3rd IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference

21 May - 23 May 2017

Session information

Legal tech


Closely Held Companies Committee (Lead)
Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
European Regional Forum
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee
Young Lawyers' Committee


Providers of tech-enabled legal and contracting services are innovating the ways to meet clients’ changing demands. Help yourself online services may still be in a different market segment but are permanently improving and getting ever closer to our target clients and markets. Experienced lawyers available on demand are the Ubers of the legal profession as we know it. The Big 4 have been slowly but surely transforming themselves from audit firms, to ‘globally integrated business solution providers’ – where an important component of the business solutions that they offer is law. Clients are demanding control and added value. Firms are looking to be more efficient. Artificial intelligence tool that were originally helping with research are currently already able to respond to a complaint with no human intervention. Law firms are already outsourcing part of their services or use contract lawyers. Our interactive panel will discuss the challenges of the legal industry and the perspective of the legal profession vis-à-vis these disruption threats and innovations

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Andres Cerisola Infocorp Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
Nicole Van Ranst Agio Legal, Brussels, Belgium; Website Officer, Closely Held Companies Committee


Sebastiaan Bos Ravn Systems, Schiphol Rijk, Netherlands
Jaap Bosman TGO Consulting, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Neville Eisenberg Mishcon de Reya, London, England; Member, SPPI Council Advisory Board
Cornelius Grossmann Ernst + Young Law GmbH, Berlin, Germany