What people are saying…

Patrick Prior

Founder Advotisement

Ich habe übrigens sehr viele internationale Leute kennengelernt und ich sehe die Swiss Legal Tech daher nicht als Schweizer Legal Tech Event, sondern viel mehr als einen Standort, der die Möglichkeit hat ein bedeutender jährlicher Treffpunkt gerade der internationalen Legal Tech Szene zu werden.

Marcel Hadorn

KBB

Ganz herzlichen Dank nochmals für die Organisation dieser einzigartigen Konferenz. In den zwei Tagen habt ihr eine ganz tolle Mischung von Präsentationen anbieten können, welche seinesgleichen sucht. Das hat mir und meiner Organisation KBB/BBL sehr viel gebracht. Ich freue mich schon aufs nächste Jahr!

Gerard Neiditsch

HSG

Ich gratuliere zu dieser spannenden und äusserst erfolgreichen Konferenz. Leider konnte ich nicht die ganze Zeit dabei sein, aber sowohl meine eigene Erfahrung, wie auch der Feedback von Freunden und Bekannten war ausgezeichnet. Ihr habt einen ganz tollen Event ins Leben gerufen.

Ioannsi Martinis

lic. iur.

Without exaggerating, this was the best Legal (Tech) conference I have attended in recent years (and I have indeed attended many such events). Thank you for the excellent organization! I look forward to the conference next year.

Nico Figini

lic. iur.

Vor einer Woche waren wir noch am Anfang der Veranstaltung und zack, schon ist wieder eine Woche rum. Was bleibt ist neben den Kontakten, die wir knüpfen konnten, die Erinnerung an drei fantastische Tage. Vielen, vielen Dank für Euer Engagement, es war super!

Marc Bloch

CEO of SWISSLEX AG

We have to thank you! This was indeed an inspiring and very well-organized event with excellent speakers, good people around and good discussions. Thank you guys!

Markus Hartung

Bucerius Center

Das war eine echt gute Konferenz, die wirklich Maßstäbe gesetzt hat - große Klasse!

Nathalie Kühlmann

DASS Abogados

Ich hoffe, Ihr seid wohlauf und habt Euch von den Strapazen des Legal Tech Hackathons erholt. War wirklich ein grossartiger Anlass.

Matthias Leonhardt

Personal Sigma

Das war ein sehr, sehr guter Anlass. Der Anlass hat mich sehr inspiriert und mir auch sehr geholfen. Freue mich jetzt schon aufs nächste Jahr!

The Legal Tech Event of 2017

Making Switzerland a Leading Digital Legal Tech Hub.
Connecting national and international pioneers in the Legal Tech area.

 

The Swiss Legal Tech 2017 is a three-day event, bringing together a community of legal professionals and digital innovators in order to discuss and develop the legal industry of the future.

 

On October 2nd, the three day event begins with a 48h Legal Tech Hackathon, where lawyers and software developers jointly identify problems and develop solutions. Accompanied by legal engineers, lawyers with technical expertise, ideas will be generated in an open format and teams created around shared interests. A parallel full-day workshop track on October 3rd provides in-depth lectures and individual discussions in focus groups.

 

On October 4th, a full day Conference on Legal Tech follows . Renowned speakers with national and international backgrounds will have the opportunity to give their view on how the digital revolution will affect law and legal practice in the near and far future. The winners of the Hackathon will pitch their ideas and prototypes.

Key Technologies at the Swiss Legal Tech

Blockchain

Transactions of all kind will be executed on a globally shared trust infrastructure, giving rise to new levels of transparency and accountability. Blockchain technology is the most promising candidate technology yet to fulfill that vision

Industrialization

Legal Services will be industrialized and standardized: starting with specific contract types, ultimately every aspect of a lawyer’s day-to-day job will be touched by automation. Increasing complexity requires more qualified legal advice, leading to an increase in cost. Here, industrialization helps to reduce cost and lower the barrier to justice.

Law & AI

Advances in Machine Learning and Big Data influence law in many ways. From cost reduction in legal practice to questions such as legal personhood for machines.

Become part of a Community

 

 

 

 

 

Become part of the hacking.law Community at our two-day Hackathon. Connect with Lawyers, Software Developers, Designers, Digital Innovators and many other people interested in Legal Tech.

 

In organized brainstorming sessions,  we’ll cover topics as diverse as Document Automation, Knowledge Management, Templating, Use of artificial intelligence in daily law practice, Competitive advantages through the use of AI, Process Automation & Knowledge Architecture, Blockchain, Smart Contracts.

 

We will touch upon new digital business models and topics such as Legal Tech Start-Up Success Stories and Legal Design Thinking

2day Hackathon & Workshops

Full Day Conference

The Conference language will be English, workshops and break-out sessions in English, German and French.

 

 

The Swiss Legal Tech Conference brings together a community of legal professionals and technical experts in order to discuss and develop the legal industry of the future.

 

The legal services industry is currently entering a phase of deep transformation. The most basic tasks are automatized, simple services are commoditized, clients are empowered and professionals must increasingly focus on value-added services.

 

Similarly to other industries previously, legal services are being industrialized and standardized. Starting with simple contracts and services, ultimately every aspect of a lawyer’s day-to-day job will be touched by automation. Customers will benefit from a price drop and a better access to justice. But faced with increasing competition, lawyers will need to rethink their business model.

Speakers

Christian Schebitz
Moderator

Christian Schebitz is the founder rechtsanwalt.com (1998) and deutsche-rechtsanwaltsholtine.de (2005). The MBA belongs to the avant-garde of ``Legal Tech``. Quick and easy access to the solution of a legal problem is the main demand of potential clients. Achieving this is always in focus of his projects.

Christian Schebitz
Moderator
Nora Teuwsen
Group General Counsel of Swiss Federal Railways

Nora Teuwsen was appointed Group General Counsel of Swiss Federal Railways in 2013. She graduated from the University of Zurich and is admitted to all Swiss courts. She holds a degree as Executive Master of European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen. Prior to her appointment as Group General Counsel she served as Head Legal and Procurement and member of the executive management team of SBB’s real estate division, one of the foremost players in the country’s property sector. 2015, Nora was elected to the Management Committee of the Institute of Law and Legal Practice from the University of St. Gallen.

