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The 2022 European Conference will take place at Kongresshaus Zürich.
Address: Claridenstrasse 5, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

14:00 to 15:00 CEST

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1A, Level 000

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Data Protection Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1B, Level 000

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Tech Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1C, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

14:00 to 19:00 CEST

Registration

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

15:15 to 16:15 CEST

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1C, Level 000

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Intellectual Property Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1B, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Startup Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1A, Level 000

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16:30 to 17:30 CEST

Artificial Intelligence Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1A, Level 000

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Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1C, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting

Seezimmer 1B, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

17:30 to 18:00 CEST

New Attendee Reception

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

18:00 to 19:30 CEST

Welcome Reception: Cheers to 50 Years of ITechLaw

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

20:00 to 22:00 CEST

Young Lawyers’ Walking Tour + Reception

City Walking Tour, followed by drinks at Barfly's - Gotthardstrasse 21, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

All young lawyers (aged 45 and under) are invited to join other young lawyers for a walking tour followed by networking drinks reception. This is the perfect place to mix and mingle before the conference begins.

Co-Hosted by the ITechLaw Young Lawyers’ Committee and AIJAInternational Association of Young Lawyers

The evening activities will be as follows:

  • 20:00 – 21:00 – City Walking Tour (Beginning by the entrance to Gartensaal Hall of the Kongresshaus)
  • 21:00 – 22:00 – Drinks reception at Barfly’s (Gotthardstrasse 21, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland). The first round is on ITechLaw then feel free to stay as long as you like to network with colleagues.

AIJA members - We encourage you to register with the Post Qualifying Experience (PQE) rate and consider a membership with ITechLaw!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

06:45 to 07:15 CEST

Fun Run

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Join a group of runners for a 5k jog around beautiful Zurich. The group will jog at approximately 11km/hour for about 30 minutes in length. All who would like to attend will meet in a predetermined area (to be confirmed prior to the conference).

Organized by the 2022 European Conference Local Committee.

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08:00 to 18:00 CEST

Registration

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

08:30 to 08:45 CEST

Presidential Welcome

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

08:45 to 09:00 CEST

50th Anniversary Celebration and Award Recipient

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

09:00 to 09:25 CEST

Opening Keynote

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

09:30 to 11:30 CEST

Session 1: Roundtable Discussions

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

New this year will be a highly interactive round table session to kick off the conference. The below topics will each have an assigned table to conduct a brief speed networking and overview of the topic. Several of the topics will feature speakers who will be presenting later in the week to catch a glimpse of more in-depth discussions. Attendees will have three chances to participate in 35-minute interactions with the table moderators. This is a session you won't want to miss!

Table moderators to be announced.

Table #

Topic

Moderators

1

ADR in ICT Disputes

David McIlwaine, Pinsent Masons LLP, United Kingdom

Truiken Heydn, TCI Rechtsanwälte, Germany

2

Data Localization

Samuel Klaus, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland

Nicole Fortunato, Morais Leitão, Portugal

3

Data Sovereignty

Nikhil Narendran, TRILEGAL, India

Carmen De la Cruz, LEXcellence AG, Switzerland

4

Data Governance

Philip Catania, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia

Nicole Beranek Zanon, HÄRTING attorneys-at-law, Switzerland

5

Gaming 

Cornelia Mattig, MLL, Switzerland

6

Tech Startups

Naomi Assia, Naomi Assia & Co. Law Offices, Israel

7

Green Tech

Paula Zimmermann, HÄRTING attorneys-at-law, Switzerland

Claire Bernier, ADSTO, France

8

Web 3.0

Marco Meier, MLL, Switzerland

Xawery Konarski, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Wspólnicy, Poland

9

Smart Contracts

Jenna Karadbil, Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C., United States

