Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.8, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Disruption: lawyers advising disruptive companies while disruptors change the legal industry
Room C4.8, Convention Centre, Level 4

Committee(s)

Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee (Lead)
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee

Description

‘Disruption’ was the topic of the Paris 2017 specialist conference by the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee. This session continues that key dialogue in a lively and interactive format. Experts and the audience will discuss the specific legal challenges and needs that disruptors are facing worldwide, the high-value new skills this specific category of clients requires, different from those demanded by the traditional corporate client, and the legal approach of industries that are operating under a scenario of very fluid regulatory environments. Also, from the perspective of law firms, disruption is not only a client issue. The legal industry is also itself being disrupted with the development of: • new business models; • alternative firms; • the increasingly sophisticated legal process outsourcing (LPOs); • global integrated service providers; and • the expansion of new technologies, such as law on demand, apps and artificial intelligence.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Andres Cerisola Infocorp Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
Harvey Cohen Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; IBA Council MemberOhio State Bar Association

Speakers

Mike Aston Accenture, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Murray Bruce IBM, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Katrina Johnson Uber, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alexandra Neri Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris, France; Senior Vice Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee
Kieren Parker Addisons, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Brent Thomas Airbnb, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia