A unique Swiss event about the future of the legal profession
LegalInnovation
Conference
Organized by:
Swiss LegalTech Association
Swiss Bar Association - Schweizerisches Anwaltsverband - Fédération Suisse des Avocats
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About The Event

Covid-19 information: If the conference cannot be held due to force majeure, we will consider holding it online via webinar. The tickets will be fully refunded in any case on request or 50% if you wish to register for the webinar. If we hold a webinar, the registrants will have access to all speech recordings.

The innovation conference for Swiss law firms, in-house legal departments, lawyers and students.

LegalInnovation is a two-day multilingual conference focusing on the changing conditions of the legal consulting industry in Switzerland. Through a series of practice-oriented presentations and workshops, we aim to provide you with clear, practical and actionable advice that will help you innovate and future-proof your law firm or in-house legal department.

LegalInnovation is hosted by the Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA) in cooperation with the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA/SBA).

SLTA is a neutral, nonprofit association which offers a framework for the legal services industry in Switzerland to create value together. SLTA supports the legal industry in Switzerland by providing a better understanding of the legal technology market.

Conference Organisers
Christoph Küng
SLTA President
Michael Burkart
SLTA Vice-President
Nicolas Torrent
SLTA Vice-President & Co-Head Chapter Geneva
Ioannis Martinis
SLTA Co-Head LegalInnovation & Co-Head Chapter Zurich
Caroline Danner
SLTA Co-Head LegalInnovation & Head Chapter Berne
Stefano Perucchi
SLTA Head Chapters&Events & Head Chapter Ticino
Luis Soares
SLTA Head Cooperations & Partners
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Why you should attend

This is the first conference in Switzerland at which the speakers in the break-out sessions will simultaneously be multi-layered, multi-focused and multilingual, presenting high-level speeches relating to trends in the legal market. All attendees receive a headset and select their preferred presentation. Attendees can change presentations at any time and are thus totally agile in choosing the presentation and the language. (photo: Electrochoc numérique 2, co-organized by SLTA)

This is Switzerland’s first conference to provide clear, practical and concrete instructions for action. We are an innovation conference and not a future conference. We provide you with pragmatic approaches to how you can innovate your law firm or in-house legal departments. AI and Machine Learning are coming; the foundation for this must be laid now. We will discuss how. (photo: Information Security for Lawyers, organized by SLTA)

The LegalInnovation conference brings together lawyers and legal professionals from law firms and legal departments, COO’s, managing partners, LegalTech specialists, legal operations experts, representatives from universities, founders of LegalTech start-ups and representatives of well-known industry solutions. Be part of this important conference and share your view on the future of the legal profession with others. (photo: Electrochoc numérique 2, co-organized by SLTA)

Ioannis Martinis - Swiss LegalTech Association

Multiple stages, 3 languages, 25+ sessions, and more…

LegalInnovation is the first multi-layered, multi-focused and multilingual conference offering clear, practical and concrete steps for action.

Multiple stages cover different innovation and LegalTech topics in different languages simultaneously; we provide you with a headset to be able to follow along with everything. Change presentations at any time and be completely agile in choosing your preferred presentation and language. (photo: Über den sicheren Umgang mit unseren Daten, organized by SLTA)

Meet the experts and connect

SLTA is committed to our members and aims to connect industry leaders and active practitioners to help accelerate innovation and drive development.

At the end of the first day, LegalInnovation hosts a networking dinner where you can exchange ideas with colleagues and meet our keynote speakers and experts from the breakout sessions.

In between sessions technology companies will be given the opportunity to present their services and products and provide you with hands-on presentations. (photo: Information Security for Lawyers, organized by SLTA)

What can you expect at the LegalInnovation conference?

Knowledge of efficient IT infrastructures in law firms and in house legal departments

Possibilities and chances of the firm positioning and client acquisition

Reporting by law firms for law firms and by in-house legal departments for corporate lawyers

Knowledge of efficient IT infrastructures in law firms and in house legal departments

Overview of the technologies used by lawyers for process optimisation

Overview of the technologies used by lawyers for legal advice

Correct handling of new talents and GenY

Our Sponsors

We are very grateful for the support of our sponsor, who make it possible for us to offer you this first major event about the future of the legal profession. We, at the Swiss LegalTech Association, are strongly committed to modernizing the legal industry. As with all such undertakings, it will take time, dedication and many efforts.

