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17th May, 2018

Prague, Czech Republic


An annual legal conference #ILSF2018 is a unique event, one of a kind in CEE. Explore the latest Technology and Business Visions from pioneers of legal innovation.


#ILSF2018 presents more then 20 speakers. The keynote speakers will be Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence (CAN), Catherine Bamford, CEO of BamLegal, Geoff Wild from Invicta Law (UK).  


#ILSF2018 brings way more than just the main conference day. Enjoy our accompanying activities, such as networking events, private meetings with selected speakers and practical workshops.



Third annual Innovative Legal Services Forum focuses on three major areas –Technology / Business / CEE Visions. The conference brings world-renowned experts together on one stage. Our exclusive guests from different business fields will share their case studies at diverse panel discussions. More than 15 speakers will contribute with their know-how, visions and experience. #ILSF2018 audience members are partners of the biggest law firms, heads of corporate legal teams, legal innovators and prominent business leaders.

17th May, Main Conference Day

09:00 - 09:20     Opening


09:20 - 10:00     Andrew Arruda, founder of Ross

10:00 - 10:40     Panel discussion - LegalTech & Law Firms (Thomas Northoff & Bretislav Simral)

10:40 - 11:10     Catherine Bamford, founder of BAM! Legal:
                            Legal Document Automation - Past, Present and Future

11:10 - 11:40     COFFEE BREAK

11:40 - 12:30     Case studies - Best of LegalTech (Ondrej Materna & Aron Solomon & Orsolya Görgényi)


12:30 - 13:00    Friedrich Blase, Managing Director, The Un-Firm:
                           Talking over legal departments - How managed services pose a threat     
                           and an opportunity to law firms.

13:00 - 13:40    Panel discussion - Business visions (Jana Blount & Jürg Birri & Robert Nemec)

13:40 - 14:40    LUNCH


14:40 - 15:10    Geoff Wild, Invicta Law: Transforming and modernizing public legal sector services

15:10 - 15:50    Panel discussion - CEE managing Partners (Jan Spacil & Erwin Hanslik & Josef Hlavicka)

15:50 - 17:30    Panel discussion -  Future of legal profession - CCBE
                           Christian Lemke, Chair of the panel
                           Iain Mitchell (Cybersecurity / risks and challenges for the legal profession)
                           Martin Maisner (Cybersecurity)
                           Thierry Wickers (Clients’ / millennials’ expectations)
                           Bertrand Debosque (Use of platforms and deontological issues for lawyers)
                           Peter Homoki (Integration of law firms into the eJustice of tomorrow)

17:00 - 19:00    NETWORKING COCTAIL


16th MAY, 2018 (Wednesday)

Informal one-to-one meetings with selected speakers (first-come, first-served – will be revealed soon) Welcome drink for foreign participants. Networking dinner (by invitation and for VIP ticket holders only).

18th MAY, 2018 (Friday)

Specialized workshops for GC, Marketing & Business Development Managers, HR professionals, Managing partners (topics will be revealed soon, first-come, first-served) . Informal one-to-one meetings with selected speakers (first-come, first-served – will be revealed soon).



Andrew is a Canadian entrepreneur and lawyer. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence company, leader, leader in the legal technology industry. A member of the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2017, as well as a 2016 TED speaker, Arruda aims to forever change the way legal services are delivered.


Catherine is the CEO and Founder of BamLegal, a team of Legal Engineers specialising in legal document automation, workflow and integration of legal technology. BamLegal work with the world’s largest law firms and in-house legal teams to help them improve their service delivery using legal technology.


Friedrich is a 20+ year legal business veteran who helps, mentors, advises and invests in law firms, alternative legal service providers and legal tech start-ups. He is also working on The Un-Firm of the Future. Friedrich has expertise in improving competitiveness and financial performance of legal service providers in 17 countries on 4 continents.


Geoff heads one of the largest teams of local authority lawyers in the UK, Invicta Law, with 125 lawyers serving over 600 public sector clients nationwide. He was named the Legal Industry Pioneer at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards in both 2012 and 2013; and the Most Innovative European In-House Lawyer in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014.


Aron has made a huge impact in the legal industry, having built LegalX at MaRS Discovery District, then co-founded Law Made in Toronto. Aron, who now runs Aron Brand Ventures and is building the European Legal Innovation Space in Berlin, was part of the Fastcase 50 2015 cohort. Aron lives in Berlin with his wife and Standard Poodle.


Orsolya is the Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law & ELTA Ambassador & Past President at AIJA, the only global association of young lawyers. She is a regular speaker at various legal conferences on subjects including the future of the legal profession & services. She led the AIJA team in charge of the joint CCBE/AIJA survey project on the future of the legal profession.


As Legal Innovation Manager at DLA Piper, Jana champions and drives innovation throughout the international offices. Much of her focus is on creating and embedding a culture of innovation throughout the firm by taking ideas from DLA's people, and data, to create impactful change to how we work and to the services we provide to our clients.


Thomas is a Partner for Deloitte Tax & Legal and the Managing Partner for Deloitte Legal Germany. He advises public and private sector clients on funding strategies and optimization of grants & incentives, strategy and organizational development, transactions, financing structures and tax law. Thomas also serves as a member of the board of the Deloitte Foundation.


Jürg joined KPMG in 2011 and is the head of the Legal department. In October 2016, he was appointed as the Global Head of Legal Services for KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Jürg headed the Wealth & Tax Planning department of a major Swiss private bank, where he was involved in a number of complex international tax planning schemes.


Bretislav is Dentons’ Europe Insight & Intelligence Director. A member of SCIP and data visualization enthusiast, Břetislav designs collaborative intelligence platforms and innovative digital solutions to address Dentons’ intelligence needs, and provides Dentons’ lawyers with a forward-looking, on-demand intelligence, strategic insights, and strong predictive analytics capabilities.


Erwin is Managing Partner of the law firm Taylor Wessing in the Czech Republic. He is CEE Head of Real Estate & Construction, advises national and international clients and is Vice-President of the Real Estate Commission of the Union Internationale des Advocats. Erwin is member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


Jan is a Managing Partner at Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal. He has extensive experience in advising on management liability matters & corporate governance issues. Jan is leading the Czech Corporate Governance Center and is also in the function by. He is also Chairman of the Board of Transparency International, Czech Republic.


Ondrej loved being a lawyer, what he hated was editing legal templates for every case. So he quit and started Legito. Legito is lawyer-friendly software for creating responsive documents that know how you think and edit themselves. Ondrej believes lawyers are too valuable to squander time on mundane and repetitive tasks.


Robert is a Partner of the law firm PRK Partners in the Czech Republic. He has broad commercial experience, which encompasses insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation. He is also a vice-president of the Czech Bar Association and an arbitrator of the Exchange Court of Arbitration at the Prague Stock Exchange.


Josef is an equity partner at Havel & Partners, co-responsible for the firm’s management, especially in the HR area. His primary focus is on public procurement law, construction and real estate law, state aid, greenfield investments, PPP projects, environmental law, and administrative law. Josef is also a member of the Infrastructure Development Association’s Executive Committee.


Christian is partner of the law firm Heissner & Struck in Hamburg. As a bar certified specialist lawyer for IT and IP, he advises his clients on complex IT projects and other IT and IP related matters. He is Vice President of the Hamburg Bar and Vice Chair of the CCBE’s Future of the Legal Profession Committee. From 2015 – 2017 he served as Head of the German Delegation to the CCBE.


Martin Maisner is a specialist in the field of information technology, cybersecurity, alternative dispute resolution, sports law and contract law. Since 1990, he has been engaged in the IT law and participated in not only the formation of a number of several legal theories, relating to specific areas of information technology law, but also in the creation of the legal environment and business practices both in the Czech Republic and internationally.


Thierry is a partner at EXEME-ULYSSE. He has been President of the Bordeaux Bar, President of the French Bar Association and President of the National Council of Bars. He is head of the CCBE's committee on the Future of the Legal profession and Legal services. It is a subject that he has covered in numerous articles and conferences and in his book "The Great Transformation of Lawyers".


Bertrand is one of managing partners of the French firm, Bignon Lebray Avocats. He provides his clients with advice on employment law, property and commercial law. In particular, he advises and assists French companies aiming to develop internationally, as well as international groups investing or doing business in France, on both contentious and non-contentious matters.


Peter is the chairman of the IT Law Committee of the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE), and assists the Hungarian Bar Association as an IT commissioner and the Hungarian lawyers in e-justice matters. He works exclusively in IT and telecom law since 2000, runs his own firm, where he experiments with different self-developed software.


Iain is a Scottish Advocate and English Barrister. He chairs the CCBE Working Party on Surveillance, a member of the CCBE IT Committee, chair of the Scottish Society for Computers and Law, and a member of the IT Panel of the Bar Council of England and Wales.


For group reservations (five persons and more) or any other help with logistic, please contact Mrs. Hana Jandusova

(from 1.2. 2018)

Approximately 350€
(exclusive of Czech VAT 21%)
  • Main conference  day
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one meetings (in case of free capacity)
  • All events are inclusive of refreshment

(limited number)

Approximately 468€
(exclusive of Czech VAT 21%)
  • Full conference acces
  • (main day, workshops, networking dinner etc.)
  • Seating at the serviced front table
  • Prior registration to workshops
  • Prior registration to one-to-one meetings
  • All events are inclusive of refreshment



The second year of the Innovative Legal Services Forum focused on three main areas: Worldwide Inspiration, Clever Use of Technology and the Law Firm Business in CEE. The conference was one of the top events in the CEE region. Attendees discussed topics such as Big Data, Outsourcing, Law Firm Business Model & Compensation. The keynote speakers were Janet Stanton and Bruce MacEwen from Adam Smith, Esq., Dana Denis-Smith from Obelisk Support and Canadian entrepreneur Aron Solomon.

#ILSF 2016

The inaugural year of the Innovative Legal Services Forum took place in May 2016 in Prague. It was a hugely successful event with more than 180 participants from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The event was held under the auspices of Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish bar associations and AIJA. The keynote speakers were Jaap Bosman, author of the book Death of a Law Firm, Christoph H. Vaagt, author of the book General Counsel in 21st century, Georgia Brooks, former European editor at Chambers & Partners and, last but not least, Nicole Bäck-Knapp, Partner at Ecker & Partner.

Slovanský dům


Na Příkopě 22
Praha 1, 110 00

Accessibility by public transport:
metro B (yellow line) - Namesti Republiky stop
trams 8, 14, 26, 91 - Namesti Republiky stop

Nearest car parking:
garages in the Palladium or Kotva (shopping malls on Namesti Republiky)


The conference hotel is located in the centre of Prague within a walking distance from the conference venue (3 minutes) and in the very heart of the Old Town quarter of Prague.

Special conference rate (160 EUR).


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Hana Jandusová (Mrs.)
Event & Project Manager, +420 233 071 428

Jaroslav Kramer (Mr.)
Head of Project - content supervisor

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