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  • Programme

    Monday, 14 October 2019

    18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception hosted by Consilio at Nextower, Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6 in 60313 Frankfurt am Main. Please RSVP during the registration process.

    Tuesday, 15 October 2019

    09:00 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

    10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introductions

    • Giuseppe Marletta - Managing Director, Europe, Association of Corporate Counsel
    • David Hart - Transformation Director, Legal & Company Secretary, BT  & ACC Europe Board Member

    10:15 - 11:15 Opening Plenary
    1:  Lessons from the road – my legal operations journey

    Panelists explain their current state and how they got there – the strategy, approach and milestones of their own Legal Operations journeys. 

    • Jon Doyle - Legal Chief of Staff, Barclays
    • Marcus Debes - Process & Project Manager at Legal & Responsibility, Heraeus Holding GmbH
    • Robin Snasdell - Managing Director, Consilio 
    • Leonie van Gulik - Senior Legal Operations Manager, PVH Europe
    • Miguel Viedma - VP Group Legal, Digital and Business Innovation, and Chief Legal Operations Europe, CapGemini

    11:15 - 11:30 Break

    11:30 - 12:15 Roundtables

    2A:  The other half of the legal department – Getting the most from external firms and resources

    A robust discussion on how to get not only value-adds but value-enabling services from law firms and legal service providers.

    • Vincent Cordo - Central Legal Operations Officer, Shell
    • Miguel Tercero - Legal Counsel, Caixa Bank

    2B:  Making technology work for you – From enterprise infrastructure staples to the latest start-up trends

    Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Knowledge Management systems, Flexible resourcing apps, Regtech, Contract Lifecycle Management, Workflow tools, Legal Service Request portals and front doors - the list is endless, but where should you start? 

    • Kostas Argyropoulos - Director of Legal Affairs, Space Hellas
    • Thomas Barothy - Group General Counsel COO, UBS AG

    12:15 - 13:15 Lunch & Networking

    13:15 -  14:00 Roundtables 

    3A:  Contract management planning – thinking smart to accelerate the speed of business

    Exploring ways to improve contract velocity and quality from calibrated a risk and value approach to deploying AI automation and workflows.

    • Marcus Debes - Process & Project Manager at Legal & Responsibility, Heraeus Holding GmbH
    • David Griffin - Head of Legal & Governance Systems and Change, BT
    • Antje Michel - General Counsel, CSL Behring

    3B:  Macro/Micro management – Optimising the internal working of your law department across: strategy, culture, structure, and client experience 

    Getting the right angle -  right work, right time, right person, right place

    • Lola Conde - Legal COO, Banco Santander
    • Jon Doyle - Legal Chief of Staff, Barclays

    14:00 -  14:45 Roundtables

    4A:  Made to measure – How and what do you measure, who does the measuring and who measures the measurer

    Do Legal Ops professionals need their own tailored metrics and analytics? 

    • Andrew Dey - Consultant, Consilio, Former Director, Legal Change, Barclays
    • Maximilian Koch - Corporate Counsel, Sportswear Manufacturer

    4B:  Digital transformation – Data, risk and demand

    Front office services and products must reflect today's needs for responsive, real-time information to aid decision-making as volumes of data and requests mount. How will legal operations lead the legal team to evolve to meet these needs?

    • Narine Nersisyan - Legal Counsel, Bitfury
    • Thierry Perrouault - Legal Operations General Counsel, Orange

    14:45 - 15:15 Coffee and Networking Break

    15:15 - 16:00 Plenary

    5:  Good-Buy-In – How change management delivers transformations

    The need for buy-in is not limited to budgetary sign-off for a new system or approach. Ensuring people embrace your transformational journey is critical to its success. This session features a format that engages the audience in preparing to lead change.

