13 May 2021

Virtual event 

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference! To access the recordings go to our YouTube channel or keep on scrolling.

Join the LEGALTECH Innovation Conference for the latest insights, innovations and trends in legal technology!

The virtual conference will bring together top entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors and legaltech experts, sharing their visions and unique insights on the nature of legal technologies and their relationship with data, IoT, AI, cybersecurity and blockchain as well as ethical considerations of the technological advancement and future projections.

The LEGALTECH Innovation Conference 2021 in a nutshell

One-day live-streamed event

20+ expert speakers

Virtual meeting rooms with networking opportunities

Free access to all content

Conference recordings

Opening remarks

Opening remarks & keynote speech by I. Stephanie Boyce, President, The Law Society


Transforming the practice & business of law through DLT & smart contracts


How legaltech and AI are transforming access to justice

Fireside Chat

Sarah Woodland, Head of Digital Banking & Marcus UK Legal Team, Goldman Sachs


Open legal data - international comparisons


Overview of the European legaltech landscape


Global business of legaltech - Founders' perspectives

The LEGALTECH Innovation Conference follows the launch of the The LEGALTECH Book and will feature many of the Book’s expert authors as speakers and guests.


The LEGALTECH Book, published by Wiley in 2020, is the first crowdsourced book on legal technologies and innovations focused on the financial services sector.


Find out more about The LEGALTECH Book.


Artificial Intelligence is poised to disrupt lives, businesses, economies and even the international geopolitical order.


As such, it has never been more important to have a clear understanding of what AI is and the ramifications of its mass adoption, particularly in the financial services sector.


Join our global industry experts and influencers at the xAI Conference 2020 for a deep dive into the current capabilities and future possibilities of AI for financial services.

Meet the speakers

susanne chishti

Founder and CEO


Sophia Adams Bhatti

Sophia Adams Bhatti

Head of Strategy and Policy

Simmons Wavelength

Akber Datoo

Akber Datoo

Founding Partner

D2 Legal Technology

Drago Indjic

Drago Indjic

Managing Director


Stephanie Boyce

Stephanie Boyce


The Law Society of England and Wales

Rastko Petakovic

Rastko Petakovic

Senior Partner

Karanovic & Partners

Sarah Woodland

Sarah Woodland

Head of Digital Banking and Marcus UK Legal Team

Goldman Sachs

Swallow Jennifer

Jenifer Swallow

Director, LawtechUK

Tech Nation

Holger Zscheyge

Holger Zscheyge


European Legal Tech Association

Laura van Wyngaarden

Laura van Wyngaarden

COO & Co-founder


Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Standards Coordinator

IOTA Foundation

Ms Alexis Chun

Alexis Natalie Chun

Co-founder / Recovering Lawyer


Brain W. Tang

Brian W. Tang

Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab@HKU

The University of Hong Kong

Grégoire Miot

Grégoire Miot

Board Member & Treasurer

European Legal Tech Association


Anne Rose

Managing Associate & Co-Lead Blockchain Group

Mishcon de Reya

Luigi Telesca

Luigi Telesca

Co-Founder & CEO


Charlotte Gerrish

Charlotte Gerrish

Founding Lawyer

Gerrish Law


Dana Denis-Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Obelisk Support

Paul Massey

Paul Massey

Founder and CEO


Storey, Maeve

Maeve Storey



Dr Anna Elmirzayeva

Dr Anna Elmirzayeva

National Lead for Legal Technology and Innovation

The University of Law


Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle & Editor in Chief, The LEGALTECH Book

I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society of England and Wales

  • Principles of smart contracts, standard digital forms and self-executing agreements
  • From repapering to paperless, automated law and decentralised autonomous organizations
  • Blockchain analysis – regulation, interoperability, and standardisation
  • Codifying legal contracts and legal prose
  • Legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies and stablecoins


Anna Elmirzayeva, Senior lecturer, University of Law
Anne Rose, Managing Associate & Co-Lead Blockchain Group, Mishcon de Reya
Luigi Telesca, CEO, Trakti

Moderated by Akber Datoo, Founding Partner, D2 Legal Technology

Collaboration between ITN Productions and FINTECH Circle. The first global film on fintech, green finance, ESG, sustainability and the future of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

  • Are online courts, dispute resolution platforms and e-notary here to stay?
  • What are the economic and social impact of legal design?
  • How can open legal improve access to justice for all?
  • AI and the rule of law – should humans always be judged by humans?
  • Ethical implications – where does liability lie when the tech goes wrong?


Rastko Petaković, Senior Partner, Karanović & Partners

Maeve Storey, Head, CrowdJustice
Jennifer Swallow, Director, LawtechUK, Tech Nation

Moderated by Sophia Adams Bhatti, Head of Strategy and Policy, Simmons Wavelength

Top scaling tips

Nathalie Boevink & Glenn P Burgess, Scale4You

Sarah Woodland, Head of Digital Banking and Marcus UK Legal Team, Goldman Sachs

Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle & Editor in Chief, The LEGALTECH Book

  • Identity policies, regulatory & technical standards – biometrics, verification, authentication & fraud prevention
  • Reconciling increased data security need with trends in open-data, WFH & BYOD
  • Tooling for personal data management and data protection compliance

Mike Bennett, Standards Coordinator, IOTA Foundation
Alexis Natalie Chun, Co-founder & Recovering Lawyer, Legalese

Charlotte Gerrish, Founding Lawyer, Gerrish Law
Moderated by Drago Indjic, Managing Director, Oxquant

Grégoire Miot, Board Member & Treasurer, European Legal Tech Association

Holger Zscheyge, President, European Legal Tech Association

Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle & Editor in Chief, The LEGALTECH Book

  • Impact of COVID on legaltech adoption
  • Experience with legaltech incubators/ accelerators
  • VC fundraising for legaltech
  • Marketing legaltech AI
  • Who are better legaltech founders – lawyers or technologists?
  • Point solutions in a world of emerging platforms
  • Competition against incumbents


Dana Denis-Smith, CEO, Obelisk Support
Paul Massey, CEO, Tabled.io

Laura van Wyngaarden, Co-founder & COO, Diligen

Moderated by Brian W. Tang, Founding Executive Director, Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Lab, The University of Hong Kong

Subject to change. All times in BST.

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