2013, Kok Thong represented Singapore and finished 1st runner-up in an international street dance competition, the R-16 Bboy Masters World Finals, held annually in South Korea.

During his time in university, Josh co-founded the funk-style street dance club SMU Funk Movement, where he also served as its first Vice-President. Josh also set up the Funk Movement Alumni Group, in which he serves as the Group’s first CEO.

Chairperson
Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association

Co-Founder
LawTech.Asia

Kim A. Page
Kim A. Page

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Kim is a communication trainer with a global track record of successful client stories across Europe, the US and the Middle East. She is a TEDx speaker and a webinar host. Her book “The Right Kind of Loud: Finding Your Communication Voice” is part of the curriculum at several business schools.

Since the pandemic started, Kim has been supporting clients to boost their impact through the screen as speakers and meeting hosts as well as getting them ready for video creation. Kim is also the creator of the zoominar series “The Right Kind of Loud for Virtual Sessions”.

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Krishnadas Nanath
Krishnadas Nanath

Associate Professor in Data Science
Middlesex University Dubai

Krishnadas is currently the Assistant CPC and Associate Professor in Data Science (Computer Engineering and Informatics department) at Middlesex University Dubai. In his previous role @ Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), he was responsible for leading the efforts of enhancing Analytics and Data Science capabilities at MAF as the head of the School of Analytics. Before joining MAF, he was teaching Data Science, MIS, and Cloud Technologies at Middlesex University Dubai, Institute of Management Technology (IMT Dubai), and IIM Indore. He has executed several corporate training programs and Data Science consulting assignments with prestigious firms in UAE (PWC, Emirates NBD, Landmark Group, National Bank of Fujairah, PDO, UAE Exchange, and others). He received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM K), and his thesis covered the areas of Green IT (Sustainability Analytics) and Cloud Computing. His career started as a Computer Science engineer (B.Tech CSE), and he had successful professional experiences with Microsoft Research and Honeywell.   

Associate Professor in Data Science
Middlesex University Dubai

Kwame Yeboah
Kwame Yeboah

Co-Founder
Inclusive Innovations Inc

Co-Founder
Inclusive Innovations Inc

Laura Fauqueur
Laura Fauqueur

Innovation, Design Thinking Consultant & Facilitator

Laura Fauqueur is a Director for the Masters in Legal Tech of the CEU Institute of Advanced Management, the first onsite Masters fully dedicated to Legaltech taught in Spanish language.

Apart from giving lectures, she also works as an international consultant in innovation, digital transformation and tech implementation for the legal industry, and as a service design facilitator. She is the co-founder of Madrid Legal Hackers and is affiliated with a number of associations such as WLW Women in a Legal World, Inkietos, Avotech and ACIJUR.

Laura holds a BA in English and French philology and translation, and a Masters in Conference Interpreting. She started her carrier as a court interpreter. Later on she worked within a law firm as a legal translator, then as a marketer, and she understood the legal industry needed to (but didn’t!) embrace technology.

She then trained and became a legaltech enabler and evangelist. Before her current positions, Laura co-founded the “Instituto de Innovación Legal” and used to be an ambassador for the European Legal Tech Association.

Laura was awarded the European Women in Tech 2020– Legaltech category – by the UK Department on International Trade, and is among the nominees for the Women in Legaltech Award.

Innovation, Design Thinking Consultant & Facilitator

Laurence Kirk
Laurence Kirk

CEO
Extropy.IO

CEO
Extropy.IO

Leah Molatseli
Leah Molatseli

Co-Founder & CEO
Lenoma Legal

Co-Founder & CEO
Lenoma Legal

Lena El-Malak
Lena El-Malak

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Dr. Lena El-Malak is a Senior Associate in the Technology, Media and Telco practice of Bird & Bird, based in Dubai. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Lena worked as the lead commercial attorney for Microsoft Gulf and as the legal counsel for Bayt.com, the Middle East’ leading job site. Before becoming a commercial attorney, Lena has spent several years working as a legal and development consultant for international organizations and regional not for profits. She is a vocal advocate of diversity and inclusion in the tech sector and legal field. She has launched a Women in Tech network at her firm in Dubai earlier this year and has been managing a joint initiative and mentorship program with Middlesex University and Microsoft aimed at empowering law students with the skills they need to embark in legal careers. Lena is a US qualified attorney and holds a PhD in International Law from SOAS, University of London.  

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Lise Alm
Lise Alm

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

Lise Alm is a lawyer and business developer with a background in the tech community.
She is Head of Business Development at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) working with innovation, systems implementation, and communication.
In parallel, she’s co-founder and chairperson for Prorenata AB, a scale up within digital healthcare, and co-founder of Spira Globalt AB, a consultancy start-up in global expansion. Previous roles include M&A lawyer at Vinge Lawfirm, VP Business at the Stockholm tech start-up Volumental, a company providing B2B 3D scanning solutions for retail globally, and in-house counsel at Spotify, where she headed up the corporate team for six years and taking leading roles in corporate expansion, system implementations, and change management projects.
Lise has vast experience of introducing and implementing new technology at young and mature companies, as buyer, user and seller of systems. With one foot in technology and one in law, she operates in the space between the silos, trying to merge the needs and the strengths of both worlds. In her current role at the SCC, this has included the implementation of a new case management platform for the SCC – the SCC Platform.

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

Lucy Endel Bassli
Lucy Endel Bassli

Founder & Principal
InnoLegal Services, PLLC (dba InnoLaw Group)

Lucy Bassli is an attorney, author of The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation and the Founder and Principal of InnoLegal Services, PLLC. As a former Assistant General Counsel of Legal Operations and Contracting at Microsoft, she redefined how legal work is done and created one of the first managed service engagements with a law firm.  In 2015, she was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers, and an ACC Value Champion in 2016. Before joining Microsoft, Lucy was an associate at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle in the commercial bankruptcy and business transactions practices.

Lucy is a highly sought-after legal industry expert working with corporate legal departments and law firms on modernizing legal service delivery, automation, smart risk-taking and alternative resourcing models. She trains and consults with lawyers to take best practices in the legal industry to a new level. Lucy has a deep partnership with Nextlaw In-House Solutions of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to deliver legal operations consulting to corporate law departments; and she is a strategy advisor for LawGeex, an AI legal start-up that automates contract review processes.

Lucy is a frequent writer, often contributing to industry books; and a speaker on legal services innovation, legal technology and legal process outsourcing.  She recently developed her own courseware, Modernizing Your Legal Practice, a three-part series designed to help law firm lawyers to turn ideas into actionable business practices.

Founder & Principal
InnoLegal Services, PLLC (dba InnoLaw Group)

Lucy Pert
Lucy Pert

Partner
Hausfeld & Co LLP

Lucy Pert, Partner for Hausfeld London, possesses almost 20 years of commercial dispute resolution experience with a focus on financial services, contentious restructuring, insolvency, trusts and shareholder disputes.

She has extensive experience of managing international, cross-border litigation, working frequently in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including Commercial Court) and Court of Appeal, and, has also conducted several commercial arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules. Lucy’s clients – who often act adverse to large financial institutions – include corporates, high net worth individuals, hedge funds, private equity funds and insolvency practitioners.

Partner
Hausfeld & Co LLP

Ludwig Bull
Ludwig Bull

CEO
CourtCorrect Textagram

Ludwig Bull is the CEO @ CourtCorrect Textagram.

His life’s goal is to replace every single Terms and Conditions page on the internet with a simple summary of your rights. Ludwig’s background is in artificial intelligence and software engineering. Before starting CourtCorrect Textagram, he developed AI-based risk assessment algorithms for the litigation finance industry.

Ludwig has published a number of research papers and remains involved in academic projects at Imperial College London and Cambridge, where he studied. He also teaches corporate leaders about AI a few days a year at a business school in Zurich. Originally from Germany, Ludwig has lived in the US and the UK for the past decade and is based in London. 

CEO
CourtCorrect Textagram

Mark Beer, OBE
Mark Beer, OBE

Chairman
Metis Institute

Co-Founder
Deep Tech Resolution Lab, Oxford University

Chairman
Metis Institute

Co-Founder
Deep Tech Resolution Lab, Oxford University

Martin Ebers
Martin Ebers

Co-Founder & President
RAILS

Martin Ebers is Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and permanent research fellow (Privatdozent) at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He is co-founder and president of RAILS. In addition to research and teaching, he has been active in the field of legal consulting for many years. His main areas of expertise and research are IT law, liability and insurance law, and European law.

