LegalTech event list

2.05.2018, First LegalTech Counsel Roundtable (7 am, Zurich)
For experts who work in the company at the interface of law and technology (e. g. in the function of a Legal Tech Counsel or Chief Digital Officer) we organize a monthly exchange of information and lessons learned from 7 to 8 a.m. at Sprüngli Coffee at Paradeplatz. Participants companies must be corporate member of the SLTA. Members of the Board of Advisors or the Executive Board may participate independently of a corporate membership. Register here.
27.03.2018, Artificial Intelligence and the GDPR: How do they interact? (7pm, Baar)
We have the pleasure to invite you to the next event at the Thomson Reuters LegalTech Lab in Baar. On 27 March 2018 we will discuss with Boris Inderbitzin the implication of data protection to the use of machine learning techniques and Sandra Hyde, Senior Director Strategy of Thomson Reuters Legal will present the recently launched Data Privacy Advisor – a specialized data privacy research solution and a question-answering feature built by artificial intelligence and technology professionals from Thomson Reuters and IBM Watson.

18.40 Doors open

19.00 Presentation Thomson Reuters Labs & Incubator

19.15 Data Analytics and GDPR

19.45 Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor

20.10 Open discussion

20.20 Networking & drinks

RSVP to by 23 March 2018.
9.03.2018, Journée des start-up, des PME et de l’innovation, Neuchâtel
Le Pôle de propriété intellectuelle et de l'innovation de l'Université de Neuchâtel organise la 9ème édition de la Journée des start-up, des PME et de l’innovation, consacrée à l’internet des objets.

Du jouet pour enfant au système d’alarme, les objets connectés font désormais partie intégrante de notre quotidien. Comment la Suisse et notre région peuvent-elles tirer au mieux profit de cette révolution numérique ?

Quels en sont les enjeux ? Et quelles en sont les limites ? Ces questions fondamentales serviront de fil rouge aux intervenants. Ils aborderont le sujet de l’internet des objets sous ses aspects sociaux, économiques et juridiques, donnant ainsi aux participants un point de vue qui couvre tant les opportunités que les risques qui se présentent aux entreprises.

Pour consulter le programme détaillé et vous inscrire, cliquez ici.
8.03.2018, SLTA General Assembly (6pm, Bern)
The first General Assembly of the Swiss LegalTech Association will give us the chance to present what has been achieved in 2016-2017, as well as to present and discuss the board's strategy for the next years.
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24.01.2018, Legaltech Afterwork Drinks (6.30pm, Bern)
Come by and meet a diverse group of lawyers and entrepreneurs working on legaltech projects in the Bern area around afterwork drinks.
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7.12.2017, LegalTech End-of-the-Year Drinks (7pm, Zurich)
Join us for a mulled wine at the “Wienachtsdorf am Bellevue” to finish off this year together with a drink and a chat in a relaxed setting.
Register here.
11-14.11.2017, d10e conference (Davos)
The leading Crypto and Blockchain conference “d10e” will take place at the Davos Congress Centre from 11 to 14 November. Launched in 2014, the event addresses the decentralisation of the economy, with a strong focus on services related to blockchain technology and ICOs. After eleven successful events, including in cities such as Singapore, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Kiev, the conference will now be held in Switzerland for the first time.

During the four days of the conference, visitors can look forward to various presentations and topic panels on the current challenges of blockchain and its regulation, as well as an ICO competition presenting around 20 selected projects to be financed via initial coin offering. Members of the Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) will judge the projects and decide which projects will receive funding from their own investors. The BIC currently has approximately 100 individual members with more than $2 billion in digital assets under management.

We were able to make SLTA members benefit from a 30% discount on the regular prices (please use the code "PUR1TY" at check-out).

Registration on this page.
2-4.10.2017, Swiss LegalTech Conference
For more information and registration visit this page.
16.08.2016, LegalTech Zurich Summer drinks (Zurich, 6.30pm)
Join us and meet a diverse group of lawyers and entrepreneurs working on legaltech projects around afterwork drinks in a relaxed setting. For more information and registration visit this page.
29.06.2017, Weblaw Forum LegalTech – Digitalisierung des Rechtsmarktes (Zurich, 9am)
This event is organised by our member Weblaw AG and is aimed at at lawyers, notarys as well as in-house counsels.

For more information and registration visit this page.
21.06.2017, Alternative Legal Providers (Zurich, 6.30pm)
The legal profession around the world is undergoing a significant transformation. Law firms are experiencing significant challenges in a fast-changing marketplace while at the same time the growth of in-house corporate functions has resulted in a decrease in reliance upon law firms. In that context, law firms suffered significant declines in their gross revenues and several innovative legal services models have begun to offer corporate clients an alternative to law firms, some of them Tech infused. The stated impetus underlying this development is the need to innovate the century old guild of lawyering that has failed to adapt adequately to the changes in the modern competitive marketplace. Marc Morant, CEO axiom Schweiz, will outline these developments based on the example of axiom.