Eugene Weitz, DXC Technology Managed Legal Solutions, United States

10

Role of SEPs in Digital Innovation 

Barbara Sartori, CBA, Italy

11

Whistleblowing Directive

Axel Anderl, Dorda, Austria

Silvia van Schaik, Bureau Brandeis, Netherlands

12

Legal Tech

Michael Vlcek, Schindler, Switzerland

13

Agile Development

Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr, Germany

14

Negotiation of large ICT contracts

Dov Scherzer, Polsinelli, United States

Raphaël Dana, Dana Avocats, France

15

Cryptocurrencies in M&A Transactions

Katarzyna Szczudlik, SSW Pragmatic Solutions, Poland

Stuart Davey, Pinsent Masons LLP, United Kingdom

16

Data as an Asset in M&A Transactions

Alexander Molle, Gleiss Lutz, Germany

Stéphanie De Smedt, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium

17

Latest Developments in AI

Alexander Tribess, GreenGate Legal, Germany

Pia Ek, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland

18

Platform Regulation

Philipp  Schröder-Ringe, HÄRTING attorneys-at-law, Germany

Philipp  Koehler, Taylor Wessing, Germany

19

Data Privacy and Lessons Learnt

Tahmina Sahibli, Kahn Pedersen, Sweden

Stephan Schmidt, TCI Rechtsanwaelte, Germany

20

National Protectionism: Buyer & Seller Restrictions in M&A International transactions

Priti Suri, PSA Legal, India

Marco Pallucchini Wrede, MaPaLaw, Italy

21 Failed IT Contracts

John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Canada

Stephanie Woods, CMS, United Kingdom

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11:30 to 12:00 CEST

Networking Break

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

12:00 to 13:00 CEST

Session 2: The Global Data Protection Landscape

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Amanda Witt, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, United States

Amanda Witt is a Partner in Kilpatrick Townsend's Atlanta office and a co-leader of the Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity Team. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E), as certified by IAPP. She advises clients on the areas of U.S., EU, and global privacy, cybersecurity, technology transactions, e-commerce, outsourcing, licensing and procurement, manufacturing agreements for IoT devices, intellectual property protection, strategic alliances, software and mobile app development and licensing, and cloud computing. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Privacy & Technology Section of the Georgia Bar and on the Board of the International Section of the Georgia Bar.

Tue Goldschmieding, Gorrissen Federspiel, Denmark

Tue Goldschmieding is a partner at Gorrissen Federspiel law firm in Copenhagen and advises companies in relation to information technology, data protection matters, digital transformation, negotiation of outsourcing and IT-related contracts, e-commerce, and marketing. He has extensive experience within outsourcing and IT transactions as well as complex data protection matters and the handling of legislative and security-related issues. Tue is an experienced advisor in relation to the implementation of global GDPR compliance projects, which comprise data mapping, gap analysis, the establishment of a policy framework and implementation of relevant IT security and compliance measures, and the establishment of Binding Corporate Rules in order to facilitate the complex intergroup transfer of personal data.

Annie Tsoi, Deacons, Hong Kong

Annie Tsoi is Co-Head of Deacons’ IP Department and Head of China IP Practice managing a team of 130 people in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. She has more than 25 years’ experience advising on unique challenges arising from conducting cross-border business with Mainland China. Annie has advised clients on strategic issues relating to the commercial exploitation of IP aspects such as licensing, acquisition, and collaboration in technology development and improvement. Annie is currently the Secretary General of AIPPI and a member of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. She is active in promoting and improving the IP ecosystem to facilitate and encourage innovation and creation.

Fabio Pereira, Veirano Advogados, Brazil

Fabio Pereira is a partner at the IP, IT and Privacy practices at Veirano Advogados, in Sao Paulo. He holds an LL.B in Law, a Post-graduate Degree in Civil Law, and an LL.M in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He is the co-coordinator for the Digital Rights and Privacy Commission and a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI). He is also the Chair of the Privacy Committee at ItechLaw. He has worked as in-house counsel for TV Globo and for the Roberto Marinho Foundation, in Brazil, and as Legal Affairs & IP Manager for the University College London Hospitals, in England.

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13:00 to 14:25 CEST

In-House Counsel Lunch

Seezimer 1C, Level 000

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Networking Lunch

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

14:25 to 15:10 CEST

Session 3A: Legal Issues around NFTs

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Kevin Erdman, Brannon Sowers Cracraft PC, United States

Kevin practices primarily in information, Internet, and intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright) law. He has represented clients ranging from start-up companies to multinational corporations in Internet business protection matters. Kevin's experience also includes assisting clients in technology portfolio development and management for small to medium sized businesses and business units; U.S. and foreign patents; domain name disputes; software and content licensing; distribution and development agreements; electronic commerce agreements and procedures; privacy policies; patent licensing; and trademark and copyright registration, licensing and litigation. In health care and life sciences, he has represented medical technology and bioinformatics companies in patent and agreement transactions and disputes.

