Madrid hosts Legaltech Day 2022

On September 15 Legaltech Day, the event focusing on legaltech trends in the Iberian market, is gathering at the Wellington hotel in Madrid, in-house and private practice lawyers to discuss and debate the pivotal role of technology in the sector. “What’s new and on the horizon for 2022 and beyond” is the title chosen for this year’s edition. Legal technology is rapidly evolving, becoming easier to use and less complex, offering new service capabilities and an enhanced client experience. This year’s event discusses some of the latest technologies and how new technology tools can help lawyers to solve some of the most challenging and tedious tasks.

Key players of the legal sector (15 speakers) share their knowledge and experience and debate on the challenges of the profession during five sessions. The event has been organised by Iberian Lawyer with the participation of Ambar Partners, Cerejeira Namora Marinho Falcão, Docusign, Ecija Eqs Group and the support of ACC Europe

The event, organised by Iberian Lawyer with the participation of Ambar Partners, Cerejeira Namora Marinho Falcão, Docusign, Ecija Eqs Group and the support of ACC Europe, expects the participation of more than 100 company/law firm representatives.

The day starts at 09:00 with check-in and a welcome coffee followed by the welcome and keynote speeches of Hélène Thiery communication, marketing & BD director at LC Publishing Group and Anna Palazzo International project & conference manager at LC Publishing Group.

The discussion immediately goes to the heart of the matter, with the round table “Lawyers and technology. where are we?”. Under the moderation of Michael Heron, deputy editor of Iberian Lawyer, Afonso Cardoso de Menezes (head of legal & governance and company secretary at Bison Bank), Isabel Fernandes (general legal counsel at Grupo Visabeira) and Murray Grainger (Country manager at EQS Group Spain) discuss the influence of technology on the legal profession.

After a quick networking break, the conference resumes at 11.15 with a second round table, this time focused on “What’s next for legal operations?”. In alternation, with the moderation of Irina Wakstein, journalist of Iberian Lawyer, the speakers Manuel Deó, ceo of Ambar Partners; Teresa LópezBachiller, Iberian legal counsel of BAT; Carlos López Martín de Blas, Global head of legal & secretary general of Grupo Secuoya; and Ignacio Mendoza Escobar, Legal Director of Heineken España.

This is followed at 12.15 by the session 3, entitled “Will A.I and technology bring to an end the billable hour?” moderated by Michael Heron. Francisca Almeida, chief corporate & legal officer of Wiimer; Ana Buitrago, former legal director & associate general counsel of Amazon and Juan María Gárate Pérez, legal and organization director of Axión speak on the subject.

The last discussion of the morning is the roundtable “How technology is changing the way we manage contracts”. To discuss the issues related to the subject are: Daniel García-Viso Albardía, enterprise solution consultant of DocuSign; and Paul Handal, partner and head of legal technology of Ecija; moderated by Michael Heron.

Immediately after lunch, the day of work continues with the round table “How to create efficiencies and manage risk with technology”, moderated by Irina Wakstein. Manuel Aguirre, IBM lead lawyer for technology Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel Region; Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, principal associate at Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão; and Gloria Sánchez Soriano, group legal vp and head of legal for technology & digital of Banco Santander speak on the subject.

The Legaltech Day ends with a Q&A session and the closing remarks at 16.15