Nora Teuwsen
Group General Counsel of Swiss Federal Railways
Meng Weng Wong
CEO legalese.com

Meng Weng Wong has a degree in Applied Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and has recently been appointed as a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and at Stanford University's Codex Center for Legal Informatics. His programming languages include Haskell, Prolog, SMT-lib, and Javascript. As a client of the legal industry he has spent over $500,000 in fees over the last decade, and is now building software at legalese.com to reduce future fees for himself and others.

Meng Weng Wong
CEO legalese.com
Gabriele Schwarz
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science

Gabriele Schwarz is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science. In addition, she is a member of Innovista Management GmbH, a Zurich-based company specializing in training and monitoring innovation and technology projects. Gabriele Schwarz holds a PhD in Information and Technology Management.

Gabriele Schwarz
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science
Stephan Meyer
ZHAW School of Management and Law

Stephan is a legal professional specialised in FinTech, InsurTech and blockchain technology. After studies in Zurich, Paris and London and six years of working for an international insurance company he is now researching on legal implications of blockchain technology as a PhD candidate at University of Zurich. Stephan works at ZHAW School of Management and Law as a member of an SNSF research project team on the regulation of virtual currencies. In addition, he is a crypto team member at MME, a leading advisory firm in the crypto space, a lecturer in business law and a staff officer in a command support battalion of the Swiss Armed Forces.

Stephan Meyer
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Rolf H. Weber
Prof. Dr. iur., em. Prof. at the University of Zürich

Rolf H. Weber is Professor emeritus of business law at Zurich University, chairman of the executive board of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL), co-director of the University Priority Research Program “Financial Market Regulation” and practicing attorney-at-law in Zurich.
His main fields of research and practice are IT- and Internet, International Business, Competition and International Financial Law.
Rolf publishes and speaks regularly on Internet-related legal issues.

Rolf H. Weber
Prof. Dr. iur., em. Prof. at the University of Zürich
Martin Fries
Assistant professor of law at the University of Munich (LMU)

Martin Fries is assistant professor of law at the University of Munich (LMU) with a research focus on legal tech. After studying law (bar exam) and economics (diploma), he earned a master’s degree from Stanford University and founded a Munich-based law firm. Aside from his academic activities, he regularly serves as a mediator in inheritance and commercial conflicts.

Martin Fries
Assistant professor of law at the University of Munich (LMU)
Gunther Thies
Co-Founder & CEO of STP Informationstechnologie AG

Gunther Thies is co-founder and CEO of STP Informationstechnologie AG, one of the largest IT companies in the legal market of the Federal Republic with almost 200 employees. STP AG is a highly specialized software company in the segment of legal technology based in Karlsruhe and Switzerland. As a successful entrepreneur, he has been working with digital solutions for the German legal market for more than 20 years. With his many years of experience, he is the driving force behind the development of Legal Tech.

Gunther Thies
Co-Founder & CEO of STP Informationstechnologie AG
Patrick Prior
Founder Advotisement®, FAQ-Recht & Advobot

Patrick Prior graduated law school at the university of Potsdam, Germany. He is a Legal Tech expert, author and ELTA member. In 2016 he founded the Legal Tech consulting company Advotisement®. He is the founder of FAQ-Recht, a legal information platform for generating new clients. In 2017 he started Advobot, a provider of legal chatbots for law firms.

Patrick Prior
Founder Advotisement®, FAQ-Recht & Advobot
Alessandro Tonchia,
Director and founder - Finantix

Alessandro Tonchia is one of the founders of smartKYC and a director in Finantix. He focuses on the international growth and overall technology direction. He has been responsible for implementations of KYC/AML systems and intelligent advisory tools that leverage both natural language processing and automated reasoning. An Italian national, he studied philosophy and linguistics at both Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet (Munich) and UCLA (Los Angeles). Alessandro has a passion for technology, languages and history. He is happily based in London, with just a tinge of nostalgia for his hometown, Venice.

Alessandro Tonchia,
Director and founder - Finantix
Jana Essebier
Lawyer & Partner Vischer

Jana Essebier is an attorney at law admitted to the bar in Switzerland and Germany and partner at the law firm VISCHER in the field of banking and finance law. She regularly advises Swiss and foreign financial market participants on regulatory law and insolvency and restructuring as well as on litigious matters. One focus of her work is FinTech innovations, such as crowdfunding, mobile payment and blockchain, as well as providing legal advice to start-ups. In addition, she advises both financial market participants and investors on derivatives, structured products and other financial instruments. Jana is recognized by the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange as a representative of issuers.

Jana Essebier
Lawyer & Partner Vischer
Luis Ackermann
Co-Founder Lex Ferenda

Luis Ackermann is a Data Scientist and IT Architect. Three years ago he founded Lex Ferenda and has since been developing systems for automated legal data processing and digital assistance tools for legal professionals. He specialises in the area of Machine Learning and Data Security, crafting algorithms which provide reliable insights while complying with high confidentiality standards.

Luis Ackermann
Co-Founder Lex Ferenda
Philippe D. Zimmermann
E-Government Projekt „Transaktionsportal für die Wirtschaft“

Philippe D. Zimmermann worked for several years in academic research and teaching positions. From 2007 onwards he worked in the software industry and was in charge of the certificate business at SwissSign AG, first as a Product Manager, then as a Business Unit Manager. He founded 2 startup companies, which are still both successfully active. He has an overall experience of 15 years in the fields of e-business and e-government. Currently, he works at the SECO, where he heads the SME-portal and the business registration portal StartBiz.

Philippe D. Zimmermann
E-Government Projekt „Transaktionsportal für die Wirtschaft“
Daniel Gasteiger
Co-Founder of nexussquared // Founder of Procivis AG

Daniel Gasteiger began his career as a foreign exchange trader at Credit Suisse and joined UBS Investmentbank in 1998. He then worked as a managing director at UBS at the Corporate Center and, starting in 2012, built the office of the Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2015 he left the financial industry and founded Nexussquared in Zurich. The start-up advises Blockchain start-ups as well as established companies on the subject of blockchain. In 2016, he founded his second company, Procivis AG, which advises authorities and governments on the use of block-based solutions and offers e-government-as-a-service.

Daniel Gasteiger
Co-Founder of nexussquared // Founder of Procivis AG
Markus Waldner
Dipl. El. Ing. ETH, Exec MBA HSG, Leiter Fachbereich Weiterentwicklung Ausweise, Bundesamt für Polizei

Markus was trained as an electrical engineer ETH (postgraduate HSG) Markus Waldner held various senior positions in the industry, with a focus on radio and communication technology. In 2004, he moved to the EJPD and prepared a project for the definitive introduction of the biometric passport in Switzerland. Since 2013, he has been responsible for the conceptual and project work of the federal government for the introduction of a state-recognized electronic identity, as well as the projects for the development and public procurement of the next generation of passports on passports and identity cards.