The support shown by our sponsors allows us to raise awareness, conduct research and share information about the best practices, the available technology and how to reorganize for the digital era. It then allows us to compile this research and share it with the community.

If you would also like to become a sponsor and support the Swiss LegalTech Association’s effort to bring the legal community together, conduct research and help actors of the legal market successfully transition to the digital era, please click the link below!

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Conference Schedule
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
8:30 - 9:00
Check-in / Coffee
Enjoy a cup of coffee before the program starts.
9:00 - 10:00
Key-note: Digital Evolution (EN)
Marc Peter: Head of Centre for Digital Transformation / Professor at University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)

The legal services industry is currently entering a phase of deep transformation. Increasingly, tasks are being automated and key services commoditized. Clients are empowered and professionals must therefore focus on creating and sustaining value-added services. This evolution has yielded a new ecosystem for the industry, composed of lawyers, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and professionals.

10:00 - 10:30
Opening (DE/FR) - Executive Board SLTA
Christoph Küng: SLTA President
Nicolas Torrent: SLTA Vice-President & Co-Head Chapter Geneva
We welcome you to the first LegalInnovation. What is the purpose of these conferences? Who is behind it? What can you expect in the next two days?
10:30 - 10:45
Break, Booths & Networking

Enjoy a coffee and have a chat with other participants.

10:45 - 12:30
5 Parallel Break-out sessions: Basic IT infrastructure
Nicolas Torrent: SLTA Vice-President & Co-Head Chapter Geneva

Each session will last 20 minutes and will be delivered in parallel in German, French & English. The sessions are: Digital Strategy, Platform & Data Infrastructure, Security, Data, Cloud & Smart Collaboration.

Coordinator: Nicolas Torrent

10:45 - 11:05
Break-out session 1: Digital Strategy (DE) and Justitia 4.0 (FR)
Rolf H. Weber: Counsel at Bratschi Attorneys / former Professor of Law, University of Zurich
Jacques Bühler: Deputy Secretary-General at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland & co project leader Justitia 4.0
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber talks about Digital Strategy in German and Dr. Jacques Bühler about Justitia 4.0 in French. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.
11:05 - 11:25
Break-out session 2: Platform & Data Infrastructure (DE/EN)
Christiane Müller-Haye: Director Global Strategy & Products at Phoenix Business Solutions Division of Morae Global
Tom Kleiber: Founding & Managing Partner Zeta Mind
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Platform & Data Infrastructure in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

Christiane Müller-Haye: Platform infrastructure (DE)
Tom Kleiber: Data infrastructure (EN)

11:25 - 11:45
Break-out session 3: Security (DE/EN)
Marc Peter: Head of Centre for Digital Transformation / Professor at University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
David Mantock: Chief Information Security Officer, SPIE Schweiz AG

2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Security in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

11:45 - 12:05
Break-out session 4: Cloud (DE/EN)
Nicole Beranek Zanon: Partner, de la cruz beranek Attorneys
Christian Laux: Founder & Partner, Laux Lawyers
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Cloud in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

Nicole Beranek Zanon: Cloud (DE)
Dr. Christian Laux: Cloud (EN)

12:05 - 12:25
Break-out session 5: Smart Collaboration (DE/EN)
Torben Antretter: Co-Founder & Managing Director, RightNow Group
Gudrun Stangl: Partner, Chief Operating Officer at schönherr Attorneys
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Smart Collaboration in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.
Torben Antretter: New Collaboration Models – Virtual Law Firm Approach (DE)
Gudrun Stangl: Is a cooperation with competitors useful or even necessary? Turbo Booster in times of change (EN)
12:30 - 13:55
Lunch, Booths and Networking

Enjoy a standing lunch prepared by Hotel Schweizerhof’s Chef – Included with your day-pass and take the opportunity to network and visit our sponsors’ and LegalTech providers’ booths.

14:00 - 15:00
2 Parallel Break-out sessions: Process Optimization
Caroline Danner: SLTA Co-Head LegalInnovation & Head Chapter Berne
Each session will last 20 minutes and will be performed in parallel in German and French. The sessions are: Client, document and knowledge management and Rightsourcing in legal departments.
Coordinator: Caroline Danner
14:05 - 14:25
Break-out session 6: Client, Document and Knowledge Management (internal collaboration) (DE/EN)
Andreas Hinsen: Partner, Loyens & Loeff Attorneys
Michael Burkart: Global Head of Legal Operations, Implenia
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about client-, document- and knowledge management (internal smart collaboration) in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

Andreas Hinsen: View from BigLaw (DE)
Dr. Michael Burkart: View from Inhouse (EN)

14:30 - 14:50
Break-out session 7: Rightsourcing in legal departments (DE/FR)
Maurus Schreyvogel: Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis International AG
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Rightsourcing in legal department in German and French. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.
15:00 - 15:30
Break, Booths & Networking

Enjoy a coffee and have a chat with other participants.

15:30 - 16:45
3 Parallel Break-out sessions : Future Client Management & Service Delivery under influence of Artificial Intelligence
Stefano Perucchi: SLTA Head Chapters&Events & Head Chapter Ticino

In times of changing legal markets, client care is of utmost importance. What new channels and technologies can be used to achieve this? How to achieve a client centric service offering. What does the client want? Are the digitization needs of private individuals, SMEs and large companies different? How will legal service delivery chang under the influence of Artificial Intelligence. Each session will last 20 minutes and will be performed in parallel in German and French. The sessions are: New Legal Services, the future of legal services using Artificial Intelligence and Legal Design.

Coordinator: Stefano Perucchi

15:30 - 15:50
Break-out session 8: New Legal Services & Delivery Models (DE/EN)
Marc Morant: Partner / Head Flexible Legal Resources & Alternative Delivery Models, PwC Legal Switzerland
Ioannis Martinis: Head of legal tech and member of the management of Coop Rechtsschutz AG

2 speakers on 2 stages talk about New Legal Services & Delivery Models in German and English. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

Dr. Marc O. Morand: EN
Ioannis Martinis: DE

15:55 - 16:15
Break-out session 9: The future of legal services using artificial intelligence & Cyber risk management focus Switzerland (DE/FR)
Joël Luc Cachelin: Futurist at Wissensfabrik
Melanie Koller: Legal Counsel (Cyber Risk) & DPO at Kessler & Co AG

2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Artificial Intelligence & Cyberrisk Management in German. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.

How does future legal consulting change with the inclusion of artificial intelligence? Comparisons to other industries. What are the capabilities of the future? How will cooperation and leadership develop in the age of disruptive business models?

Cyber risk commonly refers to any risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to the reputation of an organization resulting from the failure of its information technology systems. What is the current status of the management of cyber risk in law firms and legal departments and in Switzerland? What can you do in order to protect your company?

Joël Luc Cachelin: Artificial intelligence (DE)
Melanie Koller: Cyber risk management & rechtliche Aspekte (DE)

16:20 - 16:40
Break-out session 10: Legal Design (DE/FR)
Jlona Caduff: Founder & CEO, Legal by Design AG
2 speakers on 2 stages talk about Legal Design in German and French. Grab your headset and listen to your preferred speaker.
17:00 - 18:00
Drinks, Booths & Networking
At the end of the first conference day we will serve you a drink in a pleasant atmosphere.
18:30 - 23:00
Exclusive Networking Dinner
Rolf W. Guenter: SLTA Head Zurich Chapter
On the evening of the first conference day we invite you to a dinner to get to know the speakers and experts. You can register for our exclusive Networking Dinner when you purchase your event ticket (on this site). Networking dinner to be held at Hotel Schweizerhof, with a 3-course menu and drinks.
Coordinator: Rolf W. Günter
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08:30 - 09:00
Check-in / Coffee
Enjoy a cup of coffee before the program starts.
09:00 - 10:30
2 Focus Speeches: Talent Management (DE/FR)
Michael Burkart: SLTA Vice-President
If law firms and legal departments want to change in the long term, they need the right talents. How can such talents be found? Which qualities are requested? What are the right working conditions to attract such talents? Will legal schooling change? Each speech will last 30 minutes. The speeches are: Manage Talents/GenY and Legal(Tech) Education
Coordinator: Michael Burkart
09:00 - 09:30
Focus speech 1: Relevance of the human factor in a digital world (DE)
Bruno Mascello: Professor of Legal Management, University of St. Gallen

In disruptive times does the power still come from people? Despite or even because of algorithms, the human factor could become increasingly important.

