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16 - 17 May, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic


What is ILSF?

Economia media house organizes an annual legal conference - one of a kind in CEE. Main topics for 2017 edition are Worldwide Inspiration, Clever Use of Technology and the Law Firm Business in CEE ...

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The second year of the Innovative Legal Services Forum focuses on three main areas: Worldwide Inspiration, Clever Use of Technology and the Law Firm Business in CEE. The conference will be one of the top events in the CEE region.
Expected audience are partners from the biggest law firms, heads of corporate lawyers teams, legal innovators and legal business leaders. Attendees will discuss topics such as Big Data,  
Outsourcing, Law Firm Business Model & Compensation.

PROGRAMME
May 16 - MAIN CONFERENCE DAY

The official conference language is English and simultaneous translation to Czech will be provided.

08:00 – 09:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:10 Opening                                        


BLOCK ONE -  WORLDWIDE INSPIRATION

09:10 – 09:50  Bruce MacEwen  & Janet Stanton (New York, USA) 

09:50 – 10:30 Innovative law firms panel discussion

10.30 – 11.10  Dana Denis-Smith (UK)

11.10 - 11.40 Coffee break


BLOCK TWO: CLEVER USE OF TECHNOLOGY

11:40 – 12:20  Aron Solomon (Toronto, CAN) 

12:20 – 13:00 Law firms & technology panel discussion

13:00 – 13:30  Orsolya Görgényi (HU)

13:30 – 14.30 Lunch


BLOCK THREE: LAW FIRMS BUSINESS IN CEE

14:30 – 15:10  Alexander Gendlin (Vienna, AUT)

15:10 – 16:00 CEE managing partners’ discussion

16:00 – 17:00 Networking & Cocktail

May 17 - WORKSHOPS
REGISTRATION OPEN

•    Workshops are only available for delegates registered to the conference & are included in the
      registration fee.
•    All workshops will take place in Grand Hotel Bohemia (located 3 minutes by foot from the  
      conference venue).
•    The registration is on “first come first served basis” as the capacity is limited to
      30 pax/workshop 
•    The official language is English and simultaneous translation to Czech will not be provided.
•    Contact organizers for more information: jana.lukavska@economia.cz

WORKSHOP 1
Topic: Evaluation of
law firms

Target group: In-house counsels
Trainer: Alexander Gendlin
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
(Refreshment: Coffee break)

WORKSHOP 2
Topic: Let's engage! Social networks for lawyers

Target group: Marketers, Managing partners
Trainer: Filip Rozanek
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
(Refreshment: Coffee break)

WORKSHOP 3
Topic: How to attract millennial generation 

Target group: HR, Managing partners
Trainer: TBC
Time: 15:00 - 16:30

(Refreshment: Coffee break)


ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

15 May 2017
Informal one-to-one meetings with selected speakers
(first-come, first-served – will be completed soon)
Welcome drink for foreign participants


SPEAKERS

ALEXANDER GENDLIN
[AT]

Founder and owner of Law Business. Alexander has more than ten years of experience in the legal industry as well as more than five years of experience in top companies. He is responsible for Business Development, Submissions, Marketing & PR or Business Models.

BRUCE MACEWEN 
[USA]

A lawyer and consultant to law firms on strategic and economic issues, Bruce has become
a recognized leader in the industry. He founded Adam Smith, Esq. in 2003.  He is a sought-after speaker and frequently appears at law firm retreats and legal industry conferences around the world.

JANET STANTON
[USA]

Janet  is an accomplished business executive who brings her experience from diverse industries & professional service organiza-tions to bear on the business and strategic issues facing law firms in the 21st Century. Recently, Janet was Director, Client Relationship Program at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

DANA DENIS-SMITH
[UK]

Former journalist and Linklaters lawyer founded in 2011 Obelisk Support, which connects the pool of almost 1000 largely female ex-City legal talent to clients’ real needs for part-time and flexible resources. Dana and the team have since won many awards, including FT Innovative Lawyer 2012. 

ARON SOLOMON
[CAN]

Aron makes huge impact in the legal industry, having built LawMade (purveyors of LegalLean) and LegalX at MaRS Discovery District, both with Jason Moyse. Aron won the prestigious Fastcase 50 in 2015, which highlights people who have charted a new course for the delivery of legal services.

ORSOLYA
GÖRGÉNYI
[HU]

Partner at Szecskay Attorneys at Law & Immediate 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.

ERWIN HANSLIK  
[CZ]

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. 

DAVID SLANSKY
[CZ]

David currently leads the KPMG Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence in Prague and is a member of KPMG’s global data & analytics leadership team. He has dedicated his career to helping clients achieve tangible results through the clever use of data. His main goal is to successfully integrate data-driven insights into business operations.

JASON
PLANT
[UK]

Jason is Head of Lawyer Technology at DLA Piper. After starting his IT career in the utilities industry, Jason now has twenty years’ experience in Legal IT. In his current role, is a senior manager responsible for teams that look after the applications and devices that lawyers use in their day to day work. 

PIET
HEIN MEETER
[NL]

Since June 2014 Piet  is the Global Managing Partner for Deloitte Legal.  He serves on the Global Tax & Legal Executive, the global leadership forum for Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited. He is also leading the global pursuit of Inorganic Growth through Acquisitions, Recruiting, Team Hires and Alliances (Global Corporate Development Leader Tax & Legal).

JAN
SPACIL
[CZ]

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.

REGULAR RATE

11,495 CZK
nclusive of Czech VAT 21%
Approximately 426 € 
  • Conference access inclusive of refreshment & networking cocktail

VENUE

SLOVANSKÝ DŮM

ADDRESS

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)

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
Grand Hotel Bohemia

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) is available until 14 April 2017

ILSF 2016

Economia media house organizes an annual legal conference - one of a kind in CEE. 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.

Main Conference Partner

Conference Partners

Conference Partners

In cooperation with

Czech Bar Association

Association of In-House Lawyers of the Czech Republic


International Association of Young Lawyers

Slovak Bar Association

 Polish Bar Council

Media Partners

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Jana Lukavska (Mrs.)
Project Manager
jana.lukavska@economia.cz, +420 233 071 429

Jaroslav Kramer (Mr.)
Head of project - content supervisor
jaroslav.kramer@economia.cz

Michaela Markova (Mrs.)
Partnership opportunities
michaela.markova@economia.cz, +420 727 831 427

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