    • Max Hübner - Executive Director, Legal Management and Operations, DPA

    16:00 - 16:30 Moving Ahead

    Leaders of the ACC Legal Operations Europe Advisory Board will lead a discussion about ideas and inspiration gleaned from the event, and how this growing community can help each other to accelerate innovation year-round

    • Jon Doyle - Legal Chief of Staff, Barclays
    • David Hart - Transformation Director, Legal & Company Secretary, BT  & ACC Europe Board Member
    • Leonie van Gulik - Senior Legal Operations Manager, PVH Europe

     

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    Questions?

    Please contact [email protected] or +1 202 677 4776.

  • About the Event

    ACC Legal Operations helps legal departments advance their operations by supporting this critical business function through knowledge-sharing, resources, and opportunities to collaborate. Members of this network developed the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, and partnered with Consilio and others in the legal ecosystem to develop a collection of tools to help our members progress through the stages of maturity.

    About the Programme

    We are convening a community of in-house leaders across Europe for on-going series of educational programming and virtual roundtables to support advancement of operational sophistication and innovation in legal services.  ACC Legal Operations and Consilio are excited to announce our inaugural in-person Legal Operations event, ‘Accelerate Innovation’ on 15 October 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). This conference leverages the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model framework to learn through peer discussion and benchmarking about how to accelerate innovation. The one-day event will include educational sessions led by notable industry leaders and peers, as well as a networking reception the evening before.

    Who should attend?

    • In-house counsel and legal operations professionals in law departments of small, medium, and large companies
    • All industries and levels of legal operations experience welcome.

    Why should you attend?

    Whether you are facing mounting pressures to demonstrate the value of your legal team, meet increasing complex regulatory pressures, or simply wish to free up valuable staff time for more important activities, this ‘Accelerate Innovation’ event brings together robust group of individuals to advance your Legal Operations journey.

    This event seeks to move everyone up the ladder of this emerging profession, from those starting out to those who are more experienced. We encourage attendees to share their experiences and best practices with one another to create a peer-rich learning environment.

    Interested in speaking?

    Speaking on a panel of the 2019 Accelerate Innovation event provides you the opportunity to share your ideas and experience with peers in legal departments across Europe. Please complete the speaker interest form and submit for review by the programme committee. If selected as panelist, you will receive FREE admission to the event on 15 October.

    Format

    Join fellow legal operations practitioners for a day of educational programming, knowledge-sharing, and small group roundtable discussions.

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    Contact

    Please contact [email protected] or +1 202 677 4776 with questions.

  • Speakers

    Hans Albers

    Hans Albers

    ACC Europe President & Chief of Staff, Head of World Wide Legal Operations, Juniper Networks (The Netherlands)
     

    Kostas Argyropoulos

    Kostas Argyropoulos

    Director of Legal Affairs, Space Hellas (Greece)

    Kostas C. Argyropoulos is the Director of Legal Affairs Division of SPACE HELLAS S.A.  He has a wide experience of more than twenty years as an in-house legal counselor in the ICT market both in a national but also in an international level.In the period 2003–2005, he represented the Association of Information Technology and Communications Companies of Greece in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens (1993) and concluded his post graduate studies at the University of Paris II – Pantheon Assas (1995) and Harvard Law School (1999).
     

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    Thomas Barothy
    Group General Counsel COO, UBS AG (Switzerland)

    Dr. Thomas Barothy, Managing Director, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Group Legal at UBS. His main responsibilities focus on strategy development and implementation, cost management, outside counsel management, risk management and technology innovation & automation. He has worked for UBS for more than 20 years in various roles.

    Lola Conde, Banco Santander

    Lola Conde

    Legal COO, Banco Santander (Spain)

    Lola Conde, Legal COO of Banco Santander, started her career with the bank twenty years ago.  She has served as legal counsel in different areas, such as retail banking business, IT & OP, marketing and communication affairs, e-business, procurement and negotiation, corporate governance and general and financial regulatory affairs.  Since Lola transitioned to her current role three years ago, she has assumed the responsibility of internal and external management, change management, knowledge management, and more.  When Lola is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage children.

     

     

    Vince Cordo

    Vince Cordo 

    Central Legal Operations Officer, Shell (The Netherlands)

    In 2015, Vince joined shell in Houston in the Litigation Department as the Sourcing Officer before moving to the Netherlands in 2018 to become Central Legal Operations Officer of Shell's Global Operations Department.

    Mr. Cordo has also worked with several top 50 global law firms, building their AFA and LMP value programs, firm wide profitability programs, and Legal Process Outsourcing Services.  He is the author of the book Law Firm Pricing; Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities and recently published Data & Dialogue: a relationship redefined in 2019.  In 2017, Mr. Cordo lead a legal project that resulted in Shell being the first IOC to win the ACC Value Champion Award.  

     

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    Marcus Debes

    Process & Project Manager at Legal & Responsibility, Heraeus Holding GmbH (Germany)

    Marcus Debes started his career at Heraeus as a student implementing air cargo security guidelines. He continued these as well as further similar tasks in his role as project manager within the freight and customs handling department. Thereafter he moved to Operational Excellence where he was responsible for process optimisation in operational and administrative areas until 2017, when he was internally recruited by the legal department for the same tasks as project management and process optimisation.
     

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    Jon Doyle

    Legal Chief of Staff, Barclays (United Kingdom)

    Jon Doyle was appointed as Chief of Staff for Legal in September 2018, reporting directly to the Group General Counsel. He is accountable for assisting Legal in achieving our goals, improving communication and increasing the effectiveness of the function.

     

    David Griffin 

    Head of Legal & Governance Systems and Change, BT (United Kingdom)
     

    Max Hubner

    Max Hubner

    Executive Director, Legal Management and Operations, DPA (Netherlands)

    Max studied Dutch & international law and business administration at the Open University.  Since 1998, he has successfully led legal teams in the public and private sector.  At present, he is General Counsel for DPA Group N.V. and responsible for all corporate, governance and legal matters concerning the group and operating entities.  In his role as Executive Director, he is responsible for consultancy services on legal management and operations. 

    He is a lecturer at - amongst others - the Amsterdam University of Applied Science and the Dutch Association for In-house Counsel.

     

    Antje Michel, General Counsel for CSL Behring

    Antje Michel, LL.M (LSE)

    General Counsel, CSL Behring (Germany)

    Antje is the General Counsel for CSL Behring, a global biotherapeutics leader.  CSL Behring develops and delivers innovative therapies to treat patients with serious and life-threatening medical conditions.  Prior to joining CSL Behring, a Antje was an associate of Baker & McKenzie's San Francisco and Frankfurt offices.  Antje is admitted to the bar in Germany and California. She holds a PhD degree in law from the Philipps University of Marburg, and an LL.M. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

     

    Narine Nersisyan

    Narine Nersisyan

    Legal Counsel, Bitfury Holding B.V. (Russia)

    Narine is an in-house Counsel at Bitfury – a full-service blockchain technology company. She is responsible for Russian business units that mainly focus on software developments. Narine advises all Russia and CIS related businesses on a variety of legal matters, including support of digital and software production.

    Before joining Bitfury, Narine worked at Big 4 company in Business Tax Advisory department for Oil&Gas, and at the global international law firm – Eversheds Sutherland, where she was mostly practicing in international trade and contract law and transfer pricing related matters.
     

    Thierry Perrouault

    Thierry Perrouault

    Legal Operations General Counsel, Orange (France)

    Thierry Perrouault is General Counsel in charge of Orange group's legal department Legal Operations. He has previously led the legal support of multinational outsourcing contracts and then cloud computing activities, big data, internet of things and cyber defense of Orange Business Services. Orange Legal Operations Department organizes the technological support and digital transformation of the Group Legal Department, the development of its teams, its knowledge management, measures its performance and federates it around a common identity. This technological and digital transformation is intended to serve all 36 countries where the legal department operates and more than 700 employees worldwide.