Markus Waldner
Dipl. El. Ing. ETH, Exec MBA HSG, Leiter Fachbereich Weiterentwicklung Ausweise, Bundesamt für Polizei
Stefan Bürge
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Lenz & Staehelin

Stefan Bürge advises on and litigates technology, intellectual property and general commercial matters. He is specialized in protecting and commercializing knowledge, creations and data. He regularly advises on disruptive technologies (including FinTech and blockchain technology applications) and transactional, joint venture and regulatory matters.

Stefan Bürge
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Lenz & Staehelin
Stephan Breidenbach
Co-Founder Legal Tech Center, Law Professor

Stephan Breidenbach is a law professor at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), a mediator and an entrepreneur.Stephan co-founded betterplace.org, knowledgeTools International GmbH and Blue Economy Solutions.

Stephan Breidenbach
Co-Founder Legal Tech Center, Law Professor
Markus Hartung
Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession

Markus Hartung - a lawyer and mediator - is director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Bucerius Law School. His research at CLP revolves around market developments and trends, management, strategic leadership and Corporate Governance, as well as new business models enabled through Legal Tech.

Markus Hartung
Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
Simon Ahammer
Lawyer - heads the internal software development department of the law firm Beiten Burkhardt.

Simon Ahammer is a lawyer and currently heads the internal software development department of the medium-sized law firm Beiten Burkhardt. Already during his legal studies Mr. Ahammer was concerned about software projects in the legal sector. Since this time, he has been designing and developing branch-specific legal applications, as well as working as a legaltech consultant.

Simon Ahammer
Lawyer - heads the internal software development department of the law firm Beiten Burkhardt.
Gerard Neiditsch
Legal Tech Consultant - Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Gerard Neiditsch has a track record of technology enabled transformation and operations management at large professional services organisations. He has been working for more than two decades in applying innovative technology and work practice changes at leading legal, advisory and accounting firms, at a civil engineering company and a wholesaler. He has also been the co-founder of a leading eDiscovery and virtual data room software company. He is also the co-inventor of a new electronic filing technology, now known as NetDocuments Email.

Gerard Neiditsch
Legal Tech Consultant - Executive School of Management, Technology and Law
Bruno Mascello
Vice Director, Lecturer University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Qualified attorney and internationally experienced in both private practice and in-house/legal department. Proven management and leadership skills. Experienced trouble shooter and interim general counsel. Experienced negotiator on an international level and project manager. Broad, international and interdisciplinary education in law and economics (LL.M., Executive MBA). Adjunct professor and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen / Executive School in the area of Law&Management.

Bruno Mascello
Vice Director, Lecturer University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law
Maurus Schreyvogel
Chief of Staff Legal at Novartis International AG

Chief of staff to the Group General Counsel provides the backbone infrastructure for the Legal function and is responsible for the strategy execution. Together with peers from other functions and business units the chief of staff supports the development the group wide strategy and participates in group wide and cross functional strategic initiatives. Furthermore, the chief of staff delivers the Legal management reporting, oversees research to develop the Legal function and provides internal and external communication support for the Group General Counsel.

Maurus Schreyvogel
Chief of Staff Legal at Novartis International AG
Gian Sandro Genna
Lawyer at Jusonline AG

Dr. Gian Sandro Genna is an independent Attorney at Law since 2007 and registered in the official register of Attorneys at Law licensed in the Canton of Bern. He is the founder and the owner of JusOnline. Dr. Genna is an interested legal expert with diverse skills, specialized in the legal problems of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and their owners as well as of non-profit organizations (NPO). Furthermore, he is a passionate Attorney at Law, especially for inheritance and construction disputes. He represents the parties before courts and authorities in all Switzerland, including French and Italian speaking parts.

Gian Sandro Genna
Lawyer at Jusonline AG
Sascha Theissen
Member of the Executive Board. Strategy advisor for digital transformation.

Consulting for companies, legal departments and law firms in the search for and implementation of new business models, digital tools and legal tech, as well as support for change processes for more innovation and modern leadership through agile methods, kanban and design thinking

Sascha Theissen
Member of the Executive Board. Strategy advisor for digital transformation.
Christian Laux
Partner Laux Rechtsanwälte

Christian Laux is a partner at LAUX LAWYERS AG and is a specialist with technical experience for over 15 years. He advises IT-providers and private clients especially in the financial market (insurance, banks, etc.), e-health and digital marketing. LAUX LAWYERS AG is a law firm specializing in IT aspects, which supports clients of all industries in digitization projects and in in technically defined tasks (cloud computing, blockchain / Distributed Ledgers, Internet of Things, Analytics / Big Data, etc.).

Christian Laux
Partner Laux Rechtsanwälte
Martin Eckert
Lawyer and Partner at MME

Martin Eckert, one of the three founding partners of MME, has broad experience in assisting international technology and commercial firms (contracts, distribution, relocation, M&A). His areas of expertise are IT, IP and technology law, particularly in the telecommunications and high tech sectors (inter alia medical technology). He has been appointed as an expert lawyer in negotiating many complex IT-Outsourcing projects, mainly for banks and insurance companies. He acts as a litigator in complex commercial law cases before arbitral tribunals and commercial state courts.

Martin Eckert
Lawyer and Partner at MME
Florent Thouvenin
Chair for lnformation and Communications Law, University of Zürich

Florent Thouvenin is an associate professor of information and communications law, chairman of the executive board of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL), Director of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI) of the University of Zürich and Associate Fellow at Collegium Helveticum. His research focuses on copyright and privacy issues in the digital society.

Florent Thouvenin
Chair for lnformation and Communications Law, University of Zürich
Christian Stuerwald
Head of Case Assessment, Calunius Capital LLP

Christian joined Calunius in 2010 and leads the assessment of incoming enquiries. Christian has more than 17 years’ experience in Litigation Finance in various jurisdictions (such as England, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) as well as international arbitrations. Christian is dual qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and a lawyer in Germany and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Christchurch in New Zealand. He is one of the most experienced underwriters in the industry, and has underwritten some of the largest and most complex cases ever funded by a commercial litigation funder.

