About
The Event

  • Insights by top industry professionals
  • Knowledge of efficient IT infrastructures in law
  • Development of innovative solutions
  • New business models

LegalInnovation is a conference of the umbrella organization for legal technology, Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA), and is carried out in close cooperation with the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA/SBA). The conference aims to share knowledge and educate on the digital transformation of the legal industry. We expect articipants from law firms, legal departments, accounting firms, government agencies, universities, startups and from suppliers of LegalTech solutions.

Sponsors

We are very grateful for the support of our sponsor, who make it possible for us to offer you this first major event about the future of the legal profession. We, at the Swiss LegalTech Association, are strongly committed to modernizing the legal industry. As with all such undertakings, it will take time, dedication and many efforts. The support shown by our sponsors allows us to raise awareness, conduct research and share information about the best practices, the available technology and how to reorganize for the digital era. It then allows us to compile this research and share it with the community. If you would also like to become a sponsor and support the Swiss LegalTech Association’s effort to bring the legal community together, conduct research and help actors of the legal market successfully transition to the digital era, please contact us.

Topics

Schedule

Stage 1

Tuesday
30 August 2022
time-shape-top
08:00-09:00
Entrance & Badge (DE/EN/FR/IT)

Conference Registration Desk Open

09:00-09:15
Opening remarks (DE/EN/FR)

Organization: Opening remarks (DE, FR, EN) by SLTA and SBA

Keynote: Legal Transformation (EN)
Günther Dobrauz-Saldapenna: Partner / Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland / Member of PwC's Global Legal Leadership Team
Cloud services regulation for Swiss lawyers (EN)

Christian Laux has 20 years of experience with regard to technology-related legal issues, which he combines with a great passion for technical matters to create highly focused solutions for our clients. Christian lives and breathes digitalisation, which he promotes in Switzerland. Christian Laux studied law in Zurich, Paris and at Stanford University in California, as well as writing a doctorate thesis on the principles of writing contracts for copyright-protected content. He is licensed to practise law in Switzerland.

10:15-10:45
Booth & Catering

Vendor booths & catering

10:50-11:15
Metaverse & NFTs: Opportunities and Regulatory Considerations (DE/EN)

David Bundi is a Director, the Head of Compliance and the Metaverse Strategy & Regulatory Leader at PwC Switzerland, Legal. He worked after his legal studies at a law firm and at a court and then in legal & compliance at international private banks, as well as in Zurich and New York with the largest global Swiss bank. Prior to joining PwC, he was Chief Compliance Officer at an innovative retail-bank and Advisory Board Member with two RegTech firms.

AI: A game changer for the legal sector (EN)

Luca Maria Gambardella: Co-Founder, CTO & Head of Applied AI, Artificialy, Lugano Vice Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana

11:45-13:00
Catering
Lunch break

Please take lunch in your own time.

Keynote: What Inhouse really wants (DE/EN)

As Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Maurus Schreyvogel drives peak in-house legal department performance and accelerates functional innovation. He focuses on corporate legal department best practices and future needs, and application of technologies to increase value to the business while driving down cost and fostering a globally connected culture. His responsibilities also include Legal operations, global processes and systems. He is a member of the Group Legal Leadership Team of Novartis International AG. In 2018 Maurus took over leadership for CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) in continental Europe and he is a member of the editorial board of the International In-House Counsel Journal.

Maurus began his legal career at a Zurich law firm in 2002 and joined the Corporate IP department of Novartis in 2004. In 2007, Maurus transitioned to a two-year rotation in Finance and Audit and in 2009 he joined the Corporate Legal department as Program Manager. In this role Maurus led strategic, cost-saving Legal and IP initiatives such as the implementation of a global spend management program, the establishment of preferred law firm panels and the introduction of legal knowledge and matter management. In 2013 Maurus assumed responsibility for Legal operations and operational excellence. Between 2015 and 2017 he served as Chief of Staff to the Group General Counsel.

Maurus received his law degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2002 and holds a Global Executive MBA from IE Business School in Spain.

Keynote: Legal design - improving deliverables for your client (DE)
Using court data effectively (EN)
14:40-15:20
Booth & Catering

Vendor booths & catering

Cyberthreats and Liability for data breaches (FR)
Closing Keynote: Innovation & the Future of Law (EN)

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He lectures internationally, has written many books, and advised on numerous government inquiries.

Richard lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries and has addressed audiences (in person and electronically), numbering more than 250,000. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996), Transforming the Law (OUP, 2000), The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005), The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (OUP, 2008), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013), and has written around 150 columns for The Times. His work has been translated into 10 languages.

16:35-16:45
Closing
SLTA/SBA (DE/EN/FR)

Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell.

time-shape-bottom

Stage 2

Tuesday
30 August 2022
time-shape-top
Digital assets disputes (EN)
10:15-10:45
Booth & Catering
La mesure de la performance dans les études d’avocats (FR)

Lessons learned/Discussions:
Panelists:
Nicolas Leroux
Olivier Chaduteau (Day One)
Laure Lavorel (Broadcom / Cercle Montesquieu) 

Moderation: Nicolas Torrent

 

Measuring Performance in Law firms & Legal Departments (EN)

Lessons Learned / Discussions
Panelists:
Bernhard Wallt (BMW/LLI)
Adrian Kramer (Coca-Cola)
Nora Teuwsen (BeyondLegal)
Nina Stoeckl (Merck)
Moderation: Michael Burkart (Implenia & Vice President SLTA)

11:45-13:00
Lunch
Powering the law with AI - can it be done in Switzerland. Lessons learned from an Innosuisse funded project. (EN)

