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2021 European Conference

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

13:55 to 19:00 WET

Registration Open

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, Mezzanine Foyer

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14:00 to 15:00 WET

Data Protection Committee Meeting

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Camões, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Merger and Acquisition Committee Meeting

Gil Eanes I, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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15:15 to 16:15 WET

E-Commerce Committee Meeting

Gil Eanes I, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Intellectual Property Committee Meeting

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Startup Committee Meeting

Camões, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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16:30 WET

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting

Camões, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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16:30 to 17:30 WET

Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee Meeting

Gil Eanes I, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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17:30 to 18:00 WET

New Attendee Reception

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Are you new to ITechLaw or is this your first ITechLaw Conference? If so, the Young Lawyer’s Committee invites you to network with current ITechLaw leaders. This is a great opportunity to make new connections, learn about ITechLaw, and have some fun before the conference begins.

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18:00 to 19:30 WET

Welcome Reception

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Join your colleagues in kicking off the conference with a reception at the newly renovated outdoor terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, located on the lobby level of the hotel. 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

07:30 to 08:55 WET

Breakfast

Fernando Pessoa, Lower Level

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07:30 to 09:00 WET

Breakfast

Fernando Pessoa, Lower Level

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07:30 to 18:00 WET

Registration

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

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08:00 to 16:00 WET

Registration Open

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

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08:45 to 09:00 WET

Presidential Welcome

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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09:00 to 09:25 WET

Opening Keynote

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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Maria João Melícias, AdC - Autoridade da Concorrência, Portugal

Maria João Melícias is a Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC), the independent agency responsible for enforcing competition policy in Portugal. Prior to her appointment, she was “référendaire” of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (2012-2014), having previously been a legal practitioner, specializing in EU and Competition Law, as Senior Associate, Associate lawyer and trainee of PLMJ’s antitrust practice (1999-2012). She holds a law degree from Lisbon University School of Law, an LL.M in Trade Regulation from New York University (NYU), an M.A. in EU Competition Law from King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma in Competition Law, also from King’s College. She was awarded by NYU the Franz T. Diersen Prize for distinction in her LL.M program. She was also a research assistant at NYU (2007-2008). She is a regular lecturer at academic seminars and business conferences and has published widely, particularly on antitrust and competition policy-related topics. She is a member of the Lisbon Bar, a published author, and proud mother of 2 adorable children.

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09:30 to 11:00 WET

Session 1: Technology and Competition Law

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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The digitalization of all sectors of the economy, and the convergence between telecommunications, broadcasting, audio-visual and related services, have raised big challenges for Competition authorities all over the world. Additionally, governments are increasingly considering the need to regulate Big Tech. This panel will tackle some of the complicated competition law issues facing the tech industry (and their legal advisors).

Moderator:

Miguel Moura e Silva, Portuguese Competition Authority, Portugal

Member of the Board - Portuguese Competition Authority; Associate Professor - University of Lisbon Law School. Author of many books and articles on Competition Law, IP and Technology Transfer, EU Law and International Economic Law.

 

 

 

Speakers:

Claire Bernier, ADSTO, France

Founding partner of ADSTO, Claire has more than 20 years of experience in counseling (notably on domestic and international projects) and (civil, administrative or criminal law) litigation. She is highly recommended in all legal practitioner’s guides for her comprehensive experience in IT, data protection, online issues, e-health, intellectual property and cyber laws. Graduated from the INHESJ in 2016 (National Institute on Security and Justice under the Prime Minister supervision), Claire is a member of the Agora 41 (think tank of ANSSI). Claire publishes in various high-selected reviews and gives lectures to the on-going professional training of magistrates and lawyers.

 

 

 

Alesch Staehelin, Digital Lawyer & Counsel (DLC),  Switzerland

Alesch Staehelin (digitalcounsel.ch) is an attorney in Zurich, specializing in data, IT/IP & competition law: Drafting & reviewing IT agreements, negotiating & closing complex, time-sensitive (cross-border) tech deals (outsourcing, etc.), legal aspects of emerging technologies (AI, IoT, big data, blockchain, etc.), rendering legal advice regarding antitrust, data protection and all content industry related matters, cybersecurity, digital transformation, social media, etc., and conducting legal proceedings. For several years, Alesch was a partner in another Swiss law firm. Before that, he worked more than 10 years for IBM in various senior in-house lead counsel positions (e.g., leading several critical EU competition law proceedings).

 

Marc Wiggers, Loyens & Loeff N.V., Netherlands

Marc Wiggers is an attorney-at-law, and partner at Loyens & Loeff (Amsterdam). He specialises in EU competition and tech law and advises platforms, business users of platforms and providers and user of digital services and products. Marc is a (head) lecturer at the post graduate Grotius Academy in the Netherlands and teaches at universities. In 2013, he obtained a PhD with a thesis on competition and regulatory supervision. His publications include the authorship of the book ‘Digital competition law in Europe’ (Wolters Kluwer, 2019, revised edition will be published in 2022). Chambers Europe said ‘Wiggers has a keen eye for what kind of advice has the maximum effect in practice (…).’

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11:00 to 11:30 WET

Networking Break

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

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11:30 to 13:00 WET

Session 2A: Quantum: The Next Generation Of Computing - Are You Ready?

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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Quantum computing creates a variety of potential new risk issues for tech lawyers to consider, many of which will develop with the technology. However, there are a number of steps that can be taken now to ensure organizations are as prepared as possible for the arrival of this exciting new technology. What is quantum computing and what issues should we be considering now: (a) security – we know that quantum has the potential to undermine certain existing encryption technologies, potentially impacting secure systems and information which has been circulated previously in encrypted form. There are, however, steps you can take now to help protect yourself; (b) development issues – many quantum development opportunities exist as part of a consortium. Have you considered issues of IP protection and (potentially joint) ownership?    

Speakers:

Rob Sumroy, Slaughter and May, United Kingdom

Rob is a partner in Slaughter and May's IP/Tech group and Head of their Technology and Emerging Tech practices. He is the global co-head of the Data Privacy Hub and Cyber Advisory unit. Rob advises on all areas of technology, digital and data, including around emerging technologies such as quantum, blockchain, AI/ML and IoT, as well as privacy, cyber and the regulation of data across a broad range of sectors. He regularly helps clients understand and mitigate risk, whether linked to a changing regulatory compliance framework, adapting to evolving technological advancement, implementation of material transformation programs or the increasing complexity around the management of data.

 

Professor Yasser Omar, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Session 2B: Protecting IP and Data in the Age of AI: Time for a new approach?

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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The use of AI solutions poses some unique and complex challenges for the protection of intellectual property and data.  The familiar approaches that we take in technology agreements to deal with the ownership and use of IP and data may need to be re-examined in the age of AI.  The presentation will consider the complexities of IP and data ownership and use rights in the context of an AI solution and will look at new strategies that might be deployed for dealing with those complexities in contractual arrangements.

Moderator:

Jasmina Suljovic, Bh.legal, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Jasmina Suljovic is a partner at BH legal, a Bosnian and Herzegovina-based commercial law firm. She advises clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including intellectual property transactional and litigation matters. She has worked as a legal consultant for a number of professional organizations on a variety of intriguing projects, including the ongoing CEFTA Project on Intellectual Property and Related Rights. She has been named a Legal 500 Next Generation Partner for Intellectual Property three years in a row. Jasmina's practice covers a broad spectrum of industries, with a focus on information technology, advertising, and entertainment.

 

 

Speaker:

David Bomhard, Noerr PartGmbB, Germany

David Bomhard is a physicist and lawyer specializing in legal advice in connection with digitization of processes and complex IT projects (especially IT outsourcing, cloud computing, agile software development, automation of corporate processes-, and use of artificial intelligence). One of his key focuses is on IT and cloud outsourcing at BaFin-regulated companies (especially insurance companies and banks). In addition, David regularly advises on data license contracts, software as a service, cybersecurity, software copyright, IT transactions and data protection law. Apart from this, he is a lecturer in negotiation management and IT and data law at the University of Passau.

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Session 2C: The Brave New World of EU Standard Contractual Clauses

Tejo, Lower Level

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The new set of Standard Contractual Clauses were approved this year by the European Commission to reflect the new requirements under the GDPR and to answer the raised issues by the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Schrems II decision. In this session you will learn (i) what have changed and what you must do to be compliant as far as international data transfers are concerned (ii) how the business is implementing the new SCCs and (iv) whether they will trigger a potential Schrems III.

Moderator:

Leticia López Lapuente, Uría Menéndez Abogados, S.L.P., Spain

Leticia López-Lapuente joined Uría Menéndez in 2004 and she is a partner of the firm since 2019. She heads the Internet, e-commerce and privacy areas of the firm. She has more than 16 years of experience advising companies in the technology sector and also to financial and industrial companies in matters specifically related to technology and protection of personal data. She provides advice on commercial and regulatory aspects, including the preparation and negotiation of contracts (such as outsourcing, cloud computing or digitalization), advice on the protection of personal data and privacy including defense in proceedings before the Spanish Data Protection Agency, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions with technological components, consumer law and e-commerce, use of biometric technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, public procurement law, representation before Public Administrations, etc.

Speakers:

Alison P. Howard, Microsoft, United States (Invited)

Carlo Piltz, Piltz Legal, Germany

Dr. Carlo Piltz is a founding partner of Piltz legal. He assists and advises national and international clients primarily in matters of data protection, IT security and IT law. He supports compliance and legal departments as well as internal data protection officers in their day-to-day business as well as in complex cases and contract negotiations. He was invited as an expert in the respective parliaments for both the Federal Data Protection Act and the Berlin State Data Protection Act. He is part of the editorial board of the journal 'Privacy in Germany' and editor-in-chief of the journal 'Datenschutz-Berater'.

Max Schrems, Austria (Invited)

 

 

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13:00 to 14:15 WET

In-House Counsel Committee Meeting (VIRTUAL)

ONLINE Only

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The In-House Counsel Meeting will be held fully online this year. If you are in-house, please check this session when you register to ensure you receive all of the information regarding this meeting!

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14:15 to 15:45 WET

Session 3A: Cookies and e-Privacy: How to move forward

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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While the EU e-privacy Regulation is not approved, businesses are struggling to comply with the non-harmonized approached on cookies around the EU. In this session, you will know what to expect from the EU Courts and Regulators as well as the current and future Cookies’ regime in Europe. Listen also what the main complaints are regarding cookies from None of Your Business and what you can do to manage cookies on a compliant way across the EU. 

Speaker:

Axel Anderl, DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

Axel Anderl is managing partner of DORDA Attorneys, Vienna, and heading the firms IT/IP data protection team. Further he has initiated and is leading the firm's newly established, multidisciplinary Digital Industries Group offering holistic legal advice in a digital world. Axel is author of a vast number of publications on IT/IP and data protection issues, such as a commentary on the Austrian implementation of the NIS directive or on blockchain. He is also lecturer at the University of Vienna, Innsbruck and Krems and various other institutions. Axel has been awarded with the ILO Client Choice award for Ecommerce resp IT and Internet nine times from 2012 to 2021. He is also ranked as leading individual/1st tier both in IT and IP with leading legal directories such as legal500 or Chambers and member of the legal500 Hall of Fame for TMT.

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Session 3B: Regulation of Digital Services and Markets

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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The Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) have two main goals: (I) to create a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected; and (ii) to establish a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness, both in the European Single Market and globally. This panel will critically evaluate these two important pieces of legislation and their anticipated effect on the market.

Moderator:

Bradley Joslove, Joslove Digital Law, France

Bradley L. Joslove (JD Harvard Law School, member of the Bars of Paris and Washington, D.C.,) founded Joslove Digital Law in 2020 to help clients navigate a clear path through the legal issues that arise in the digital sector. The firm build’s on Mr. Joslove’s experience as General Counsel EMEA for C3.ai, a leading supplier of AI, IoT and big data applications and, before that, his 25 years at the helm of the TMT (Technology Media Telecoms) Practice of the Franklin law firm. He is recognized by the legal guides as one of the leading digital technology lawyers in France.

 

Speakers:

Luís Neto Galvão, SRS Advogados, Portugal

Luís Neto Galvão co-heads the TMT Department and heads the Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice at SRS Advogados. Luís advises on telecoms regulatory matters concerning the offer of communications services by service and network providers, as well as OTTs and on IT licensing and contractual matters, as well as on cloud computing and media law. His experience in data protection includes a broad spectrum of matters, from GDPR implementation to complex processing operations involving social media, traffic & location data, video surveillance and anonymization of large quantities of health data.

 

Christoph Krück, SKW Schwarz, Germany
Presenting Remotely

Dr. Christoph Krück started his career as a lawyer in 2016. He specializes in IT, digital business and data privacy. One focus is on advising online platforms regarding regulatory aspects (platform regulation, liability, data privacy, digital media regulation, youth protection, and consumer and competition law). Furthermore, he advises on drafting and negotiating strategic digital business and technology contracts (e.g., terms of use, general terms and conditions, licensing, cloud or other IT agreements).

