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Day Program

The Global Legal & IP ConfEx and Law Tech Exhibition aims to bring together 200+ In-house Counsel, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as: Litigation. Technology.Software.E-discovery.Risk.Security.Compliance. Outsourcing (This list of challenges is only indicative, not exhaustive). In order to find the solutions, they not only need the learning & education but also the meetings with right service providers. Our event helps them with both. Here you go with the list of current delegates.


What is in the Agenda:

  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Exhibitions
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Agenda Detail


 ConfEx Agenda* (From 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM Gulf Standard Time) 

07:00 AM – Onwards
Conference Registration 

Informal Networking | 07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
Morning Keynote Address | 08:30 AM – 10:45 AM

 Morning Keynote Address 1 | 08:30 AM – 09:15 AM

Practical Legal/IP Risk, Security & Compliance Management Strategies for the Busy In-House Counsels & Law Firm Partners

  • Legal World and Cybersecurity: How Can Lawyers Keep Their Client Data Confidential?
  • ‘Persist & prevail': How to Confront Corruption?
  • Is Investigation Swift and Punishment Decisive and Fair?
  • GDPR and relevancy of Cloud technology

 Morning Keynote Address 2 | 09:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Legal Tech- The Pursuit of Legal Innovation and Excellence: Evolution or Revolution?

The legal industry is undergoing a period of profound change. Indeed, flux seems to have become the status quo. With technological advancement, an informed, tech savvy client base, new non-traditional market entrants, and more, we are increasingly aware of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the legal profession today.

  • Market composition
  • Technological innovation
  • Other professions
  • Client power and perception
  • How do you prepare for the changes that are to come?

 Morning Keynote Address 3 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

GDPR: After One Year– What Do You Need to Know

  • What impact has the new data protection directive had on businesses so far?
  • How did the situation look like right before GDPR was enforced?
  • Top unexpected consequences of GDPR
  • Better Option to Minimize Privacy Risks and Maintain GDPR Compliance - Data Protection Officer’s (DPO) or Virtual CISO: Chief Information Security Officer?
  • Impact after GDPR on Risk, Privacy, Fraud & Investigation Management

Informal Networking | 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM 

  • Networking Tea Break
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

Redefining Legal Reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Understand the true nature of Artificial Intelligence and how it can benefit your corporate legal department/Law firm by helping you improve productivity. Start preparing your organization & law firm to beat the competition now. Learn how to:

  • Increase corporate legal departments/ law firms efficiency and productivity
  • Accelerate eDiscovery efforts with AI
  • Simplify compliance
  • Leverage machine learning to meet compliance requirements Reduce or eliminate false positive compliance concerns
  • Enhance jobs, not replace them

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

GDPR. Compliance. Law Technology.

12:15 PM – 12:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Risk Management: Moving From "What Can Go Wrong?" to "What Must Go Right"

In this uncertain world of globalization and emerging markets, UAE’s economic and cultural growth is supported by a legal and regulatory framework developed to encourage significant local and international business creativity. Since the evolution of Intellectual Property (IP) Law over centuries, businesses have certainly started firmly establishing the concept. IP has now emerged as a commonplace in the world with an objective to Promote Progress. You will learn about:

  • Building a Sustainable Safety and Risk Management Culture
  • Explore the importance of the decisions you make using intellectual property data
  • UAE war on Data Theft
  • Discover how to be better equipped to increase productivity and become a strong resource to your business
  • Uncover evaluation techniques that could save you countless hours in IP analysis
  • Distill insights to your stakeholders and impact day-to-day business decisionson

12:55 PM – 01:15 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

GDPR. Compliance. Law Technology.

Informal Networking | 01:15 PM – 02:05 PM

  • Networking Luncheon Break
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

02:05 PM – 02:45 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Mediation and Arbitration: Who Should be Doing What

Mediation is no longer a child and is now more like a teenager in the dispute resolution world. As with any teenager, relationships matter. Mediation’s relationship with other form of dispute resolution is now increasingly important.

  • Can mediation be effectively used in connection with arbitration? If so, at what stage?
  • How effective is mediation generally? In what circumstances or jurisdictions is it most effective?
  • Should companies include mediation clauses in their standard commercial contracts?
  • Is there a particular format best used for incorporating mediation into a dispute resolution clause?
  • Mediation: What Legal & IP In-House Counsels expects
  • Advantages/disadvantages of IP arbitration over the courts
  • Arbitration -vs- mediation, the various Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Dubai & Middle East
  • The Impact of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Technology in the Dubai & Middle East

02:45 PM – 03:05 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

GDPR. Compliance. Law Technology.

03:05 PM – 03:45 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Will Smart Contracts Finally Rid the World of Lawyers?

  • Why Business Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced by Smart Contracts?
  • Someone needs to create (draft) the contract terms
  • Not everything clients want to put into contracts is legal or enforceable
  • A large part of a corporate lawyer’s job is custom contract drafting
  • Contracts are intentionally full of subjective determinations
  • Smart contracts have their own risks
  • The value of a business lawyer isn’t in the paper, it’s in the advice

Informal Networking | 03:45 PM – 03:55 PM

  • Networking Luncheon Break
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

03:55 PM – 04:35 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Legal & Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in Today’s Digital Economy- Challenges & Protection

Digital transformation has become one of the main forces of innovation in the current legal economic model, identified as the Creative Economy, creating new Legal & IP rights and new business challenges & opportunities. Panelists will aim to cover:

  • Competition Law Challenges in a Digital Economy
  • Maintenance and management of Legal & IP rights
  • Business IP advisory for consistent and global IP strategies
  • IP Legal Compliance
  • Cross-border transaction and intercompany transfers involving IP
  • Administrative & judicial litigation of IP
  • What impact could technology have on the Vendor/Law Firm-client relationship?

04:35 PM – 05:15 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Why UAE Law/IP Firms Need Automation to Adapt to a Challenging Global Legal Market?

Technology isn't merely changing the Middle East/UAE legal industry—it's transforming what it means to practice law in the 21st century. Adoption difficulties are particularly acute for law firms. There is a rising awareness in the market that “legal tech” is important, that the legal market is going to change, and that law firms which adopt will have a competitive advantage over others. Panelists will share their views on the following-

  • Meet fresh competitive challenges
  • Derive maximum value from the implementation of technological efficiencies
  • Reduce legal spending and increased efficiencies
  • Demonstrate value to clients
  • Emergence of new competition in the form of alternative legal service providers

05:15 PM – 06:00 PM

Evening Happy Hours & Informal Networking

Closing Remarks Followed by Evening Cocktail. This ceremony will celebrate the presence of our speakers, key delegates and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation

View Dubai 2018 - Speakers


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