09:30 - 10:00
Focus Speech 2: Legal education in a transformative world (FR)
Philippe Gillieron: Professor, Lausanne Law School / Partner TIMES Attorneys

How is legal education changing in times of digital transformation of legal consulting? Does it need new educational methods? What will change in the future of legal education?

10:00 - 10:30
Break, Booths & Networking

Enjoy a coffee and have a chat with other participants.

10:30 - 11:30
Key-note: Digitization and Industrialization in Swiss Law Firms and Legal Departments (EN)
Günther Dobrauz-Saldapenna: Partner / Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland / Member of PwC's Global Legal Leadership Team

How can Swiss law firms and legal departments prepare for the upcoming changes? Is there a specific guideline or does each law firm and legal department have to adapt individually?

11:30 - 12:15
Panel Discussions: Status Quo (DE/FR)
Ioannis Martinis: SLTA Co-Head LegalInnovation & Co-Head Chapter Zurich
Ema Bolomey: SLTA Head Lausanne Chapter
Marcel Amrein: Chief Operationg Officer, NKF Attorneys
Mehmet Toral: Partner id est avocats
Melanie Koller: Legal Counsel (Cyber Risk) & DPO at Kessler & Co AG

With this panel discussion we want to ask representatives of different service providers what has changed in their segment and what will change in the next 2 years. There will be 6 representatives from Solo, Boutiques, mid-sized Law Firms, BigLaw, Alternative Legal Services Providers and Legal Departments.

Moderator: Ioannis Martinis (DE) & Ema Bolomey (FR)

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch, Booths and Networking

Enjoy a standing lunch prepared by Hotel Schweizerhof’s Chef – Included with your day-pass and take the opportunity to network and visit our sponsors’ and LegalTech providers’ booths.

13:30 - 15:00
6 Short Speeches: LegalTech outside Switzerland (DE/FR/EN)
Luis Soares: SLTA Head Cooperations & Partners

What are the developments around Switzerland? Are there LegalTech Hubs that stand out? 6 representatives from Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, UK present the developments in their country.

Coordinator: Luis Soares (EN, FR, DE)

13:30 - 13:45
Short Speech 1: German Market (DE)
Jan Barth: Senior Associate, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen Attorneys
13:45 - 14:00
Short Speech 2: French Market (FR)
14:00 - 14:15
Short Speech 3: Italian Market (EN/FR)
14:15 - 14:30
Short Speech 4: Austrian Market (DE)
Gudrun Stangl: Partner, Chief Operating Officer at schönherr Attorneys
14:30 - 14:45
Short Speech 5: Spanish Market (EN)
14:45 - 15:00
Short Speech 6: UK Market (EN)
15:00 - 16:00
Panel Discussion: Innovation (DE/FR)
Christoph Küng: SLTA President
Moritz Stucker: SLTA Co-Head Lausanne Chapter
Günther Dobrauz-Saldapenna: Partner / Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland / Member of PwC's Global Legal Leadership Team
Marc Peter: Head of Centre for Digital Transformation / Professor at University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
Torben Antretter: Co-Founder & Managing Director, RightNow Group
Christiane Müller-Haye: Director Global Strategy & Products at Phoenix Business Solutions Division of Morae Global
Philippe Gillieron: Professor, Lausanne Law School / Partner TIMES Attorneys
Maurus Schreyvogel: Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis International AG

What is the legal department or law firm of the future? To what extent does innovation play a role? On the basis of various examples, practical concepts are shown and discussed?

Moderator: Christoph Küng (DE) & Mortiz Stucker (FR)

16:00 - 16:30
Wrap-up and Farewell (DE/FR)
Michael Burkart: SLTA Vice-President
Luis Soares: SLTA Head Cooperations & Partners

We look back on the past 2 days and summarize the most important points and learnings. Farewell from the conference. Outlook on the lawyers’ congress in 2021 and the next LegalInnovation in 2022.

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