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18.-19. September 2018
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More than 15 different 'Best Practices' workshops on 18.9.2018
Exclusive 2 hours ‘Blockchain Training for Lawyers’
Two-part course 'Automating Documents - Learning by Yourself'
Café + Croissant – Breaks - Lunch
Participation in the Hackathon Pitch
Participation in the Hackerparty
Participation in the all-day conference on 19.09.2018
Networking Apéro
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19. September 2018
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Participation in the all-day conference on 19.09.2018
More than 20 Speakers and Highlights
Café + Croissant – Breaks - Lunch
Networking Apéro
Digital event documents
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Participation in the all-day conference on 19.09.2018
More than 20 Speakers and Highlights
Café + Croissant – Breaks - Lunch
Networking Apéro
Digital event documents
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2-Day Hackathon 17.-18.9.2018
Meet people from all backgrounds
Lawyers, Developers, Designers, Legal Engineers and more
Solve current legal tech problems together with curious legal practitioners and software developers and designers of digital products
Joint brainstorming
Prototype hacking

Swiss Legal Tech 2018 - topics

New business models

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization

Approximately 60% of all people (B2B + B2C) do not ask for legal advice because they are afraid of the costs of a lawyer. These people are the target group of the most successful Legal Tech companies. What does this mean for the development of law in general and what can lawyers and lawyers learn from these companies?

Embedded Law & Compliance

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization

Law and compliance will be integrated features of digitale services and products in the future. New technologies advance the digitalisation of the legal ecosystem at an increasing speed. Those who want to stay relevant tomorrow, have no other chance but to get a deep grasp of the possibilities – and limitations – of the technological foundations.

AI in everyday use

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization

How can solutions based on artificial intelligence already be used in everyday legal work? If AI is used, do we accordingly assign responsibility for legal decisions to software agents? Can the agent be held responsible for his actions; will he be liable for the consequences of his actions? How is AI being used today and what can we expect in the near future?

Blockchain

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization

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

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | 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.

Conference 19.9.2018

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

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

08:30 - 09:00h Admission + Café + Croissants

AI & Recht

Ioannis Martinis
Member of Management Coop Rechtsschutz

Ioannis Martinis reports on the pilot project in the area of Legal AI that Coop Rechtsschutz implemented together with IBM Watson - what is possible, where were the biggest disappointments and what is the common future of IBM Watson + Coop Rechtsschutz.

Kornelia Papp
Cognitive Data Scienctist Swiss Re

In this presentation you learn how Augmented Intelligence and Cognitive Computing serves the Legal Profession Contract Intelligence Program and the applications /solutions Swiss Re is building.

Frank Gulitz
Europa-Cchef Infosys AG

In this Keynote Frank Gulitz shows how „Legal AI“ helps to screen thousands of contracts within seconds – digitalization can take over certain aspects of legal work and thus support lawyers in their everyday jobs.

Industrial Legal Services

Kai Jacob
Global VP Legal Information Management SAP

Legal information management is the key to master the ever-growing business complexity. Truly “information-enabled” companies will have a huge strategic advantage!

Sarah Mahmud & Pascal Hachem
Associates at Bär & Karrer

Experience, risks and open questions.

11:10 – 11:30h Coffee break

Digital and Criminal Law

Andreas May
Head of the central department for combating internet crimes for the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor Frankfurt am Main

The Darknet. A 'place' on the Internet where the trade in illegal goods is flourishing. New technologies make it possible for buyers and sellers to remain as anonymous as possible. Prosecution is made more difficult. However, this is less due to a lack of penalties than to investigative activity. Andreas May reports on international law enforcement in the digital age.

12:20 – 13:35 LUNCH

Blockchain

Vinay Gupta
Founder at hexayurt.capital and Mattereum

The blockchain's enduring relevance is unlikely to be community-led central banking in the form of internet currencies like bitcoin. This Libertarian phase, while fascinating, mainly serves to raise a much broader question: how do we make b2b commerce in physical goods, intellectual property rights and services as universal, global and efficient as accessing information on the internet? We will discuss the specific legal approaches which can be taken to removing non-tariff barriers to global trade, and present solutions to some of the thorny problems on the way to a global blockchain trade solution.

Toni Carradonna
CTO and Chief Innovation Manager Porini Foundation

Business Process Mapping (BPM) with SustainabilityChain and Porini Foundation, examples of Blockchain implementations working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with WWF, IUCN (famous for UNESCO) and CITES

Günther Dobrauz
Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland

In this presentation Günther will explain how you make sure your ICO is successful – in financial and reputational terms. What do you have to look out for to make your ICO a success? Choose the right base and be aware of the rules in that country. Be aware of the alternative platforms and cryptocurrencies and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Think the details through and explain them clearly to the community. Choose smart options for publicising your ICO.

15.10 – 15:45h Coffee break

New digital Business Models

Gibran Freitas
Co-Founder Legal Tech Africa
Laura Snyder
Doctoral researcher at the University of Westminster and author of: Democratizing Legal Services and Modernizing Legal Services, which closely examine alternative legal structures and the manner by which they are regulated.

