The Legal Tech Event of 2019

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 20th – 22nd 2019 the Berlin Legal Tech takes place for the third time. Under the leadership of Legal Tech Pioneer Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach and the „Blockchain Lawyer“ Florian Glatz, a 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 (February 20th-21st) 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 dedicated day for hands-on Workshops (February 21st) connects our conference participants with industry-leading experts on subject matters such as decision automation, blockchain and smart contracts and other relevant topics for today’s digital lawyers and legal departments.

 

A full-day conference on February 22nd 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 2019. The conference talks and workshops will be in German.

Get Your Early Bird Ticket Now

We don’t have student tickets this year. All students and trainees are cordially invited to attend the Summer School Legal Tech in September.

Hackathon (20.-21. Feb.)
Application required; limited number of participants
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Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon 2019
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
Get to know other legal tech enthusiasts
Conference (22. Feb.)
Participate at the Conference on February 22nd 2019
495
Early Bird TicketGet Your Ticket
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2019 (excl. Workshops)
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference language: German
Workshops & Conference (21.-22. Feb.)
Workshops on Feb. 21st & Conference on Feb. 22nd
695
Early Bird TicketGet Your Ticket
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2019 (incl. Workshops)
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Inspiring workshops on the integration of legal tech into your daily work
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference language: German

Selected Conference Topics

Security Token

After years of hype around crypto currencies, a new innovation in the field of corporate finance is pushing its way onto the market: the issuance securities by means of tokens on a blockchain. Resourceful lawyers are suddenly at the centre of the innovation process. How do security token offerings work and what opportunities do they offer lawyers? Which intermediaries are disrupted?

Data-driven Law

Whoever believes today that templates and contract modules are the end of innovation in the legal services industry runs the risk of missing the real revolution. Data-driven business models are the future of every industry. What does this mean for the legal services market? How can law firms and legal departments position themselves today to be competitive tomorrow?

Crowd Justice

The new German class action is only the beginning. Increasingly, digital tools are enabling the crowd to enforce their rights effectively. AI-driven data analysis transforms litigation funding into a lucrative investment market. We shed light on what is already possible today and where the market is heading tomorrow. How can lawyers benefit from this development?

Event Programme

08:30 AM

The doors open for our conference participants. A warm welcome awaits you at the home of Mazars.

Stephan Breidenbach and Florian Glatz open open the event.
The host Mazars introduces themselves.

Lawyer and notary Ulrich Schellenberg

Data-driven Law

Reka Solymosi, University of Manchester, researcher at the Software Sustainability Institute.

Justin Kan (inquired), Founder and CEO Atrium

Lilian Breidenbach, co-founder and managing director of Legal OS GmbH based in Berlin.

Anna Ronkainen, Legal Tech Investor, AI & Law researcher, former Chief Scientist at TrademarkNow

Access to Justice: Designing for the Crowd

Stephan Breidenbach, organizer and co-founder of the Legal Tech Center

Elena Grebe, VP AEQUIFIN

Coffee Break

Access to Justice: Designing for Humans

Zoe Andreae, CEO of LECARE

Dalia Moniat, Student, Legal Hackers and Expert in Design Thinking

Interactive Program

Led by Tilo Wend, KnowledgeTools

Led by Lilian Breidenbach and Jacob Jones, LegalOS

Led by Astrid Kohlmeier and Dalia Moniat

Mittagessen

AI & Law

Joscha Bach (inquired), MIT Media Lab and researcher in the Harvard program for Evolutionary Dynamics

Max Neufeind, Policy Fellow of the Berliner Think Tanks Das Progressive Zentrum, member of Think Tank 30, the young think tank of the Club of Rome, ``Top 40 under 40`` in the field of ``Administration and Society`` in 2016 and 2017, and involved in numerous initiatives and dialogue processes on the future of work and the welfare state.

Blockchain

Florian Glatz, organizer, founder and head of the Legal Tech Center, chairman of Blockchain Bundesverband e.V.

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen (inquired), Faculty of Law and Economics
Business Information Systems and Sustainable IT Management

Digital State

Kai Wagner (inquired), Jolocom

Thomas Heilmann (angefragt), MdB

Evening program

The Hackathon winners nominated on the previous evening are invited to present their ideas to the conference participants.

Corporate Finance on Blockchain

Tobias Riethmüller, Schiedermayer Attorneys at Law

André Eggert, Legal Architect of Neufund

Heiko Schaefer, Attorney at Law BBL

Automation for Business & Administration

Michael Grupp, Founder & CEO of Bryter

Stephan Breidenbach, Legal Tech Center

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M., Bombardier

Day 1: 20. February 2019

Opening of the event by the organizers.

