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ELTA Legal Tech Meetup in Munich – 9 March 2017

Is Legal Tech the next hot Investment Bet?

Date: 9 March 2017, 19.30
Location: Verlag C.H. Beck, Munich

Is Legal Tech the next golden opportunity for investors? This meetup wants to focus on Legal Tech from an investor’s perspective. Is Legal Tech at all interesting for angel/VC investors? And why? What are investors looking for before investing in Legal Tech startups? How can Legal Tech founders attract external money? And should they? Our next meetup will address these questions and more. Join us for this interesting debate and networking event.

This meetup is organized by ELTA and kindly sponsored by C.H.Beck.

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Date: 4.-17. April 2017

Already in its fifth year, the CodeX FutureLaw Conference at Stanford Law School, California, will address technology-driven changes to the legal profession. Lawyers, engineers, legal start-ups, and investors who are working at the top of this transformation will meet at CodeX to discuss the future of the legal market. Join an exclusive travel group on an excursion to Stanford, the Silicon Valley and San Francisco and meet leading innovators from the worldwide Legal Tech scene. In addition to the conference itself, there will be an extensive support programme at Silicon Valley and interactive workshops with US-Legal Tech start- ups waiting for you.The excursion is organized by Soldan and Wolters Kluwer.

ELTA members will receive a discount of €100 – just mention your ELTA membership upon booking. More info and booking

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From February 8th to 10th 2017 the Berlin Legal Tech will take place. The three day event begins with a hackathon, where lawyers and software developers will jointly identify problems and develop solutions. Accompanied by legal knowledge engineers, lawyers with technical expertise, ideas will be generated in an open format, teams created around shared interests and the concepts and prototypes will be pitched in a friendly competition. The most convincing and forward-thinking contributions will be awarded by an expert jury.

The actual conference – the Berlin Legal Tech 2017 – will take place on February 10th. The winners of the hackathon will present their ideas and products and renowned speakers will have the opportunity to give their view on how the digital revolution will affect law and legal practice in the near and far future.

Meet ELTA’s board member Micha Bues at the conference, who is going to attend the conference as a speaker.

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ELTA Board meet at Bucerius Conference

The European Legal Tech Association’s Board met at the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession’s seminal annual conference, gaining traction with 120+ members only weeks after its inception. Pictured: Julia Bruenjes (our „CEO“) and Marie Elisabeth Bernard in the front, Tobias Heining, Hariolf Wenzler and Micha-Manuel Bues.

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ELTA Legal Tech Meetup in Vienna – November 7

The event highlights the impact of Legal Tech on the traditional legal service market and provides insight into how the legal sector will change. Legal Tech experts will give first-hand examples of how to approach new technology and discuss the opportunities and risks involved.

This meetup is kindly sponsored by Baker & McKenzie


19.00 – Introduction and welcome by DDr Alexander Petsche, Baker & McKenzie

19.10 – Keynote by Dr. Hariolf Wenzler, ELTA & Baker & McKenzie: Legal Tech als Chance für den Rechtsmarkt

19.30 – Three case studies

• openlaws GmbH, Dr. Clemens Wass

• FairPlane, Mag. Andreas Sernetz

• “Digital Wave”, Dr. Philipp Maier, Dr. Lukas Feiler & Mag. Marc Lager

20.15  Q&As

20.30 – Networking & socializing

Looking forward to seeing you on the November 7 in Vienna.

Please RSVP via Meetup.

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Legal Tech seems to be a global phenomenon. Legal Tech companies and communities are popping up around the world and share some common characteristics and challenges. In our next meetup David Curle (Director, Market Intelligence at Thomson Reuters Legal) will ask why and what may and should be learnt from it.

Join our next ELTA Meet-up on Wednesday, October 19 in Berlin. Register now!

19:30 – Networking & Socializing
20:00 – Introduction and Welcome by Marie Bernard & Micha Bues
20:10 – Keynote by David Curle (Director, Market Intelligence at Thomson Reuters Legal): The New Legal Tech – a Global Phenomenon
20:30 – Q&A
20:45 – Start-up Pitch
21:00 – Networking & Socializing

The ELTA meetup is kindly sponsored by Dentons and takes place in their Berlin office (Markgrafenstraße 33, Berlin).

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Legalbase CEO Daniel Biene and Chief Strategy Officer Hariolf Wenzler on the chances of legal tech becoming a part of “big law”

The first meetup of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) will be held on September 8 in Berlin’s Spielfeld Digital Hub. The meet-up (with the theme “The First Wave of Legal Tech,”) establishes a new platform for the exchange of views and ideas. Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues, from Leverton, organizer of the meet-up and one of the founding entities behind the ELTA, says: “With ELTA, we have made it our objective to encourage an exchange of views and ideas, as well as open dialog concerning the opportunities inherent in legal technology and its influence on legal services.”

Two keynote speeches are on the agenda:

  • Legal Tech as an Opportunity for Strategy and Business Development in BigLaw
    Dr. Hariolf Wenzler (Chief Strategy Officer at Baker & McKenzie)
  • Five Lessons Learnt as a Legal Tech Entrepreneur
    Dr. Daniel Biene (CEO and co-founder of Legalbase)

The location’s innovative atmosphere, will also have an effect on the dialog between the participants: Spielfeld Digital Hub, a collaboration between Roland Berger and Visa Europe, brings companies, experts, and start-ups together with the aim of developing digital innovations and business models. Apart from that, Spielfeld Digital Hub facilitates cross-sector knowledge transfer.

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European Legal Technology Association c/o Spielfeld Digital Hub GmbH
Skalitzer Straße 85-86, 10997 Berlin

Tel. 040 – 30706 – 267

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