Christian Stuerwald
Head of Case Assessment, Calunius Capital LLP
Patrick Allemann
CTO at Gatechain.com

Patrick has extensive knowledge of security and cryptography, having worked in various projects in the context of secure data storage. He is founder of futuretek AG, a technology solution provider, and has been actively involved in Cryptocurrencies since 2012. Previously, he gained a broad experience in various technology and business positions across several sectors, with a focus on banking.

Patrick Allemann
CTO at Gatechain.com
Julia Heinzer
Partner Accenture

Julia Heinzer is a Managing Director with Accenture’s Finance & Risk practice in Switzerland, responsible for finance & risk innovation technologies including blockchain. Her expertise is in regulatory change and using innovation as an enabler for finance and risk functions. She has hands-on blockchain experience and focus on how distributed-ledger technologies can provide value to insurance companies and banks.

Julia Heinzer
Partner Accenture
Sandy L. Devine
Head of Continental Europe, Axiom Switzerland

Based in Frankfurt, Sandy heads Axiom’s operations across Continental Europe, with focus on developing new and high-growth markets including Axiom’s presence in Germany and Switzerland. She brings a long career in consulting and advisory with focus on technology-enabled enterprise business process transformation. Among her career experiences, Sandy served as a partner in the Financial Services practice with the global consulting firm A.T. Kearney. She was drawn to Axiom to help capture the opportunity of bringing “industrialized” process design and technology – to the legal industry.

Sandy L. Devine
Head of Continental Europe, Axiom Switzerland
Rolf Auf der Maur
Lawyer & Partner Vischer

Since the beginning of his career as an attorney in 1992, Rolf Auf der Maur has focused on the legal aspects of the internet, combining his fascination with new communication technologies with his legal expertise. His clients include leading companies from the media and entertainment industries as well as from the telecommunications and information technology industries. In addition to his activities as an attorney, Rolf publishes and speaks regularly on internet-related legal issues and is a member of various industry bodies (e.g. as a board member of simsa Swiss internet industry association, IAB Switzerland and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers).

Rolf Auf der Maur
Lawyer & Partner Vischer
Luka Müller
Partner MME

Luka Müller-Studer provides assistance to companies in the technology and financial sector. He focuses on technology, financing acquisition and restructuring cases. He is an expert on complex compliance cases in the areas of regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and judicial assistance and advisor of large compliance organizations.

Luka Müller
Partner MME
Maziar Jamnejad
Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

As well as being a Senior Associate in Freshfields’ Global Investigations practice, Maziar is a core member of the firm’s Innovation group and works on a number of projects looking at the way in which the firm operates and incorporates legal technology. His current focus is on analysing the way in which matters are delivered, the firms’ approach to document intensive cases, and talent and diversity at Freshfields.

Maziar Jamnejad
Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Marco Sarich
Founder & CEO, keylight

Marco Sarich is co-founder of keylight GmbH. After completing his doctorate in mathematics, he initially led a research group for data-driven methods in complex systems at the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum, where he worked for many years as a lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. As a result, keylight has become a holistic key partner for companies to implement customer-centric, digital business models in the Subscription Economy.

Marco Sarich
Founder & CEO, keylight
Henrique Säuberli
IBM Client Center, IBM Research THINKLab, Executive Briefing Consultant

Henrique works for IBM Research. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the ETH Zurich and has worked as a financial services consultant for 7 years. AT IBM Research, he combines his knowledge of technology and finance to identify technologies that are innovative and revolutionize the financial sector. He is focused on A.I. and cognitive computing, robotics, blockchain and quantum computing

Henrique Säuberli
IBM Client Center, IBM Research THINKLab, Executive Briefing Consultant
Todd Sample
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Thomson Reuters

Todd responsibilities include creating growth strategies for the business, driving operational improvement, tracking the legal competitive environment, and understanding customer needs and pain points. Prior to his time at Thomson Reuters, Todd spent six years working for a boutique consulting firm that specialized in strategic planning for the United States government in Washington, DC. Todd has a master’s degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Todd Sample
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Thomson Reuters
Paul von Bünau
Managing Director, idalab

Dr. Paul von Bünau is the Managing Director of idalab, a Berlin-based DataScience agency specializing in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematical Modeling and Data Strategy. idalab advises a wide range of clients in banking, mobility, biotech and the digital sector. Paul von Bünau studied mathematics and computer science and promoted in the field of statistical data analysis.

Paul von Bünau
Managing Director, idalab
Alejandro Perez
Thomson Reuters Labs

Alejandro is a multicultural executive with more than 15 years of experience in the information services industry. Currently he is a member of the Thomson Reuters Labs – Zurich Region where he focuses on pursuing Legal and Tax innovation projects through agile and collaborative experimentation with customers. More recently, as part of the launch of TR Incubator, Alejandro collaborates in selecting startups and supporting them throughout the program. Alejandro holds a JD from Cordoba University (Argentina) and an Executive MBA from Bocconi University (Italy).

Alejandro Perez
Thomson Reuters Labs
Philippe J.A. Kaiser
Attorney-at-Law & Notary, Kaiser Odermatt & Partner

Philippe Kaiser is advising clients in the areas of contract, corporate and commercial law. He’s an expert on notarial services and well versed in the foundations of legal entities, corporate restructuring and liquidations. Philippe J.A. Kaiser is admitted to all courts of Switzerland, a member of a self-regulating organization for financial intermediaries and board member of several companies and charitable foundations.

Philippe J.A. Kaiser
Attorney-at-Law & Notary, Kaiser Odermatt & Partner
Ulrich Schimpel
CTO Europe Team & IBM Research

Dr. Ulrich Schimpel combines more than 10y of expertise in applying highly innovative technologies (like cognitive computing, spot pricing, IoT, blockchain, simulation, and video analytics) to various industries (e.g. public sector, supply chain management / logistics, distributed energy, and nutrition/food) in order to deliver sustainable value to the business. Currently, he uses his expertise in the IBM CTO Europe Team to support dedicated (client) projects and technical pre-sales in Europe. Moreover, he ``translates`` between the commercial world and the research world of IBM.

Ulrich Schimpel
CTO Europe Team & IBM Research
Andreas Hess
Head of the Commercial Register and Bankruptcy Board Zug

Andreas Hess has been Head of the Commercial Register and Bankruptcy Board Zug since 2017. He studied law at the University of Friborg and is a lawyer and notary. By 2017 he headed the legal service of the commercial register and bankruptcy of Zug.

Andreas Hess
Head of the Commercial Register and Bankruptcy Board Zug

Event Schedule Conference

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and sessions in store for legal tech enthusiasts.