Lessons learned
Paula Reichenberg, lex-machina.ch

How attractive is Switzerland globally, as a legal(tech) hub? What do UK, Austria, France, Germany & Luxemburg have in place? (EN/DE)

Lessons learned/Discussions:
Panelists:
UK: Stephan Allen, Elevate & Trampelpfad
AUT: Sophie Martinetz, Seinfeld
DE: Christian Müller-Haye, Clifford Chance
Lux: Jean-Marc Ueberecken,
Arendt
Fr: Arthur Sauzé, Influencer
Moderation: Christoph Küng (Nexpert & President SLTA)

14:40-15:20
Booth & Catering
How Legal education needs to change in the future (DE, EN, FR)

Jana Eicher (SLTA Student Chapter BS)
Mirco Eigenmann (SLTA Student Chapter SG)
Christian Steinmetz (SLTA Student Chapter ZH)
Ilya Skurikhin (SLTA Student Chapter GE)

16:35-16:45
Drink and Lunch
Closing stage 1
time-shape-bottom

Stage 3 LegalTech Vendors

Tuesday
30 August 2022
time-shape-top
09:50-10:10
archivy fin
Arkivy Legal Matter Management (EN)
10:15-10:35
ELLE
ELLE: A paradigm shift (D)
ExhibitManager: the new standard for writing large submissions with numerous exhibits (EN)
Easily build legal and compliance self-service applications with BRYTER’s no-code platform

IRIS Nederland and BRYTER will inform you about the no-code service automation platform that enables business experts to build digital applications. The truly no-code platform gives enterprise teams the tools to build self-service applications to provide faster, more accurate services to their colleagues, without programming. BRYTER is especially geared to professionals in law, compliance, accounting and finance, who use the software to automate complex, recurring decisions and scenarios. Global brands from consumer industries (McDonald's), through financial services (ING) to professional service firms (Deloitte, PwC and KPMG), use BRYTER to deliver services digitally.

11:30-11:50
Bildschirmfoto 2022-07-28 um 17.04.02
Drive down costs and improve efficiency across the eDiscovery lifecycle (EN/D)
12:00-13:00
Lunch
KETL: Modern DMS solution (EN)
14:40-15:00
plato 1
Plato: All Consulting (DE)
15:05-15:25
Octoiur
Octoiur: Automatisierte Gerichtseingabe (DE)
15:00-15:20
Booth & Catering
16:35-16:45
Drink and Lunch
Closing stage 1
time-shape-bottom

Keynote Speakers

Richard Susskind

PRESIDENT, SOCIETY FOR COMPUTERS AND LAW

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. 

Astrid Kohlmeier

Astrid Kohlmeier is a lawyer and internationally renowned legal design pioneer.

Astrid Kohlmeier is a lawyer and internationally renowned legal design pioneer. She has been combining law and design for more than 15 years.

Dr. Günther Dobrauz

PARTNER AND LEADER LEGAL, PWC SWITZERLAND

Guenther is a Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland as well as a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s global legal practise with 4000+ lawyers in 90+ countries. 

Lina Krawietz

COFOUNDER @TILDLEGALDESIGN

Lina is the Managing Partner and co-founder of “This is Legal Design”, a consultancy and think tank, specialized in innovation at the intersection of law, design and technology. 

Maurus Schreyvogel

CHIEF LEGAL INNOVATION OFFICER, NOVARTIS

As Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Maurus Schreyvogel drives peak in-house legal department performance and accelerates functional innovation.

Tickets

SLTA Members

CHF 399
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Lunch and Networking

Regular

CHF 499
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Lunch and Networking

Students

CHF 149
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Lunch and Networking

SLTA Students

CHF 99
  • One Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Lunch and Networking
FAQ

LegalInnovation is a conference of the umbrella organization for legal technology, Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA), and is organized in close cooperation with the Swiss Bar Association (SBA). The conference aims to share knowledge and educate on the digital transformation of the legal industry. We expect participants from law firms, legal departments, accounting firms, government agencies, universities, startups and from suppliers of LegalTech solutions. Presentations will be in German, English and French. A total of four formats are available to participants. Conventional speeches will be given in the auditorium; among them are three "keynotes" highlighting the transformation as a whole. LegalTech solution vendors will have the opportunity to present their services. Attendees will be able to exchange ideas, enjoy refreshments and visit the booths of LegalTech vendors.

On the previous evening of the LegalInnovation Conference, participants can meet and exchange ideas in person at a coktail party. SLTA's Executive Board, Swiss Bar Association representatives, sponsors and partners will be present. 

After the event, we will organize a flying dinner. Seats will also be limited and are allocated on a first arrived, first served basis.

If there are insufficient seats due to regulatory attendance restrictions or other reasons, the LegalInnovation Conference will be held hybrid, meaning that all presentations will also be offered via video communication. The number of participants for the evening event is limited and will be available on a first arrived, first served basis.

In case of cancellation of the event due to federal or cantonal restrictions, the tickets will be refunded.

Locations

Technopark Main Venue

LegalInnovation takes place at Technopark. A well-known location in Zurich West for future-oriented conferences. Accessible by car as well as by public transport. 

Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich

Aubrey | Flying Dinner

After the conference, a networking flying dinner will take place at the Aubrey, which can be booked for CHF 99 additionally during the booking process. Seats are limited. 

Schiffbaustrasse 10, 8005 Zürich

Carlton | Cocktails

In the evening before the conference, SLTA invites interested persons to networking and cocktails at the Carlton. The bar is located in the center of Zurich. 

Bahnhofstrasse 41, 8001 Zürich

25hours | where to stay

We recommend an overnight stay at the modern and refreshingly designed 25hours Hotel in Zurich West, which is within walking distance of the event location. 

Pfingstweidstrasse 102, 8005 Zürich