Bilge Derinbay, NSN Law Firm, Turkey

Bilge Derinbay, with experience of over 20 years, leads Copyright, TMT, Commercial, and Data Protection Law practices as a partner of NSN. She also handles litigation procedures in highly regulated areas of law. She has been recognized as a copyright professional by WWL in Copyright and by Legal 500 in Media and Entertainment sections every year. Ms. Derinbay’s TMT practice includes involving in Energy Market Law at the very beginning of the liberalization of the Turkish electricity market, providing counselling with regards to this regulatory change; assisting a FinTech start-up company based in the UK that hits a 435 million USD valuation by operating automated payment systems in Turkey; providing legal consultancy services to an integrator company for assisting in software and hardware commercial contracts.

Azmul Haque, Collyer Law LLC, Singapore

Over 20 years in private practice with leading law-firms in 3 countries, Azmul has developed particular expertise in technology sector matters, including complex, cross-border corporate M&A, venture capital financing), technology transactions (including monetization of technology platforms) and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact business – whether for start-ups or billion-dollar enterprises. He has been rated as a leading practitioner for the TMT sector and focusses currently on clients in emerging technology such as FinTech, HealthTech, AdTech, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, Internet & e-Commerce. Azmul is ranked and recommended by several legal industry directories including Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (for Financial Services: Regulatory) and Global Law Experts (for TMT). Azmul was rated a “Top 40-under-40” lawyer (Asian Legal Business, October 2016), in “Singapore A-List of Top 100 Lawyers” (Asia Business Law Journal, 2018 and 2019).

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Session 3B: Data Breach Litigation - How to prepare and best practices

Seezimmer 1AB, Level 000

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Speakers:

Stephan Mulders, Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten, Netherlands

Stephan Mulders is a senior lawyer specialised in data protection. Mulders has ten years of experience in commercial legal advisory and (international) litigation, including on the subject of data protection and the right to be forgotten. Mulders is an external PhD-fellow at Maastricht University and his PhD-research regards the concept of damages under article 82 GDPR in the context of collective claims.

Michael Werner, Eiger Law, Taiwan

Michael Werner has worked as a German attorney in Taipei since 2004, advising clients in issues regarding technology, energy, labor and employment law, tax issues, investments, company set ups, and business law. He serves as a trustee on the board of companies in Taiwan for several foreign clients. For more than a decade he has advised on international secondments in Taiwan. Michael studied at Humboldt University Berlin and the University of East Anglia Norwich, UK, and speaks English, German, and Chinese.

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Session 3C: Cybersecurity Insurance

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Speakers:

Amit Tyagi, CMS, United Kingdom

Amit is a Partner in the CMS disputes team and a member of the firm’s cybersecurity team. Amit provides legal advice and incident response management to victims of cyber incidents regarding potential breaches of the GDPR and/or NIS and notifications to the relevant regulators and data subjects, as well as responding to regulatory investigations and defending claims that arise. Amit also regularly advises the insurance market on coverage and monitoring issues that arise following an incident.

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15:15 to 16:00 CEST

Session 3A: Legal Issues around NFTs

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Kevin Erdman, Brannon Sowers Cracraft PC, United States

Kevin practices primarily in information, Internet, and intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright) law. He has represented clients ranging from start-up companies to multinational corporations in Internet business protection matters. Kevin's experience also includes assisting clients in technology portfolio development and management for small to medium sized businesses and business units; U.S. and foreign patents; domain name disputes; software and content licensing; distribution and development agreements; electronic commerce agreements and procedures; privacy policies; patent licensing; and trademark and copyright registration, licensing and litigation. In health care and life sciences, he has represented medical technology and bioinformatics companies in patent and agreement transactions and disputes.