Petra Arends-Paltzer, Founder Swiss Legal Technology

Legal Tech for Law Firms

Markus Hartung
Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession

The Digitization will bring about fundamental changes to all kinds of businesses, i. e. ‘disruptive innovations’ are ahead of us. Many lawyers and entrepreneurs will benefit as more work processes can be automated in the near future. But new legal business models develop into competitors for some lawyers. The so-called 'alternative legal service providers' are increasingly entering the market with a focus on the A2J (‘Access to Justice’) market. The growing number of «legal service providers» will enable new clients to get affordable legal advice online, hence they can manage their legal matters online. Markus Hartung is the Head of Bucerius Law School's Center on the Legal Profession (CLP). He will detail an overview of the current disruptive legal developments and the business models lawyers can use to react to these new challenges.

Sascha Theissen
Member of the Executive Board diconium strategy

In his talk, Sascha will summarize major challenges for the practice of law affecting in-house teams and outside counsel. He will then show how others have successfully dealt with similar challenges, both in the legal profession and beyond. Finally, he will sketch a vision of the law firm in the future and how to get there, based on the latest research and his own hands-on experiences as a consultant for major law firms and former GC.

Stephan Breidenbach
Co-Founder Legal Tech Center, Law Professor at the Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder

Legal Tech for Corporations and SMEs

Sandy L. Devine
Head of Continental Europe, Axiom Switzerland

Change is clearly afoot: legal tech has grown substantially; investments in legal tech from a provider standpoint have grown exponentially, and Legal Tech is rapidly gaining the attention of the General Counsels. But penetration remains surprisingly low, and where it exists, it’s mostly centered in run-the-business applications. What’s getting in the way of more pervasive adoption and greater levels of disruptive innovation … from the inside?

The answer lies in the disconnect between the promise of technology, and the true readiness of the typical in-house legal department’s underlying business processes to support new models required to achieve technology’s full promise. This discussion will touch on the new ways of thinking that will help GCs accelerate and lead the change – what we call “Legal Production System” design and transformation.

Maurus Schreyvogel
Chief of Staff Legal at Novartis International AG

Some years ago, already Novartis with several hundreds in-house attorneys has started to automatize and digitalize parts of their legal services. In his presentation Maurus Schreyvogel, head of the Novartis Legal Department, will outline what problems and challenges an international company had to face to manage the tasks that come along with the digitization of legal services in an international inhouse legal department.

Nora Teuwsen
General Counsel SBB

In the course of the digitalization inhouse legal departments will have to reinvent themselves. SBB has accepted these challenges and an inhouse team is currently working to establish cornerstones for the SBB inhouse legal department of the future. Nora Teuwsen Group General Counsel of Swiss Federal Railways will provide insights into this study.

Bruno Mascello
Attorney at Law, Vice Director, Lecturer Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

What is expected from future legal departments? How should they position themselves as a legal services provider? Are they considered trigger or follower of changes?

Coffee Break 10:50 - 11:10 AM

Blockchain Technology for Lawyers

Florian Glatz
Blockchain Lawyer

Florian Glatz, Blockchain Lawyer has worked on numerous blockchain projects. In his speech he will present practical case examples of selected blockchain projects.

Patrick Allemann
CTO at Gatechain.com Legal Technologies Switzerland AG

Artificial Intelligence for Lawyers

Paul von Bünau
Managing Director at idalab

The myths, which revolve around the proficiency of artificial intelligence, range from salvific promises to gloomy prophecies - and almost always ignore their realistic possibilities. This also applies to the legal sciences. Paul von Bünau explains vividly what artificial intelligence is and can do today. It shows how artificial intelligence already optimizes the legal work and where the great potential lies.

Henrique Säuberli
IBM Client Center, IBM Research THINKLab, Executive Briefing Consultant

2011 IBM entered a new era of computing, introducing IBM Watson. Today companies are facing a huge amount of data, lacking the capability of processing over 80% of the data available. IBM Watson has rapidly become a large platform, with a set of tools, which helps handling the large amount of unstructured data in order for companies to take the right decision.

Lunch

Artificial Intelligence in Law

Meng Wong
CEO legalese.com

Recent LegalTech news has been full of the successes of machine-learning A.I. In this talk, we review some of those advances, set them in context, and visit ML's lesser-known and longer-suffering sibling – symbolic A.I. – which continues to work on problems that ML does not address. These problems include explainable algorithms; formal verification; and logical systems for the unambiguous specification and evaluation of rules. There is an older name for that field: some call it ``law``.

Afternoon Program

TechOne Group (Christian Kläy)
Legal Hub (Patrick Allemann)
LEXR (Dr. Christian Meisser)
Digital Counsels (Dominic Rogger)
legartis (David Alain Bloch)
Legito (Ondrje Materna)
Apiax (Ralf Huber)
Surukam (Anand Babu Dukapat)

Coffee Break 15:10 - 15:30 PM

Prof. Rolf H. Weber, Konsulent Bratschi, Wiederkehr & Buob; em. Prof an der Universität Zürich; Julia Heinzer, Managing Director Accenture; Stefan Bürge, Attorney at Law, LL.M Lenz & Staehelin; Dr. Martin Fries, PD Ludwig Maximilians Universität München

The participants of this panel discussion will present concrete application examples of smart contratcs. They will further explain, what we can expect from smart contracts in the near future. Prof. Rolf H. Weber, Konsulent Bratschi, Wiederkehr & Buob; em. Prof an der Universität Zürich; Julia Heinzer, Managing Director Accenture; Stefan Bürge, Attorney at Law, LL.M Lenz & Staehelin; Dr. Martin Fries, PD Ludwig Maximilians Universität München

Event Schedule Workshops

Check the program for this year's workshops and learn about our hands-on sessions.

Gunther Thies
Co-Founder and CEO von STP

Legal information is available online and anytime, the future client is 'informed'. Faster, cheaper and a focus on digital solutions - the demands of clients will change and this will have a significant impact the digitalisation of law firms. B2B and B2C will both force digitization in law firms.

Lars Bauer, Knowledge Manager, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Technology is playing a decisive role in the ongoing reconfiguration of the legal market. However, merely buying the latest tools will hardly create lasting advantages for law firms – it's the smart use of technology that will make the difference. This requires that a law firm has a coherent innovation strategy that is aligned with its business model and that pays equal attention to technology, business processes, the skills of employees and the cooperation with clients and other service providers.

Simon Ahammer
Lawyer currently heads the internal software development department of the law firm Beiten Burkhardt.

