The Legal Tech Event of 2018

The Blockchain Capital Berlin becomes an international Legal Tech Hub.
We connect national & international pioneers and thought leaders in all areas of Legal Tech!

 

On February 22nd and 23rd 2018 the Berlin Legal Tech takes place for the second time. Under the leadership of Legal Tech Pioneer Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach and the „Blockchain Lawyer“ Florian Glatz, a unique selection of legal tech thought leaders and innovators from the German, European and international Legal Tech Community come together to shape the legal services industry of tomorrow.

 

A two-day international Legal Tech Hackathon (Februar 22nd-23rd) brings together Lawyers with Software Developers, User Experience Designers und Digital Innovators. In an open, collaborative form ideas will be developed and prototyped over a duration of 36 hours.

 

A full-day conference on February 23rd gives room for discussions and new insights. Captivating talks by pioneering members of the Legal Tech Community, stimulating discussions with like-minded colleagues and valuable networking opportunities make the Berlin Legal Tech a „Must Go“ event in 2018.

 

On the evening of February 23rd the participants of the Hackathon will present their ideas and prototypes to the conference audience.

Topics in the Spotlight

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

A new generation of internet startups get attention world-wide. Inspired by the success of the decentralized digital currency Bitcoin, those startups try to generalize the underlying principle of Bitcoin, turning the business models of today’s internet platforms upside down. Which aspect of the phenomenon “ICO” has substance, what is hype? Which value do those startups create? What is the connection to Legal Tech?

Legal Predictive Analytics

How faithful can Machine Learning predict the outcome of legal disputes? Which business models are created by this ability, especially in connection with litigation financing? Artificial intelligence is increasingly capable to comprehend complex legal processes. How can lawyers prepare for those changes, to stay relevant in the future? Which cost advantages are to be expected for businesses?

Embedded Law & Compliance

Law and compliance will be integrated features of digitale services and products in the future. New technologies advance the digitalisation of the legal ecosystem at an increasing speed. Those who want to stay relevant tomorrow, have no other chance but to get a deep grasp of the possibilities – and limitations – of the technological foundations.

Blockchain

Transactions of all kind will be executed on a globally shared trust infrastructure, giving rise to new levels of transparency and accountability. Blockchain technology is the most promising candidate technology yet to fulfill that vision

Industrialization

Legal Services will be industrialized and standardized: starting with specific contract types, ultimately every aspect of a lawyer’s day-to-day job will be touched by automation. Increasing complexity requires more qualified legal advice, leading to an increase in cost. Here, industrialization helps to reduce cost and lower the barrier to justice.

Law & AI

Advances in Machine Learning and Big Data influence law in many ways. From cost reduction in legal practice to questions such as legal personhood for machines.

Our Speakers

Our Speakers are comprised of thought leaders and innovators from all areas of the Legal Tech Community.

Florian Glatz
Blockchain Lawyer

Florian Glatz ist als Rechtsanwalt, Software Entwickler und Unternehmer im Bereich Blockchain tätig. Er ist Mitgründer des Legal Tech Centers und Präsident des Blockchain Bundesverbands. Als Anwalt Berät er Blockchain-Startups rund um das Thema Initial Coin Offering. Als Entwickler fokussiert er sich auf innovative Anwendungen der Blockchain im Bereich Law und Finance.

Florian Glatz
Blockchain Lawyer
Stephan Breidenbach
Mitgründer des Legal Tech Center, Professor für Zivilrecht

Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach ist Visionär und Vordenker der Legal Tech Bewegung. Er arbeitet als Hochschullehrer, Mediator und Unternehmer. Er ist den Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Zivilprozessrecht und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht und ist Gründer des Legal Tech Centers an der Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) sowie Professor für Wirtschaftsmediation an der Universität Wien.