     

    Miguel Tercero, CaixaBank

    Miguel Tercero 

    Legal Counsel, Caixa Bank (Spain)

    Miguel Tercero is a commercial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience.  He has a Communication Degree by Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a Law Degree by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.  Miguel has served as the Legal Operations Officer for CaixaBank since 2013, with responsibilities in the definition and control of the legal tasks externalized in both subsidiary companies and outside professionals.  Previous responsibilities include contract management, both in the banking and real estate sectors.  

    Miguel has great experience in dealing with complex organizations and taking care of the quality of the legal processes.  In the last ten years, he has been an active participant in the transformation of the Spanish Banking System, in which the number of financial entities has been reduced from more than 70 to the current 11 groups.

     

     

    Leonie Van Gulik

    Leonie Van Gulik 

    Senior Legal Operations Manager, PVH Europe (The Netherlands)

    Leonie van Gulik is responsible for ensuring departmental effectiveness and enhancing  operational and organizational aspects of PVH Europe’s legal function. Responsibilities include strategic planning, technology support, vendor and knowledge management. She has an interest in legal innovation, process optimization and project and change management. Leonie started her career as an M&A lawyer at Stibbe in Amsterdam. She earned her master degrees in Business Law at the University of Groningen. She is also a member of the ACC Europe Legal Operations Advisory Board. 

     

     Miguel Viedma

    Miguel Viedma

    VP Group Legal, Digital and Business Innovation, and Chief Legal Operations Europe, Capgemini (France)

    Miguel is a dual Spanish and UK qualified lawyer with more than 17 years of international experience working with leading groups at the forefront of technology and digital innovation in different countries and jurisdictions, which have been based in Spain, UK, Switzerland and France. 

    Miguel joined Capgemini in 2019 as a member of the Capgemini Executive Legal Board and Group Legal VP in charge of Digital and Business Innovation worldwide.  Miguel's main role is to develop the digital legal framework and expertise to support the Group's strong ambition in the digital area.  In addition, since 2019, Miguel is also Chief Legal Operations Officer for Europe.

    Before joining Capgemini, he worked for the International Olympic Committee, based in Lusanne, where he was in charge of leading and managing the legal and strategic support of technology projects.  Previous to his position at the IOC, Miguel worked for other international leading technology groups.  

       

     

     

    Interested in Speaking?

    Speaking on a panel of the 2019 Accelerate Innovation event provides you the opportunity to share your ideas and experience with peers in legal departments across Europe. Please complete the speaker interest form and submit for review by the programme committee. If selected as panelist, you will receive FREE admission to the event on 15 October.
     

     

     

  • Registration Details

    This programme is exclusively designed for in-house counsel and legal operations professionals that work in legal departments of small, medium and large organisations.

    Registration Fees

    The registration fee includes courses, written materials and scheduled meals/receptions. It does not include housing, travel, or personal expenses.

    ACC Members

    • Before 16 August 2019: Early Bird Registration Rate €99 (inclusive of tax)
    • As of 17 August 2019: Standard Registration Rate of €199 (inclusive of tax)

    Non-ACC Members

    • Before 16 August 2019: Early Bird rate €449 (inclusive of tax)
    • As of 17 August 2019: Standard rate of €549 (inclusive of tax)   

    The Non-ACC Member rate includes one year of ACC membership, a €350 value   (membership eligibility rules apply). ACC membership and meeting registration will be confirmed pending approval of eligibility.

    NOTE: We do not accept American Express for this program. The Early Bird rate expires on 16 August 2019 at 23:59 CEST.

    Confirmation

    Registrations are not considered confirmed until payment is processed. Please do not consider your registration complete until you have received the confirmation email.

    If you are an ACC member, you will receive an email confirmation after registering for the programme.

    If you are a non-ACC member, after registering for the programme, you will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your registration by email, followed by a registration confirmation after your eligibility has been approved. Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for eligibility approval.

    Cancellation Policy

    Delegates cancelling their registration MUST do so in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received before 23:59 CEST on 16 August 2019 will receive a refund of the fees paid, less a €49 administration charge. No refunds will be made after this date.

    Cancellations for registrations processed at the non-ACC Member rate will not be refunded the €350 membership fee included with the registration. Registration cancellations will adhere to the cancellation policy dates above.

    No exceptions can be accommodated.

    Attendee Substitutions

    Substitute attendees (from the same organization and eligible to attend) are always welcome. Please email your request to [email protected]

    Special Requirements / Food Restrictions

    Participants with special needs or food restrictions should note them on the registration form or contact ACC's Global Services Department at [email protected]. Requests for special accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than 30 September 2019, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

     

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    Questions?

    Please contact [email protected] or +1 202 677 4776.

    Interested in speaking? Please fill in this form.

  • Venue

    The 1-day event will be held on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre in Hochstraße 4 in 60313 Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Click here for more information about the venue or call +49 (0)69 133 800.

    Accommodation arrangements need to be made by individual participants at hotels of their own choice.

    The welcome reception on 14 October will be hosted by Consilio at Nextower at Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6 in 60313 Frankfurt am Main. Click here for more information about the venue or call +49 (0)69 365 065 350.

    Frankfurt Hilton Map/photo

     

    Driving Directions

    • Coming from the highway A5 or A66, please take the exit “Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt”

    • Driving towards direction “Miquelallee” and “Hanau.”

    • Turn right on the second cross road to Eschersheimer Landstrasse towards “Stadtmitte.”

    • Driving straight on that road until you pass the old tower “Eschersheimer Turm” on the right side.

    • Turn right into the street “Taubenstrasse”  - Then turn right again at the first traffic light into the street “Börsenstrasse.”

    • After approx. 50 meters turn right again into the street “Hochstrasse.”

    • You are now at the Hochstrasse in front of the Hilton Frankfurt, the hotel is on your left hand side.

    Public Transport Options
     

    Arrival by subway (from the direction Taunus)

    • Take the U1, U2, U3 to direction Südbahnhof
    • Check out at the station Eschenheimer Turm
    • Then take exit to direction Hochstraße
    • Go straight on the street 100m
    • After 100m you can see on the right hand the HILTON Frankfurt

    Arrival by subway (from the direction Südbahnhof)

    • Take the U1 to direction Ginnheim or U2 to direction Gonzenheim or U3 to direction Niederursel
    • Check out at the station Eschenheimer Turm
    • Then take exit to direction Hochstraße
    • Go straight on the street 100m
    • After 100m you can see on the right hand the HILTON Frankfurt

     

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    Nearby Attractions

    The old imperial city on the River Main - hence its full name, Frankfurt am Main - is, by virtue of its central location, an important commercial and economic centre. Frankfurt frequently ranks in the top ten best cities to live and do business and has also long been an important center for cultural and tourism activities:

    Questions?

    Please contact [email protected] or +1 202 677 4776.

    Interested in speaking? Please fill in this form.

  • About the Hosts

    About ACC Legal Operations

    ACC Legal Operations is a member-driven section of the Association of Corporate Counsel that supports corporate legal operations professionals by delivering benchmarking, resources, and opportunities to collaborate. We also serve as a unified voice to advance this critical business function.

    About Consilio

    Consilio’s global team of expert problem solvers work every day with legal departments of multinational corporations and their outside counsel to respond to legal matters, reduce legal spend, minimize risks, and operate more efficiently. Whether supporting clients with our legal consulting, eDiscovery, or document review services, we pride ourselves in delivering service excellence, wherever and whenever it matters to our clients. Our knowledge and best practices have been forged from engagements on thousands of matters with hundreds of clients, all around the world. That knowledge also fuels our own technology innovation providing clients with greater leverage to solve challenges at a lower cost and risk. From a tactical perspective we can help assess your legal department’s performance, reduce cost through external spend and in-house workload analysis, in addition to, selection and implementation of legal department technology.

    Questions?

    Please contact [email protected] or +1 202 677 4776.

    Interested in speaking? Please fill in this form.

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