Programming – must-skills for lawyers? In the future basics programming skills will be important for everyone; basic knowledge is essential. Legal aspects and workflows must be properly represented and translated into requirements, which are understood by programmers or IT service providers. Lawyers can learn these technics!

Gabriele Schwarz
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science

The choice of the right business model for digital challenges proved to be one of the core challenges for start-ups and project managers. It has been shown that certain digital business models can prevail in the market, others have failed. In her lecture, Gabriele Schwarz shows, based on a 'Magic Triangle', which digital business models have proved themselves on the basis of which factors.

Christian Laux
Partner at LAUX LAWYERS AG

In the ‘Anwaltsrevue 2016’ Christian Laux has described an analytical model for the systematic recording of the needs of a law firm. On the basis of this model, he investigates which Legal Tech projects which will result in a high benefit for the client and which will not. And viewed from the law firm which legal tech project will deliver additional turn over and costs savings and which will result in additional growth. In addition, he also features the lawyers' market from an investor’s point of view.

Marco Sarich
Founder & CEO keylight GmbH

What challenges will new legal technology business models make to IT, how to solve them and what opportunities arise.

• Automation & Monetization
• Subscription Economy
• Cloud Services
• Showcase: Swartlaw by Wolters Kluwer

Gerard Neiditsch & Bruno Mascello

How can technology be qualified as a trend? What are the current challenges for law firms? The workshop aims to find out how law firms and individual lawyers need to position themselves in the future and what the required expertise and skills are.

Martin Fries
Assistant Professor LMU University Munich

Of what avail is a claim that eventually cannot be enforced? Hardly anyone would mandate a lawyer or even bring suit for a claim of CHF 200. With legal tech, this situation is fundamentally changing: Online tools provide an initial assessment with regard to a case and specialized online law firms collect, bundle, and enforce thousands of consumer claims at once. A new access to justice emerges - without any help of the legislator!

Christian Stuerwald and Moritz Quecke
Calunius Capital LLP

The bringing of aggregated or mass claims is a growing market for providers of legal capital. Traditional Litigation Funding is changing to meet the demands of a new segment of the market for providers of finance. The workshop aims to provide an overview how traditional litigation funding is adapting its business model by inter alia providing seed funding for start-up companies and capital to purchase claims.

Gian Sandro Genna
Lawyer at Jusonline AG

LegalTech affects the large economic chancery, but also the individual prosecutor in the province and the small business in the city. LegalTech also means more than just the use of nice digital tools in the office day. Digitization is fundamental to the way lawyers work and communicate with their customers. It also opens up unprecedented opportunities for new business models for innovative lawyers and leads to more efficiency in case management. The prerequisite for this is that lawyers act as modern entrepreneurs and understand LegalTech as a blessing rather than a curse.

Antoine Verdon, Co-Founder Swiss Legal Technology
Christian Wenger, Wenger & Vieli
Philippe Natermond, Nationalrat FDP

Introduction by Florian Glatz, Founder Swiss Legal Technology

Abschlussparty supported by Wenger & Vieli

Luis Ackermann
Co-Founder Lex Ferenda

Machine Learning allows for smarter applications that are no longer bound to just processing strict algorithms. It gives modern computer programs the ability to learn from data, recognise subtle patterns, and apply the acquired knowledge to make better decisions and discover new solutions.

In his talk, Luis Ackermann presents the state of the art in this fast moving domain by talking about practical applications and the potential of Machine Learning, as well as current limitations.

The workshop will be rounded off with a discussion about the application spectrum of machine learning-enhanced software to facilitate the affairs of the legal profession.

Thomas Reutter & Salvatore Iacangelo, Bär & Karrer AG
Partner, COO and Digital Officer at Bär & Karrer AG

ICO - A new form of IPO from a legal point of view

Stephan D.Meyer
ZHAW

Smart contracts are among the hottest topics in the blockchain space. For lawyers, several important questions have been arising. Stephan D. Meyer’s workshop will show current research findings regarding the private law assessment of smart contracts and cryptocurrencies, focussing on the following:

- How is the interaction between the legal & technical layer of a smart contract?
- Which legal relationships may exist between users, miners and blockchain-developers?
- What are the legal consequences in the event of a default of a smart contract?
- How is a claim in cryptocurrency legally enforceable?

Maziar Jamnejad
Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Insights from the daily practice of a large law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Alessandro Tonchia
Director and founder - Finantix

Will the machines take over? Human-human communication, human-machine communication like Siri, chatbots, wristwatches that record our health data, workflows that automatically organize, cars, airplanes and drones that control themselves, the list is endless. Scientists are working hard on an artificial intelligence that deserves the name “machine-machine communication”. What’s the current status of “artificial intelligence” and when will the machines take over?

2:00 PM

Todd Sample, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Legal Business Unit & Alejandro Perez, Strategy Manager, Open Innovation Labs
Thomson Reuters

E-discovery is a $9 billion market that continues to grow. It is largely associated with litigation in the United States, but the reality is that e-discovery use cases go beyond litigation and future growth is expected outside the United States. In this workshop, we will answer the questions:
• What is e-discovery?
• Why is it important?
• What does it tell us about the future impact of legal technology?

Patrick Prior
Founder Advotisement®, FAQ-Recht & Advobot

Chatbots handling multiple interactions give a new dimension to customer care and access to justice. Legal chatbots started with access to justice, where they provide a cost-effective and efficient solution that has partially helped to compensate for cuts in legal aid provision, as well as a scalable way to offer new services. Chatbots like ‘DoNotPay’ or ‘Ratisbot’ shoot up like mushrooms after a spring rain. The best-known example of a chatbot delivering access to justice is Stanford University student Joshua Browder’s DoNotPay, which has overturned more than 200,000 parking fines in London and New York and processed over 3,000 emergency housing applications. DoNotPay uses IBM Watson’s conversation service to gather information from users via a natural language interface.
Patrick will give an overview about the current situation of the legal chatbot scene and how lawyers can use chatbots to generate business.

Julia Heinzer
Finance & Risk Services, Accenture
Jana Essebier und Rolf Auf Der Maur
Rechtsanwälte und Partner VISCHER

Can companies resolve conflict using smart contracts or do smart contracts rather create conflict?``

'Smart contracts are supposed to revolutionize the law. What does this mean for companies in practice?' Can they use smart contracts to avoid legal disputes from the outset? What are the possible fields of application? And what are the limitations of smart contracts?

