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Join us at the most innovative Legal Technology Conference this year.

Listen to the most esteemed practitioners in Legal Tech, and participate in the #LegalTechHacks Hackaton!

Network with global leaders in LegalTech and FinTech, learn and listen to esteemed legal professionals and experts as they share and discuss on the latest in Technology in the Legal Industry.

Expect a world class virtual summit, with international Speakers & a global audience, across topics most relevant to the Legal Technology Industry.

Discover industry use cases of Justice Tech, Digital Transformation in Law, Futureproofing the Legal Professional. Learn about Women in Legal Technology & Responsible AI in the Legal Context.

Our Speakers

Esteemed Speakers & Panelists from around the world to join us at the Summit. 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

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

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

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

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

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
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Head of Publishing
Lexis Nexis Middle East

Jenifer Swallow
Jenifer Swallow

Lawtech Director
Tech Nation

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.

Lawtech Director
Tech Nation

Jim Michalowicz
Jim Michalowicz

Luminary
Legal Value Network

Luminary
Legal Value Network

Kim A. Page
Kim A. Page

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Author
The Right Kind of Loud

Kwame Yeboah
Kwame Yeboah

Co-Founder
Inclusive Innovations Inc

Co-Founder
Inclusive Innovations Inc

Leah Molatseli
Leah Molatseli

Co-Founder & CEO
Lenoma Legal

Co-Founder & CEO
Lenoma Legal

Lena El-Malak
Lena El-Malak

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Senior Associate
Bird & Bird

Lise Alm
Lise Alm

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

Lawyer by training, business developer by choice and entrepreneur by heart, Lise driven by trying to make things better – processes, businesses or if she could, the world.

Lise thrives in early phase companies and companies in change. With the challenge, the chaos and the possibilities. The amazing passion and enthusiasm that allows her to take on the world with huge confidence.

Head of B.D
Arbitration Institute of the SCC

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 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

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)

Rob Marrs
Rob Marrs

Head of Education
Law Society of Scotland

Head of Education
Law Society of Scotland

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

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

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

Taghreed Almashari
Taghreed Almashari

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Victoria Thompson
Victoria Thompson

Director
London Blockchain Foundation

Director
London Blockchain Foundation

Yosr Hamza
Yosr Hamza

Legal Director
Gartner

Legal Director
Gartner

Schedule

Block out your calendar and schedule in your sessions ahead of time for efficiency and ease. All timing indicated are GMT.

16:00 - 16:15

Welcome

A Welcome Keynote by the LBCF Directors.

16:15 - 16:45

What are the UN SGDs

Opening introduction by Gareth Persch, CEO, World Health Innovation Summit

16:45 - 17:15

What are Smart Contracts

17:15 - 17:45

#LegalTechHacks Smart Contracts Hackathon Mentor Introduction

Introducing the #LegalTechHacks Smart Contracts Hackathon Mentors.

17:45 -

Closing Note

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome

10:05 - 10:30

What makes a great solution (Business PoV)

10:30 - 10:55

What makes a great solution (Technical PoV)

10:55 - 11:00

Introducing the Hackathon Mentors

11:00 - 12:00

Hackathon

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 15:00

Hackathon

15:00 - 15:20

Tea Break

15:20 - 16:20

Hackathon

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Note

10:05 - 10:30

Game-Changing DLT Businesses

10:30 - 10:55

What Makes A Great Pitch

10:55 - 11:00

Introducing the Pitch Mentors

11:00 - 13:00

Pitch Mentoring

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:30

Hack Team Demos

16:30 - 17:15

Keynote by Oxford University

17:15 - 17:30

Results

17:30 - 18:00

Closing

Who Will Attend?

If you're interested in the Legal Technology space? Network and learn from international attendees and participants, and have global discussions on the state of LegalTech.

FinTech Evangelists, Legal Leads in Crypto Industries

Heads of Business Development, Heads of Sales

Managing Partners, Senior Partners

Legal Big Data Engineers, Leads in Digital Transformation

Governments, Barristers, Ministries of Justice

Legal Technology Operators, Legal Operations Leads

Head of Firms, Head of Organizations

Head of Legal Technology, Head of Legal Transformation

Attendees
  • South East & East Asia

  • UK

  • US

  • China

  • Africa

Global Attendees

Network and learn from global Legal Technologists, generate leads and expand your global legal reach

Topic Breakdown

Expect an action-packed day at the Global LegalTech Summit & Expo 2020

Attendees
  • Legal Technology

  • Financial Technology & Its Laws

  • Global Legal Tech State of Affairs

  • Artificial Technology in the Legal Space

Key Topics

Discussing the latest developments in Legal Technology across the globe, here's a snapshot of the key topics that the conference will cover

Collaborations & Innovations

Machine Learning

Digital Transformation & AI

Smart Contracts

In-House Team of the Future

Law Firm of the Future

Arbitration & Litigation

Legal Design

Data Analytics

Firm/Organizational Transformation

Partners

The Global LegalTech Summit & Expo is partnered with the following brands

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