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Speakers

Prof. Richard Susskind OBE

President, Society for Computers and Law

The Future Of Justice

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.

Astrid Kohlmeier

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

Legal Design

Astrid is a lawyer and internationally renowned legal design pioneer. She has been combining law and design for more than 15 years, with senior roles in the insurance-, litigation finance- and service design industries. The legal design expert advises legal inhouse departments and law firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Airbus, SAP, NetApp and many more. Winner of several design awards as well as honoured as “woman of legal tech”, she develops user-centric legal solutions with a focus on innovation and digital transformation. 

Lina Krawietz

Cofounder @TILDlegaldesign

Legal Design

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. She founded the company in 2018, convinced that the digital transformation of the legal industry can only succeed if human needs are placed at the centre of every technical development.

Maurus Schreyvogel

Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis

What Inhouse really wants

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.

Dr. Günther Dobrauz

Partner and Leader Legal, PwC Switzerland

Legal Transformation

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. He and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation but also of “Making Money out of Technology” (2003), “Uptake Revisited: How Innovative Products succeed in International Markets” (2007) and “New Suits. Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World” (2019).

Dr. Christian Laux

Senior Advisor at Laux Lawyers

Cloud services regulation for Swiss lawyers

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. He embraces new challenges and doesn’t shy away from controversial topics when he knows that the effort will pay out in the end.

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.

David Bundi

Director | Head of Compliance, RegTech & Managed Services I Metaverse Strategy & Regulatory Leader | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Metaverse & NFTs: Opportunities and Regulatory Considerations

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.

Prof. Dr. Luca Maria Gambardella

Vice Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana

AI: A game changer for the legal sector

Prof. Dr. Luca Marian Gambardella is Vice Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
Full Professor, Facoltà di scienze informatiche, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
Artificial Intelligence Master director, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
IDSIA, Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale USI-SUPSI

Nicolas Torrent

Vice-President Swiss LegalTech Association

Using court data effectively

Nicolas is a Swiss qualified lawyer and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Laws from the University of Geneva, and a Master in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva / GIIDS. He also holds Certificates in Disruption Strategy and Digital transformation. Nicolas is currently VP of Business development at KSF Global Services. He also served as executive director for Digilegal.com and was one of the co-creators of the eJust eArbitration software (now visible on madecision.com). Nicolas created eLex.io to facilitate law studies and he manages the iLaw case-law news feed.

Sébastien Fanti

Avocat et Notaire LEXING

Cyberthreats and Liability for data breaches

Préposé à la protection des données et à la transparence du Canton du Valais. Membre du comité de rédaction de la RDTI. Membre de Section suisse de la Commission internationale des juristes. Membre du Groupe de travail ayant procédé en collaboration avec l’Office fédéral de la justice à l’évaluation de la législation fédérale en matière de protection des données, évaluation formalisée dans le Rapport du Conseil fédéral sur l’évaluation de la loi fédérale sur la protection des données du 9 décembre 2011 (disponible à cette adresse : http://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/federal-gazette/2012/255.pdf)

Mihaela Apostol

Solicitor of England & Wales, Avocat (RO), ArbTech

Digital assets disputes

Solicitor with 7 PQE in international dispute resolution acquired in civil and common law jurisdictions, with a focus on international commercial and investment arbitration.
Strong interest in legal-tech and its impact on solving disputes.

Olivier Chaduteau

Founder and Managing Partner at Day One

La mesure de la performance dans les études d'avocats

In his role, Olivier Chaduteau oversees a team of professionals (based in Paris, New York and Casablanca) that helps clients align their organization with their strategy at each stage of their company’s life cycle.

Before creating Day One, Olivier worked at Arthur Andersen as a Director of Marketing and Development, and he developed the marketing and business development function at Ernst & Young (EY).

He is currently a board member at Cognacs Camus and a Mentor for Entrepreneurs at the IME (French Chamber of Commerce).

Laure Lavorel

Directeur Juridique International - Présidente Cercle Montesquieu

La mesure de la performance dans les études d'avocats

After having practised as a lawyer at the Paris and Nanterre Bars for 8 years, then as Chief Counsel at Oracle, Laure Lavorel joined Broadcom as Senior Associate General Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Broadcom, she was EMEA Managing Assistant General Counsel at CA Technologies. She sits on the boards of several subsidiaries of the Broadcom group. She has been also a consular judge at the Paris Commercial Court for 5 years. Specialist in new technologies and international law, she sponsored the promotion of the Master 2 Digital Law at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2013 and was a lecturer at the University of Paris-Dauphine between 2011 and 2015. Currently, she is also President of Cercle Montesquieu.

Dr. Bernhard Waltl

LegalOps, LegalTech, NLP, AI at BMW Group

Measuring performance in law firms & legal departments

Bernhard is an industrial researcher and computer scientist mainly working in the field on semantic analysis of documents. He is specialized on the analysis of legal documents, e.g. statutes, contracts, judgments, etc. using computational methods especially Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining.Within his activities, he co-founded the Lexalyze (www.lexalyze.de), an academic initiative at the intersection between Law and Technology. In addition, he co-founded the Liquid Legal Institute e. V. (www.liquid-legal-institute.org) which focusses more on practical challenges of LegalTech and the digital transformation of the legal business. He is member of the member of the Economic Advisory Council of the German Informatics Society (https://gi.de/giwi/).