Cristina Mesa, J&A Garrigues, Spain

Cristina Mesa is a partner of the Intellectual Property Department, and is passionate about new technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She provides recurring advice to clients on internet-related matters and new forms of communication and cultural and business participation, including e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, intermediary service providers, social networks and technology startups. Cristina provides advice on contracts and acts as counsel in complex legal proceedings. She also provides assistance to clients on strategic aspects of business in relation to the exploitation of their intangible assets and the viability of new business models. Cristina has a LL.M. magna cum laude in International Business Law and International Commerce from Washington College of Law. She has a Degree in Law and Political Science and Public Administration from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and also has an Associate’s Degree in Design and Illustration from Escuela de Arte de Toledo. She is member of the Madrid Bar Association, the New York Bar and is an arbitrator at aDigital.

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Session 3C: Moronic or Masterpiece? The Market for 'NFTs' as Digital Media Assets

Tejo, Lower Level

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NFTs are lines of code minted on a blockchain that represent a digital work “living” on another platform on the internet. It is undeniable that these new assets are making it possible for creators to imbue physical properties like scarcity, uniqueness, and proof of ownership to digital assets. They have inspired new methods and means of monetization of items that were previously lost to the depths of the internet. So what are the legal issues of NFTs? These mainly involve copyright, ownership and the artist’s moral rights. This session aims to provide some understanding on what NFTs really are and the legal implications and safeguards this new trend requires.

Moderator:

Joana Mota Agostinho, Cuatrecasas, Portugal

Joana Mota Agostinho is a Partner at Cuatrecasas, leading the IP/TMT Department in Portugal, where she advises domestic and international clients on the full range of Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Cybersecurity issues. She provides pragmatic, solutions-focused advice, with a good understanding of technology. Prior to joining Cuatrecasas, Joana was head of IP/TMT in the Lisbon office of Deloitte Legal (2015-2021), having initially worked for five years at ANACOM, the Portuguese regulatory authority for postal and electronic communications and trained in the Lisbon office of a top-tier law firm. Joana speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Speakers:

Frederico Antunes, Dreamshapper, Portugal

Graduated in Philosophy, PowerMBA, has participated in more than 300 conferences as speaker and lecturer.
Former Quake 3 Arena and World of Warcraft pro-player, today he is the Dreamshapper of RealFevr, a SportsTech Portuguese Scale-up company in the Fantasy Sports and Blockchain NFT's industry and Board President of the Portuguese Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Association.



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

Ms. Karadbil’s 25+ years’ experience in tech allows her to bridge the gap between her clients and the law. She works on transactions & ligation, including software, privacy, telecom, Internet, and entertainment matters. She speaks around the world on tech, IP, & privacy issues. She is a past President of ITechLaw, & now serves on the Advisory Board. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US & was honored by Legal 500 for her work on data protection & privacy. She has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel & is a Super Lawyer for IP in NY. She is admitted in AZ, CA, NV & NY.

 

 

Jeremy Morton, Temple Bright LLP, United Kingdom

Jeremy handles IP litigation and advice, brand management and data privacy. Much of his work is in the digital, engineering and creative sectors. Prior to joining innovative boutique Temple Bright LLP, Jeremy was a partner at major international law firms. He is a former ITechLaw board member, outgoing chair of the Oversight Committee, and former IP committee co-chair, and has spoken at ITech conferences on topics ranging from biometrics to online IP infringement. Rated by Managing Intellectual Property's "IP Stars" for Trade Marks and Patents, and Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader in Patents, Data and Information Technology.

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Session 3D: A Player's Journey: The legal challenges of the eSports industry

Douro, Lower Level

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The eSport phenomenon is becoming increasingly disruptive and complex. This session will include an overview of the main legal issues related to eSports, with regard to the three pillars of the eSport industry: gamers, video games and events/tournaments.

Moderator:

 

Fernando Veiga Gomes, Abreu Advogados and Chairman of the General Meeting of the Portuguese eSports Federation FPDE​, Portugal

Lawyer, partner at Abreu Advogados, with over 20 years experience in corporate and M&A, having represented large clients in investment operations in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Specialist in Sports Law and coordinator of this practice area at Abreu Advogados. Fernando is the President of the Sports Law Commission of the UIA - International Association of Lawyers and Chairman of the General Meeting of the Portuguese eSports Federation FPDE.

Speakers:

Marco Galli, Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners, Italy (Invited)

Tiago Fernandes, Portuguese Esports Federation, Portugal

With over 20 years of experience in the Esports Industry and vast experience in communication, having been a technology and economics journalist and a communication consultant for over a decade, I have always been connected to video games and Electronic Sports. I founded one of the biggest Portuguese Esports teams, today an association, in the early 2000s and led the creation of the first Portuguese Electronic Sports agency in 2016. I'm currently Operations Director of the award-winning GIRLGAMER Esports Festival, an event focused on celebrating women’s competitiveness and inclusion in video games, President of the Portuguese Esports Federation, and University Post Grad Professor at the European University of Lisbon where I teach in the first and only Portuguese Esports Marketing and Management Post-Graduation.

Monika Anna Górska, Wardynski & Partners, Poland

Monika Anna Górska, PhD., LL.M (College of Europe, Brugge) advises clients on contentious and non-contentious issues to do with copyright, trademarks, patents and unfair competition (protection of trade dress), structuring transfer/licensing of IP in M&A transactions. She also advises in processes concerning commercialisation of knowledge/IP and technology transfer. She works for Polish and foreign clients operating in various sectors of the economy, such as pharmaceuticals, gaming, start-ups, NewTech and IT.

 

Vaneesha Jain, Saikrishna & Associates, India (Presenting virtually)

Vaneesha Jain is an Associate Partner with Saikrishna & Associates. Vaneesha works on Policy matters, with a specialization in technology, copyright and data protection. As a leading practitioner on privacy law, Vaneesha has advised some of the world’s largest technology companies during the various stages of consultation in the formulation of the Indian data protection law. Vaneesha has advised the Government of India on matters relating to intellectual property, such as on India’s accession to the WIPO Internet Treaties on copyright. Vaneesha received her L.L.M. from the NYU School of Law and her first law degree from NUJS, Kolkata.