Bilge Derinbay, NSN Law Firm, Turkey

Bilge Derinbay, with experience of over 20 years, leads Copyright, TMT, Commercial, and Data Protection Law practices as a partner of NSN. She also handles litigation procedures in highly regulated areas of law. She has been recognized as a copyright professional by WWL in Copyright and by Legal 500 in Media and Entertainment sections every year. Ms. Derinbay’s TMT practice includes involving in Energy Market Law at the very beginning of the liberalization of the Turkish electricity market, providing counselling with regards to this regulatory change; assisting a FinTech start-up company based in the UK that hits a 435 million USD valuation by operating automated payment systems in Turkey; providing legal consultancy services to an integrator company for assisting in software and hardware commercial contracts.

Azmul Haque, Collyer Law LLC, Singapore

Over 20 years in private practice with leading law-firms in 3 countries, Azmul has developed particular expertise in technology sector matters, including complex, cross-border corporate M&A, venture capital financing), technology transactions (including monetization of technology platforms) and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact business – whether for start-ups or billion-dollar enterprises. He has been rated as a leading practitioner for the TMT sector and focusses currently on clients in emerging technology such as FinTech, HealthTech, AdTech, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, Internet & e-Commerce. Azmul is ranked and recommended by several legal industry directories including Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (for Financial Services: Regulatory) and Global Law Experts (for TMT). Azmul was rated a “Top 40-under-40” lawyer (Asian Legal Business, October 2016), in “Singapore A-List of Top 100 Lawyers” (Asia Business Law Journal, 2018 and 2019).

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Session 3B: Data Breach Litigation - How to prepare and best practices

Seezimmer 1AB, Level 000

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Speakers:

Stephan Mulders, Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten, Netherlands

Stephan Mulders is a senior lawyer specialised in data protection. Mulders has ten years of experience in commercial legal advisory and (international) litigation, including on the subject of data protection and the right to be forgotten. Mulders is an external PhD-fellow at Maastricht University and his PhD-research regards the concept of damages under article 82 GDPR in the context of collective claims.

Michael Werner, Eiger Law, Taiwan

Michael Werner has worked as a German attorney in Taipei since 2004, advising clients in issues regarding technology, energy, labor and employment law, tax issues, investments, company set ups, and business law. He serves as a trustee on the board of companies in Taiwan for several foreign clients. For more than a decade he has advised on international secondments in Taiwan. Michael studied at Humboldt University Berlin and the University of East Anglia Norwich, UK, and speaks English, German, and Chinese.

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Session 3C: Cybersecurity Insurance

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Speakers:

Amit Tyagi, CMS, United Kingdom

Amit is a Partner in the CMS disputes team and a member of the firm’s cybersecurity team. Amit provides legal advice and incident response management to victims of cyber incidents regarding potential breaches of the GDPR and/or NIS and notifications to the relevant regulators and data subjects, as well as responding to regulatory investigations and defending claims that arise. Amit also regularly advises the insurance market on coverage and monitoring issues that arise following an incident.

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16:00 to 16:30 CEST

Networking Break

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

16:30 to 17:30 CEST

Session 4A: International Data Transfers

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Tahmina Sahibli, Kahn Pederson, Sweden

Tahmina Sahibli is Partner at Kahn Pedersen, based in Stockholm. Tahmina practices in Kahn Pedersen’s Digital team advising clients on IT contracts and data privacy with a special interest in contract negotiation, cloud strategy, and regulatory issues, as Tahmina frequently represents clients within the insurance and banking sector.

Philip Nolan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland

Philip leads MHC’s renowned Privacy and Data Security team. His market-leading international practice supports some of the world’s most successful tech companies while specializing in solving their complex global privacy problems. Philip has advised on some of the most high-profile privacy investigations in Ireland and globally in recent years. Philip is one of Meta’s leading external privacy counsels in the EU and oversees MHC’s work with Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which includes significant privacy litigation and complex product counseling. Philip and his team support the Meta businesses on various well-publicized investigations under the GDPR.

Daniel Reis, DLA Piper, Portugal

Daniel Reis is a Partner in our Lisbon office and leads the Technology sector. Daniel is recognized as a leading practitioner in this area, both in the Portuguese market and abroad. He practices in the area of Technology, with a particular focus on Software Licensing and IT services, Data Protection and Cybersecurity, Technology Transactions, Telecom, and Product Compliance. His clients include companies in a range of sectors including software, electronic communications, and consumer products.

