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.
Audience: partners from the biggest law firms, heads of corporate lawyers teams, legal innovators and legal business leaders. Attendees discussed topics such as Big Data,
Outsourcing, Law Firm Business Model & Compensation.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Marie is Europe Director of Innovation in Dentons. Marie is assessing partnership opportunities with startups, other law firms, and our clients. Marie is also Strategic Advisor in Nextlaw Labs, the first business accelerator dedicated to the legal vertical. She is the „voice and face of Nextlaw Labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa“
D.A.S. CEO moved to Vienna in the 1970s, where she worked for leading positions at Minolta Export, KSV von 1870 Österreich or Vossen Frottier. Since 1994, she leads Czech branch of D.A.S. She has recently successfully graduated in international law at the Metropolitan University in Prague.
Robert, partner of Havel, Holásek & Partners and a former vice chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, has built competition team consisting of 15 members from the ground up. He joined the firm as a junior associate and managed to become a partner in only 2 years. Last year, he established the only practice group in Central Europe which combines legal and economic advice in competition matters.
Martin is a co-founder of Praetor Systems. Praetor is comprehensive software for the management of a law office and, in the course of 7 years, it has become a leader in the Czech and Slovak market. He is responsible for the total strategy, development, and business cooperation in law offices having their activities focused in the Central Europe.
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.