 

 

 

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15:45 to 16:00 WET

Networking Break

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

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16:00 to 17:30 WET

Session 4A I-WIN Panel: SportsTech - Are We Getting More Inclusive?

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

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Sponsored by the I-WIN (ITechLaw Women’s International Network) Committee.

SportsTech is pegged as a multi-billion industry by 2024. Undeniably, technology plays a key role, and demands varied expertise from AI to biomechanics, analytics to data science. But, what does it mean for clubs, athletes, providers, and other stakeholders? How do they deal with volatile and evolving regulations and its resultant skepticism? Is the sector opening to a new fan base, breaking existing stereotypes and aiming at inclusivity? Our panel will talk about these and share their experiences on the next key trends to watch in SportsTech.

Moderator:

Carmen De la Cruz, LEXcellence AG, Switzerland

Carmen De la Cruz is a lawyer and Notary Public. She holds a degree in IT & Economics, is BSI Security Expert and several CAS in technical areas such as Cloud and Information Security. Carmen has advised in fields of Data Protection and Technology law for many years first as inhouse counsel in companies of the Financial and Telecom industry and as external counsel and partner of law firms. Sie has acted as DPO of FIFA and been involved in Sports, Tech & Law over the last years. She is partner at LEXcellence AG, a law firm based in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland, specialized in Technology and Commercial law matters with a strong international focus. 

Speakers:

Joao Copeto, Benfica Lisbon, Portugal

Over 20 years of experience in the Sports Industry, managing IT projects and solutions, from Business Applications to Team performance, Multimedia and Fan Experiences, Global solutions for Management, Financial and Marketing departments.  Part of the Club Digital Transformation Program, showing paths, building teams, coaching Agile methodologies, and bringing the Organization to new levels of optimization and excellence.  Passionate about Technology, Data and Data Insights, been driving the Sports Data Science Initiative, building partnerships with companies and working closely with Professional Team Staff to deliver better decision-making tools.

Prof. Dr. José-Luis Piñar Mañas

Professor of Administrative Law. San Pablo-CEU University, Madrid.  Of Counsel at CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo International Law Firm.  DPO of the Spanish Football Federation. Former Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (2002-2007). Former Vice-Chairman of the European Group of Data Protection Commissioners (“Art. 29 Working Party Data Protection”) (2004-2007), Founder (2003) and first President of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network (2003-2007). Director of the International Master’s Degree on Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information (San Pablo-CEU  University). Former Vice-Rector of International Relations at San Pablo-CEU University. Former Dean of the Faculties of Law in the Universities of Castilla-La Mancha and San Pablo-CEU. President of the Public Law Section of the Spanish General Commission for Codification. (“Comisión General de Codificación”). This Section drafted the new Spanish Data Protection Law. Member of the Experts Group nominated (2020) by the Spanish Government for drafting a Digital Rights Charter. Director of the Digital Law and Innovation Review (Wolters Kluwer).

Raquel Porciuncula, Benfica Lisbon, Portugal

Raquel Porciúncula is Data Compliance Officer for Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SLB). Her career started in 2008 and worked in different national and international consultancy companies, being Partner and Director of the Information Security Area for Ozona. She is also an Auditor accredited by APCER for management systems (IS and ITSM). With a Computer Engineering degree and master, Raquel also holds the following professional accreditations: ISO27001, ISO22301, ISO20001, ISO31000, NP4457, ITIL and IPMA. Raquel has contributed to ISO standards development since 2012; she is currently editor for ISO/IEC 27003 and SD Trustworthiness Landscape. She is also Board Member of itSMF Portugal and Secretary of the Nacional Technical Committees, CT163 and CT191.

 

 

Dr. Matthias Orthwein, LL.M., SKW Schwarz, Germany

Dr. Orthwein was admitted to the bar in 2003 and became a partner at SKW Schwarz in 2011. He received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law from Boston University (USA) in 2000 and his doctorate from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Münster in 2003 with a topic in telecommunications law. He advises his clients in all areas of IT law, in particular cloud and software contract law as well as digital transformation projects. He is an experienced expert in national and international data protection law issues. Legal 500 Germany has listed him as a " Highly recommended lawyer for information technology and outsourcing" for years and according to Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers as well as Wirtschaftswoche, he is one of "Germany's Best Lawyers 2021" in the field of IT law and data protection. Who's Who Legal: Data 2021 lists him as one of the world's leading lawyers for information technology. Dr. Orthwein is a lecturer for IT and data protection law at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.  Dr. Orthwein is head of the IT & Digital Business department at SKW Schwarz. He is member of the German Society for Law and Informatics, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the German Outsourcing Association and the German-American Lawyers Association. He is Vice Chairman of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

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Session 4B: Mobility: Legal Challenges

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

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Aggressive climate protection goals have accelerated the transition to electric mobility solutions. A new sector of the economy arguably already exists, with a large range of legal issues meriting attention. This panel will attempt to unpack some of these challenges.

 

Moderator:

Gonçalo Castelo Branco, EDP COMERCIAL, Portugal

 

Speakers:

Pedro Gaspar, CEIIA, Portugal

Pedro Diez Gaspar is the Future Business Technology Director at CEiiA, a state of the art innovation and product development Center. Pedro worked in different industries as Telco, Fintech, Energy and Smart Cities always as an innovation leader. With a Computer Engineering degree and masters in both Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Advance Project Management, Pedro has a successful track record as a founder and product innovator. The future of cities and climate change are his focus now.

 

 

Roland Mathys, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Switzerland

Roland Mathys is partner and head of the tech/data/digital/cyber department of Schellenberg Wittmer, one of Switzerland's top business law firms, focusing on tech sourcing, data protection, ICT compliance, cybersecurity and new technologies. He often speaks at international conferences. He is Chair of ITechLaw's Oversight Committee, also serves as cybersecurity officer to the IBA Tech Law Committee and acts as co-chair of the Law Committee of swissICT, Switzerland's largest ICT business organization. He has recently been appointed by the IAPP as a Knowledge Net Chapter Chair for Switzerland and is a member of the Steering Committee of digitalswitzerland.

 

 

Barbara Sartori, CBA Law Firm, Italy

Graduated in law at the University of Padua, Barbara is partner at CBA, with offices in Milan, Padua, Venice, Rome and München. As a business lawyer specialized in new technologies and IP rights, with a solid expertise in legal consulting on commercial matters developed at both national and international level, as well as on trademark, copyright, patent, design, domain name and software issues, her proficiency also includes litigation on these matters, besides advertising and unfair competition disputes. Barbara is also an active member of APPI and ITechLaw, a regular speaker at conferences and masters of law, as well as the author of many cutting-edge publications in the field of IP rights and new technologies.

