Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and Nordic Legal Tech organize the Law, Technology & Trust Conference.

Technology has changed how we work, consume, and play. Now it is changing the law. It affects the legal and compliance industries worldwide, and while many of us are waiting to see where it goes, considerable change is already taking place.

Law, Technology and Trust will address many of the core challenges we face as lawyers, businesspeople, lawmakers, and citizens. This two-day international conference brings together renowned academics, legal tech entrepreneurs, lawyers, engineers, and policymakers to discuss these and other issues:

Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

• Predictive Analytics v. Integrity & Trust in Legal Decision-Making

• Legal Education in Times of Technology: Experimentation & Innovation

• Technology for & by Government

• A Vision for the Future of Work

• Innovative Business Models for Law Firms

At day 2 of the conference, there will also be an expo where you can meet legal tech providers and law firms.

Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, will offer a certificate of participation as a documentation of mandatory continued training for The Danish Bar and Law Society (Advokatsamfundet) - 14 lessons.

Our Speakers

Alexandra AndhovLawyer, Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen

Alexandra Andhov is an Assistant Professor of Corporate law at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. In 2019 she was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Cornell Law School in the United States, where she focused on FinTech and Legal Tech innovations. Alexandra’s main areas of research are corporate law, capital market law, corporate social responsibility, contract law and technology. On these topics she has published articles in numerous European and US law journals and reviews. Alexandra leads the Legal Tech Group at the Faculty of Law in Copenhagen and is establishing entrepreneurial Legal Tech Lab. She is in the board of the Nordic Legal Tech Hub and Finance Watch. She is currently working on topics covering blockchain and corporate governance and preparing a manuscript on the effects of technology on trust on capital markets. She has been previously a visiting researcher at Cornell Law School, Oxford Law School, Lund University and University of Turin. Before entering academia, Alexandra practiced law in Hungary and Slovakia.

Alexandra AndhovLawyer, Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen

Alexandra Andhov is an Assistant Professor of Corporate law at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. In 2019 she was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Cornell Law School in the United States, where she focused on FinTech and Legal Tech innovations. Alexandra’s main areas of research are corporate law, capital market law, corporate social responsibility, contract law and technology. On these topics she has published articles in numerous European and US law journals and reviews. Alexandra leads the Legal Tech Group at the Faculty of Law in Copenhagen and is establishing entrepreneurial Legal Tech Lab. She is in the board of the Nordic Legal Tech Hub and Finance Watch. She is currently working on topics covering blockchain and corporate governance and preparing a manuscript on the effects of technology on trust on capital markets. She has been previously a visiting researcher at Cornell Law School, Oxford Law School, Lund University and University of Turin. Before entering academia, Alexandra practiced law in Hungary and Slovakia.

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Alice ArmitageProfessor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School

Professor Alice Armitage is a Professor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School. In that role, she supervises two innovative programs, the Startup Legal Garage and LexLab, which has created a curriculum in law and technology for students, an accelerator program for legal tech entrepreneurs, and a series of events for the legal tech community in San Francisco. She teaches classes on entrepreneurship and the use of design thinking in for-profit as well as access to justice contexts. Her research and published articles focus on the intersection of innovation and regulation.
Professor Armitage is a graduate of the Yale Law School where she was the first woman Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. She also has an A.B. and an M.A. in British and American Literature from Brown University.

Alice ArmitageProfessor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School

Professor Alice Armitage is a Professor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School. In that role, she supervises two innovative programs, the Startup Legal Garage and LexLab, which has created a curriculum in law and technology for students, an accelerator program for legal tech entrepreneurs, and a series of events for the legal tech community in San Francisco. She teaches classes on entrepreneurship and the use of design thinking in for-profit as well as access to justice contexts. Her research and published articles focus on the intersection of innovation and regulation.
Professor Armitage is a graduate of the Yale Law School where she was the first woman Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. She also has an A.B. and an M.A. in British and American Literature from Brown University.

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Artur FjodorovFounder and CEO, HUGO Legal

Artur Fjodorov is the Founder and CEO of Tallinn based legal tech startup HUGO Legal. Estonia's largest legal service platform with 50+ lawyers and trusted by 20k+ clients. Prior to Hugo, at the age of 25 Artur built a construction company with a turnover of €10M and has built several other companies. Artur has been an entrepreneur for more than 13 years and has studied law, psychology and economics at Tartu University.

Artur FjodorovFounder and CEO, HUGO Legal

Artur Fjodorov is the Founder and CEO of Tallinn based legal tech startup HUGO Legal. Estonia's largest legal service platform with 50+ lawyers and trusted by 20k+ clients. Prior to Hugo, at the age of 25 Artur built a construction company with a turnover of €10M and has built several other companies. Artur has been an entrepreneur for more than 13 years and has studied law, psychology and economics at Tartu University.

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Beata MaihaniemiPostdoctoral researcher in law and digitalisation at University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab

Beata Mäihäniemi is a post-doctoral researcher in law and digitisation at the Legal Tech Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. She holds LL.D. from the University of Helsinki. Beata is a specialist in EU competition law, in particular abuse of dominance that occurs in digital markets. She has also been a part of a project on algorithmic decision-making in public administration in Finland. Additionally, she has recently been awarded by the Finnish Academy, as a part of the larger research group, project funding for research on possibilities and borders of algorithmic transparency. She teaches competition law in digital markets as well as internet regulation.

Beata MaihaniemiPostdoctoral researcher in law and digitalisation at University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab

Beata Mäihäniemi is a post-doctoral researcher in law and digitisation at the Legal Tech Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. She holds LL.D. from the University of Helsinki. Beata is a specialist in EU competition law, in particular abuse of dominance that occurs in digital markets. She has also been a part of a project on algorithmic decision-making in public administration in Finland. Additionally, she has recently been awarded by the Finnish Academy, as a part of the larger research group, project funding for research on possibilities and borders of algorithmic transparency. She teaches competition law in digital markets as well as internet regulation.

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Catrine Søndergaard ByrneCo-founder of the think-do-tank Dataethics.eu

Catrine is co-founder of the think-do-tank Dataethics.eu, a non-profit organization focusing on responsible and sustainable use of data. Dataethics’ mission is to ensure primacy of the human being in a world of data, by supporting knowledge exchange, creation and cooperation on a sustainable and data ethical future in close interaction with institutions, organisations and academia in an interdisciplinary and holistic manner. Dataethics is included in the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI and is appointed as a Mozilla Host Organization 2019/2020.

Catrine is also a lawyer, specialized in employment law and data protection. She is a valued advisor and cooperating partner for clients and collaborators both in Denmark, as well as internationally. She is a recognized lecturer and is author of the books “Data protection in HR” (Danish: “Persondata i HR”) and “Data Protection” (Danish: Persondata), both published by Andersen Publications. Catrine is the co-chair for IAPP’s KnowledgeNet (Denmark) and member of data protection working group with the Association of Danish Law Firms.

Catrine Søndergaard ByrneCo-founder of the think-do-tank Dataethics.eu

Catrine is co-founder of the think-do-tank Dataethics.eu, a non-profit organization focusing on responsible and sustainable use of data. Dataethics’ mission is to ensure primacy of the human being in a world of data, by supporting knowledge exchange, creation and cooperation on a sustainable and data ethical future in close interaction with institutions, organisations and academia in an interdisciplinary and holistic manner. Dataethics is included in the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI and is appointed as a Mozilla Host Organization 2019/2020.