Adrian Kramer

Region Legal Director at Coca-Cola HBC AG

Measuring performance in law firms & legal departments

Region Legal Director at Coca-Cola HBC AG

Nora Teuwsen

Founding Partner at Beyondlegal

Measuring performance in law firms & legal departments

Nora Teuwsen specializes in organizational and strategic consulting for legal and compliance departments. She has many years of experience in managing in-house departments. In particular, she has successfully led extensive projects in the areas of cultural transformation, governance, innovation and digitization.

Nina Stoeckel

Senior Director Legal & Compliance Operations at Merck

Measuring performance in law firms & legal departments

Nicolas Leroux

CEO at Kalexius & founder at SFC

Mesure de la performance dans les études d'avocats

Nicolas leads operations across all practice areas and is responsible for strategic orientations and business development. Prior to founding Kalexius in 2011, Nicolas was in private practice working on public international law and arbitration. Nicolas is a member of the Geneva and Paris bars and holds a PhD in international law from the University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas.

Dr. Michael Burkart

Vice-President Swiss LegalTech Association, Global Head of Legal Operations at Implenia

Moderater: Measuring performance in law firms & legal departments

Michael graduated from the University of Lucerne, where he obtained a Master (MLaw) as well as a Doctor of Law (PhD). Currently, Michael is the Global Head of Legal Operations at Implenia, a multi-national innovative leading construction and construction services company. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Senior Legal Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as well as a Junior Associate with Schellenberg Wittmer, a leading Swiss business law firm.

Paula Reichenberg

Executive Director at Hieronymus, Founder LexMachina

Powering the law with AI - can it be done in Switzerland. Lessons learned from an Innosuisse funded project

As a lawyer and economist, Paula Reichenberg leads Hieronymus with expertise and a focus on innovation. Through her practical experience in M&A and capital markets law at a major Zurich law firm with offices in Geneva and Lugano, she is familiar with the needs of the Swiss legal and financial community. She sees outstanding work results as the ultimate goal for Hieronymus.

Stephen Allen

Trampelpfad’s Chief Scout (www.trampelpfad.co.uk)

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

Stephen has worked in legal services for over 25 years. Additionally, he spent four years at the helm of two France Télécom companies. He helped create Clifford Chance’s first ‘alternative delivery’ capability, supporting the firm’s corporate and finance practices. At Hogan Lovells Stephen built an alternative delivery and innovation capability of 400 people strong, and launched complementary businesses in financial services consulting and technology. He introduced data science and AI as well as some good old fashioned "working smarter". Stephen was Vice President of Get Sh*t Done at Elevate, where he worked with customers to define their ‘jobs to be done’. He was the inaugural recipient of the Financial Times Legal Entrepreneur of the Year and is both a Fellow of the College of Legal Practice Management and the Royal Society for Arts. Stephen divides his working time between clients of Trampelpfad through dedicated (hands on) engagements.

Christiane Müller-Haye

Regional Legal Technology Director Continental Europe at Clifford Chance

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

Christiane Müller-Haye, Regional Legal Technology Director Continental Europe at Clifford Chance. She is a Member & Country Representative Europe for the Global LegalTech Consortium and a Board Member and Social Media Director for Women in eDiscovery, Frankfurt Chapter, Christiane has held leadership positions at Morae, Phoenix Business Solutions, r.o.w. Consulting, Epona Deutschland, and Hengeler Mueller.

Sophie Martinetz

Founder of Seinfeld Professionals

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

Sophie Martinetz is a lawyer with additional business training and international management experience in the corporate sector in London and Berlin. She is Managing Partner & Founder of "Future Law", the independent platform for legal tech focusing on innovation and digitalisation. She is, among other things, editor of the magazine Legal Trigger, operator of the Legal Tech Hub Vienna and founder of Women in Law.

Jean-Marc Ueberecken

Managing Partner Arendt

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

Jean-Marc Ueberecken is the Managing Partner of Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg's leading legal, tax and business services firm with over 1'000 professionals.
We are lawyers, regulatory consultants, business advisors, tax, corporate and funds services experts.
Jean-Marc focuses his leadership on driving innovation at Arendt & Medernach in order to continue creating new services, new products and above all, new ways of providing our services to our clients.

Arthur Sauzé

Influencer

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

Arthur is an ex-lawyer in Paris, legaltech influencer, international speaker, TEDx speaker, and recently named by Vanity Fair as one of the under-30s who will "change France." He believes that new technologies can improve the quality of tasks performed by lawyers, but that they must be used for a purpose. A free electron, he likes to describe himself as a rebel with an honest and amused laugh. He loves to break codes, even at the risk of antagonizing a segment of the legal profession that resists the intrusion of new technologies into the mills of law.

Christoph Küng

Co-Founder & president Swiss Legaltech Association, Co-Founder Global LegalTech Consortium, Head Digital Legal Transformation at Nexpert AG

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

Chris holds a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and a Master of Law from the University of Zurich. He is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert. He is Head Digital Legal Transformation and member of the executive Board at Nexpert. He has been actively involved in LegalTech since 2014. Previously, he worked for Kellerhals Carrard (Chief LegalTech & Innovation Officer), Zurich Cantonal Bank in the group tax department and as a tax advisor for a Big4 company and a BigLaw company.