Register on this page.
20.04.2017, LegalTech Drinks (Geneva, 7pm)
Detailed description will follow.

Register on this page.
12.04.2017, From Legal Services to Legal Products (Zurich, 6.30pm)
In recent years, the legal marketplace has seen start-ups and legal service providers looking to challenge the long-standing, traditional business models offered by lawyers to their clients.

Traditionally, clients looked to their law firms to provide a full range of legal and legal-related services, i.e., to handle every aspect of a matter, even including those activities that did not involve the direct provision of legal services.

Today, by contrast, consumers in need of legal services find themselves the beneficiaries of a new and growing number of non-traditional service providers that are changing the way legal work is being provided and invoiced.

Not all alternative legal services are delivered by a truly alternative legal service provider. Law firms themselves have also gotten into the business of delivering alternative legal service models, typically through affiliate operations. (Founders Workbench & Goodwin Procter LLP)

Competition for clients is becoming tougher and tougher by the day. Consequently, established and new law firms have to be open to developing product innovations and to subsequently investing in alternative business models for legal services.

In her presentation, Petra Arends Paltzer will show how US and European law firms and lawyers have reacted to the challenges presented by the growing number of alternative legal service providers (ALSP’s) by finding ways to ‘commoditise’ parts of their services.

Dr. Petra Arends-Paltzer is an experienced banker and lawyer and has specialised in developing international online business campaigns for both of these service industries. For the past two years, she has researched comprehensively the challenges entrepreneurs face in today’s digital world and advises several entrepreneurs, law firms and asset managers on the interactive strategies that are available to digitally market their services.

Register on this page.
06.04.2017, "Innovation.Law" (Zurich, 9am)
Innovation.Law is an event organised by our friends from Lawbility. The legal community – professionals, IT specialists, legal entrepreneurs, investors – gathers to explore and debate current and future accelerations in the new business and technology of Law. More information and registration on this page.
04.04.2017, LegalTech Entrepreneurs Lunch #3 (Zurich, 12pm)
We are meeting bi-monthly over lunch with a group of LegalTech entrepreneurs in order to discuss the current market and the opportunities we see and learn about each other's projects.

Register on this page.
23.03.2017, A legal overview on Blockchain & Estate planning for digital currencies (Zurich, 7pm)
This event is organised by our partner, the Zurich Blockchain Meetup.

We’re delighted to announce Pamela Morgan of Empowered Law PLLC and Third Key Solutions LLC as the speaker for our next meetup. Pamela is an American attorney, educator, and entrepreneur with a focus on legal innovation using digital currencies and smart contracts and a well-known expert in this field. She will give a short legal overview on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Smart Contracts from a lawyers perspective and talk about how estate planning for digital currencies works.

More info and registration on this page.
07.02.2017, LegalTech Entrepreneurs Lunch #2 (Zurich, 12pm)
We are meeting bi-monthly over lunch with a group of LegalTech entrepreneurs in order to discuss the current market and the opportunities we see and learn about each other's projects.

If you have a LegalTech company operating in Switzerland, do join us as we would love to meet you. And if you are thinking about starting a project of your own, you will be at the right place to get feedback and find potential partners.

On February 7, we will welcome Christoph Küng, CEO Skuani, as well as Marc Bloch Sommer, CEO Swisslex, who will give us a briefing on current legaltech trends following their visit at the LegalTech NYC conference.

Register on this page.
26.01.2017, Blockchain for Lawyers (Geneva, 7pm)
We are honoured to host a conference by Thomas Spaas on blockchain technologies in the legal context.

Thomas Spaas is a lawyer and the director of the Belgian Bitcoin Association.

The partners of the law firm Ochsner & Associés kindly offered to host our Meetup in their offices.

Please register here. We are looking forward to seeing you!
06.12 2016, Legal Challenges and Opportunities of the Blockchain
Talk by Luka Müller, Partner, MME
05.12.2016, LegalTech Trends, UniBern
22.11.2016, SLTA Launch in Romandie (Geneva)
Event in collaboration with Schellenberg Wittmer
10.11.2016, (Rechtliche) Perspektiven für die Finanzdienstleistungen der Zukunft (Zurich, 6.30pm)
SLTA co-founder Antoine Verdon will be giving a talk on the impact of Blockchain technology on the legal field. More information on this page.
08.06.2016, Official SLTA Launch evening (Zurich, 6.30pm)
Launch of the Swiss LegalTech Association and an introduction to smart contracts by Andre Wolke, founder of Validity Labs.