Catrine is also a lawyer, specialized in employment law and data protection. She is a valued advisor and cooperating partner for clients and collaborators both in Denmark, as well as internationally. She is a recognized lecturer and is author of the books “Data protection in HR” (Danish: “Persondata i HR”) and “Data Protection” (Danish: Persondata), both published by Andersen Publications. Catrine is the co-chair for IAPP’s KnowledgeNet (Denmark) and member of data protection working group with the Association of Danish Law Firms.

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Chris HingeeSenior Legal & Compliance Officer at Pleo.io

Chris is a graduate of the Monash Law, Melbourne, Australia and a current candidate for a University of Copenhagen LLM. A specialist in Australian law who relocated to Denmark in 2017 he was able to find a position as an intern and employee number 17 at Pleo, a Danish financial technology startup, prior to starting his Masters education. While studying at KU and working full-time at Pleo he has seen the company grow from 17 to more than 150 employees and assumed responsibility for Pleo's Legal & Regulatory Compliance team. Along the way he has had the opportunity to work with Pleo's fundraising efforts, both to raise a substantial Series A, as well as the largest Series B round in Danish history. His work on Anti-Money Laundering compliance has helped the company launch into 3 (and soon 5) new markets, while he also led the company’s efforts to tackle the challenges of implementing GDPR compliance into a rapidly scaling company. As a tech focused legal worker, he is enthusiastic about Venture Capital, RegTech, ambitious approaches to rethinking regulatory compliance and scaling corporate legal operations from the inside out.

Chris HingeeSenior Legal & Compliance Officer at Pleo.io

Chris is a graduate of the Monash Law, Melbourne, Australia and a current candidate for a University of Copenhagen LLM. A specialist in Australian law who relocated to Denmark in 2017 he was able to find a position as an intern and employee number 17 at Pleo, a Danish financial technology startup, prior to starting his Masters education. While studying at KU and working full-time at Pleo he has seen the company grow from 17 to more than 150 employees and assumed responsibility for Pleo's Legal & Regulatory Compliance team. Along the way he has had the opportunity to work with Pleo's fundraising efforts, both to raise a substantial Series A, as well as the largest Series B round in Danish history. His work on Anti-Money Laundering compliance has helped the company launch into 3 (and soon 5) new markets, while he also led the company’s efforts to tackle the challenges of implementing GDPR compliance into a rapidly scaling company. As a tech focused legal worker, he is enthusiastic about Venture Capital, RegTech, ambitious approaches to rethinking regulatory compliance and scaling corporate legal operations from the inside out.

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Daniel Hartfield-TraunCo-Founder, Legal Tech Denmark

Daniel (Master of Laws) is the co-founder of LegalTech Denmark, which develops cost-effective and user friendly solutions to help companies comply with laws, regulations and international standards. Daniel also holds positions with NORIDA law firm, University of Southern Denmark and Danish Technological Institute in all of which he works with practical data protection and information security. In 2016, Daniel represented the Ministry of Finance in the process of drafting the Danish interpretation of the GDPR, Betænkning 1565. Currently, Daniel is working on publications for University of Southern Denmark and engaged in projects developing new solutions at LegalTech Denmark that aim at making it easy for companies to implement ISO27001. Before deciding to become an entrepreneur, Daniel held positions at the Agency for Digitisation. As a legal tech enthusiast, Daniel is very passionate about creating value by optimizing red tape-related processes through automation and digitization.

Daniel Hartfield-TraunCo-Founder, Legal Tech Denmark

Daniel (Master of Laws) is the co-founder of LegalTech Denmark, which develops cost-effective and user friendly solutions to help companies comply with laws, regulations and international standards. Daniel also holds positions with NORIDA law firm, University of Southern Denmark and Danish Technological Institute in all of which he works with practical data protection and information security. In 2016, Daniel represented the Ministry of Finance in the process of drafting the Danish interpretation of the GDPR, Betænkning 1565. Currently, Daniel is working on publications for University of Southern Denmark and engaged in projects developing new solutions at LegalTech Denmark that aim at making it easy for companies to implement ISO27001. Before deciding to become an entrepreneur, Daniel held positions at the Agency for Digitisation. As a legal tech enthusiast, Daniel is very passionate about creating value by optimizing red tape-related processes through automation and digitization.

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Deven DesaiProfessor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Deven Desai is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2014 in the Law and Ethics Program. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Brigham Young University Law Review.

Prior to becoming a professor, Desai has been a litigator handing intellectual property and technology matters with Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, & Sullivan, LLP, in-house counsel for an idealab! Internet infrastructure company, and part of policy and fundraising teams on the 2002 Cory Booker for Mayor campaign.

Professor Desai has been interviewed about 3D printing, intellectual property, privacy, and technology by the New York Times and the news show, Take Part Live. He has blogged about technology, intellectual property, and privacy at Concurring Opinions.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors and the Yale Law School, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

Deven DesaiProfessor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Deven Desai is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2014 in the Law and Ethics Program. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Brigham Young University Law Review.

Prior to becoming a professor, Desai has been a litigator handing intellectual property and technology matters with Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, & Sullivan, LLP, in-house counsel for an idealab! Internet infrastructure company, and part of policy and fundraising teams on the 2002 Cory Booker for Mayor campaign.

Professor Desai has been interviewed about 3D printing, intellectual property, privacy, and technology by the New York Times and the news show, Take Part Live. He has blogged about technology, intellectual property, and privacy at Concurring Opinions.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors and the Yale Law School, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

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Ditte Wiesener RustPhD Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Ditte Wiesener Rust is a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and writes her thesis on the legal challenges arising from the launch of autonomous ships. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen and has specialised in maritime, offshore and transport law. Ditte has previously worked as a deputy judge at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court as well as an attorney at the Danish law firm Gorrissen Federspiel. She is moreover a board member of Young CMI Denmark, an association for young maritime lawyers.

Ditte Wiesener RustPhD Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Ditte Wiesener Rust is a PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and writes her thesis on the legal challenges arising from the launch of autonomous ships. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen and has specialised in maritime, offshore and transport law. Ditte has previously worked as a deputy judge at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court as well as an attorney at the Danish law firm Gorrissen Federspiel. She is moreover a board member of Young CMI Denmark, an association for young maritime lawyers.

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Emil EifremCEO & Co-Founder, Neo4j

Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j and a co-author of the O’Reilly book Graph Databases, he’s devoted his professional life to building and evangelizing graph databases. Committed to sustainable open source, Emil guides Neo4j along a balanced path between free availability and commercial reliability. He plans to save the world with graphs and own Larry’s yacht by the end of the decade.

Emil EifremCEO & Co-Founder, Neo4j

Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j and a co-author of the O’Reilly book Graph Databases, he’s devoted his professional life to building and evangelizing graph databases. Committed to sustainable open source, Emil guides Neo4j along a balanced path between free availability and commercial reliability. He plans to save the world with graphs and own Larry’s yacht by the end of the decade.

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Erik P.M. VermeulenProfessor of Business & Financial Law at Tilburg University, Senior Legal Counsel at Signify, and Innovation Advisor

Erik P.M. Vermeulen is a Professor of Business & Financial Law at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, Senior Legal Counsel at Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) and an Innovation Advisor.

Erik can best be described as an innovator. He has a particular interest in how emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sensors, and blockchain, are creating opportunities across all areas of the economy and society. In this fast-changing world, Erik revisits long-held assumptions, theories, and business models and seeks to develop new models more appropriate to the new world.

Erik’s thought-provoking and innovative views have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organizations, such as the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the World Bank, and national and local governments around the world.

He is an Innovation Advisor at a law firm (Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn) in the Hague, and a board/advisory member of several companies/organizations, including a healthcare provider in The Netherlands and several start-ups.

He teaches regularly at universities in Europe, the United States, Colombia and Japan and has appeared at numerous conferences as a featured or keynote speaker. Erik has a blog at medium.com/@erikpmvermeulen.

Erik P.M. VermeulenProfessor of Business & Financial Law at Tilburg University, Senior Legal Counsel at Signify, and Innovation Advisor

Erik P.M. Vermeulen is a Professor of Business & Financial Law at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, Senior Legal Counsel at Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) and an Innovation Advisor.

Erik can best be described as an innovator. He has a particular interest in how emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sensors, and blockchain, are creating opportunities across all areas of the economy and society. In this fast-changing world, Erik revisits long-held assumptions, theories, and business models and seeks to develop new models more appropriate to the new world.

Erik’s thought-provoking and innovative views have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organizations, such as the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the World Bank, and national and local governments around the world.

He is an Innovation Advisor at a law firm (Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn) in the Hague, and a board/advisory member of several companies/organizations, including a healthcare provider in The Netherlands and several start-ups.

He teaches regularly at universities in Europe, the United States, Colombia and Japan and has appeared at numerous conferences as a featured or keynote speaker. Erik has a blog at medium.com/@erikpmvermeulen.

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Fabian Wallace-StephensResearcher at The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Fabian is a Researcher in the RSA’s Future Work Centre. He is particularly interested in self-employment, the gig economy and the impacts of technology on jobs and is co-author of several RSA reports on these topics. He led the Future Work Awards – a global search for innovations that are emerging to address the challenges workers face in finding, creating and sustaining good work.

After conducting a scenario planning exercise to better the future of work in 2035, Fabian is part of a team at RSA designing a series of Future Work Labs, which apply these scenarios to different sectors and local economies, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face, and to co-develop solutions with employers and policy makers.

Fabian Wallace-StephensResearcher at The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Fabian is a Researcher in the RSA’s Future Work Centre. He is particularly interested in self-employment, the gig economy and the impacts of technology on jobs and is co-author of several RSA reports on these topics. He led the Future Work Awards – a global search for innovations that are emerging to address the challenges workers face in finding, creating and sustaining good work.

After conducting a scenario planning exercise to better the future of work in 2035, Fabian is part of a team at RSA designing a series of Future Work Labs, which apply these scenarios to different sectors and local economies, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face, and to co-develop solutions with employers and policy makers.

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Hanne Marie MotzfeldtAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Hanne Marie Motzfeldt, Faculty of Law, UCPH, is focusing on analysing case law related to fundamental principles of data protection and administrative law as well as legislative tendencies in order to uncover developments and adjustments within public law caused by digitalisation. She has a background as a caseworker at the Parliamentary Ombudsman. She is a member of the EU Expert Group New Technologies Formation, the working group on wearables at the Danish Council on Ethics and is a Board Member of Citizens Rights Fund (Borgerretsfonden), Data for Good Foundation and Legal Tech Denmark.

Hanne Marie MotzfeldtAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Hanne Marie Motzfeldt, Faculty of Law, UCPH, is focusing on analysing case law related to fundamental principles of data protection and administrative law as well as legislative tendencies in order to uncover developments and adjustments within public law caused by digitalisation. She has a background as a caseworker at the Parliamentary Ombudsman. She is a member of the EU Expert Group New Technologies Formation, the working group on wearables at the Danish Council on Ethics and is a Board Member of Citizens Rights Fund (Borgerretsfonden), Data for Good Foundation and Legal Tech Denmark.

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Helen YuAssistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law

Helen Yu is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies
in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.
Her research focuses on how intellectual property and policy tools can be leveraged to support
the responsible transformation of basic research into socially and economically beneficial
outcomes. Helen holds a degree in neuroscience and practiced as an intellectual property
lawyer and registered patent agent in Canada before obtaining her PhD at the University of
Copenhagen.

Helen YuAssistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law

Helen Yu is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies
in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.
Her research focuses on how intellectual property and policy tools can be leveraged to support
the responsible transformation of basic research into socially and economically beneficial
outcomes. Helen holds a degree in neuroscience and practiced as an intellectual property
lawyer and registered patent agent in Canada before obtaining her PhD at the University of
Copenhagen.

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Henrik Palmer OlsenAssociate Dean of Research, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Professor dr. jur. Henrik Palmer Olsen is a co-founder of the Center of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), which is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. He has simultaneously led the Dogma-to-data research project (funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark), which applied new data science approaches to the exploration of case law data sets from the European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union. The research-agenda of dogma-to-data has gained international traction and has spread to many new research both in and around iCourts and around the world. Henrik Palmer Olsen is currently leading the Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms (PACTA) project (also funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark). This project seeks to research how algorithmic decision support systems can be implemented in public administration without loss of legal legitimacy and citizen rights. Henrik Palmer Olsen is also research dean for the Law Faculty in which capacity he is responsible for – among other things - research quality and research funding.

Henrik Palmer OlsenAssociate Dean of Research, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Professor dr. jur. Henrik Palmer Olsen is a co-founder of the Center of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), which is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. He has simultaneously led the Dogma-to-data research project (funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark), which applied new data science approaches to the exploration of case law data sets from the European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union. The research-agenda of dogma-to-data has gained international traction and has spread to many new research both in and around iCourts and around the world. Henrik Palmer Olsen is currently leading the Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms (PACTA) project (also funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark). This project seeks to research how algorithmic decision support systems can be implemented in public administration without loss of legal legitimacy and citizen rights. Henrik Palmer Olsen is also research dean for the Law Faculty in which capacity he is responsible for – among other things - research quality and research funding.

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Henrik UdsenProfessor at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Henrik Udsen is a Professor at Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law. His research and teaching focuses on data protection and IT law and he has published a large number of books and articles on these topics. He is a frequent speaker and member of a number of boards and committees, including the Danish Data Protection Council and the Danish Intelligence Oversight Board. He is heading the Faculty’s digitalization hub and working with the implementation of the Faculty’s digitalization strategy in research and education.

Henrik UdsenProfessor at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Henrik Udsen is a Professor at Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law. His research and teaching focuses on data protection and IT law and he has published a large number of books and articles on these topics. He is a frequent speaker and member of a number of boards and committees, including the Danish Data Protection Council and the Danish Intelligence Oversight Board. He is heading the Faculty’s digitalization hub and working with the implementation of the Faculty’s digitalization strategy in research and education.

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Jonas Søgaard GrønInnovation Consultant, University of Copenhagen

Jonas is an anthropologist with a focus on learning and organizations as well as professionally trained in social entrepreneurship. He has founded a couple of companies focused on social impact and build on interdisciplinary networks and is also associated with the University of Copenhagen as an Innovation Advisor which includes building up an entrepreneurial community among the students at the faculty of law.

Jonas Søgaard GrønInnovation Consultant, University of Copenhagen

Jonas is an anthropologist with a focus on learning and organizations as well as professionally trained in social entrepreneurship. He has founded a couple of companies focused on social impact and build on interdisciplinary networks and is also associated with the University of Copenhagen as an Innovation Advisor which includes building up an entrepreneurial community among the students at the faculty of law.

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Jorge Gabriel JiménezFellow of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University
Jorge Gabriel JiménezFellow of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University
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Jørgen Grønnegård ChristensenProfessor emeritus at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen is Professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science,
Aarhus University. He has published widely on public administration topics such as central government organization, the relationship between politicians and civil servants, government regulation. His work has been published in international journals and in several books. His latest book (with Peter Bjerre Mortensen) is Overmod og afmagt. Historien om det nye SKAT (2018).

Jørgen Grønnegård ChristensenProfessor emeritus at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen is Professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science,
Aarhus University. He has published widely on public administration topics such as central government organization, the relationship between politicians and civil servants, government regulation. His work has been published in international journals and in several books. His latest book (with Peter Bjerre Mortensen) is Overmod og afmagt. Historien om det nye SKAT (2018).

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Karina Kim Egholm ElgaardAssociate professor in tax and VAT law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard is associate professor in tax and VAT law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. She is coordinator for the tax research group FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group, chief editor of UCPH Fiscal Relations Law Journal (FIRE Journal), and coordinator for the UCPH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teachers Network. She has received a grant from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship to an innovation project in tax law. She has co-authored several articles on university pedagogic and didactic topics related to tax law.

Karina Kim Egholm ElgaardAssociate professor in tax and VAT law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard is associate professor in tax and VAT law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. She is coordinator for the tax research group FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group, chief editor of UCPH Fiscal Relations Law Journal (FIRE Journal), and coordinator for the UCPH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teachers Network. She has received a grant from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship to an innovation project in tax law. She has co-authored several articles on university pedagogic and didactic topics related to tax law.

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Katharina Ó CathaoirAssistant Professor in health law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Katharina Ó Cathaoir, PhD, is assistant professor in health law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Her current research agenda focuses on the legal governance of genetic and health data in treatment and research. She is particularly engaged in the rights of patients (as individuals and collectives), and vulnerable groups: children, persons with disabilities and minorities. She contributes to several interdisciplinary projects, including MeinWe, EU-STANDS4PM and PM-Heart.

Katharina Ó CathaoirAssistant Professor in health law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Katharina Ó Cathaoir, PhD, is assistant professor in health law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Her current research agenda focuses on the legal governance of genetic and health data in treatment and research. She is particularly engaged in the rights of patients (as individuals and collectives), and vulnerable groups: children, persons with disabilities and minorities. She contributes to several interdisciplinary projects, including MeinWe, EU-STANDS4PM and PM-Heart.

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Kiann Stenkjær HeinManaging Director of PUBLIC Danmark

Besides Denmark, PUBLIC has offices in London, Paris and Berlin. PUBLIC helps start-ups and small tech companies to engage with the public sector and is dedicated to establish a new public private GovTech collaboration that can transform the public sector by using innovative ideas and technologies when building new public services. Former Head of Digitalisation and IT Strategy in the Danish Ministry of Taxation. Adviser at the Digital Taskforce of the Danish Ministry of Finance and member of the Steering Committee of the Danish National Digitalisation Strategy. 20+ years of governmental experience in Denmark and international organizations including UN HQ in New York.

Kiann Stenkjær HeinManaging Director of PUBLIC Danmark

Besides Denmark, PUBLIC has offices in London, Paris and Berlin. PUBLIC helps start-ups and small tech companies to engage with the public sector and is dedicated to establish a new public private GovTech collaboration that can transform the public sector by using innovative ideas and technologies when building new public services. Former Head of Digitalisation and IT Strategy in the Danish Ministry of Taxation. Adviser at the Digital Taskforce of the Danish Ministry of Finance and member of the Steering Committee of the Danish National Digitalisation Strategy. 20+ years of governmental experience in Denmark and international organizations including UN HQ in New York.

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Kristian AnkerCo founder & Director at LegalHero

Founder of LegalHero with an academic background in law. Also, former officer in the Royal Danish Army.

Kristian AnkerCo founder & Director at LegalHero

Founder of LegalHero with an academic background in law. Also, former officer in the Royal Danish Army.

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Lisbeth Bech PoulsenMember of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for Socialist People’s Party (SF)

Lisbeth studied international relations at Aalborg University. Since 2011, Lisbeth is a member of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for Socialist People’s Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti), elected in Northern Jutland’s region. Lisbeth is the spokesperson for Finance, Business and IT. Lately, she has been particularly concerned with data ethics, data monitoring and artificial intelligence. Lisbeth is a co-author of the book ’Oprør for fremtiden – Manifest for frihed og fællesskab midt i en techtid’ (Rebellion for the Future - Manifesto for Freedom and Community in the midst of a night), published by Gyldendal in 2018.

Lisbeth Bech PoulsenMember of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for Socialist People’s Party (SF)

Lisbeth studied international relations at Aalborg University. Since 2011, Lisbeth is a member of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for Socialist People’s Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti), elected in Northern Jutland’s region. Lisbeth is the spokesperson for Finance, Business and IT. Lately, she has been particularly concerned with data ethics, data monitoring and artificial intelligence. Lisbeth is a co-author of the book ’Oprør for fremtiden – Manifest for frihed og fællesskab midt i en techtid’ (Rebellion for the Future - Manifesto for Freedom and Community in the midst of a night), published by Gyldendal in 2018.

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Luigi BrunoSenior Consultant Cyber Risk at Deloitte

Luigi is a Senior Consultant in the Cyber Risk Services team at Deloitte Switzerland. Luigi’s practice focuses on advising Swiss and international clients on cybersecurity and data privacy laws and regulation, as well as on the regulatory aspects of fintech and digital innovation. Luigi holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from McGill University and is fluent in four languages.

Luigi BrunoSenior Consultant Cyber Risk at Deloitte

Luigi is a Senior Consultant in the Cyber Risk Services team at Deloitte Switzerland. Luigi’s practice focuses on advising Swiss and international clients on cybersecurity and data privacy laws and regulation, as well as on the regulatory aspects of fintech and digital innovation. Luigi holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law from McGill University and is fluent in four languages.

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Markus KlokhøjSenior Consultant, Deloitte Denmark

Markus Klokhøj is a senior consultant from Deloitte Denmark specialized in cyber security and privacy. Markus founded the award winning tech and debate association ‘Foreningen Argument’ during his time at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and arranged both a tech festival and programming courses for law students.

Markus KlokhøjSenior Consultant, Deloitte Denmark

Markus Klokhøj is a senior consultant from Deloitte Denmark specialized in cyber security and privacy. Markus founded the award winning tech and debate association ‘Foreningen Argument’ during his time at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and arranged both a tech festival and programming courses for law students.

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Masha MedvedevaPhD-candidate at the University of Groningen

Masha Medvedeva is a PhD-candidate at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and works as interdisciplinary researcher for the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen and the Department of Legal Methods. Her work focuses on automatic detection of linguistic
patterns within legal data. Applying her background in computational linguistics, her latest project is on predicting future decisions of the European Court of Human Rights using machine learning.

Masha MedvedevaPhD-candidate at the University of Groningen

Masha Medvedeva is a PhD-candidate at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and works as interdisciplinary researcher for the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen and the Department of Legal Methods. Her work focuses on automatic detection of linguistic
patterns within legal data. Applying her background in computational linguistics, her latest project is on predicting future decisions of the European Court of Human Rights using machine learning.