 

 

Martim Taborda Barata, ICT Legal, Portugal

 

https://www.ictlegalconsulting.com/about-us/martim-taborda-barata/

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19:00 to 23:00 WET

Gala Reception & Dinner

Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII

2021 European Conference

After a full day of conference sessions, we invite all attendees and their guests to the Gala Reception and Dinner. The black-tie Gala Dinner is a hallmark of ITechLaw’s annual conference and is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow attendees at the uniquely Lisbon venue of Estufa Fria, located in the park adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. Social distancing will be observed for the seated dinner. The evening activities will be as follows:

  • 19:00 – Reception begins
  • 20:30 – Dinner with entertainment begins

Black-tie recommended. Ticketed event. Transportation not provided.

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Friday, November 12, 2021

07:45 to 08:45 WET

I-WIN Committee Breakfast

Fernando Pessoa, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

Enjoy the I-WIN Committee's session on Thursday? Join the committee for breakfast! A section of tables will be set aside in the main breakfast area to network with each other.

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09:00 to 10:30 WET

Session 5: Europe's Newly Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

2021 European Conference

The European Union reached, on Wednesday April 21, 2021, a new milestone in the seemingly interminable discussions on a legal and ethical framework of artificial intelligence, when it issued a proposal for a regulation, “Laying down Harmonized Rules on Artificial Intelligence”.   Amongst others the Act introduces obligations in the field of transparency, accountability, (continuous) risk-assessment, fault correction and certification. Obligations are imposed on vendors, importers, distributors and users. The Act introduces GDPR-like penalties. This session will discuss these and other important topics raised by the Artificial Intelligence Act.

Speaker:

Pierre Kirch, Paul Hastings LLP, France

Pierre Kirch is a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings and divides his time between the firm’s offices in Paris and Brussels. He is a member of the firm’s worldwide antitrust and competition practice group. He focuses on the whole of EU and French competition/antitrust law, and in its advisory and litigation aspects—which he has practiced for almost 35 years—as well as commercial litigation representation, including ICC and ad hoc arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (Pierre Kirch is a certified mediator with CCenter of Effective Dispute Resolution, London and with CMAP, Paris), and general and strategic corporate advice

 

 

 

Polo van der Putt, Vondst Advocaten, Netherlands

Polo van der Putt heads the IT practice of Vondst. Polo’s practice focuses on contracts, both in national and international setting. Amongst others Polo deals with sourcing projects, the structuring and termination of co-operations, software and services contracts, distribution and IT- and procurement projects. He litigates on a regular basis and is arbitrator for the Dutch Institute for the Settlement of Automation Disputes. Besides he specialises in data protection and e-commerce law. He is chief editor of the Netherlands Internet Law Magazine. He is recognized as a leading expert in Chambers, Legal500 and WhoisWho.

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10:30 to 11:00 WET

Networking Break

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

2021 European Conference

11:00 to 12:30 WET

Session 6A: The Role of Emerging Technologies in Outer Space Use and Exploration

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

2021 European Conference

New technologies such as blockchain/DLT and AI, as well as the continuous development of IoT facilitated by 5G, impacts space products and services, whilst at the same time outer space is also set to play an increasingly important role in the development of new technological applications (for instance, internet satellites, blockchain space nodes, space data storage). This panel will debate the legal impact of the use of space capabilities in the legal frameworks that are set to greatly benefit from new and networked technologies. This will include electronic communications, autonomous and shared systems, and the data economy. The panel will also discuss to what extent emerging technologies impact the legal framework for outer space (such as with relation to satellite launching and operation, debris mitigation, in-orbit servicing and cybersecurity), and how synergies can be better created between these two areas. 

Moderator:

Magda Cocco, Vieira de Almeida & Associados, Portugal

Magda Cocco is the Head of Practice of Information, Communication & Technology and the responsible for the Aerospace practice at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, being also the firm’s representative at the International Astronautic Federation (IAF). Magda has been involved in various Space sector projects, including the negotiation of contracts for satellite construction and launch and for the installation of ground stations, and assisted Governments in connection with the definition and drafting of Space-related strategies and legislation. She participates in several Space sector-related forums, namely the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

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Session 6B: New Ways of Working, New Cyber Risks

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

2021 European Conference

Covid-19 has transformed working practices across sectors, across the globe. In many countries, there was a mass and sudden move to remote working as governments reacted by introducing lockdowns and other restrictions on movement. It seems that remote working is here to stay. Such a sudden change represented - and continues to represent - opportunities for those shady individuals and organizations willing to exploit new vulnerabilities for commercial, financial or socio-political gain.  Covid has offered unprecedented opportunities to hackers and cybercriminals, and represents a real risk to organizations of all size.   This period has coincided with a huge rise in the number of ransomware attacks. This session explores these vulnerabilities, the legal risks which manifest themselves, and consider how organizations - and their trusted advisers - can be prepared to meet those risks.

Moderator:

Renato Opice Blum, Opice Blum, Bruno & Vainzof Advogados Associados, Brazil

MS, attorney; professor at the most prestigious colleges; economist; Chairman and co-founded at Opice Blum, Bruno & Vainzof Advogados.

Renato’s pioneer practice and leading position in the digital law and data protection segment is widely recognized by the industry, peers and publications (e.g. Chambers&Partners, Who’s Who Legal and Legal500). Renato has advised clients in high-profile cases involving data breaches, digital compliance, litigation and e-commerce strategies, among others. Renato has a strong presence in both Brazilian and International associations and is the Digital Law and Data Protection program coordinator at two majors universities in Brazil.

 

Speakers:

Stuart Davey, Pinsent Masons LLP, United Kingdom

Stuart advises on cross-border data breaches and cyber incidents. He helps organizations ensure compliance with their security and reporting obligations under relevant data protection legislation and regulation.  He advises clients with the increasing challenges of data and cyber-related litigation. Stuart also specializes in resolving disputes arising out of large-scale and technically complex IT projects. He advises both suppliers and users of technology, with a focus on dispute resolution and renegotiation of contracts for business process outsourcing and software/systems implementation projects. 

Lino Santos, President of Portuguese Cybersecurity Agency, Portugal (Invited)

Dr. Eric Cole, Secure Anchor, United States (Invited)

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Session 6C: Smart Contracts: Technical and Legal Challenges (Virtual & In-Person)

Tejo, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

It is undeniable the several uses smart contracts can have and in many different areas. Nevertheless, many challenges still remain and in this session the panelists will discuss and share their views and experiences regarding the technical aspects of smart contracts, their legal framework and the international standards without forgetting the security and privacy issues.

Speakers will be presenting virtually, but a room will be provided to view the session in-person at the Lisbon Conference. 

Moderator:

Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal, India

Nikhil Narendran is a Partner in Trilegal in the TMT and general corporate practice area. Nikhil has substantial experience in advising telecom, media, and technology companies on a range of regulatory and contractual matters such as in relation to content liability, convergent networks, IP licensing and structuring, technology transfers and licensing arrangements, satellite, new technology models, outsourcing, data protection, data services, voice services, VOIP, etc. He advises new-age e-commerce and technology companies in India on their business models and regulatory issues including data protection. He was the winner of the ITechLaw Association's (formerly Computer Law Association) Travelling Fellowship Award 2011 as a part of which he worked at six European firms specializing in TMT. He is currently the Co-Chair of the ITechLaw Substantive Law committee on Interactive Entertainment & Media and is on the board of directors of ITechLaw. He has been recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Telecommunication, Media and Technology.

Speaker:

Clive Davies, Fujitsu Services Limited, United Kingdom

Clive is a senior counsel and professional development manager with Fujitsu in the UK advising on major service contracts with customers in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Fujitsu Clive was the lead IT and outsourcing partner in London at two major firms. Clive specializes in major outsourcing contracts. He has a particular interest in improving the contracting process, believing that a successful contract supports effective delivery. Clive lectures and writes regularly on IT subjects. Clive is past chair and Fellow of SCL, a Past Chair of ITechLaw's In-House Committee and an editor of Communications Law.

Maitrayee Pathak, University of Szeged, Hungary

Maitrayee Pathak is a researcher in International Business Law and a registered lawyer under Bar Council of India since 2011. She has served as in-house counsel in various organizations like Cognizant Global Services, Wipro, Naftva Integral (now known as Qvinzbridge), India, and also in ClutchGroup (jurimatrix), India. Currently she is a PhD Doctoral Candidate researching Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Mergers & Acquisitions at the department of International Private Law, University of Szeged, Hungary. She is also working on cutting-edge banking projects with FintechX Technologies Zrt., Budapest, Hungary.

Anna Polubaryeva, Arabtec construction LLC, Russia (Invited)

Rui Serapicos, Portuguese Blockchain Alliance, Portugal (Invited)

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12:30 to 13:50 WET

Networking Lunch

Fernando Pessoa, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

13:50 to 14:30 WET

Interactive Workshop 1A: Putting the “Cure” back in ERP Procurement: A Re-Enactment of an ERP Procurement Gone Wrong

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

2021 European Conference

The customer needs an ERP solution implemented as soon as possible to grow to the next level.  The customer procures the solution and seeks to procure an implementer.  The solution provider recommends an implementer.  Customer procures implementer. Delivery is delayed by two years and the cost is inflated by 600%.  What went wrong during procurement, and how could this have been avoided?  During this session, three experienced practitioners will re-enact the roles of customer, solution provider and implementer in this true case study of a procurement gone awry. 

Speakers:

John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Canada

John is a senior partner at Fasken LLP, Past-Chair of the Technology practice group, and Co-Founder of both the Privacy and Information, and Outsourcing practice groups. His practice is focused on technology, outsourcing and procurement, and privacy and cybersecurity law matters. In addition to being Past President of ITechLaw and an active member for 20+ years, John is ranked by Who’s Who Legal -Information Technology 2021 as one of only four “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America; Who’s Who Legal – Privacy & Protection 2021 as one of only four “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America; and Who’s Who Legal Canada 2020 – Data as one of the Top Six “Most Highly Regarded” leading figures in Canada.

 

René Thornfeldt, Accura, Denmark

Espen Werring, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen, Finland

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Interactive Workshop 1B: HealthTech: The Convergence of Healthcare and Technology

Tejo, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

This workshop is an interactive discussion about the particular legal and regulatory challenges the HealthTech market faces:  Technology enables cross-border businesses, but what challenges do un-harmonized healthcare laws at national and regional level pose to HealthTech businesses? What sorts of commercial partnerships are the best routes to market for HealthTech startups? How best can they navigate public procurement rules to sell into public health services? Who owns patient data? How to deal with liability claims?.  In this workshop you will get the answers to all these questions and much more.

Speakers:

Marc Dautlich, Bristows LLP, United Kingdom

Marc Dautlich, Partner, Bristows LLP – works with clients in all areas of technology, information law and digital matters to help them to evaluate and manage risk in these areas. With a particular focus on the intersection of technology and data protection issues, he is also particularly active in the technology, healthcare/life sciences and fintech sectors.

 

 

Daniel Klusmann, CEO, Freddie Med, Portugal

A mathematical logician by training, I managed a $2.5bn emerging market fund in London before launching Freddie Med, a MedTech company. Together with a group of engineers, designers, and doctors, we built a technology that disrupts traditional, institution-centric value networks.

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Interactive Workshop 1C: Using AI, Data and the Law to Transform Corporations into Global Sustainability Leaders

Douro, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

Lawyers need to start thinking and advising in their day-to-day work and advice to understand and apply new sustainability skills and considerations consistently with continuous improvement programs.  Challenges to sustainability compliance and access to technological innovation. Themes to discuss include: A deep dive into global sustainability How can the law impact sustainability compliance integrity across different markets and sectors?  Why is technology important in the role of providing legal sustainability support? What emerging technology should lawyers be considering supporting their roles and improve access to justice? How can lawyers become more innovative? Challenges to sustainability compliance and access to technological innovation

This workshop will be presented by a virtual speaker but presented live in person. 

Speaker:

Sophie Newbould, innov8law, United Kingdom

Sophie Newbould is an international commercial lawyer specializing in the procurement of technology digital and data solutions. Whilst working on Government projects, Sophie applied her entrepreneurial skills to help save and make public money at scale. Sophie’s initiative innov8law is a technology company that helps organizations close gaps between legal and commercial obligations using AI, data mining to target business models. This Summer, Sophie cofounded race2zero, a new online community of cross-industry corporations that share innovative and leading sustainable development practices to protect and grow United Nations Sustainable Development Goal projects in the most remote parts of our planet.