British Telecom draws upon the expertise and resources of its in-house legal department to provide legal and claims handling services to external clients, most notably in the area of motor claims. In this manner BT has turned its in-house legal department from a cost-center to a profit-center!

Host: Gibran Freitas - Legal Tech France

Participants:
Laura Snyder - Lexentry University of Westminster
Micha-Manuel Bues - Co-Gründer & COO BRYTER GmbH
Markus Hartung - Director Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
Walid Ghanemi - CEO LegalDoctrine

17:15 – 18:00h Networking and Drinks - END OF THE EVENT

Workshops 18.9.2018

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

AUDITORIUM

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
RA Ondrej Materna
CEO Legito

In this workshop you will learn how the process of document automation was implemented at Legito.

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Dr. Steffen Bunnenberg
Founder and CEO of LAWLIFT GmbH

Get a glimpse of how LAWLIFT implemented their document automation and 'condition' their contracts.

10:40 – 11:10h Coffee break

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Harm Bavinck
Managing Director Effacts Software at Wolters Kluwer

The latest buzzword in the corporate legal market is ``legal operations``,
which refers to all the activities that optimize the delivery of the
services by an in-house legal department. Both the Association of Corporate
Counsel and the Corporate Legal Operation Consortium offer their members
best practices on how to run your legal operations.

Legal operations enables the legal department to focus on high-value
strategic work and to use resources cost-effectively.

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Sina Waldmeier
Digitalization Legal & Compliance SBB

How do large companies implement Legal Tech - what is already being implemented today and what works in practice?

12:45 – 13:40h LUNCH

AUDITORIUM

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Christian Solmecke
Partner at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE Rechtsanwälte

With almost 210,000 followers, media lawyer Christian Solmecke has established the largest Legal You Tube channel in Europe - in his workshop he shows how lawyers can successfully use social media for client acquisition.

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Jan Ginhold
CEO ``geblitzt.de``

``geblitz.de`` is a shock for German fine authorities. Jan Ginhold tells how to build a successful legal tech company and win new customers with service and targeted marketing.

15:10 – 15:40h Coffee break

Vinay Gupta (Founder at hexayurt.capital and #Mattereum) and Christopher Wray

Vinay Gupta (Founder at hexayurt.capital and #Mattereum) and Christopher Wray

SIHLPOST room 126

Thomas Linder
Tax Partner, Federal Certified Tax Expert
RA Patrick Odermatt | Manfred Jäckel

Proponents of the distributed ledger technology known as blockchain consider it to be one of the best ways to secure transactions. Blockchain makes it difficult to tamper with a single record because a hacker would need to change the block containing that record as well as those linked to it to avoid detection. This alone might not seem like much of a deterrence, but blockchain has some other inherent characteristics that provide additional means of security.
RA Patrick Odermatt | Manfred Jäckel

15:15 – 15:30h Coffee break

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
RA Florian Glatz
Swiss Legal Tech, Legal Tech Center, German Blockchain Association

Introduction of the Blockchain Lawyer Network and its abilities for training and receiving certification for law firms and freelance lawyers alike, interested to become active in the blockchain space.

Swiss Legal Tech - New business models | Embedded Law & Compliance | Blockchain | Industrialization
Jörn Erbguth
Legal Tech Consultant in the area of blockchain, smart contracts and data protection (DSGVO) with diploma in law and computer science

Blockchain never forgets. Data protection, on the other hand, gives those concerned a right to correction and to oblivion. Can this be reconciled? Hash values, homomorphic encryption and zero knowledge proofs are powerful tools with which - if used correctly - even exemplary data economy can be achieved.

17:30 BUS TRANSFER to Hackathon Presentation

18:00 – 20:00h Hacker Pitches

20:00 – 22:00h Hacker Party

Legal Tech Hackathon

17 & 18.09.2018

Switzerland’s one and only 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Hackathon coordinator

Daniella is not only enthusiastic about justice – her heart beats for technology, mechanics and digitization. In her blog www.allaboutlegaltech.de she regularly writes about her experiences in these areas. Who better to coordinate the Hachathon, which is about the connections of all these topics?

Event coordinator

Marie’s thirst for knowledge in the legal field is still enourmous – but technically she doesn’t have to hide with her background in banking IT either. With her international experience in the hotel business and in event management, she ensures the smooth running of the event.

Enterpreneur & Innovator

Marcin acts more than 20 years in the software industry; he  brings experience which he has collected within Start-ups as well as with big enterprises.

Advisory Board

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.

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.

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.

Publisher/Managing Director Schulthess Juristische Medien AG

Firas Kharrat is publisher and managing director of Schulthess Juristische Medien AG, based in Zurich. The company is one of the traditional companies in the Swiss specialist media business. With a large legal programme consisting of print, digital, events and services, the media house offers a comprehensive range of services for science and practice (www.schulthess.com). Mr. Kharrat also deals with current developments in the legal market and in particular with the market-oriented further development of law firms and their work processes.

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Contact & Event Location

WORKSHOPS & KONFERENZ
Swiss National Museum
Museumstrasse 2
8021 Zürich
Switzerland

HACKATHON LOCATION
Youth Hostel Zurich
Mutschellenstrasse 114
8038 Zurich
Switzerland

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