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Matthieu GueissazDirector of the legal department of Blockchain Valley Ventures

Matthieu heads the legal department of Blockchain Valley Ventures, Switzerland’s leading blockchain transactional advisory firm and venture fund. He is a subject matter expert in legal topics relating to blockchain innovation and capital raises. He possesses a solid understanding of the Swiss startup ecosystem and venture investing, playing an active role within Business Angels Switzerland, an established angel investor club. Matthieu has worked in a commercial law firm, co-founded two startups and is involved in Swiss politics, military and associations.

Matthieu GueissazDirector of the legal department of Blockchain Valley Ventures

Matthieu heads the legal department of Blockchain Valley Ventures, Switzerland’s leading blockchain transactional advisory firm and venture fund. He is a subject matter expert in legal topics relating to blockchain innovation and capital raises. He possesses a solid understanding of the Swiss startup ecosystem and venture investing, playing an active role within Business Angels Switzerland, an established angel investor club. Matthieu has worked in a commercial law firm, co-founded two startups and is involved in Swiss politics, military and associations.

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Merethe EckhardtDirector of Development, Danish Court Administration

Ms. Eckhardt is Director of Development at the Danish Court Administration. She is responsible for Business development, Legal department, HR and organizational development, international business and Communication. In addition she is a member of Governing Board at Academy of European Law (ERA) and a member of CEPEJ working group on effective Justice which initiated and authored the Charter on Artificial Intelligence that was adopted by the European Council in December 2018.

In addition, Ms Eckhardt is a member of the Advisory Panel of IOJT – the International Organization of Judicial Training. Ms Eckhardt sits on various private and public boards facilitating and enabling business strategy and leading innovation and projects.

Merethe EckhardtDirector of Development, Danish Court Administration

Ms. Eckhardt is Director of Development at the Danish Court Administration. She is responsible for Business development, Legal department, HR and organizational development, international business and Communication. In addition she is a member of Governing Board at Academy of European Law (ERA) and a member of CEPEJ working group on effective Justice which initiated and authored the Charter on Artificial Intelligence that was adopted by the European Council in December 2018.

In addition, Ms Eckhardt is a member of the Advisory Panel of IOJT – the International Organization of Judicial Training. Ms Eckhardt sits on various private and public boards facilitating and enabling business strategy and leading innovation and projects.

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Merete NygaardCEO & Founder at Lawbotics

Merete worked as a business lawyer in the top tier law firm Wiersholm before she founded Norway’s leading legaltech company Lawbotics. Last year she was named one of Norway’s Young Leadership Talents and was on the list of Norway’s 50 Leading Tech Women in 2019.

Lawbotics was named one of Norway’s most innovative start-ups in 2018. The Company has developed Lexolve, a platform for legal document automation making legal work easier, more compliant and efficient in businesses and for the people working in them. Merete has also created Norways largest community for promoting innovation in the law industry with her initiatives Oslo Legal Tech Meetup and Oslo Legal Hackathon.

Merete NygaardCEO & Founder at Lawbotics

Merete worked as a business lawyer in the top tier law firm Wiersholm before she founded Norway’s leading legaltech company Lawbotics. Last year she was named one of Norway’s Young Leadership Talents and was on the list of Norway’s 50 Leading Tech Women in 2019.

Lawbotics was named one of Norway’s most innovative start-ups in 2018. The Company has developed Lexolve, a platform for legal document automation making legal work easier, more compliant and efficient in businesses and for the people working in them. Merete has also created Norways largest community for promoting innovation in the law industry with her initiatives Oslo Legal Tech Meetup and Oslo Legal Hackathon.

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Nicholas HawtinCEO, Nordic Legal Tech

One of the founders of Nordic Legal Tech, Nick has extensive experience from the Nordic startup and corporate innovation ecosystem. He’s based in Copenhagen and claims to be half-Danish, half-English, and half-American. Nick is also one of the founders of the Nordic Business Angel Network.

Nicholas HawtinCEO, Nordic Legal Tech

One of the founders of Nordic Legal Tech, Nick has extensive experience from the Nordic startup and corporate innovation ecosystem. He’s based in Copenhagen and claims to be half-Danish, half-English, and half-American. Nick is also one of the founders of the Nordic Business Angel Network.

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Niels FengerJudge in the Eastern Court of Appeal and professor in administrative law

Niels Fenger is a judge in the Eastern Court of Appeal and a professor in administrative law. Dr. jur in 2004 on the relationship between EU Law and Danish administrative law. Fenger is a former head of the Legal Service at the EFTA Surveillance Authority and former legal secretary at the Court of Justice. Previously he held posts in the Danish Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Interior. He is the author of 12 books including “Forvaltningsret” and “Forvaltningsloven med kommentarer” and more than 90 articles on administrative law, EU Law, civil procedure and human rights.

Niels FengerJudge in the Eastern Court of Appeal and professor in administrative law

Niels Fenger is a judge in the Eastern Court of Appeal and a professor in administrative law. Dr. jur in 2004 on the relationship between EU Law and Danish administrative law. Fenger is a former head of the Legal Service at the EFTA Surveillance Authority and former legal secretary at the Court of Justice. Previously he held posts in the Danish Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Interior. He is the author of 12 books including “Forvaltningsret” and “Forvaltningsloven med kommentarer” and more than 90 articles on administrative law, EU Law, civil procedure and human rights.

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Niels Gade-JacobsenPartner at Njord Law Firm

Niels Gade-Jacobsen is a partner at Njord law firm and has been in-depth experience with legaltech. Since 2014, Niels has been involved in the Danish and international blockchain and DLS scene. Niels has thorough experience working as tax attorney, including especially conducting tax related cases before courts of justice and appeals bodies. He is a member of Danmarks Skatteadvokater, and is external lecturer in tax law at the University of Copenhagen.
Niels has published books and articles within his field of expertise.

Niels Gade-JacobsenPartner at Njord Law Firm

Niels Gade-Jacobsen is a partner at Njord law firm and has been in-depth experience with legaltech. Since 2014, Niels has been involved in the Danish and international blockchain and DLS scene. Niels has thorough experience working as tax attorney, including especially conducting tax related cases before courts of justice and appeals bodies. He is a member of Danmarks Skatteadvokater, and is external lecturer in tax law at the University of Copenhagen.
Niels has published books and articles within his field of expertise.

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Nikolai SøndergaardBlockchain Expert & Speaker|Nordic Blockchain Association Co-Founder

Nikolai is a blockchain expert and public speaker with several years of experience in the industry and crypto investment. He started his blockchain career working with US-based startup, Blockchain Technologies Corp, a company working with consulting, voting systems on blockchain and more. Being visionary and passionate about technology and social change, he co-founded and was chairman of Nordic Blockchain Association, starting regulatory working groups, education, conferences and doing blockchain prototype development. He now contributes to developing the Nordic ecosystem through various grassroots initiatives, while consulting and speaking at companies, universities and conferences.

Nikolai SøndergaardBlockchain Expert & Speaker|Nordic Blockchain Association Co-Founder

Nikolai is a blockchain expert and public speaker with several years of experience in the industry and crypto investment. He started his blockchain career working with US-based startup, Blockchain Technologies Corp, a company working with consulting, voting systems on blockchain and more. Being visionary and passionate about technology and social change, he co-founded and was chairman of Nordic Blockchain Association, starting regulatory working groups, education, conferences and doing blockchain prototype development. He now contributes to developing the Nordic ecosystem through various grassroots initiatives, while consulting and speaking at companies, universities and conferences.