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Session 4B: Data Services Act and Data Markets Act

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19:00 to 23:00 CEST

Gala Reception and Dinner

Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Münsterhof 20, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Friday, October 21, 2022

07:50 to 08:50 CEST

I-WIN Committee Breakfast Meeting

Seezimmer 3+4, Level 1

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Kick off the last day of ITechLaw with the I-WIN (Women’s International Network) Committee Breakfast meeting. All are welcome to attend.  

Technical innovation is the driver for business innovation in general and today leads to business transformation. Understand the impact of technology for companies and learn to identify how to put technologies in a business context towards transformation is one of the key business and research topic of our guest speaker, Prof. Stella Gatziu Grivas. Together with Stella we will discuss technical development and challenges and put it in a business and legal framework. 

Speaker:

Prof. Stella Gatziu Grivas, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland 

Since 2007, Stella is a professor at the Institute for Business Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and the Dean of the Executive Program Information Systems Management. She is also the head of the competence center cloud, digitalization and transformation and she regularly publishes articles in the field of digital transformation and organize business events. She is the co-founder and managing partner of the Spinoff abiliCor offering a tool-based platform to support companies to define their digital transformation strategy.  She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Zürich and she has spent some years as senior strategy consultant in a big swiss bank before joining the University of Applied science.

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08:00 to 16:00 CEST

Registration

Kongresshaus Entrance Foyer (Claridenstrasse Street)

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

09:00 to 09:45 CEST

Session 5A: Data Protection and Data Ownership in a world of AI

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Philippe Gilliéron, Wilhelm Gilliéron Avocats SA, Switzerland

Philippe Gilliéron is a registered Swiss attorney who has been practicing for over 20 years in the fields of IP, IT, Digital and Data Protection. His clients range from start-ups to multinatinal companies. Having published several books and more than 50 publications in these fields, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in 2006 at Lausanne Law School where he teaches several courses in these areas. Philippe was trained at both Lausanne and Stanford Law Schools.

Nino Tlapak, DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

Nino Tlapak joined DORDA's IT and Data Protection team in 2013 and is a partner since 2021. He focuses on data protection and IT-security law. Further areas of practice include e-commerce and outsourcing. Nino is particularly well known for his data protection activities and also functions as coordinator of DORDA's data protection unit as well as external data protection officer for selected clients. In addition, Nino regularly publishes articles in the field of data protection and holds lectures on the same topic at the Danube-University Krems (Data Protection and Privacy – certified program), the technical colleges FH Technikum Wien and FH Campus Wien as well as the IT-Law LL.M. postgraduate program of the University of Vienna.

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Session 5B: M&A and Investment Rounds in Tech Start-ups and Scale-ups

Seezimmer 1AB, Level 000

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Speakers:

Dr. Zahide Altunbas Sancak, Guleryuz Partners, Turkey

Dr. Zahide Altunbas Sancak, a New York and Istanbul qualified lawyer, is a Senior Partner, leading the Corporate/M&A Department of the Istanbul-based Guleryuz Partners Law Firm. She received her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and completed her Ph.D. in Istanbul where she wrote and later published her thesis on breach of representations and warranties in share purchase agreements. Dr. Altunbas Sancak is highly specialized in cross-border M&A transactions, including asset deals, share transfers, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, VC/angel investments, and acquisition financing. She also lectures graduate courses on laws of contract and M&As.

Melanie Jungbluth, IDnow Group, Germany

Melanie is General Counsel at IDnow Group. Her practice focuses on all legal aspects of an IT company. She started her career in private practice focusing on IT law, before she went in-house in 2008 joining Gartner; after a decade as EMEA Regional Counsel, she joined IDnow four years ago – a German start-up company by that time, building a legal department, and bringing the company to the next level and international readiness, including but not limited to financing rounds and M&As.