 

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Interactive Workshop 1D: A Code of Conduct for Software Audits

Camões, Mezzanine Level

2021 European Conference

Almost all software licenses include a provision for the audit of a customer by the vendor to check whether usage is in compliance with the licensed rights. Customers dislike the audit process because it is intrusive, time-consuming and often results in difficult contractual and commercial discussions around the need for additional licenses. Many vendors also dislike audits for similar reasons and because they fear that audits damage the vendors’ relationships with their customers. However, most audits result in incremental revenues for those vendors that do them and these revenues can be significant in terms of overall vendor profitability.  There is considerable variation between vendors in terms of the identity of the auditors, technical approaches and tools, scope and intrusiveness, provision of entitlement information, approaches to resolution and more generally in the positioning of audits and the attitude to customer experience.  This makes it difficult for customers to develop consistent management of their software investments. It adds to the tension between vendors and customers and disrupts the functioning of the software supply chain to the disadvantage of vendors and customers. A code of conduct for software audits would help to alleviate this problem. It would also serve to codify market practice and provide a catalyst for improvement. A draft code has been proposed by FTI and put out for consultation which will be discussed in this workshop with the intention to accelerate the development of a robust final version of the code and its acceptance as best practice to the benefit of both customers and software vendors.

Speaker:

David Eastwood, FTI Consulting LLP, United Kingdom

David is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting in London. He has 39 years of experience, mostly as a forensic accountant working on investigations and giving expert evidence on liability and quantum. David’s areas of expertise include software and technology licensing and contractual rights of audit. He has been responsible for many thousands of software audits on behalf of major vendors, as well as projects for software customers looking to better manage their IT assets and audit risk. He works for both customers and software vendors.

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14:00 to 15:15 WET

VIRTUAL Session 1: International Data Transfers Around the World

ONLINE Only

2021 European Conference

From Hong Kong to Latin America, through India, you will hear from experts and find out how these countries approach and deal with international data transfers and how they are prepared for the European requirements. This session will be completed fully online for our Hybrid audience.

Moderator:

Dr. Mehmet Bedii Kaya, Gokce Attorney Partnership, Turkey

Dr. Kaya is a partner in Gökçe. He is also a faculty member of Department of IT Law at Istanbul Bilgi University. He holds LLB and LLM in Internet Law from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and PhD in Law from the University of Nottingham School of Law. He is the director of Istanbul Bilgi University IT Law Institute. He lectures on IT Law and Cybersecurity Law at undergraduate level, and Internet Law at graduate. He works on internet law, data protection law and cyber security law. He provides consultancy in these areas to public and private sectors.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Andrea L. Tapia-Hoffmann, Web Shield Services GmbH, Germany

Andrea Tapia-Hoffmann is an Ecuadorian-German certified privacy professional (CIPP-E) and serves as legal counsel and data protection officer at Web Shield, Germany. Andrea holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and a doctorate in law from the Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg University in Germany. As member of the Ecuadorian Association of Personal Data Protection (AEPd), Andrea advised on the content of the new Organic Law on Data Protection of Ecuador. She is also the author of a book on legal certainty in Latin American emerging markets, published by Springer.

 

 

Arya Tripathy, PSA, India

Arya is a Partner at PSA, an India-based full-service law firm and specializes in M&A, General Corporate, Technology and Data Protection laws. Working closely with domestic and global clients, Arya helps businesses resolve complex legal and regulatory, policy and governance nuances. She is a Certified Privacy Professional and has advised extensively on cross-border data transfers with a specific focus on the integrity of sensitive data sets. She frequently works with tech policy think-tanks and tech-enabled social impact organizations, participates in stakeholder discussions, makes recommendations on India's upcoming technology and privacy laws, and avidly writes on data ecosystem and its global regulations.

Pádraig Walsh, Tanner De Witt, Hong Kong

Pádraig Walsh is a partner in the Corporate Commercial department of Tanner De Witt whose practice focuses on TMT work. Pádraig’s practice areas include technology transaction, data protection, cyber, tech corporate and regulation.

 

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14:35 to 15:15 WET

Interactive Workshop 2A: Putting the “Cure” back in ERP Procurement: A Re-Enactment of an ERP Procurement Gone Wrong

Marques de Pombal, Mezzanine Level

2021 European Conference

The customer needs an ERP solution implemented as soon as possible to grow to the next level.  The customer procures the solution and seeks to procure an implementer.  The solution provider recommends an implementer.  Customer procures implementer. Delivery is delayed by two years and the cost is inflated by 600%.  What went wrong during procurement, and how could this have been avoided?  During this session, three experienced practitioners will re-enact the roles of customer, solution provider and implementer in this true case study of a procurement gone awry. 

Speakers:

John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Canada

John is a senior partner at Fasken LLP, Past-Chair of the Technology practice group, and Co-Founder of both the Privacy and Information, and Outsourcing practice groups. His practice is focused on technology, outsourcing and procurement, and privacy and cybersecurity law matters. In addition to being Past President of ITechLaw and an active member for 20+ years, John is ranked by Who’s Who Legal -Information Technology 2021 as one of only four “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America; Who’s Who Legal – Privacy & Protection 2021 as one of only four “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America; and Who’s Who Legal Canada 2020 – Data as one of the Top Six “Most Highly Regarded” leading figures in Canada.

 

René Thornfeldt, Accura, Denmark

Espen Werring, Advokatfirmaet Thommessen, Finland

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Interactive Workshop 2B: HealthTech: The Convergence of Healthcare and Technology

Tejo, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

This workshop is an interactive discussion about the particular legal and regulatory challenges the HealthTech market faces:  Technology enables cross-border businesses, but what challenges do un-harmonized healthcare laws at national and regional level pose to HealthTech businesses? What sorts of commercial partnerships are the best routes to market for HealthTech startups? How best can they navigate public procurement rules to sell into public health services? Who owns patient data? How to deal with liability claims?.  In this workshop you will get the answers to all these questions and much more.

Speakers:

Marc Dautlich, Bristows LLP, United Kingdom

Marc Dautlich, Partner, Bristows LLP – works with clients in all areas of technology, information law and digital matters to help them to evaluate and manage risk in these areas. With a particular focus on the intersection of technology and data protection issues, he is also particularly active in the technology, healthcare/life sciences and fintech sectors.

 

 

Daniel Klusmann, CEO, Freddie Med, Portugal

A mathematical logician by training, I managed a $2.5bn emerging market fund in London before launching Freddie Med, a MedTech company. Together with a group of engineers, designers, and doctors, we built a technology that disrupts traditional, institution-centric value networks.