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Ole HansenProfessor and co-founder of the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Ole Hansen is a Professor and a co-founder of the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law of Copenhagen University. His main area of research is general contract law with a special emphasis on complex transactions, such as construction contracts, long term contracts and the interaction between private and public law. He is currently leading a research project on Digital Construction Law, which focuses on the legal implications of Building Information Modelling, which is funded by Realdania, The Danish Industry Foundation and The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.”

Ole HansenProfessor and co-founder of the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Ole Hansen is a Professor and a co-founder of the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law of Copenhagen University. His main area of research is general contract law with a special emphasis on complex transactions, such as construction contracts, long term contracts and the interaction between private and public law. He is currently leading a research project on Digital Construction Law, which focuses on the legal implications of Building Information Modelling, which is funded by Realdania, The Danish Industry Foundation and The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.”

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Oleg StratievM&A Lawyer at Fasken

Oleg Stratiev is an associate within theCorporate/Commercial group at Fasken, one of the largest law firms in Canada. As part of his practice, Oleg advises and represents clients in various aspects of commercial law, such as mergers and acquisitions, financing and compliance. Oleg also has a strong interest in emerging technologies and has published articles and spoken on subjects such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Prior to undertaking his corporate and commercial practice, Oleg clerked at the Tax Court of Canada, where he was responsible for research, preparing draft judgments and analyzing and creating presentations delivered by the judges.

Oleg StratievM&A Lawyer at Fasken

Oleg Stratiev is an associate within theCorporate/Commercial group at Fasken, one of the largest law firms in Canada. As part of his practice, Oleg advises and represents clients in various aspects of commercial law, such as mergers and acquisitions, financing and compliance. Oleg also has a strong interest in emerging technologies and has published articles and spoken on subjects such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Prior to undertaking his corporate and commercial practice, Oleg clerked at the Tax Court of Canada, where he was responsible for research, preparing draft judgments and analyzing and creating presentations delivered by the judges.

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Oliver FjellvangBusiness Development Consultant at Kammeradvokaten/Lawfirm Poul Schmith

Oliver works with digital business development and is responsible for identifying and conceptualizing new legal tech opportunities and making sure that these concepts are properly developed and successfully launched into the market. Oliver is moreover managing and prioritizing the product innovation pipeline within Kamemradvokaten/Poul Scmith. Oliver has been a driving force behind the legal tech agenda within the company and has a deep understanding of the new emerging technologies, such as AI, that are shaping the industry.

Oliver FjellvangBusiness Development Consultant at Kammeradvokaten/Lawfirm Poul Schmith

Oliver works with digital business development and is responsible for identifying and conceptualizing new legal tech opportunities and making sure that these concepts are properly developed and successfully launched into the market. Oliver is moreover managing and prioritizing the product innovation pipeline within Kamemradvokaten/Poul Scmith. Oliver has been a driving force behind the legal tech agenda within the company and has a deep understanding of the new emerging technologies, such as AI, that are shaping the industry.

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Paw FruerlundJunior Partner, Attorney at Kammeradvokaten/ Poul Schmith

Paw provides assistance with disputes and dispute resolution in the area of the law of torts, among others, and acts as a legal specialist in digitalisation projects. He has deep insight into software development methods, new technology and the relevant legal issues in such connection, for example in relation to digitalisation of procedures and drone technology. For several years, he has been one of the driving forces in Poul Schmith's focus on digitalisation of legal processes and the development of new digital tools.

Paw FruerlundJunior Partner, Attorney at Kammeradvokaten/ Poul Schmith

Paw provides assistance with disputes and dispute resolution in the area of the law of torts, among others, and acts as a legal specialist in digitalisation projects. He has deep insight into software development methods, new technology and the relevant legal issues in such connection, for example in relation to digitalisation of procedures and drone technology. For several years, he has been one of the driving forces in Poul Schmith's focus on digitalisation of legal processes and the development of new digital tools.

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Pernille BergHead of Research, Analysis & Higher Education at the Entrepreneurship Foundation

Pernille Berg as the Head of Research, Analysis & Higher Education at the Entrepreneurship Foundation. Passionista re. innovation, entrepreneurship and education. With a research background in innovation in the public sector, Pernille strongly believes in meaningful education enabling students both to pursue their dreams and as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills.

Pernille BergHead of Research, Analysis & Higher Education at the Entrepreneurship Foundation

Pernille Berg as the Head of Research, Analysis & Higher Education at the Entrepreneurship Foundation. Passionista re. innovation, entrepreneurship and education. With a research background in innovation in the public sector, Pernille strongly believes in meaningful education enabling students both to pursue their dreams and as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills.

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Raphaële XenidisPh.D. Researcher at European University Institute, Law Department

Raphaële Xenidis is currently a researcher in equality law at the International and European Law Department of Utrecht University, and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Law of the European University Institute. Her area of expertise is anti-discrimination law and her research interests include critical legal approaches to equality, questions of legal mobilisation and issues of algorithmic discrimination and data-driven inequality. Raphaële writes her dissertation on the question of intersectional and multiple discrimination under the supervision of Prof. Claire Kilpatrick (EUI) and the co-supervision of Prof. Sophie Robin-Olivier (Paris 1). At Utrecht University, Raphaële works for the coordination team of the European Network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination, and as a researcher with the RENFORCE research centre, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Gender and Diversity Hub.

Raphaële XenidisPh.D. Researcher at European University Institute, Law Department

Raphaële Xenidis is currently a researcher in equality law at the International and European Law Department of Utrecht University, and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Law of the European University Institute. Her area of expertise is anti-discrimination law and her research interests include critical legal approaches to equality, questions of legal mobilisation and issues of algorithmic discrimination and data-driven inequality. Raphaële writes her dissertation on the question of intersectional and multiple discrimination under the supervision of Prof. Claire Kilpatrick (EUI) and the co-supervision of Prof. Sophie Robin-Olivier (Paris 1). At Utrecht University, Raphaële works for the coordination team of the European Network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination, and as a researcher with the RENFORCE research centre, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Gender and Diversity Hub.

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Ross BarbashFounder and Head of Atrium Fintech & Blockchain

As a filmmaker and two-time founder turned corporate attorney, Ross brings entrepreneurial perspective, passion, and creativity to his work representing emerging growth companies at Atrium. As the head of Atrium's FinTech & Blockchain practice, Ross represents industry-leading fintech, blockchain, and payment technology companies and works closely with Atrium’s engineering team to build legal tools using technologies such as machine learning and smart contracts.
Ross received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and began his legal career at Gunderson Dettmer in Silicon Valley, where he represented high profile startups and VCs. Prior to law school, Ross represented A-list actors, writers, and directors at the United Talent Agency in Hollywood.

Ross BarbashFounder and Head of Atrium Fintech & Blockchain

As a filmmaker and two-time founder turned corporate attorney, Ross brings entrepreneurial perspective, passion, and creativity to his work representing emerging growth companies at Atrium. As the head of Atrium's FinTech & Blockchain practice, Ross represents industry-leading fintech, blockchain, and payment technology companies and works closely with Atrium’s engineering team to build legal tools using technologies such as machine learning and smart contracts.
Ross received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and began his legal career at Gunderson Dettmer in Silicon Valley, where he represented high profile startups and VCs. Prior to law school, Ross represented A-list actors, writers, and directors at the United Talent Agency in Hollywood.

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Sophie MartinetzFounder Future-Law

She is the epitome of the Austrian "Ms Legal Tech": Forbes, European Forum Alpach and Future-Law are just the beginning of her list. After an international career, she founded "Future-Law" in 2016. Future-Law is an independent platform for legal tech dealing with innovation and digitization in law. Sophie is a trained lawyer with additional training in business administration. Sophie has experience in international management from corporate sector in London and Berlin. She is the founder and editor of the Magazin Legal Trigger. Future-Law operates the Legal Tech Hub Vienna and provides innovation management and advisory to legal departments of corporations, law firms, publishers and public institutes.

Sophie MartinetzFounder Future-Law

She is the epitome of the Austrian "Ms Legal Tech": Forbes, European Forum Alpach and Future-Law are just the beginning of her list. After an international career, she founded "Future-Law" in 2016. Future-Law is an independent platform for legal tech dealing with innovation and digitization in law. Sophie is a trained lawyer with additional training in business administration. Sophie has experience in international management from corporate sector in London and Berlin. She is the founder and editor of the Magazin Legal Trigger. Future-Law operates the Legal Tech Hub Vienna and provides innovation management and advisory to legal departments of corporations, law firms, publishers and public institutes.

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Søren Stig AndersenChief Consultant at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Søren Stig Andersen is a Chief Consultant at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and an External Senior Executive Advisor at the Faculty of Law at the Copenhagen University. Søren is associated with the WELMA Centre. In 2011, Søren earned a PhD after submitting a dissertation on the relationship between litigation and proximity and its significance with regard to justice and the legitimacy of law and the state. Most of his former publications have been related to either legal philosophical issues or animal rights. As a part of a cooperation between the Faculty and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, he is presently working on guidelines for identifying and dealing with issues relating to administrative law when digitalizing public administration.

Søren Stig AndersenChief Consultant at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Søren Stig Andersen is a Chief Consultant at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and an External Senior Executive Advisor at the Faculty of Law at the Copenhagen University. Søren is associated with the WELMA Centre. In 2011, Søren earned a PhD after submitting a dissertation on the relationship between litigation and proximity and its significance with regard to justice and the legitimacy of law and the state. Most of his former publications have been related to either legal philosophical issues or animal rights. As a part of a cooperation between the Faculty and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, he is presently working on guidelines for identifying and dealing with issues relating to administrative law when digitalizing public administration.

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Sylvie Cécile CavaleriAssociate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law of Copenhagen University. She is a Swiss and Danish qualified attorney, specialized in international commercial dispute resolution and international contract law, with a special focus on construction law. Prior to starting her academic career in 2009, Sylvie worked as a practicing attorney at two top-tier business law firms in Switzerland, and as an in-house counsel with a bank in Denmark. Her research and teaching focus on her prior areas of practice, i.e international and comparative contract law and international dispute resolution, especially in construction law. Sylvie frequently conducts comparative analyses of civil and common law countries, particularly her country of education (Switzerland), her country of adoption (Denmark) and the UK.

Sylvie Cécile CavaleriAssociate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise Liability at the Faculty of Law of Copenhagen University. She is a Swiss and Danish qualified attorney, specialized in international commercial dispute resolution and international contract law, with a special focus on construction law. Prior to starting her academic career in 2009, Sylvie worked as a practicing attorney at two top-tier business law firms in Switzerland, and as an in-house counsel with a bank in Denmark. Her research and teaching focus on her prior areas of practice, i.e international and comparative contract law and international dispute resolution, especially in construction law. Sylvie frequently conducts comparative analyses of civil and common law countries, particularly her country of education (Switzerland), her country of adoption (Denmark) and the UK.

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Thomas HøgenhavenEntrepreneur, impact investor and Vice Chairman of TechDK Kommissionen

Cand.scient.pol and ph.d. IT Management. Green entrepreneur, impact investor and Vice Chairman of TechDK Kommissionen under Djøf.

Thomas HøgenhavenEntrepreneur, impact investor and Vice Chairman of TechDK Kommissionen

Cand.scient.pol and ph.d. IT Management. Green entrepreneur, impact investor and Vice Chairman of TechDK Kommissionen under Djøf.

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Ulf LindénFounder and COO at LegalWorks Nordic

Ulf is one of the founders of LegalWorks Nordic, a leading New Law initiative based in Stockholm and one of the fastest growing legal businesses in Sweden that delivers legal solutions combining legal advice, talent and tech. Ulf has studied law in Uppsala, Oslo and London and has a background as a law firm lawyer and as an in-house counsel with large global companies like Pharmacia and General Electric, where he had senior managerial positions. The experience from buying legal services as a general counsel was one of the key drivers to start up a new legal business with strong focus on customer needs. Ulf is also one of the founders of Nordic Legal Tech Day, the Stockholm-based legal tech event that celebrates its 5 anniversary this year (https://legalworks.se/legal-tech-day/).

Ulf LindénFounder and COO at LegalWorks Nordic

Ulf is one of the founders of LegalWorks Nordic, a leading New Law initiative based in Stockholm and one of the fastest growing legal businesses in Sweden that delivers legal solutions combining legal advice, talent and tech. Ulf has studied law in Uppsala, Oslo and London and has a background as a law firm lawyer and as an in-house counsel with large global companies like Pharmacia and General Electric, where he had senior managerial positions. The experience from buying legal services as a general counsel was one of the key drivers to start up a new legal business with strong focus on customer needs. Ulf is also one of the founders of Nordic Legal Tech Day, the Stockholm-based legal tech event that celebrates its 5 anniversary this year (https://legalworks.se/legal-tech-day/).

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Program

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Ceremonial Hall
09:00 AM - 09:10 AMWelcome By Jacob Graff NielsenDean, Faculty of Law
09:15 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote: Law & Data-Driven Innovation By Deven DesaiProfessor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Recent legal changes such as the GDPR and California’s new law on data privacy raise a question: Why the reaction to practices that have yielded tremendous benefits to society? To help understand this change, this talk looks at the history of how law and data-driven innovation intersect. It then uses specific data innovation issues to examine why society has begun to place limits on these activities. The talk then turns to practices that can help make such limits viable.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMPanel Discussion: Predictive Analytics v. Integrity & Trust in Legal Decision-Making By Henrik PalmerRaphaelle Xenidis / Søren Stig Andersen / Masha Medvedeva / Daniel Hartfield

Panel Discussion, moderated by Henrik Palmer, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen :

Raphaelle Xenidis, Ph.D. Researcher at European University Institute, Law Department

Søren Stig Andersen, Chief Consultant at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Masha Medvedeva, PhD-candidate at the University of Groningen

Daniel Hartfield, Legal Tech Denmark

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMPanel Discussion: Legal Education in Times of Technology: Experimentation & Innovation By Karina Kim Egholm ElgaardAlice Armitage / Erik Vermeulen / Pernille Berg / Beata Maihaniemi

Panel Discussion, moderated by Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard, Associate Professor in Tax and VAT law at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law:

Alice Armitage, Professor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School

Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business & Financial Law at Tilburg University, Senior Legal Counsel at Signify, and Innovation Advisor

Pernille Berg, Head of Research, Analysis & Higher Education at the Entrepreneurship Foundation Entrepreneurship Foundation, DK

Beata Maihaniemi, Postdoctoral researcher in law and digitalisation at University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab

12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
01:15 PM - 02:15 PMResearch TeX Talks By Jorge Gabriel Jiménez / Helen Yu / Katharina Ó Cathaoir / Ditte Wiesener Rust

4 talks x 15 min: Technology and Law Projects:


A Data Commons for Law

By Jorge Gabriel Jiménez, Fellow of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University.

Despite the tremendous technological advancement in other sectors, the legal world lags behind. This lag is attributable in part to legal culture and professional regulations, but also because of the lack of open access to data. How might we harness available data from legal aid organizations, courts, legal technology companies, and others to enable research and development that promotes access to justice? We propose to build a “Legal Data Commons” to achieve that goal.


EU Medical Devices Regulation – Technology vs Doctor

By Helen Yu, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.

While healthcare providers are looking to digital health technologies to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, there is evidence that these very same technologies are increasingly being used by the public to make personal medical decision in a manner that creates more burden on the healthcare system.  For example, pharmaceuticals, which are highly regulated, are potentially being used by the public based on information derived from digital health technologies, which are not as well regulated, without consulting a medical professional.  To ensure the safety and efficacy of health technologies, a combination of real-life data and coherent legal principles can be used to inform responsible regulatory and policy decisions. 


Legal Uncertainty in Personalised Medicine

By Katharina Ó Cathaoir, assistant professor in health law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen .

In 2016, the Danish government launched an ambitious plan for increased use of genetic data (as well as big data) in healthcare to improve the lives of patients. This presentation introduces the legal framework governing genetic data and highlights several uncertainties, such as healthcare workers’ responsibilities to return incidental findings and discretion to communicate critical findings to genetic relatives. Drawing on relational autonomy, it reflects on whether an innovative approach is required that recognises the interconnected nature of the modern patient. This research forms part of a five-year interdisciplinary project based at the Department of Public Health, MeinWe (meinwe.ku.dk).


The Legal Challenges Arising from the Launch of Autonomous Ships

By Ditte Wiesener Rust, PhD Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

The introduction of autonomous ships is expected to revolutionize the shipping industry and to facilitate significant improvements for safety at sea and environmental impact. However, in order for the industry to initiate the use of autonomous ships, a comprehensive review of the existing maritime legal framework is necessary as the present maritime conventions are all based on the assumption that every vessel has a crew. Thus, the required update of the legal framework might turn out to be a bottleneck for the launch of autonomous ships. The talk will focus on the challenges arising from a private law perspective.


02:15 PM - 03:00 PMKeynote: What lies ahead in the future of work – thinking beyond mass automation By Fabian Wallace-StephenResearcher at The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

The RSA has formulated several scenarios for how the labour market might evolve up to 2035, with a view to encouraging those in positions of power to prepare for multiple eventualities. Be government departments, CEOs in the largest companies, or leaders of educational institutions, our intention was to show to them that there are more possibilities than a future of mass automation, and therefore a wider range of policy and practice interventions to consider than ‘taxing’ robots or establishing a Universal Basic Income. 

The Empathy Economy: what if technology makes emotional work more important?  

The Precision Economy: what if sensors flood the economy and workers become subject to a new level of algorithmic oversight?

The Big Tech Economy: what if technology develops at a rapid pace and leads to widespread automation?The Exodus Economy: what if another economic recession causes technological progress to stall?

03:15 PM - 04:15 PMPanel Discussion: Technology for & by Government By Henrik UdsenKiann Stenkjær Hein / Merethe Eckhardt / Catrine Søndergaard Byrne

Panel Discussion, moderated by Henrik Udsen, Professor at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen :

Kiann Stenkjær Hein, Managing Director of PUBLIC Danmark

Merethe Eckhardt, Director of Development, Danish Court Administration

Catrine Søndergaard Byrne, Co-founder of the think-do-tank Dataethics.eu

04:15 PM - 05:00 PMKeynote: Emil Eifrem By Emil EifremCEO & Co-Founder, Neo4j
  • Alf Ross Auditorium
08:30 AM - 08:45 AMStart of the day
08:45 AM - 09:00 AMWelcome By Kristian Cedervall LautaAssociate Dean for Education at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
09:00 AM - 04:00 PMExpo with Tech Providers & Law Firms
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMPanel Discussion: What can Law Firms Learn from Start Ups? By Nicholas HawtinUlf Lindén / Sophie Martinetz / Paw Fruerlund

Panel Discussion, moderated by Nicholas Hawtin, CEO Nordic Legal Tech

Ulf Lindén, Founder and COO at LegalWorks Nordic

Sophie Martinetz, Founder Future-Law

Paw Fruerlund, Lawyer at Kammeradvokaten

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMPanel Discussion: Who Decides what Data Ethics is in the Public Sector? By Hanne Marie MotzfeldtJørgen Grønnegaard Christensen / Thomas Høgenhaven / Niels Fenger / Lisbeth Bech Poulsen

Panel Discussion, moderated by Hanne Marie Motzfeldt, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen:

Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen, Professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

Thomas Høgenhaven, Entrepreneur, impact investor and Vice Chairman of TechDK Kommissionen 

Niels Fenger, Judge in the Eastern Court of Appeal and professor in administrative law

Lisbeth Bech Poulsen, Member of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for Socialist People’s Party (SF)

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMPanel Discussion: Blockchain Consortia: Building Trust across Industries By Alexandra AndhovRoss Barbash / Nikolai Søndergaard / Matthieu Gueissaz / Oleg Stratiev

Panel Discussion, moderated by Alexandra Andhov, Lawyer, Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen:

Ross Barbash, Founder and Head of Atrium Fintech & Blockchain

Nikolai Søndergaard, Blockchain Expert & Speaker|Nordic Blockchain Association Co-Founder

Matthieu Gueissaz, Director of the legal department of Blockchain Valley Ventures

Oleg Stratiev, M&A Lawyer at Fasken, Canada

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMStart-up presentations
01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPanel Discussion: Novel Business Models for Law Firms By Helen YuNiels Gade-Jacobsen / Chris Hingee / Ross Barbash / Merete Nygaard

Panel Discussion, Moderated by Helen Yu, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law:

Niels Gade-Jacobsen, Partner at Njord Law Firm

Chris Hingee, Senior Legal & Compliance Officer at Pleo.io

Ross Barbash, Senior Legal & Compliance Officer at Pleo.io

Merete Nygaard, CEO & Founder at Lawbotics

02:45 PM - 03:45 PMWorkshops: Cybersecurity // Towards a Legal Understanding of Building Information Modelling // Community Building By Luigi Bruno, Ole Hansen, Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri

Workshop – Cybersecurity

By Luigi Bruno, Senior Consultant Cyber Risk at Deloitte Switzerland

The workshop will feature a data breach incident simulation exercise. The simulation exercise will be interactive to provide participants with insights into the executive-level decision-making and communication strategies, which define the response to any cyber crisis.

Workshop – Towards a Legal Understanding of Building Information Modelling

By Ole Hansen and Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri

IT technology is increasingly applied to, among other activities, design, planning, carrying out and operation of built facilities. The opportunities for innovation and development of the relevant technologies are far from fully exploited at the current stage. Building Information Modelling is generally understood as a combination of a technology, consisting of the digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility, and a way of working implying increased knowledge-sharing and collaboration between the parties to a construction contract. The presentation will explore the main legal issues raised by the use of BIM in the construction industry.


03:45 PM - 05:00 PMReception & networking

Early Bird Prices

Government / Non-Profit

DKK625/ person

Standard

DKK937.50/ person

Student

DKK312.50/ person