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Session 5C: Cryptocurrencies Regulation – Legal Issues and Challenges

Seezimer 1C, Level 000

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Speakers:

Katharina Lasota Heller, LEXcellence AG, Switzerland - Moderator

Attorney at law in Switzerland and in Poland, founding partner at LEXcellence AG, over 20 years of experience in IT, IP and FinTech law; doctoral degree in 2003 from Ludwig Maximillian University as a scholar of Max-Planck- Institute in Munich, alumnus of McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California - LL.M. Studies in 2004; worked for different large law firms in Munich, Warsaw or Vienna; between 2010 and 2015 lead a global compliance program of a South African Company Naspers; visiting professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw IP and Technology Law, President of Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association.

Doron Goldstein, Withers Bergman LLP,  United States

Doron is a privacy and cybersecurity partner and the Americas privacy lead at Withers Worldwide. Doron was named a "Cybersecurity Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal. He was one of the first lawyers in the US to be certified as a Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), accredited by the American Bar Association. In the unfortunate event of a security incident or data breach, Doron brings to the table extensive experience in working with security specialists and forensic experts to address and mitigate the incident, determine the likely source of the incident, address legal and compliance notification,s and other obligations, and handle law enforcement, regulatory and governmental investigations.

Namita Viswanath, IndusLaw, India

Namita is a Technology, Media & Telecommunications specialist, advising domestic and international clients from start-ups to mature private and public companies and investors in various technology-driven and technology-consuming industries on structuring e-commerce and outsourcing businesses in general and regulatory issues relating to data usage, storage, and security in particular. Namita focuses her practice on software, cloud-based services, artificial intelligence and machine learning, information technology, intellectual property, fin-tech, electronic commerce, health-tech, intermediary liabilities, entertainment and digital business, and all forms of related legal and regulatory compliance and policy and advocacy initiatives.

Stephan Zimmermann, Sygnum Bank, Switzerland

Stephan is a lawyer with a strong background as an in-house counsel in the financial industry. After working several years as an in-house counsel for major banks and as an entrepreneur helping start up a leading marketplace lending platform in Switzerland, he now focuses on building the bridges between the traditional and the new financial industry as the head of legal of the world’s first digital asset bank covering numerous legal and regulatory challenges of the web3 space.

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09:50 to 10:35 CEST

Session 5A: Data Protection and Data Ownership in a world of AI

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Philippe Gilliéron, Wilhelm Gilliéron Avocats SA, Switzerland

Philippe Gilliéron is a registered Swiss attorney who has been practicing for over 20 years in the fields of IP, IT, Digital and Data Protection. His clients range from start-ups to multinatinal companies. Having published several books and more than 50 publications in these fields, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in 2006 at Lausanne Law School where he teaches several courses in these areas. Philippe was trained at both Lausanne and Stanford Law Schools.

Nino Tlapak, DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

Nino Tlapak joined DORDA's IT and Data Protection team in 2013 and is a partner since 2021. He focuses on data protection and IT-security law. Further areas of practice include e-commerce and outsourcing. Nino is particularly well known for his data protection activities and also functions as coordinator of DORDA's data protection unit as well as external data protection officer for selected clients. In addition, Nino regularly publishes articles in the field of data protection and holds lectures on the same topic at the Danube-University Krems (Data Protection and Privacy – certified program), the technical colleges FH Technikum Wien and FH Campus Wien as well as the IT-Law LL.M. postgraduate program of the University of Vienna.

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Session 5B: M&A and Investment Rounds in Tech Start-ups and Scale-ups

Seezimmer 1AB, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Dr. Zahide Altunbas Sancak, Guleryuz Partners, Turkey

Dr. Zahide Altunbas Sancak, a New York and Istanbul qualified lawyer, is a Senior Partner, leading the Corporate/M&A Department of the Istanbul-based Guleryuz Partners Law Firm. She received her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and completed her Ph.D. in Istanbul where she wrote and later published her thesis on breach of representations and warranties in share purchase agreements. Dr. Altunbas Sancak is highly specialized in cross-border M&A transactions, including asset deals, share transfers, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, VC/angel investments, and acquisition financing. She also lectures graduate courses on laws of contract and M&As.

Melanie Jungbluth, IDnow Group, Germany

Melanie is General Counsel at IDnow Group. Her practice focuses on all legal aspects of an IT company. She started her career in private practice focusing on IT law, before she went in-house in 2008 joining Gartner; after a decade as EMEA Regional Counsel, she joined IDnow four years ago – a German start-up company by that time, building a legal department, and bringing the company to the next level and international readiness, including but not limited to financing rounds and M&As.

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Session 5C: Cryptocurrencies Regulation – Legal Issues and Challenges

Seezimer 1C, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Katharina Lasota Heller, LEXcellence AG, Switzerland - Moderator

Attorney at law in Switzerland and in Poland, founding partner at LEXcellence AG, over 20 years of experience in IT, IP and FinTech law; doctoral degree in 2003 from Ludwig Maximillian University as a scholar of Max-Planck- Institute in Munich, alumnus of McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California - LL.M. Studies in 2004; worked for different large law firms in Munich, Warsaw or Vienna; between 2010 and 2015 lead a global compliance program of a South African Company Naspers; visiting professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw IP and Technology Law, President of Swiss-Polish Blockchain Association.

Doron Goldstein, Withers Bergman LLP,  United States

Doron is a privacy and cybersecurity partner and the Americas privacy lead at Withers Worldwide. Doron was named a "Cybersecurity Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal. He was one of the first lawyers in the US to be certified as a Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), accredited by the American Bar Association. In the unfortunate event of a security incident or data breach, Doron brings to the table extensive experience in working with security specialists and forensic experts to address and mitigate the incident, determine the likely source of the incident, address legal and compliance notification,s and other obligations, and handle law enforcement, regulatory and governmental investigations.

Namita Viswanath, IndusLaw, India

Namita is a Technology, Media & Telecommunications specialist, advising domestic and international clients from start-ups to mature private and public companies and investors in various technology-driven and technology-consuming industries on structuring e-commerce and outsourcing businesses in general and regulatory issues relating to data usage, storage, and security in particular. Namita focuses her practice on software, cloud-based services, artificial intelligence and machine learning, information technology, intellectual property, fin-tech, electronic commerce, health-tech, intermediary liabilities, entertainment and digital business, and all forms of related legal and regulatory compliance and policy and advocacy initiatives.

Stephan Zimmermann, Sygnum Bank, Switzerland

Stephan is a lawyer with a strong background as an in-house counsel in the financial industry. After working several years as an in-house counsel for major banks and as an entrepreneur helping start up a leading marketplace lending platform in Switzerland, he now focuses on building the bridges between the traditional and the new financial industry as the head of legal of the world’s first digital asset bank covering numerous legal and regulatory challenges of the web3 space.

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10:35 to 11:00 CEST

Networking Break

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

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11:00 to 12:00 CEST

Session 6: Metaverse for Lawyers

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speakers:

Antti Innanen, Dot., Finland

Antti Innanen is the founder and CEO of Dot., a legal design and legal tech venture, and the former Managing Partner of Dottir Attorneys. In addition to his career as a lawyer, he also runs the NFT startup FUNGI. Antti is a frequently requested presenter at various legal seminars.

Essi Rimali, Logitech, Switzerland

Essi works as Senior Legal counsel at technology company Logitech. She started her career in private practice focusing on M&A and corporate law, before she went in-house first to Nokia Siemens Networks and thereafter to JTI SA, a large multinational company headquartered in Switzerland, where she was in charge of all the IT law matters on a global scale. Today, she supports the Global Commercial Operations of Logitech focusing specifically to sales and distribution channels, including e-commerce, as well as marketing, such as influencers and e-sports events.

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12:00 to 12:25 CEST

Closing Keynote

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

12:25 to 12:45 CEST

Closing Remarks

Gartensaal 1, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

12:45 to 14:00 CEST

Networking Lunch

Gartensaal Foyer, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

13:30 to 14:00 CEST

Conference Thought Leadership

Seezimmer 1AB, Level 000

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

14:30 to 17:30 CEST

Offsite Program: Google Labs: Green IT, the Metaverse, Copyright Protection, AI and more!

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Offsite Program: Lindt Chocolate Factory - A Taste of Chocolate Tech Law

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

18:00 to 19:30 CEST

Closing Reception

Fame Gallery, Talstrasse 9, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration