The BUYING LEGAL COUNCIL® is the international trade organization for professionals tasked with

SOURCING LEGAL SERVICES and MANAGING LEGAL SERVICE SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS.




The Buying Legal Council® is the international trade organisation for legal procurement. Our members are tasked with sourcing legal, alternative and ancillary legal services and managing supplier relationships.
With a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services, our conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.


PROGRAMME

8:00   Registration & Breakfast

           Networking

8:45   Welcome & Legal Procurement Trends

         Dr. Silvia  Hodges Silverstein (Buying Legal Council) and Stephen Millar (CMS)

9:00   Presentation

           Dr. Silvia  Hodges Silverstein

9:30   Keynote: Regulation of legal tech and AI and the impact on buying legal services

           Stephen Mayson

10:00 Panel Discussion

            Nathalie Ruffin (Ferring Pharma), Laura Buliga (Adidas), Chris Bird (GC) - Welcome Trust, Olivia Knight (Swiss Suisse), Bingul                                Akaroglu

          Moderator: Jonathan Ames (The Times)

10:45 Morning Break 

            Networking


11:15 Workshop

           Mo Zain Ajaz

11:45 TedTalk: TBA


12:00 TedTalk: Flexible Legal Resources

            Marc Olivier Morant 


12:15 Workshop: Global Legal eDiscovery/eDisclosure: World-class engagement and savings 

            Caroline O'Grady and Stacey Coote


12:45 Lunch Break

           Networking

13:45 TedTalk: Kill Bill: AI Application 

            Orazio Difruscolo


14:00 Keynote: What impact is LawTech having on the traditional relationship between in-house legal departments and private practice law               firms?

           Stephen Denyer


14:45 TedTalk

           Jane (CMS)

15:00 Afternoon Break 

            Networking

15:30 TedTalk: Legal Procurement & CSR: Procurement for Greater Good

            Pamela Cone

15:45 TedTalk: TBA


16:00  Panel Discussion: Parallel evolution of technology and legal - increase in transparency so clients can make more informed decisions.

            Jane Isles (ITV), Tim Roberts (Takeda Pharma), Morag Powney (Smiths), Geraint Evans (CMS )

            Moderator: Dominic Carman

17:00 Closing Thoughts 

            Dr. Silvia  Hodges Silverstein and Helen B. Cork

17:15 Drinks

           Networking 


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SPEAKERS

                  

Dr. Silvia Silverstein                               Stephen Millar                                Stephen Mayson                                Jonathan Ames    


                                              

                     Mo Zain Ajaz                                    Marc Olivier Morant                            Caroline O'Grady                              Stacey Coote


                                                                                                    

                              Orazio Difruscolo                                Stephen Denyer                               Jane Challoner                                  Pamela Cone


                                    

                                Dominic Carman                                  Helen Bukulmez 

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ADDRESS


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Cannon Place

78 Cannon Street

London EC4N 6AF



Contact

For questions, please contact

Dr. Lena Campagna, Conference Director (lena@buyinglegal.com)

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Executive Director (silvia@buyinglegal.com)


Hotels

Grange St. Paul Hotels

10 Godliman Street

London EC4V 5AJ

D +44 871 942 9190

    


Crowne Plaza-City

19 New Bridge St

London EC4V 6DB

D +44 871 942 9190

     

Contact

For questions, please contact

Helen B. Cork, Conference Director (helen@buyinglegal.com)

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Executive Director (silvia@buyinglegal.com)