Stephan Breidenbach
Mitgründer des Legal Tech Center, Professor für Zivilrecht
Paul von Bünau
Managing Director, idalab

Dr. Paul von Bünau ist Geschäftsführer bei idalab, einer in Berlin ansässigen, 2003 gegründeten Agentur für Data Science, die sich auf Maschinelles Lernen, Künstliche Intelligenz, mathematische Modellierung und Data Strategy spezialisiert hat. idalab berät eine Vielzahl von Kunden im Bereich Bankwesen, Mobilität, Biotech und im digitalen Sektor. Paul von Bünau studierte Mathematik und Informatik und promovierte im Bereich Statistische Datenanalyse.

Paul von Bünau
Managing Director, idalab
Luis Ackermann
Mitgründer von Lex Ferenda

Luis Ackermann ist Data Scientist und IT-Architekt. Vor rund drei Jahren gründete er Lex Ferenda und entwickelt seither Systeme zur automatisierten Verarbeitung von juristischen Daten und Software zur digitalen Unterstützung von Rechtsanwälten. Seine Spezialisierung liegt in den Themenbereichen Machine Learning und Datensicherheit, also in der Entwicklung von Algorithmen die Erkenntnisse aus Daten gewinnen und dabei hohe Vertraulichkeitsanforderungen erfüllen.

Luis Ackermann
Mitgründer von Lex Ferenda
Cord Brügmann
Hauptgeschäftsführer des DAV

Dr. Cord Brügmann ist Hauptgeschäftsführer des DAV.

Cord Brügmann
Hauptgeschäftsführer des DAV
Thomas Kohlmeier
Mitgründer und Co-Geschäftsleiter der Nivalion AG

Thomas Kohlmeier is one of the leading experts and innovators in the german and international litigation funding industry. Since January 2017 he is building a new Litigation Funder, Nivalion AG, Switzerland, with an initial investment volume of 250 Mio. € and the mission to develop and implement an innovative investment strategy and structure, making use of legal tech based processes and insurance linked solutions.

Thomas Kohlmeier
Mitgründer und Co-Geschäftsleiter der Nivalion AG
Niko Marcel Waesche
Gründer GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH

Dr. Niko Marcel Waesche ist Gründer GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH

Niko Marcel Waesche
Gründer GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH
Jan Stemplewski
Mitgründer Holiday Hero

Jan Stemplewski ist Mitgründer des Legal Tech Startups Holiday Hero.

Jan Stemplewski
Mitgründer Holiday Hero
Klaus-Lorenz Gebhardt
Partner Roever Broenner Susat Mazars

Klaus-Lorenz Gebhardt has been with Mazars in Berlin for 14 years and is partner since 2010. As a lawyer and tax consultant, he advises on financial and supervisory law. The focus of Mr. Gebhardt’s work is on advising and designing investment funds and other financing instruments, especially for the real estate and energy sector. This includes the complete drawing up of a prospectus and the supervision of the approval procedure at the BaFin. He also advises investment funds, investment management companies on tax and legal issues. Furthermore, the topic crowdinvesting plays an important role; for example, in 2018, Mazars will host a one-month crowdfunding internship for young lawyers for the fourth time in Berlin.

Klaus-Lorenz Gebhardt
Partner Roever Broenner Susat Mazars
Lilian Breidenbach
Mitgründerin von Legal OS

Lilian Breidenbach is co-founder and managing director of Legal OS. She builds software and is a trained anthropologist.

Lilian Breidenbach
Mitgründerin von Legal OS
Philipp Caba
Rechtsanwalt & Venture Developer bei Gansel Rechtsanwälte; Co-Founder LI GmbH

“Philipp Caba, lawyer and venture developer, leads the service vw-verhandlung. de as Head of Legal of the cooperation between tha law firms of Gansel Rechtsanwälte (Berlin) and Baum, Reiter & Collegen (Düsseldorf). He is also managing director and shareholder of the newly founded Gesellschaft für die Digitalisierung des Rechts LI mbH. Former co-founder of the Forum Finanzwacht. de platform.“

Philipp Caba
Rechtsanwalt & Venture Developer bei Gansel Rechtsanwälte; Co-Founder LI GmbH
Manon Goo
IT-Experte, Berater und Mentor bei DG-i

Manon Goo ist IT-Experte, Berater und Mentor bei DG-i.