Antoine Verdon & Chris Küng, Founders Swiss Legal Technology
Christian Wenger, Wenger & Vieli
Philippe Natermond, Nationalrat FDP

Introduction by Florian Glatz, Founder Swiss Legal Technology

Abschlussparty supported by Wenger & Vieli

Martin Eckert
Partner, MME

Defining data is not as trivial as it sounds. What is data, who owns it? In what cases do we have a right to access or retrieve our data? What happens in the case of decentralised data deposit, such as on the blockchain?

Markus Waldner
Head of Department for development certificates, Bundesamt für Polizei (fedpol)

The Federal Council wants to create legal and organizational framework conditions for the recognition of electronic identification tools and their providers and is committed to state-approved electronic identities (E-ID) on systems developed by the market. In this workshop you will learn the state of affairs as well as conceptual and legal aspects.

Daniel Gasteiger
Founder, Procivis AG

Procivis provides an integrated electronic identity and services solution, called “eID+”. The platform allows the issuance, management and integration of electronic identity services.

Prof. Florent Thouvenin
Chair for lnformation and Communications Law, University of Zurich

The protection of ``privacy`` is essentially based on concepts from the 1970s, for example, on the principles of earmarking and data minimization. In the information society these concepts are largely overdue. ``Privacy`` therefore needs to be rethought urgently. The goal must be to develop viable solutions that allow individuals and society to exploit the potential of digitization without sacrificing ``privacy``.

Philippe D. Zimmermann
Head E-Government Projekt „Transaktionsportal für die Wirtschaft“

'Transaction Platform for Enterprises - Digitization of administrative formalities'. In his lecture, Philippe Zimmermann will demonstrate how far the project has progressed. He will also outline how the interaction between administration and entrepreneurs will change in the near future.

Luka Müller
Partner, MME

The Swiss C-Share Project is about building the first Blockchain based Crypto Share, in which its functions are fully managed by a Smart Contract System. It will be a specific type of Blockchain Crypto Property (BCP), represented by a Token on the Blockchain.

Christian Stuerwald @ Moritz Quecke
Calunius Capital LLP

The bringing of aggregated or mass claims is a growing market for providers of legal capital. Traditional Litigation Funding is changing to meet the demands of a new segment of the market for providers of finance. The workshop aims to provide an overview how traditional litigation funding is adapting its business model by inter alia providing seed funding for start-up companies and capital to purchase claims.

Andreas Hess, commercial register city of Zug / Philippe Kaiser, Kaiser Odermatt & Partner / Diego Benz, Zwicky Windlin & Partner

According to the WEF Report 2016-2017, Switzerland ranks in place # 54 and # 56 for the process of setting up and duration of founding a company on a global scale - similarly attractive as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Within the framework of the digitalSwitzerland Challenges, a group of experts from the fields of lawyer, notary, commercial register, finance and IT have joined together. We share the vision to reduce the overall process of a founding a company using blockchain technology to 48 hours. In this lecture you will get an insight into the current and the visionary founding process from the perspective of lawyers, notaries and the commercial register.

Gian Sandro Genna
Lawyer Jusonline AG

The digitization of the law (``LegalTech``) affects large economic chancery, but also the individual prosecutor in the countryside and the small business in the city. LegalTech is much more than just the use of nice digital tools. Digitization is fundamental to the way lawyers work and communicate with their clients. It also opens up unprecedented opportunities for new business models for innovative lawyers and leads to more efficiency in case management. In the future lawyers will act as modern entrepreneurs and will understand LegalTech as a blessing.

Antoine Verdon & Chris Küng, Founders Swiss Legal Technology
Christian Wenger, Wenger & Vieli
Philippe Natermond, Nationalrat FDP

Introduction by Florian Glatz, Founder Swiss Legal Technology

Abschlussparty supported by Wenger & Vieli

Event Schedule Hackathon

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and sessions in store for tech enthusiasts.

During breakfast, we will discuss how we will run initial brainstorming on three topics: Blockchain, AI and Industrialization.

Introduction of ideas and topics. Brainstorming to simplify law so it’s easier both for humans and computers to understand it.

Participants develop ideas and use cases in an open exchange, supported through various creative methods based on Legal Design Thinking

01:00 PM

Teams start to implement their ideas in the form of Prototypes, Presentations and other formats.

06:00 PM

Legal Hackers can continue hacking for as long as they wish. The event area is available during the whole night.

09:00 AM

12:00 PM

Teams will hand in their final prototypes and presentations.

Teams will pitch their ideas and prototypes to an expert jury. The best teams will be award a prize.

We will finish off with music, drinks and over-all happiness.

Legal Tech Hackathon

Switzerland’s first Legal Tech Hackathon brings together software developers, the digital revolution’s driving forces, and legal practitioners for the first time. Under the umbrella of “hacking.law” we promote a long overdue dialogue between these two groups.

Any productive dialogue starts with a common language. Its development  is the core goal of the event. For two days, the event aims at building bridges in the form of different formats and with the help of Legal Engineers, legal practitioners with technical expertise.

Legal practitioners, lawyers, students

Legal consulting is on the verge of fundamental change. With some delay, law is hit by digitization, bringing about deep change. Meanwhile legal education is not keen on change and innovation. There is much as it is because it has always been no different.

The Legal Tech Hackathon aims at changing this. We invite legal practitioners, lawyers and students to dive in the world of digital innovation for two days. Technical background knowledge is thereby not a requirement at all; in fact, legal practitioners can make a significant contribution by means of their legal expertise to create innovative Legal Tech products and services.

Legal Engineers

Legal Engineers are legal practitioners who already have a profound technical understanding. They have understood to – mainly autodidactically – gain valuable knowledge of how digital technologies can be used. Their knowledge is meant to be shared, commonly expanded and sharpened.

During the two-days Legal Tech Hackathon, they will translate and bridge the gap between curious legal practitioners on the one hand, and software developers and designers of digital products on the other hand. Thereby, they serve as a role model for the future legal practitioner.

Software developers and designers

Software developers and designers are the driving forces behind our society’s digital transformation. They are the architects of tomorrow’s society. The overall social responsibility is a heavy load to carry on their shoulders. In this respect, legal practitioners, having been responsible for society in a whole for centuries already, therefore are crucial stakeholders to provide valuable input and assistance.

A humane digital future can only be built together. We invite software developers, designers and digital entrepreneurs to open up for a dialogue.

Hackathon Building Blocks

Idea hacking

Stage 1: joint brainstorming

Everything starts with an idea: What is part of legal practitioners’ everyday professional life which can be simplified, accelerated or even eliminated? How can work processes be improved? And in general: how can legal advice and legal practice be rethought? Think creatively, think big, every idea counts! In this respect, legal practitioners can provide valuable input, ideas, for instance, in the field of contracts (templates, analysis, execution, etc.), document and IP management as well as CRM tools for legal practitioners.

Stage 2: organization of ideas

In this stage, ideas and technological possibilities are put together – how can ideas be matched with the innovation drivers blockchain, industrialization and artificial intelligence?

Stage 3: team building

The participants form teams in accordance with personal interests. There are no specifications in respect of the composition of the team. Every team will be supported by the present legal engineers.

Prototype hacking

The teams implement their ideas by starting to hack. The goal may be, but not necessarily, to develop a functional prototype. As a competition entry, it is also possible to theoretically elaborate an exciting idea. Legal engineers help legal practitioners to be productive in the teams, to contribute to the implementation of the idea and to fulfill original legal tasks within the team.

Workshops for legal practitioners

By participating at the Legal Tech Hackathon, legal practitioners have already overcome the first hurdles on the way to tomorrow’s legal consulting. The workshops are meant to allay remaining reservations and fears concerning Legal Tech, to ignite curiosity and, last but not least, to provide basic knowledge.

There will be workshops on basis of software programming and algorithmic thinking, on blockchain and machine learning as well as on document automation tools.

Competition of ideas

The teams have the chance to win attractive prizes. The expert jury chooses the three best competition entries i. a. by level of creativity, innovation, practicability, social impact, etc. The three winning teams will have the possibility to present their competition entries at the Legal Tech Conference, 10th February 2017, in front of an audience of experts and professionals.

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Organizers

The Swiss Legal Tech is organized and advised by a capable team of experts and thought leaders from across the field.

Antoine Verdon
Co-founder of LegalHub

Antoine is a co-founder of LegalHub, a blockchain-based document automation company based in Zug, Switzerland. He is also a co-founder of the Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA) and of Sandbox (now “Thousand Network”), a global network of young entrepreneurs under 30. Previously, he has set up and Ied Centralway Ventures, the first Swiss venture capital vehicle investing in financial technology. In 2010 and in 2013, he was named in the 100 top Swiss personalities by the magazines L'Hebdo and Bilan and is a regular commentator on Swiss media on digitalisation topics related to legal and finance.

Antoine Verdon
Co-founder of LegalHub
Petra Arends-Paltzer
Lawyer, Digital Marketing Expert

Petra is an experienced banker and lawyer (Universities Bonn, Lausanne, Würzburg & Berlin - PhD FU Berlin) and has specialised in developing international online business campaigns for both of these service industries. For the past two years, she has researched comprehensively the challenges of digitalisation and advises several entrepreneurs on the interactive strategies that are available to digitally market their services. In cooperation with leading LegalTech companies she offers a comprehensive service to law firms and asset managers to implement new digital technologies and strategies.

Petra Arends-Paltzer
Lawyer, Digital Marketing Expert
Chris Küng
CEO of SKUANI AG

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 Certified Tax Expert. Since May 2016 he is CEO of SKUANI Ltd. Previously, he worked for Zurich Cantonal Bank in the group tax department and as a tax advisor for a Big4 and a BigLaw company. He is Co-Founder of the Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA), Founder of LEC Club, a new generation network and Civic Circle, a liberal think tank.

Chris Küng
CEO of SKUANI AG
Florian Glatz
blockchain.lawyer

Florian co-founded the Legal Tech Center, the Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon & Conference as well as the hacking.law Community. Besides that, he is a Berlin-based lawyer, software developer and entrepreneur, working in the blockchain and legal technology space for many years. In that capacity, Florian helps startups and corporations navigate the uncharted waters of applied blockchain technology in a world of legacy legal systems.

Florian Glatz
blockchain.lawyer

Advisory Board

The Swiss Legal Tech is organized and advised by a capable team of experts and thought leaders from across the field.

Primavera de Filippi
Researcher at CERSA, CNRS and Berkman Center, Harvard

Primavera is a permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and Founder of the Coalition Of Automated Legal Applications (COALA). Most of Primavera's research focuses on the legal challenges raised, and faced by emergent decentralized technologies —such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchain-based applications —and how these technologies could be used to design new governance models capable of supporting large-scale decentralized collaboration and more participatory decision-making.

Primavera de Filippi
Researcher at CERSA, CNRS and Berkman Center, Harvard
Stephan Breidenbach
Co-Founder Legal Tech Center, Law Professor

Stephan Breidenbach is a law professor at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), a mediator and an entrepreneur.

Stephan co-founded betterplace.org, knowledgeTools International GmbH and Blue Economy Solutions.

Stephan Breidenbach
Co-Founder Legal Tech Center, Law Professor
Markus Hartung
Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession

Markus Hartung - a lawyer and mediator - is director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Bucerius Law School. His research at CLP revolves around market developments and trends, management, strategic leadership and Corporate Governance, as well as new business models enabled through Legal Tech.

Markus Hartung
Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
Marc Morant
General Manager & Head of Sales Axiom Switzerland

Marc was trained as a lawyer at University Basel, LSE London and Harvard Business School. He started his career as a Senior associate in a law firm, worked as a Senior legal counsel in an insurance Company. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Counsel of Swiss Life International. Since 2014 he is the General manager of Axiom Switzerland.

Marc Morant
General Manager & Head of Sales Axiom Switzerland
Marc Bloch Sommer
CEO of SWISSLEX AG

Marc has a law degree (lic.iur.) from the University of Zurich. He has been admitted to the bar in 2001. Since 2009 he is CEO of SWISSLEX AG, the leading legal research platform in Switzerland. Prior to his current position, he worked as an attorney for a mid-sized Zurich law firm and almost ten years as a solo practitioner. For more than a decade, Marc has been involved in several projects in the field of digitization and law.

Marc Bloch Sommer
CEO of SWISSLEX AG
Christian Wenger
Attorney At Law

Christian serves as chairman and member of various boards of directors of Swiss and international companies. Christian Wenger is a member of the Executive Committee of SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association) and of the committee Venture Capital and Seed. In this function, he works on a pro bono basis for various federal and cantonal projects for the promotion of young entrepreneurs and the promotion of Switzerland as a technology location.

Christian Wenger
Attorney At Law

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8005 Zürich
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