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Coffee or Cognac: An Informal Networking Opportunity

Whether you’re having your morning coffee, an afternoon cup-of-joe, a refreshing cocktail, or an after-dinner aperitif, we invite you to join ITechLaw and your fellow technology lawyers from across the globe for the monthly Coffee or Cognac networking events. This is your chance to meet with industry experts, make new friends, and connect with peers you haven’t seen in a while. 

September’s event will take place on Wednesday 30 September at the below times:

2020 Global Technology Law Summit

Shaping Technology Law for Global Challenges

Everywhere / Online
The 2020 Global Technology Law Summit will traverse the globe with sessions held during the workday for various time zones, following Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  Each day will include sessions on trending and relevant topics and offer extensive opportunities for attendee interaction and networking.

2021 International India Conference

Everywhere / Online

We anticipate holding the 17th annual International India Conference virtually from January 27-29, 2021. More details to come!

2021 World Technology Law Conference

United States and Online / San Francisco

We anticipate holding the World Technology Law Conference in San Francisco from May 26-28, 2021 at the Fairmont San Francisco. We are monitoring the covid-19 scenario and the potential impact to this conference. 

2021 European Conference

Portugal and Online / Lisbon

The 2020 European Conference is Lisbon, Portugal has been postponded due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now occur in 2021 at the same location as 2020. More details will be posted as they become available. 

Past events


An Open Source Update

As the use of open source software continues to grow, so do the number of open source licenses and the complexity of the issues. This webinar will provide an update on:


Orbiting Toward an International Space Debris Regime

This webinar will discuss the present and future of space debris law and will present an overview of:


Schrems II - Dealing with the Fallout - An ITechLaw Data Protection Law and In-House Counsel Committee Hosted Roundtable Discussion

In July 2020, after years of speculation, the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case made headlines by invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and calling into question other mechanisms that validate international data transfers. After the initial shock about this decision, it is time to consider what the practical solutions are for ITechLaw members’ corporate clients to keep personal data flowing internationally.


New Forms of Digital Content Transmission: How Does Media and Copyright Law Answer to This?

Linear distribution of classical media content (broadcasting) has taken its course via terrestrial waves, before it became the core of the cable business. Direct broadcasting satellites have driven out a number of cable subscribers and found additional customers in rural areas without cable. Today the Internet allows TV distribution everywhere, including mobile or via laptop in digital quality.


Coffee or Cognac: Chats with Board Members

Join ITechLaw Board Members for a networking chat! Since ITechLaw members span across more than 70 countries, we are gathering from June 9-11, 2020 at various times throughout the day to accomodate all time-zones. Each chat will be led by a board member, and they will not have a formal agenda. Conversations will be intimate with only 10-15 people gathering per time slot, and the conversation will cover any topic from how people are adjusting to working from home to continuing executing work and deals.


Data Privacy and Data Protection: Practical Approaches to Compliance with GDPR/CCPA

We’ve all attended a few too many GDPR and CCPA sessions that cover the same introductory ground.  The goal of this session is different: a conversation among experienced privacy and data protection lawyers about gaps and areas of tension between the two laws, and how companies can address those inconsistencies and develop programs that comply with both laws, and are flexible enough to address new data protection laws that come into effect, and emerging issues (such as the COVID pandemic) as they arise .  If you don’t already have good basic familiarity with the GDPR and CCPA, thi


Artificial Intelligence: Practical Legal Implications

This session will cover aspects such as the implementation of AI in corporate contexts, considering the approaches in the US and in the EU: can AI assist corporate boards in decision-making processes? What about the use of AI as a tool to support HR departments in their hiring process, for performance monitoring and to avoid discrimination. What are the current government actions, in the US and in the EU, that can be applicable to AI and automated decision-making affecting individual privacy? Can AI serve as a tool to uncover discrimination? We will look into a few law cases. 


Lessons Learned from Failed IT Projects

Many large scale IT projects fail and some of them end up in litigation. This session will delve into reasons why IT projects commonly fail, the unique risks associated with IT projects and how, from a legal perspective, to best to position an IT project for success and avoid disputes.  The panel will draw upon their IT project experience and discuss select case law to illustrate common pitfalls and tease out lessons of value to help lawyers better structure IT projects and improve their IT project contract drafting.



Legal Tech: Adoption and Strategies in a Global Environment after COVID-19

Join us to discuss the challenges posed by legal tech initiatives in a global environment and the opportunities that will arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will give participants the opportunity to share experiences and understand how to engage with different stakeholders in legal tech related projects. Discussion shall be focused in three main stages: decision-making, implementation and actual use of legal technology.



Online Dispute Resolution in India

ODR has never been as pertinent as it is today. The Supreme Court of India has already hinted at hearings via video conferencing on a “large scale”. While the bar and the bench ought to be prepared, some important aspects still need further deliberation, especially if e-hearings will become the new normal.