Manon Goo
IT-Experte, Berater und Mentor bei DG-i
Fabian Vogelsteller
Entwickler bei Ethereum Foundation

Fabian Vogelsteller ist Entwickler bei der Ethereum Foundation

Fabian Vogelsteller
Entwickler bei Ethereum Foundation
Wade Malone (inquired)
Head of Product at Lex Machina

Wade Malone ist Head of Product bei Lex Machina

Wade Malone (inquired)
Head of Product at Lex Machina
Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.
Head of Contracts & Legal Affairs BOMBARDIER

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M. ist Head of Contracts & Legal Affairs BOMBARDIER

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.
Head of Contracts & Legal Affairs BOMBARDIER
Tobias Freudenberg
Chefredakteur NJW

Tobias Freudenberg is a lawyer and journalist in Frankfurt am Main. From 2000 to 2010 he worked in various positions for the media company Otto Schmidt in Cologne, including editor-in-chief of the magazines ``Die Aktiengesellschaft`` and ``GmbH-Rundschau`` as well as head of legal journals. Since 2010, he is responsible as editor-in-chief for the ``NJW`` and the entire NJW product group at the publishing company C. H. Beck. He has published numerous articles on professional and commercial law topics including as author of the business paper ``Handelsblatt``.

Tobias Freudenberg
Chefredakteur NJW
Andrea Thilo
Moderatorin

Andrea Thilo ist die Moderatorin der Berlin Legal Tech 2018.

Andrea Thilo
Moderatorin
Tom Braegelmann LL.M
General Counsel Leverton

Tom Braegelmann is an attorney at BBL Bernsau Brockdorff & Partner and was previously General Counsel at Leverton in Berlin. Before that, he was working as a lawyer for many years in major international law firms in Germany, and also for more than three years as a lawyer in New York City. He's closely following the latest technological developments which are currrently transforming the legal sector.

Tom Braegelmann LL.M
General Counsel Leverton
Ulrich Schellenberg
Präsident des DAV

RAuN Ulrich Schellenberg ist Präsident des DAV.

Ulrich Schellenberg
Präsident des DAV
Kathrin Mehler
Legal Counsel for Digitization and Innovation, Commerzbank AG

Dr. Kathrin Mehler is legal counsel for digitization at Commerzbank AG. In this function, she is responsible for the digitisation of the bank's legal department, where she is responsible for Legal Tech, Change Management and Mindset. She also advises the Commerzbank Group's business units on legal issues relating to digitisation projects.

Kathrin Mehler
Legal Counsel for Digitization and Innovation, Commerzbank AG
Markus Hartung
Direktor des Bucerius Centers on the Legal Profession

Markus Hartung ist Direktor des Bucerius Centers on the Legal Profession (CLP) bei der Bucerius Law School. Seine Forschung beim CLP dreht sich um Marktentwicklungen und Trends, Management, strategische Führung und Corporate Governance sowie neue Geschäftsmodelle durch Legal Tech.

Markus Hartung
Direktor des Bucerius Centers on the Legal Profession

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Event Programme

Legal Hackers can continue hacking for as long as they wish. The event area is available during the whole night.

Tag 1: 22. Februar 2018

During breakfast, we will get to know each other and discuss how we will run initial brainstorming on three topics: Blockchain, AI and Industrialization.

Participants develop ideas and use cases in an open exchange, supported through various creative methods based on Legal Design Thinking.

12:00 PM

Legal Hackers pitch the ideas they want to realize during the event.

Teams start to form around common interests and passions.

Teams start to implement their ideas in the form of Prototypes, Presentations and other formats.

06:00 PM

Tag 2: 23. Februar 2018

09:00 AM

Breakfast

12:00 AM

Legal Hackers hand in the result of their hard work.

Legal Hackers will pitch their ideas and prototypes to a qualified jury. Awards are waiting for the best teams. An after show party gives room for celebration to all participants.

Stephan Breidenbach and Florian Glatz open the conference.
The main partner of the event, Contract Vault, introduces itself.

RAuN Ulrich Schellenberg

Industrial Legal Services / New Business Models

Thomas Kohlmeier, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Nivalion AG

Niko Wäsche, Founder GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH

Jan Stemplewski (Holiday Hero)
Klaus-Lorenz Gebhardt (Roever Broenner Susat Mazars)
Lilian Breidenbach (Vertragsmacher UG)
Philipp Caba (Gansel Rechtsanwälte)

Blockchain

Florian Glatz, Blockchain Lawyer

Manon Goo, IT-Experte, Consultant and Mentor at DG-i

Fabian Vogelsteller, Ethereum Foundation

11:00 Uhr

Artificial Intelligence

Paul von Bünau, Managing Director idalab

Luis Ackermann, Co-Founder Lex Ferenda

Wade Malone, Head of Product at Lex Machina

Interactive Program

Around the three pillars Industrialisation/New Business Models, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

13:30 Uhr

The future of industrial legal services

Stephan Breidenbach

Opportunities for legal practitioners, in-house counsel and lawyers

Moderiert von Tom Brägelmann (Leverton)
Teilnehmer: Alexander Steinbrecher (Bombardier), Cord Brügmann (DAV), Tobias Freudenberg (NJW), Kathrin Mehler (Commerzbank; inquired), Markus Hartung (Bucerius)

A small selection of Legal Hackers will present the ideas they are working on at the Hackathon.

Evening Program

The conference participants are invited to watch the pitches of the Legal Hackers at the Hackathon. There will be a jury with awards and an after show party. The event is happening at a different location.

Get your Tickets

Hackathon (February 22nd + 23rd 2018)
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Two-day international Legal Tech Hackathon
Hands-On Legal Tech for Legal Practitioners, Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs...
Realize your vision together with like-minded Legal Hackers
Three meals per day
Overnight stay possible at location with own sleeping gear
Get to know other legal tech enthusiasts
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Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
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Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
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Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks

Legal Tech Hackathon

The Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon brings together software developers, the digital revolution’s driving forces, and legal practitioners for the first time. Under the umbrella of “hacking.law” we promote a long overdue dialogue between these two groups.

 

Any productive dialogue starts with a common language. Its development  is the core goal of the event. For two days, the event aims at building bridges in the form of different formats and with the help of Legal Engineers, legal practitioners with technical expertise.

Legal practitioners, lawyers, students

Legal consulting is on the verge of fundamental change. With some delay, law is hit by digitization, bringing about deep change. Meanwhile legal education is not keen on change and innovation. There is much as it is because it has always been no different.

The Legal Tech Hackathon aims at changing this. We invite legal practitioners, lawyers and students to dive in the world of digital innovation for two days. Technical background knowledge is thereby not a requirement at all; in fact, legal practitioners can make a significant contribution by means of their legal expertise to create innovative Legal Tech products and services.

Legal Engineers

Legal Engineers are legal practitioners who already have a profound technical understanding. They have understood to – mainly autodidactically – gain valuable knowledge of how digital technologies can be used. Their knowledge is meant to be shared, commonly expanded and sharpened.

During the two-days Legal Tech Hackathon, they will translate and bridge the gap between curious legal practitioners on the one hand, and software developers and designers of digital products on the other hand. Thereby, they serve as a role model for the future legal practitioner.

Software developers and designers

Software developers and designers are the driving forces behind our society’s digital transformation. They are the architects of tomorrow’s society. The overall social responsibility is a heavy load to carry on their shoulders. In this respect, legal practitioners, having been responsible for society in a whole for centuries already, therefore are crucial stakeholders to provide valuable input and assistance.

A humane digital future can only be built together. We invite software developers, designers and digital entrepreneurs to open up for a dialogue.

