Scheduled Program

  • 8:00

    Registration & networking

  • 8:50

    Welcome Address

    Maneesh Nair

    Director, Keynotic

  • 8:55

    Chairman's opening remarks & Ice breaker session

    Tobias Heining
    Tobias Heining

    President, European Legal Technology Association

  • 9:00

    Addressing the technological trends in the legal profession

    • How can technology enhance your innovation process?
    • How can you instill innovation into your business?
    • What tools are available today to help you get started?
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid

    Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE

  • 9:20

    Innovation in legal services and the growth of automation

    Mark Beer
    Mark Beer, OBE

    President, The International Association for Court Administration & Former Chief Executive and Registrar, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

  • 9:40

    Think compliance is not for you? Try connected compliance!

    Swiss Legaltech Association
    Pauline Blondet

    Vice President Compliance EMEA, GAN Integrity

  • 10:00

    Interactive panel session: Discussing the importance of investing in and adopting to advanced technologies to streamline processes and boost workflow efficiencies

    • Which new trends and technologies are impacting the legal profession?
    • What resources do you need in place to successfully execute your strategy?
    • What can you do to leverage the benefits of digital technology to stay relevant?
    • Why should you embrace and invest in new technologies?
    • How to improve legal technology adoption?
    • What are the common pitfalls that legal firms have come across when trying to implement technology in their day-to-day operations?
    • How to make the right new technology investment choices – Considering adaptable technologies and its implications

    Moderator

    Tobias Heining
    Tobias Heining

    President, European Legal Technology Association

    Panelists

    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid
    H.E. Abdulla Al-Majid

    Assistant Minister and Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of Justice, UAE

    Mark Beer
    Mark Beer, OBE

    President, The International Association for Court Administration & Former Chief Executive and Registrar,
    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

    Swiss Legaltech Association
    Pauline Blondet

    Vice President Compliance EMEA, GAN Integrity

  • 10:20

    Morning networking break

  • 11:00

    Exclusive presentation: Presenting smart solution developed by Dubai Courts

    Abdulrahim Al Mudhareb
    Abdulrahim Al Mudhareb

    Director of Information Technology, Dubai Courts

  • 11:20

    How technology is changing the nature of work and altering the practice of law?

    Suzanna Kalendzhian
    Suzanna Kalendzhian

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Legal Advice Middle East

  • 11:40

    Document Automation: The Two Models – Law firm Vs In-House Legal

    • Document automation – a brief history
    • How does it look in the law firm vs in the corporate world?
    • Removing the corporate legal bottleneck
    • Empowering the business for document and contract creation
    • Taking control back, by pushing workload away
    Nick Cronjager
    Nick Cronjager

    Legal Software Director, Asia and Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters

  • 12:00

    Best practice case study: Providing an insight into Pinsent Masons contract and document automation and highlighting the importance of legal engineering to the firm’s core operation

    Adam Short
    Adam Short

    Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

  • 12:20

    From Legal Search to Legal Analytics

    • The growing importance of Legal Analytics
    • The future is now! Key Legal Analytics features currently available in the US and France
    • What is coming next in the Middle East?
    Hussain Hadi
    Hussain Hadi

    Head of Middle East Publishing, LexisNexis

  • 12:40

    Interactive panel session: Discussing the cost-effective tech solutions for firms

    Moderator

    Tobias Heining
    Tobias Heining

    President, European Legal Technology Association

    Panelists

    Nick Cronjager
    Nick Cronjager

    Legal Software Director, Asia and Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters

    Hussain Hadi
    Hussain Hadi

    Head of Middle East Publishing, LexisNexis

    Muna Farid
    Muna Farid

    Director, Hatch Consulting

    Feras El Hajjar

    Managing Director, App4Legal

  • 13:00

    Prayer break and networking lunch

  • 14:00

    In-house counsel panel discussion: Buying and implementing LegalTech

    • How In-house lawyers are turning to tech to revolutionize the profession
    • Finding solutions to identify efficiencies, increase effectiveness, and grow value within the corporation
    • Embracing technology to be a successful in-house lawyer or general counsel

    Confirmed:

    Anneliese Reinhold
    Anneliese Reinhold

    General Counsel and SVP Legal, du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)

    Moutaz Abdullat
    Moutaz Abdullat

    General Legal Counsel, Ferrero

    Dominik Engel
    Dominik Engel

    Senior Legal Advisor, ABB

    Brian Dunn
    Brian Dunn

    Senior Legal Counsel, Property Finder

  • 14:20

    Exclusive presentation: Blockchain-based smart legal contracts for Australian businesses

    Natasha Blycha
    Natasha Blycha

    Blockchain and Smart Legal Contract Lead, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • 14:40

    Relationship Contracts - Contract automation and simplification

    Claire Hachem
    Claire Hachem

    Business Development Director, ME & India, The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)

  • 15:00

    Legal Department 2.0 Fully Robotic & Self-Service

    Alex Pelevin
    Alex Pelevin

    Co-Founder, Case.one

  • 15:20

    AI in LegalTech: Synergy that will do the orbit shift for legal Industry

    Gaurav Shrivastava
    Gaurav Shrivastava

    Founder, Pensieve

  • 15:40

    Q & A session: What is required of the legal professionals of tomorrow

    Moderator

    Nadim Bardawil
    Nadim Bardawil

    Senior Associate, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

    Panelists:

    Suzanna Kalendzhian
    Suzanna Kalendzhian

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Legal Advice Middle East

    Yousif Hussain Al Sahlawi
    Yousif Hussain Al Sahlawi

    Group Head & Founder, Al Sahlawi & Co Advocates & Consultants

    Foutoun Hajjar
    Foutoun Hajjar

    Partner, Head of Office - Bahrain, Al Tamimi & Company

    Natasha Blycha
    Natasha Blycha

    Blockchain and Smart Legal Contract Lead, Herbert Smith Freehills

    Gaurav Shrivastava
    Gaurav Shrivastava

    Founder, Pensieve

  • 16:00

    Chairman's closing remarks

    Tobias Heining
    Tobias Heining

    President, European Legal Technology Association

  • 16:05

    Coffee and handshakes

  • 16:30

    End of conference