 

Co-Founder & President
RAILS

Martin Mankabady
Martin Mankabady

Corporate Partner
Dentons

Martin is a corporate insurance & regulatory partner in Dentons’ London office and a recognised leading practitioner in his field. Martin is also Global Chair of Dentons’ Insurance Group with responsibility for implementing strategy and leveraging Dentons’ global reach and resource.

Martin has particular experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance. He also regularly works on restructuring, commercial and regulatory matters, including InsurTech, blockchain, IOT and AI/data analytics.

Martin advises across the market, and clients include Lloyd’s of London managing agents, insurance brokers, runoff consolidators, and insurtech start ups/investors.

Martin also has a management role in the UK and Middle East and is a sector leader with responsibility for a diverse portfolio which includes industrials, restructuring, emerging/growth companies, and regulatory & trade.

Corporate Partner
Dentons

Mo Zain Ajaz
Mo Zain Ajaz

Chief Counsel & Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence
National Grid Property

A member of the Leadership Team with responsibility for strategy, planning, performance, change and improvement across the Global Legal function. Accountability for National Grid’s Operational Excellence programmes across the function (Risk and Compliance, Assurance, UK / US Legal and Company Secretariat). Accountability for all legal services for National Grid’s property portfolio.

Chief Counsel & Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence
National Grid Property

Nasreen Alissa
Nasreen Alissa

Attorney
The Law Firm of Nasreen Alissa

Attorney specializing in corporate law with experience in providing legal services & solutions in the areas of Foreign Investments, Corporate Matters, Employment, Cyber-Crimes, E-Commerce and Technology, Intellectual Property & Bankruptcy Law.

Apart from her law firm, Nasreen also worked as an attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with The Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan for five years.

Nasreen also participates in charitable work and provide advice in family law matters, in addition to helping women in Saudi Arabia understand their rights.

Nasreen is the founder of KnowYourRights mobile application aimed to empower Saudi women and educate them in their legal rights.

Attorney
The Law Firm of Nasreen Alissa

Nicholas Cronjaeger
Nicholas Cronjaeger

Head of LegalTech Solutions
Thomson Reuters MENA

Head of LegalTech Solutions
Thomson Reuters MENA

Nicholas Lee
Nicholas Lee

Managing Director
Paragon Costs

Past President of Bristol Law Society
Bristol One City Economy Board
UWE Law Advisory Board

Nick specialises in high value and complex litigation commonly arising from contractual disputes, professional negligence, personal injury, clinical negligence, contentious probate, and land and property disputes. Nick began his career in costs in 2001.

He qualified as an Associate of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (now known as the Association of Costs Lawyers) in January 2009 and became a Fellow in January 2011. Following the association being granted reserved legal activities under the Legal Services Act in 2007, he was admitted as a costs lawyer in 2011. Nick worked in-house from 2001, initially attaining Associate status, and thereafter becoming Director of Costs and a fixed share partner for a Top 100 law firm. In 2011, Nick created Paragon Costs Solutions which now has offices in London and Bristol. Clients have included many top 100 law firms, niche commercial practices, local authorities, insurers and international banks.

In 2020 Nick created Legal Costs Resolutions which provides a bespoke ADR service for costs disputes. Known for always being commercial and practical, colleagues and clients appreciate how thoroughly Nick assesses the merits in any claims before giving his experienced and realistic advice. Nick was President of Bristol Law Society (2018/19). He currently sits on the UWE Law advisory board, Bristol City Council’s Economic advisory board, is an Enterprise Advisor through WECA and a Trustee for Quartet Community Foundation.

Nick is a frequent public speaker, having spoken at numerous costs seminars, including Personal Injury and Dispute Resolution conferences, and the Legal Futures Civil Litigation conference in London. He is a member of Lexis PSL’s Dispute Resolution Expert Panel and has provided many legal commentaries.

Managing Director
Paragon Costs

Past President of Bristol Law Society
Bristol One City Economy Board
UWE Law Advisory Board

Nikhil Vadgama
Nikhil Vadgama

Deputy Executive Director
UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

Nikhil Vadgama is the Deputy Director and a Research Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. He is also an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Fintech and Emerging Business Technologies at the UCL School of Management and Department of Computer Science.

He has orchestrated numerous educational programmes including the Master’s in Financial Technology and Master’s in Emerging Digital Technologies at UCL and a Blockchain MOOC on the FutureLearn platform. His commercial experience has spanned multiple sectors including Education, Real Estate and Fintech globally in both the public and private sector.

Most recently he has been involved in the commercialisation of and publication of academic research in the AI and Blockchain domains. He has previously worked globally as an Investment Banker for HSBC. Nikhil holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MPhys from the University of Oxford and has passed all three levels of the CFA Programme.

Deputy Executive Director
UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

Olga Slonchak
Olga Slonchak

Director & Founder Member
London Blockchain Foundation

Director & Founder Member
London Blockchain Foundation

Otilia Phiri
Otilia Phiri

Attorney – Emerging Markets, Middle East & Africa
Microsoft

Commercial lawyer with experience in the Infrastructure Development and Information Technology industries. Passion for the law, technology and people. Experience across Middle East and Africa markets. Generalist at heart. Champion for Diversity & Inclusion. Enjoys networking with peers. Strong advocate for mentorship as a career development tool – especially for women and young girls.

Attorney – Emerging Markets, Middle East & Africa
Microsoft

Raka Roy
Raka Roy

Head of Intellectual Property & Data Protection, Dubai
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Raka is a Senior Counsel and Head of our Intellectual Property and Data Protection practice at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants.

She brings a wealth of experience in high profile projects and transactions in IP Auditing, advisory roles for any IP or commercial IP issues (advertisement issues, consumer protection laws, review of product warranties, social media terms, product guidelines, privacy issues, data protection etc.), IP prosecution, brand clearance and opposition, anti-counterfeiting and all the related contentious issues.

Raka was recently successful in representing a major retail group in an unfair trade practices and unfair competition issue regarding a social media post.

Head of Intellectual Property & Data Protection, Dubai
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

Richard Spector
Richard Spector

Partner
Spector Constant & Williams

Richard is a partner in the litigation department of Spector Constant & Williams. Richard specialises in commercial litigation across a number of sectors and often involving international elements. Richard has acted in a number of high profile cases and was heavily involved in the litigation that arose from the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The administrators of Lehman Brothers chose Richard and his team to be involved in resolving what should happen to the money left in Lehman Brothers’ client pool. Richard has been involved in a number of cross border litigation cases and acted successfully for the claimants in Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd & Anr v Wilkins Kennedy in which Richard’s client was awarded over £10,000,000 in damages and costs.

The case was listed in The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2016. The case was also the largest reported case to have been undertaken on a Damages Based Agreement (“DBA”). The DBA was subsequently challenged and settled on the third day of the trial to determine its validity. Richard’s style is to be strong, focused and persistent to achieve his clients’ aims.

Partner
Spector Constant & Williams

Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss

Co-founder
SIBYL AI

Richard is co-founder of Sibyl. He believes tech will simplify legal services, allowing lawyers to advise with greater accuracy, speed and insight than ever before. Sibyl is leading that change with a data-driven approach to legal claims.

Richard is a lawyer with over 5 years PQE across private practice, in-house and Government. His broad experience includes high profile commercial litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal, cutting edge advice to deliver innovative pilot projects in education and youth justice, project-managing new legislation, and leading on complex funding disputes.

As part of a prize-winning, multi-disciplinary team, Richard is committed to bringing new perspectives to law. He is convinced the biggest problems in the sector will be solved with a mix of domain expertise and fresh thinking from outsiders.

Co-founder
SIBYL AI

Rob Marrs
Rob Marrs

Head of Education
Law Society of Scotland

Head of Education
Law Society of Scotland

Robert Millard
Robert Millard

Director
Cambridge Strategy Group

Rob advises law firms on setting and executing strategy and on transforming their business models to align with the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’. Key to this is creating constructive mindsets towards digitalisation of both the practice and the business of law and understanding how these same trends are radically transforming client needs. So too, building the systems and structures needed to allow innovation to thrive.

He has been privileged to work many great law firms over the past twenty years, ranging from premium global leaders to leading national firms and others across Europe, the Americas, Middle-East, Asia and Africa, including a period in-house as a business strategist with Linklaters, in London.

Rob is a past co-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Law Firm Management Committee and he served on the steering committee of the IBA ‘President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services.’ He is also a past chair of the American Bar Association’s International Law Practice Management Forum (now part of the Legal Practice Division). He has co-authored eight books so far on law firm strategy and management, the most recent being on law firm business model transformation. Rob holds an MBA degree from Henley and is currently well advanced with a PhD research project with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, on client perceptions of value in large law firm mergers.

Rob lives in Cambridge in England, one of the most vibrant tech start-up centres in the world.

Director
Cambridge Strategy Group

Shannon Salter
Shannon Salter

Chairperson
Civil Resolution Tribunal

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims, condominium disputes, and motor vehicle accident disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Salter was a BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation at a large Vancouver firm. She has served as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and on the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Ms. Salter is currently a director of the BC Financial Services Authority, a Law Society of British Columbia disciplinary hearing panel member, board member of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), and a director of Lexum.

She is a co-author of the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual, as well as a number of legal journal articles. In 2017, Ms. Salter was named one of the 25 Top Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, and was previously recognized as one of Canada’s New Law Pioneers by the Canadian Bar Association and an Access to Justice All-Star by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSLAP).

She received the Adam Albright award for outstanding teaching by an adjunct professor in 2016. Ms. Salter is also a fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts and a visiting professor at the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre in Victoria University in Melbourne.

Chairperson
Civil Resolution Tribunal

Sharin Kaur Veriah
Sharin Kaur Veriah

Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Fusionex International

Sharin is the Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Fusionex International, a technology market leader specialising in Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and IR 4.0.

Having more than a decade of multi-jurisdictional experience specialising in the fields of technology, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, Sharin provides strategic legal advice to the Group, leading a team that oversees all contractual matters and negotiations. She also works closely
with key stakeholders, pillar heads and regional leads across the business to fortify regulatory compliance within the Group.

Her role also extends to lending commercial insights to the Group, based
on skills honed in the course of her career to ensure business of the Group continues without disruption.

Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Fusionex International

Sonica Dua
Sonica Dua

Head of Legal, Asia
Al-Futtaim

Sonica is an experienced commercial solicitor, with varied multi-jurisdictional cross border transactional knowledge; and has experience in a wide range of sectors including retail (online and brick and mortar), F&B, FMCG, automotive, hotels and aviation.

Sonica was born and raised in London. She has an English Literature Honours degree from Sussex University and subsequently attended the College of Law where she undertook both the GDL and LPC courses before qualifying as a solicitor with boutique London law firm Memery Crystal LLP.

Upon qualifying, Sonica transitioned in-house where she moved to Kuwait to work for M. H. Alshaya W.L.L., a privately owned multi-national conglomerate. Here she assisted predominantly with franchising, distribution and business development; and it is here that she developed her passion for commercial transactions. Moving on, Sonica did a small stint at flydubai (Emirate Airline’s low-cost sister airline) assisting with their legal IT Portfolio, before relocating to the reputable Al Futtaim Group (a leading global franchise operator), which is where she works today.

Initially, Sonica was hired for the Commercial Legal Team in Dubai. However, within the year, Sonica was relocated to Singapore to oversee the Asia operations where she is currently Head of Legal for Robinsons and RSH Group of companies; the Al Futtaim retail business that holds over 30 well-known household brands across 8 APAC territories.

Head of Legal, Asia
Al-Futtaim

Sorcha Mulligan
Sorcha Mulligan

Founder
The SMEChain

I support FinTech & Blockchain Supply Chain & Trade Finance Platforms who are seeking to achieve growth through Investment, Joint Venture Partnerships & direct Client Acquisition in EU & UK markets. Essentially, matching people with people who can work together to achieve a combined, aligned objective in their field. EQ with IQ is the winning formula.

My expertise lies within driving Growth & Business Development Strategies from a blank canvas, profile raising the brands I work for in new markets both directly & through developing reciprocal relationships with Key Business Introducers & Intermediaries, building a global high profile Corporate & Professional network of key connections.

Founder
The SMEChain

Stefania Passera
Stefania Passera

Contract Design & Visualization Consultant

Stefania is a contract design and simplification expert based in Espoo, Finland. She runs her one-woman consultancy Passera Design, where she helps her clients transform their contracts and policies into user-friendly, effective tools that work for business. With over ten years of experience in the field, her work ranges over information design, service design, human-computer interaction, proactive and preventive law, and legal innovation.

She is a co-founder of the Legal Design Alliance and a co-author of its Legal Design Manifesto. She is also the creator of Legal Design Jam, the first workshop format aimed at innovating legal documents and prototyping hands-on. She has been the first (and so far only) designer awarded Fellow status by World Commerce & Contract for her innovative work on contract design and simplification. She also created (with Helena Haapio) and curates the WorldCC’s Contract Design Pattern Library.

Stefania is an all-rounder, backing her design expertise with a solid academic background. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Vaasa, Department of Business Law (Vaasa, Finland), and has earned her doctoral degree from Aalto University (Espoo, Finland). Her research has been published in international journals, books, and conference proceedings. She has lectured at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, KU Leuven, UC Louvain, European University Institute, ESADE Business and Law School, California Western School of Law, and Domus Academy.

Contract Design & Visualization Consultant

Stephen Hardy
Stephen Hardy

Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law & Politics
University of Hull

Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law & Politics
University of Hull

Susanne Chishti
Susanne Chishti

CEO
FINTECH Circle

Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe’s 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and fintech courses. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller “The FINTECH Book” which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book (published by WILEY in 2020)

She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School. 
 
After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term “fintech” was being invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years’ across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong. 

Susanne is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She is a Judge & Coach at global FINTECH events and competitions and a conference keynote speaker. Susanne leads a global community of 200,000 fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial services professionals globally (www.fintechcircle.com). Our advisory practise includes leading financial institutions as clients such as Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and UK’s innovation agency NESTA which appointed us as partner for the £5 million Open Up Challenge Prize to work on Open Banking initiatives for SME Banking in the UK.

CEO
FINTECH Circle

Tenia Kyriazi
Tenia Kyriazi

Deputy Director Academic Operations
Middlesex University Dubai

Deputy Director Academic Operations
Middlesex University Dubai

Tim Cummins
Tim Cummins

Tim Cummins
President, WCC – Global Contract Management Association

I believe that commercial innovation is fundamental to human creativity and the development of sustainable trading relationships. My experience has shown me that academia and business do not invest sufficiently in creating the necessary skills or structure for commercial competence to flourish. In 1999 I established a non-profit Association – IACCM – with the mission to inspire change. And it is working!

Trade lies at the foundation of human prosperity and progress. Through enhanced commercial policies and practices, we achieve greater integrity and success in our trading relationships. These are supported by new forms of contract, designed to achieve economic benefit. IACCM lies at the heart of a growing movement, providing research, ideas and practical insights to those with the courage to think and act differently.

My career included successful growth in corporate banking, automotive, aerospace and technology industries, plus leadership of start-ups. Today, I travel the world, meeting and speaking with major corporations, government officials, politicians, NGOs, academics and entrepreneurs, spreading belief that we can do things better. My words are backed by the strength of research and practical examples of the benefit that comes from enabling commercial innovation.

Specialties: Public speaking. Creative, entrepreneur, research and analysis of complex organization / business opportunities. Funtional and organizational design, global business development, negotiation and management of complex contracts, international business, marketing, collaboration and networking – creating opportunities for others

Tim Cummins
President, WCC – Global Contract Management Association

Victoria Thompson
Victoria Thompson

Director
London Blockchain Foundation

Director
London Blockchain Foundation

Yasmine Afifi
Yasmine Afifi

Corporate Counsel, MENA
Amazon Web Services

Yasmine Afifi is a seasoned in-house counsel with 15+ years of experience in leading Fortune Global 500 Corporations. During her career, Yasmine has advised on multiple jurisdictions including GCC, North Africa and Turkey and has led complex negotiations and deal structuring for major flagship projects with key public sector organizations across the region. Yasmine specializes in cloud computing, cybersecurity and data protection laws and regulations. 

Corporate Counsel, MENA
Amazon Web Services

Yosr Hamza
Yosr Hamza

Legal Director
Gartner

Legal Director
Gartner

LegalTech Webinars 2020

Highlights from our summer webinar series from 2020

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Introducing the Bahraini Minister of Justice

H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Khalif

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Webinar 1: Keynote & Panel: JUSTICE TECH & EMBRACING CHANGE

– Does the status quo need to be challenged to drive change?

– How we modernise the courts and judiciary to keep up with the fast-changing world of innovation

– With the COVID-19 lockdown, courts have been forced to go online to continue to deliver justice.  Will we ever go back to the pre-lockdown model?

Moderator:

Joanna Goodman

Panellists:

Mark Beer

Karen Rea

Christina Blacklaws

Sophia Adams Bhatti

Linda Fitz-Alan

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Webinar 2: Panel: WOMEN IN LEGALTECH

– Opportunities and challenges faced by women in the LegalTech industry

 

Moderator:

Brian M. Dunn

 

Panellists:

Olga V. Mack

Christina Blacklaws

Fiona Kirkman

Tenia Kyriazi

Barbara Hamilton-Bruce

Yosr Hamza

Cherilyn Tan

Dr. Aseel Zimmo

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Panel: BIG DATA & LITIGATION DECISION MAKING IN THE PANDEMIC

Big Data & litigation decision making in the pandemic and post pandemic era. High value litigation decision making has historically been based purely on expertise, experience and “gut feeling”. With the advent of litigation analytics in The USA and more recently in the UK, this is beginning to change as data is becoming part of the way in which these high-risk business decisions are made.

– The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the picture further. With a surge of high value and complex disputes expected data will be critical to not just anticipating outcome but also in maintaining a grasp and understanding of market dynamics for firms, banks, insurers and other corporates as well as for litigation funders and insurers. How data is used and analysed will be critical to this future picture and the panel will explore the opportunities and challenges.

Moderator:

Gideon Cohen

 

Panellists:

Nick Cronjager

Lucinda Orr

Damian Honey

Rob Flaws

Simon Mantell

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Panel: LEGAL SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

– Discuss key legal skills of the future in light of innovation

– The role of external legal counsel

– Law firm of the future – digitally enabled law firms

– In-house role and future: opportunities & challenges

Moderator:

April Brousseau

 

Panellists:

Rob Marrs

Hussain Hadi

Allison Hosking

Robert Millard

Erika Pagano

Laura Bygrave

Mo Zain Ajaz

Ramez Dandan

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Panel: IMPACT OF AI ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

– With the rapid advances in AI, we are hosting a panel of experts to discuss their views on the current and future impact to international arbitration

– Current examples/use cases of AI being used in this field

– Dispute resolution by machines and the implications

Moderator:

Stephen Hardy

 

Panellists:

Tomas Vail

Dr. Paresh Kathrani

Anil Changaroth

Minesh Tanna

Lise Alm

Thomas Snider

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Panel: IP LAW & TECH

Join our experts to discuss the current and future landscape surrounding IP Law and technology.

– How will the recent pace of innovation impact IP law?

– Are we embracing change effectively?

– What are the challenges the pace of advancement in technology is posing in the IP space?

 

Moderator:

​Victoria Thompson

 

Panellists:​

Paul Kayrouz

Rob Flaws

Anne Rose

Priya Nagpal

Raka Roy

Audience Demographic

Who has attended our events?

Members of Judiciary

Heads of Learning & Development

Heads of Policies, Contract Specialists

Heads of IT & Digital Transformation

Private Practice, Firms, Legal Departments, and Legal Consultancies

Attendees
  • GCC Region

  • UK & EU

  • US

  • APAC & Africa

Global Audience Breakdown

Attendee breakdown from our previous events

Audience Sample

Audience sample from our previous events - expect leaders & decision-makers to attend

Attendees
  • Founders/C-Suites/Managing Directors

  • Directors/Presidents/VPs

  • Senior Associates/Partners/Lawyers

  • Partners/Associates

  • General Counsels

Key Topics Discussed

Topics discussed

Innovative Thinking

LawTech & Strategies

Digital Transformation

eDiscovery

Blockchain & Data Security

Women in Law

eJustice & Technology in Judiciary

Artificial Intelligence & NLP

Cloud Technology

Previous Partners

Brands we have worked with from previous events

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