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Interactive Workshop 2C: Using AI, Data and the Law to Transform Corporations into Global Sustainability Leaders

Douro, Lower Level

2021 European Conference

Lawyers need to start thinking and advising in their day-to-day work and advice to understand and apply new sustainability skills and considerations consistently with continuous improvement programs.  Challenges to sustainability compliance and access to technological innovation. Themes to discuss include: A deep dive into global sustainability How can the law impact sustainability compliance integrity across different markets and sectors?  Why is technology important in the role of providing legal sustainability support? What emerging technology should lawyers be considering supporting their roles and improve access to justice? How can lawyers become more innovative? Challenges to sustainability compliance and access to technological innovation

This workshop will be presented by a virtual speaker but presented live in person. 

Speaker:

Sophie Newbould, innov8law, United Kingdom

Sophie Newbould is an international commercial lawyer specializing in the procurement of technology digital and data solutions. Whilst working on Government projects, Sophie applied her entrepreneurial skills to help save and make public money at scale. Sophie’s initiative innov8law is a technology company that helps organizations close gaps between legal and commercial obligations using AI, data mining to target business models. This Summer, Sophie cofounded race2zero, a new online community of cross-industry corporations that share innovative and leading sustainable development practices to protect and grow United Nations Sustainable Development Goal projects in the most remote parts of our planet.

 

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Interactive Workshop 2D: A Code of Conduct for Software Audits

Camões, Mezzanine Level

2021 European Conference

Almost all software licenses include a provision for the audit of a customer by the vendor to check whether usage is in compliance with the licensed rights. Customers dislike the audit process because it is intrusive, time-consuming and often results in difficult contractual and commercial discussions around the need for additional licenses. Many vendors also dislike audits for similar reasons and because they fear that audits damage the vendors’ relationships with their customers. However, most audits result in incremental revenues for those vendors that do them and these revenues can be significant in terms of overall vendor profitability.  There is considerable variation between vendors in terms of the identity of the auditors, technical approaches and tools, scope and intrusiveness, provision of entitlement information, approaches to resolution and more generally in the positioning of audits and the attitude to customer experience.  This makes it difficult for customers to develop consistent management of their software investments. It adds to the tension between vendors and customers and disrupts the functioning of the software supply chain to the disadvantage of vendors and customers. A code of conduct for software audits would help to alleviate this problem. It would also serve to codify market practice and provide a catalyst for improvement. A draft code has been proposed by FTI and put out for consultation which will be discussed in this workshop with the intention to accelerate the development of a robust final version of the code and its acceptance as best practice to the benefit of both customers and software vendors.

Speaker:

David Eastwood, FTI Consulting LLP, United Kingdom

David is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting in London. He has 39 years of experience, mostly as a forensic accountant working on investigations and giving expert evidence on liability and quantum. David’s areas of expertise include software and technology licensing and contractual rights of audit. He has been responsible for many thousands of software audits on behalf of major vendors, as well as projects for software customers looking to better manage their IT assets and audit risk. He works for both customers and software vendors.

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15:15 to 15:45 WET

Networking Break

Foyer Inferior, Lower Level Foyer

2021 European Conference

15:45 to 17:15 WET

Session 7: How is the Fast-Moving FinTech Sector Dealing with PSD2?

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

2021 European Conference

The revised Payment Service Providers Directive (PSD2) introduced massive change to the payments sector, seeking to improve consumer protection, boost competition and innovation and reinforce security in the payments market. The far-reaching effects of PSD2 are only just beginning to have an impact. This panel looks at practical examples of the impact of PSD2.

Moderator:

Martinho Lucas Pires, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

PHD candidate at Nova Law School; Lawyer registered with the Portuguese Bar; Associate member of Portugal Fintech; Assistant lecturer in public and financial law at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

 

 

 

 

Speaker:

Jaime Bofill, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Spain

Jaime Bofill heads the Insurance, Reinsurance & Innovation department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. He specializes in insurance, reinsurance, financial institutions, retail banking, payment services and the emerging areas of Fintech and Insurtech.   He has acquired vast experience in the payment services sector where he has worked for domestic and international enterprises on aspects relating to the Payment Services Directives and their implementation in Spain, not to mention his work on money laundering and its corresponding obligations. He has also previously worked for payment services companies on international matters.  https://cms.law/en/esp/people/jaime-bofill 

João Freire de Andrade, President of Portugal Fintech, Portugal 

João Freire de Andrade is the head of BiG Start Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital investing in startups innovating in the fields of finance (FinTech), insurance (InsurTech) and cybersecurity. The geographical focus is Lisbon, Berlin and London, but it is open to startups from other locations. BiG Start Ventures provides entrepreneurs with an unique environment for FinTech development, with access to banking infrastructures, systems expertise, banking products, banking users, compliance and regulation. João was the founder of Portugal Fintech association, which is responsible to promote the Portuguese fintech ecosystem, creates the top 30 Portuguese fintechs report , was one of the founding members alongside with the financial regulators of the Portugal FinLab - Portuguese regulatory innovation hub and the Fintech House ( a 100% Fintech focus incubator and co-work). João has an Economics Bachelor degree from Nova SBE, a Master in Management with Major in Finance from Católica Lisbon SBE and the Fintech Course of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a Teaching Assistant at the Master of Finance and Executive Education of Nova SBE and in 2017 has joined Católica Lisbon SBE to fully focus his academic contribution in Fintech. 

Afonso Fuzeta Eca, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

Afonso Fuzeta Eça, CFA is an Invited Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, where he lectures and coordinates graduate level and executive education courses in the Fintech area. He co-founded Raize and helped it grow to become a leading online lender for SME, one of the largest investment communities in Portugal and one of the first fintech IPOs in Europe (2018, Euronext Lisbon). Prior to Raize, he worked as a derivatives trader and portfolio manager in the hedge fund industry.

 

Katarzyna Barbara Szczudlik, SSW Pragmatic Solutions, Poland

Katarzyna Szczudlik, LL.M., CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPP/US is a partner at SSW Pragmatic Solutions in Warsaw, Poland. She is the head of TMT, data protection and FinTech practices. She regularly advises multinational companies and start-ups on legal issues related to data protection, payment services, blockchain, fintech, anti-money laundering and AI. She speaks about those topic during national and international conferences. Katarzyna regularly participates as an expert in working groups on new technologies law’s issues.

 

 

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17:15 to 17:30 WET

Closing Remarks

Pedro Leitão Ballroom, Lobby Level

2021 European Conference

18:00 to 19:30 WET

Closing Reception

Monte Mar, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa Armazém 65, 1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal

2021 European Conference