During a common breakfast the participants of the hackathon get to know each other.

The participants develop ideas and use cases in an open exchange, supported by various creativity techniques from the field of Legal Design Thinking.

12:00 PM

The participants develop ideas and use cases in an open exchange, supported by various creativity techniques from the field of Legal Design Thinking.

The teams are then formed around common interests, ideas and projects.

The joint hacking and the actual implementation of the ideas begins.

18:00 PM

The Prototype Hacking lasts until the next day, February 23rd at 16:00.

Day 2: 21. February 2019

09:00 AM

Breakfast

12:00 PM

The participants submit their work results.

On 21 February at 6pm the developed ideas and prototypes will be pitched in front of a jury. There are prizes to be won. An After Show Party is waiting for the participants.

Our Speakers

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

Florian Glatz
Blockchain Lawyer, Head of the Legal Tech Center

Florian Glatz works as a lawyer, software developer and entrepreneur in the area of Blockchain. He is co-founder of the Legal Tech Center and president of the Blockchain Bundesverband. As a lawyer, he advises Blockchain start-ups on all aspects of Initial Coin Offering. As a developer he focuses on innovative applications of the Blockchain in law and finance.

Florian Glatz
Blockchain Lawyer, Head of the Legal Tech Center
Stephan Breidenbach
Co-founder of the Legal Tech Center Viadrina, Professor of Civil Law

Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidenbach is a visionary and pioneer of the legal tech movement. He works as a university lecturer, mediator and entrepreneur. He holds the Chair of Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law and International Business Law at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), is Professor of Business Mediation at the University of Vienna and co-founder and head of the Legal Tech Center.

Stephan Breidenbach
Co-founder of the Legal Tech Center Viadrina, Professor of Civil Law
Andrea Thilo
Moderator

Andrea Thilo is a journalist, presenter and trainer. In addition to her communication studies at the UdK Berlin, she worked as assistant director for radio features; she was a trainee at NDR, where she worked as an editor and moderated ``liebe sünde`` on Pro7. Since 1995 she has worked as a freelance journalist, from 1999-2010 as a documentary film producer with her own company Boomtownmedia. In 2005 she and her partners grube & dierks received the German Film Award for the production of the successful movie ``Rhythm is it! Her presentation focuses on cultural mediation and digital transformation, diversity and sustainability.

Andrea Thilo
Moderator
Reka Solymosi
University of Manchester and Software Sustainability Institute

Dr. Reka Solymosi is a lecturer at the University of Manchester and the Software Sustainability Institute.

Reka Solymosi
University of Manchester and Software Sustainability Institute
Max Neufeind
Policy Advisor

Max Neufeind is Max Neufeind, Policy Fellow of the Berlin think tank Das Progressive Zentrum, member of Think Tank 30, the young think tank of the Club of Rome, ``Top 40 under 40`` in the field of ``Administration and Society`` in 2016 and 2017, and involved in numerous initiatives and dialogue processes on the future of work and the welfare state.

Max Neufeind
Policy Advisor
Ulrich Schellenberg
President of DAV

RAuN Ulrich Schellenberg is the President of DAV.

Ulrich Schellenberg
President of DAV
Robin Matzke
Scientific advisor to the German Bundestag

Robin Matzke is a lawyer and doctoral student at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is a scientific advisor to the German Bundestag on current issues of digitisation in the legal field and advises on legal issues in various DLT-related projects.

Robin Matzke
Scientific advisor to the German Bundestag
Astrid Kohlmeier
Legal Design Consultant

Astrid Kohlmeier has been a lawyer and designer for over 15 years and works at the interface of law and design.

Astrid Kohlmeier
Legal Design Consultant
Lilian Breidenbach
Co-founder of Legal OS

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

Lilian Breidenbach
Co-founder of Legal OS
Elena Grebe
VP AEQUIFIN

Elena Grebe is VP at AEQUIFIN

Elena Grebe
VP AEQUIFIN
Philipp Caba
CEO GDR

Philipp Caba, is Managing Director of the Society for the Digitization of Law ( GDR)

Philipp Caba
CEO GDR
Dalia Moniat
Expert for Design Thinking

Dalia Moniat studies law at the University of Hamburg and is a founding member of the Hamburg Chapter of Legal Hackers.

Dalia Moniat
Expert for Design Thinking
Kai Wagner
Business Developer at Jolocom

Kai Wagner works for Jolocom in Berlin and is an active member of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is convinced that we have to regain control over our personal data in order to continue living in a free and democratic society. Decentralized technologies like Blockchain are for him a central element to enable a democratic and sustainable future technically and economically.

Kai Wagner
Business Developer at Jolocom
Anna Ronkainen
Legal Tech Entrepreneur

Anna Ronkainen, Legal Tech Investor, AI & Law researcher, former Chief Scientist at TrademarkNow

Anna Ronkainen
Legal Tech Entrepreneur
Tobias Riethmüller
Partner at Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte

Tobias Riethmüller is a lawyer at Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte.

Tobias Riethmüller
Partner at Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte
Yoko Spirig
Co-Founder and CPO at Ledgy

Yoko is the Co-Founder and CPO at Ledgy.

Yoko Spirig
Co-Founder and CPO at Ledgy
Daniel Halmer
Founder & CEO of wenigermiete.de

Dr. Daniel Halmer is attorney-at-law and founder & CEO of wenigermiete.de.

Daniel Halmer
Founder & CEO of wenigermiete.de
Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.
Head of Group Legal Affairs BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M. is a lawyer and Head of Group Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Legal Affairs at Bombardier Transportation in Berlin. The Legal 500’s General Counsel Powerlist recognizes him as one of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel in Germany. Alexander is interested in legal tech for a simple reason: legal tech can support legal teams in focusing on their key objective, namely providing added-value to the business.

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.
Head of Group Legal Affairs BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
André Eggert
Legal Architect of Neufund

André Eggert is Legal Architect of Neufund and partner at LACORE.

André Eggert
Legal Architect of Neufund
Michael Grupp
Founder & CEO of BRYTER

Michael Grupp is the founder & CEO of BRYTER.

Michael Grupp
Founder & CEO of BRYTER
Daniel Bögeholz
Attorney at Law, lindenpartners

Daniel Bögeholz advises clients on questions of banking and capital market law, securities law and corporate law.

Daniel Bögeholz
Attorney at Law, lindenpartners
Zoe Andreae
CEO of LECARE

Zoe Andreae is the CEO of LECARE - legal management software for legal departments. She was awarded Woman of Legal Tech 2018 and is a founding member of the Hamburg chapter of Legal Hackers. Besides, Zoe Andreae studies Corporate Innovation at Stanford University.

Zoe Andreae
CEO of LECARE
Heiko Schaefer
Attorney at Law, BBL

Heiko Schaefer has been working in the field of insolvency administration and restructuring for 20 years. He is regularly appointed insolvency administrator at the local courts of Leipzig, Dresden, Chemnitz and Magdeburg as well as in Berlin. He specialises in the continuation of business within the framework of complex insolvency proceedings and advises national and international clients in the area of distressed M&A, insolvencies and insolvency-related matters. A further focus of his work lies in advising corporate bodies in self-administration proceedings under the ESUG. Heiko Schaefer is particularly interested in legal issues relating to Blockchain & Smart Contracts.

Heiko Schaefer
Attorney at Law, BBL

Further speakers will be confirmed shortly.

Legal Tech Hackathon

The Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon brings together software developers, the digital revolution’s driving forces, and legal practitioners for the third 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.

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 Berlin Legal Tech 2018

Mentions in the Press

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Education Partners

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Get Your Early Bird Ticket Now

We don’t have student tickets this year. All students and trainees are cordially invited to attend the Summer School Legal Tech in September.

Hackathon (20.-21. Feb.)
Application required; limited number of participants
0
Limited Number of ParticipantsApply
Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon 2019
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
Get to know other legal tech enthusiasts
Conference (22. Feb.)
Participate at the Conference on February 22nd 2019
495
Early Bird TicketGet Your Ticket
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2019 (excl. Workshops)
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference language: German
Workshops & Conference (21.-22. Feb.)
Workshops on Feb. 21st & Conference on Feb. 22nd
695
Early Bird TicketGet Your Ticket
Berlin Legal Tech Conference 2019 (incl. Workshops)
Captivating talks on industrialization, artificial intelligence and blockchain
Inspiring workshops on the integration of legal tech into your daily work
Hackathon Pitches & Award Ceremony
Drinks and Networking
Lunch and Coffee Breaks
Conference language: German

Event Location

Hackathon and Conference take place at two different locations.

Conference Location

Mazars
Alt-Moabit 2, 10557 Berlin

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Workshop Location I

Blockchain Embassy

Manteuffelstr. 77, 10999 Berlin

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Hackathon Location

Unicorn
Brunnenstrasse 64, 13355 Berlin

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Workshop Location II

Das Dach

Köpenicker Str. 145, 10997 Berlin

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Organizers

The Berlin Legal Tech 2019 is organized by the Legal Tech Center at Viadrina European University.

info@legaltech.center