Hackathon Building Blocks

Idea Hacking

Stage 1: joint brainstorming

Everything starts with an idea: What is part of legal practitioners’ everyday professional life which can be simplified, accelerated or even eliminated? How can work processes be improved? And in general: how can legal advice and legal practice be rethought? Think creatively, think big, every idea counts! In this respect, legal practitioners can provide valuable input, ideas, for instance, in the field of contracts (templates, analysis, execution, etc.), document and IP management as well as CRM tools for legal practitioners.

Stage 2: organization of ideas

In this stage, ideas and technological possibilities are put together – how can ideas be matched with the innovation drivers blockchain, industrialization and artificial intelligence?

Stage 3: team building

The participants form teams in accordance with personal interests. There are no specifications in respect of the composition of the team. Every team will be supported by the present legal engineers.

Prototype Hacking

The teams implement their ideas by starting to hack. The goal may be, but not necessarily, to develop a functional prototype. As a competition entry, it is also possible to theoretically elaborate an exciting idea. Legal engineers help legal practitioners to be productive in the teams, to contribute to the implementation of the idea and to fulfill original legal tasks within the team.

Workshops for legal practitioners

By participating at the Legal Tech Hackathon, legal practitioners have already overcome the first hurdles on the way to tomorrow’s legal consulting. The workshops are meant to allay remaining reservations and fears concerning Legal Tech, to ignite curiosity and, last but not least, to provide basic knowledge.

There will be workshops on basis of software programming and algorithmic thinking, on blockchain and machine learning as well as on document automation tools.

Competition of Ideas

The teams have the chance to win attractive prizes. The expert jury chooses the three best competition entries i. a. by level of creativity, innovation, practicability, social impact, etc.

Trailer der Berlin Legal Tech 2017 

Mentions in the Press

Partner und Sponsoren

Based in Zug – in the heart of Crypto Valley – Contract Vault is developing an advanced platform built with blockchain technology that allows users with little or no legal or blockchain knowledge to create, customize, manage and deploy legally-binding conventional and smart contracts. The Contract Vault marketplace offers users a dynamic ecosystem of powerful templates, advice and services from both legal and blockchain experts. The Contract Vault core team and its advisors including Laux Lawyers arefocused on providing a platform that will empower users with accessible tools that will enhance and simplify their business and will help carry the legal profession deep into the 21st century.

Become a Sponsor

Reach your audience and help us a build a unique Event.

Education Partners

Become an Education Partner

Help us create new forms of education for legal practitioners and digital innovators in the legal space.

Medienpartner

Become a Media Partner

Report on the newest developments in the legal services market.

Technologiepartner

Become a Technology Partner

Find new users and developers for your products and services.

Get your Tickets

Hackathon (February 22nd + 23rd 2018)
Application required; limited number of participants
0
Limited Number of ParticipantsApply Now
Two-day international Legal Tech Hackathon
Hands-On Legal Tech for Legal Practitioners, Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs...
Realize your vision together with like-minded Legal Hackers
Three meals per day
Overnight stay possible at location with own sleeping gear
Get to know other legal tech enthusiasts
Conference February 23rd 2018
Participate at the Conference on February 23rd 2018
395
Full Price TicketBuy Now
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference February 23rd 2018 (Student)
Participate at the Conference on February 23rd 2018
35
Students (limited number of seats available)Buy Now
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference February 23rd 2018 (Early Bird)
Participate at the Conference on February 23rd 2018
295
SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2018
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Startup Alley with Legal Tech Startups
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks

Event Location

Hackathon and Conference take place at two different locations.

Conference Location

Mazars GmbH
Alt-Moabit 2, 10557 Berlin

Hackathon Location

Monopole of the People
Provinzstraße 40-44, 13409 Berlin

E-Mail & Telefon

info@legaltech.center
+49 173 42 15 19 8

Organizers

The Berlin Legal Tech 2018 is organized by the Legal Tech Center at Viadrina European University.