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13 June 2018, London, UK

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre,
Second Floor, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster,
London SW1P 3EE

Day Program


  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Strategic Leadership Discussion
  • Exhibitions
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Evening Cocktail
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
  • One-on-One Meetings

Agenda Detail

Legal & IP ConfEx and GDPR ConfEX Agenda (From 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM British Standard Time)

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:30 AM – 08:50 AM

Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions: One By One. Networking Opportunity

  • Opening Welcome Address
  • Short Introductions of All Participants - One By One
  • Identification of "Who Is Who"
  • Prioritizing Your Networking with Audience
  • Assistance in Scheduling Meeting in Networking Breaks

 Opening Keynote Address | 08:50 AM – 10:30 AM

People Still Matter in IP & Legal World: Ensuring Your Teams are Communicating, Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge

Michael Collett QC
Chair, London
Common Law and Commercial
Bar Association (LCLCBA) 

Barrister, 20 Essex St
Clare Wardle
General Counsel and
Company Secretary,
Coca-Cola European
Partners plc,
Chairman of Basketball

Mattias Aggeler

Christopher Gallagher, Esq.
Chief Solutions Officer,
Special Counsel,
Johannes Stiehler
Chief Technology Officer,
Ayfie Inc,

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A (Burton / Redgrave)-  Law, IP & Technology

Hall B (Oliver) - GDPR, Compliance & Technology

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

Blockchain Technology: Opportunity or Threat?

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points-

  • Blockchain: what lawyers need to know? Will this affect their practice or firm?
  • Blockchain regulations in the UK/US
  • How the laws & regulation affecting blockchain technology can impact its adoption
  • How the US government is using Blockchain technology to fight fraud?
  • How Blockchain will affect legal services employment
  • Application of Blockchain technology in legal services industry
Matthew Farrar
Senior Technology Lawyer,
Angus McLean
Simmons & Simmons LLP,
Caitriona Whelan
Head of Controls and Compliance Payments,
Royal Bank of Scotland,
Mark Mladek
Senior Legal Counsel,
Associated British Foods plc,
  Michael Hekimian
Senior Associate,
Commercial, IP and Technology,
Travers Smith LLP,

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

How to Turn GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) into an Opportunity in 2018-19?

According to Forrester, “Every organization—regardless of its location—doing business with EU customers will need to make changes to its oversight, technology, processes, and people to comply with the new rules.” The real question is: How to turn the challenge into an opportunity?

Experts will explain what the GDPR means for your business, and how you should see this as a coming opportunity:

  • What does the new GDPR entail for US and other Non EU firms?
  • How to implement required security measures
  • How to make your business profitable in the era of GDPR?
  • Evaluate control requirements mandated by the new legislation
  • Understand the financial and operational consequences of non-compliance
  • Raising awareness – getting buy-in across your organization
  • How GDPR can enable trusted relationships with your customers
Steve Wright
Data Privacy and Information Security Officer,
John Lewis Partnership,
Julie Varcoe-Cocks
Head of Ethics Regulatory and Compliance /Data Protection Officer,
Nikita Saini
Data Protection Solicitor,
Wedlake Bell LLP,

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Harness the power of patents with the Minesoft Suite – the patent search and analysis tools relied on by over 50,000 professional users worldwide.

At Minesoft, we realise that IP professionals operate in an increasingly time-pressured world; our solutions are developed with this in mind to save you time and hassle. Our week-in-the-life cases highlight what you can do in 10-20 minute increments to gain truly actionable data; a different approach compared to a well-polished case study which could take an outsourcing firm weeks to create and which you, as busy professionals, may struggle to recreate. We will show you how to:

  • Seriously speed up your research with patent data from over 100 countries with PatBase, the patent search and analysis platform
  • Effortlessly visualise the landscape with brand-new Analytics V2.0, enabling users to gain actionable competitive intelligence, pinpoint licensing opportunities and discover white spaces in areas of interest
  • Utilise the most comprehensive global patent citation database available, Citation Explorer, to unearth new players or technologies in your field and to identify potential licenseesies 
  • Expand your search query possibilities with cutting edge machine learning capabilities to find pertinent art, quickly and accurately for patentability, FTO and validity studies
Mie Rasmussen
Customer Support & Training Manager,

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11:45 AM – 12:05 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Operationalise GDPR and Privacy by Design: What to Automate in Your Privacy Programme

To operationalise GDPR, companies will need to build the principles of privacy by design into all of their business processes. In this session, learn about the different parts of a privacy programme from PIA/DPIAs, data mapping, consent management, and cookie compliance to subject rights requests and vendor risk management. Discover how your organization can streamline privacy management through software automation, and where humans are absolutely essential.

David Sinclair
Privacy Consultant,

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12:10 PM – 12:50 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Artificial Intelligence: Risk to Lawyers’ Profession?

According to recent research released at the World Economic Forum (WEF), 5 million jobs are expected to be taken by robots by 2020 itself. Can you imagine the robots taking lawyers’ jobs? Technology doing the real lawyers’ work – robot lawyers?

  • What is Artificial Intelligence– connection with IP lawyers
  • What AI applications can do in the legal industry, besides document review and automation?
  • Can robots replace IP lawyers in reality? By 2050?
  • Can robots think and act like IP lawyers?
  • AI & automation for law firms?
  • Do you think people will accept AI especially in UK & Europe?
  • What are the advantages of using the AI in terms of cost effectiveness for the IP lawyers? So far what is the negative impact?
Michael Hekimian
Senior Associate,
Commercial, IP and Technology,
Travers Smith LLP,
John Buyers
Osborne Clarke,
Birgit Clark
IP Lawyer,
Baker & Mckenzie LLP

12:10 PM – 12:50 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Intellectual Property (IP): What do you need to know?

Data privacy is a crosscutting matter applicable to all sectors, including IP. IP practitioners deal constantly with the collection and handling of personal data – and many of them are not sure how to handle them properly.?

  • How to handle personal data properly?
  • How to protect yourself against data loss and data theft
  • What are the changes introduced by the GDPR in context of IP?
  • UK & Europe war on data theft
  • What kind of personal data do IP practitioners deal with?
Dr. Peter Paroczi
Legal Harman International,
Caroline Cabezas
Legal Consultant,
Wolters Kluwer, 
Richard Milchior
Granrut Avocats,

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

Open Source Software – the Threat to IP

As an In-house counsel, you likely work with the technology teams in your organisation to create and continuously update policies and procedures that govern internal use and external distribution of software. Policies to manage open source software (OSS) use are a very important part of this governance.

OSS is everywhere, but it comes with licence obligations and some security vulnerabilities. Legal teams need to know about OSS in order to mitigate potential breaches of corporate obligations to customers and shareholders, (such as GDPR, PCI, DSS and other regulations), as well as to help the development team to manage legal, financial or reputational risk.

In this presentation, speaker will cover the following topics:

  • How to work with your software developers to mitigate risk
  • Typical OSS licenses to look out for and security vulnerabilities to be aware of
  • How to detect and efficiently mitigate OSS risks
  • How to instil a culture of risk awareness in development teamse
Jeff Luszcz
Vice President of Product Management,


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

GDPR Compliance and Role of Technology & AI.

Technology’s role in data protection is the important link in GDPR transformation. GDPR technology experts will share the detailed information on the following key points: Adopting GDPR technology framework- The role of advisors and vendors

  • What kinds of tools and assistance are available?
  • Technology operation challenges in the GDPR
  • Data protection impact assessments – understanding technology risk
  • Regulatory guidance on technology issues
  • Advantages of using automation For GDPR compliance
  • What is Auto-Classification and how does it assist with GDPR compliance?
  • The impact of GDPR on marketing technology and cyber security

01:15 PM – 02:00 PM 

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Networking Luncheon Partner Sponsored By-  

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

“How Much is Too Much”: Are We Prepared for Future Frauds, Black Money and Corruption?

  • Compliance and Investigations in UK's Evolving Anti-Corruption Landscape
  • How to overcome cultural challenges in rolling out an anti-corruption awareness
  • Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Bribery, corruption risks to persist in 2017-18
  • Strengthening your due diligence and monitoring processes 
Robert F. Amaee
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP,
Patrick Rappo
Steptoe & Johnson LLP,
Guy Wilkes
Mishcon de Reya LLP,

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Legal World and Cybersecurity: How Can Lawyers Keep Their Client Data Confidential?

  • Where are we on cybersecurity in UK/Europe?
  • Impact of GDPR on these risks - are firms prepared?
  • Motivations for cybercrime which targets law firms?
  • How can firms tackle these challenges?
  • How can lawyers advise their clients regarding cybersecurity?
  • Best practices and new developments in high-stakes litigation and arbitration
May Winfield
Senior Legal Counsel,
Irina Tymczyszyn
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP,
Saadia Bhatty
Gide Loyrette Nouel,
Chris Hooper
VP Sales,
Safe-T Data,

02:35 PM – 02:55 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

The Emerging Role of Legal Operations

The latest buzzword in the corporate legal market is “legal operations”, which refers to all the activities that optimize the delivery of the services by an in-house legal department. Both the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Corporate Legal Operation Consortium offer their members best practices on how to run your legal operations.

Legal operations enables the legal department to focus on high-value strategic work and to use resources cost-effectively.

Our case study will cover how to get the most out of your legal operations by:

  • Reducing and managing risks in a proactive and commercially oriented manner
  • Implementing technology to measure the goals set by your management
  • Improving reporting processes in the legal department
  • Storing and presenting legal management information in a structured way
  • Using dashboards for insight and analytics


Maurits Annegarn
Business Development Manager,
Wolters Kluwer,

Sponsored By:-   

02:35 PM – 02:55 PM |  Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Justice for Lawyers presents:

  • SRA and the Legal Ombudsman – are they examining complaints correctly?
  • The European connection and the English Legal Profession.”
 Katherine Alexander Theodoutou
Highgate Hill Solicitors,

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03:00 PM – 03:30 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Litigation as an Effective Strategy against Patent Threats

Litigation has traditionally been seen as a poor option for an accused infringer. Instead, litigation is commonly viewed as an activity that is forced on an unwilling participant. The threat of litigation is particularly important when the patentee is a patent troll, offsetting the patent troll's ability to force a license, and playing a key role in forcing low-cost settlements. This session explores the options available to the accused infringer in the face of a patent threat.

  • Defining the concept of a patent troll
  • Reasons why an infringer might choose to litigate
  • Infringer and patentee's decision-making process
  • How changes in the ability of patentees to obtain injunctions may drive the tendency of parties to litigate
  • Licensing strategies
  • The value of settlements that occur in place of litigation
  • Litigation & IP Licensing


Dr. Bojan Savic
Jones Day LLP,
Chris Thornham
Taylor Wessing LLP,
Simon Clegg
Senior Counsel,
  Charlie Lexton
Head of Business Affairs & General Counsel,

03:00 PM – 03:30 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

GDPR: The Game changer: Are you ready to play by GDPR?

The rules of the game are about to change. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is set to become law in May 2018. Is your organization ready?

GDPR will affect companies around the world. Get ahead of the game and learn how your business strategy and security considerations need to change in order to be compliant.

  • What is the goal of GDPR?
  • What are the key aspects of GDPR?
  • What are the emerging requirements?
  • What can your company do to get ready for them? n


Dr. Nathalie Moreno
Lewis Silkin LLP,
Cameron Craig
Deputy General Counsel,
Group Head of Data Privacy,
Group Legal HSBC Holdings,
William Long
Sidley Austin,

03:35 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Computer Forensics, Computer-Assisted Review, Electronic Discovery and Electronic Evidence

Electronic courtrooms are becoming more common to allow presentation of evidence in electronic format and this will continue, not only for heavy cases, but for all litigation matters in the future.

Experts will share the detailed information on the following key points-

  • Practical overview and examples of computer forensics, electronic discovery and electronic courtrooms within UK/Europe
  • Sources of Electronic Evidence
  • Maintaining the Integrity of Electronic Evidence Preparation &
  • Presentation of Electronic Evidence for Trial
  • How predictive coding and analytics can reduce cost of IP Litigation?
  • The role of courts in guiding the use of technology assisted reviews e
Tony Thiaray
Director of Legal Services,
London City Airport,
Charles Kerrigan
May Winfield
Senior Legal Counsel,

03:35 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

EU General Data Protection Regulation – A Compliance Guide

GDPR reshapes the data protection norms for organizations worldwide that collect and process the data of European residents. The Regulation also imposes fines, grants extended rights to data subjects and allows data subjects to bring legal action against organizations in case of data breach.

Experts will discuss about the following GDPR Compliance aspects:

  • Your accountability under the GDPR, and what it means for boards and senior management
  • Scale, guidance and timescales – the challenge of complying
  • Assessing your readiness – clarifying risks to identify appropriate solutions
  • Plotting your journey to compliance – scheduling proportionate investments
  • What are the compliances for cloud based applications
  • How do you get started with your compliance program?
Natalie Salunke
Vice President and Head of Legal - Europe
Darren Pascoe
Head of Compliance,
Raffi Varoujian
Senior Corporate Counsel (EMEA) and
Co-Lead for Global
Compliance & Data Privacy,

04:05 PM – 04:15 PM 

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors


04:15 PM – 05:00 PM | Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!!

A Day in the Life of Corporate Counsel

What keeps corporate counsel up at night? Surveys consistently show that corporate counsel regularly loses sleep over global regulatory compliance, data security and employment issues. The biggest nightmare, however, may be finding the budget and resources to keep up with ever-changing regulations and manage the workload of the legal department.

This fast-paced session will offer 10-15 opportunities of live stories from in-house counsel participants, who will share two to three-minute case studies from their own experiences that how their in-house counsel job profiles bring up the business growth for their respective organizations. They will also share the challenges they face and how do they find the solutions. Do they partner with law firms and service providers to solve their issues – if yes; to what extent it remains intact.

You can look forward to digging into the experiences, new challenges and resolutions shared by in-house counsel participants at the ConfEx..

Jeff Dickerman
Vice President,
Associate General Counsel,
Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
President (Legal) & General Counsel,
Hinduja Group,
Ruth Stone
General Counsel,
SCB Group,
Tony Thiaray
Director of Legal Services,
London City Airport,

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by Evening Cocktail

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