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Corporate legal departments in EMEA, as elsewhere globally, are focusing on advancing legal innovation and operations – optimising how people, processes, technology and data are deployed to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of legal services. Building on the success of previous years, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is hosting regular virtual roundtables in 2021 that focus on how different legal operations functions and legal innovation are managed in companies in EMEA.

  • 2021 Virtual Roundtables

    Accelerate Innovation: A Dialogue among peers

    27 April 2021 at 2:00 PM CET
    Join a growing community of legal innovators and operations professionals who are changing how legal departments in EMEA operate. Come to share your experiences and get to know others’ strategies. This session is designed to be a fun, informative, and inspiring hour of peer-to-peer networking. Vendors will not be permitted, strictly law departments.

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  • Past Virtual Roundtables & Conferences

    Past:
                                                                                                                                                 In partnership with Consilio Logo

     

    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) partnered with Consilio to host a bi-monthly series of virtual roundtables that focused on how different legal operations functions are managed in companies in the EMEA, drawing on the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model framework.

    16 FEBRUARY: Automating Contract Generation: An ACC Legal Operations EMEA Virtual Roundtable
    Are you looking to automate your contract generation process? Can you make your business more self-sufficient and legal team more efficient by providing a tool to create contracts? Contract Generation tools can increase efficiencies and enable you to focus your resources where they are really needed. Join a growing community of legal innovators and operations professionals who are changing how legal departments in EMEA operate. Come to share your experiences and get to know others’ strategies. This session is designed to be a fun, informative, and inspiring hour of peer-to-peer networking. Vendors will not be permitted, strictly law departments.


    ACCELERATE INNOVATION IN LEGAL DEPARTMENTS, 8-9 DECEMBER 2020

    The Association of Corporate Counsel and Consilio LLC are convened a community of inhouse counsel and legal operations professionals across the globe for a 2-day conference that supported the advancement of operational sophistication and innovation in legal departments. The conference was attended by 159 individuals across 34 countries. 


    Past Virtual Roundtables

    8 SEPTEMBER 2020: USING METRICS, DASHBOARDS AND DATA ANALYTICS FOR DECISION-MAKING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists and members Evelyn Luz Acevedo Bravo (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals), Laurent Giezendanner (Syngenta), Thierry Perrouault (Orange), and Inga Rusu (Emerson) shared about their companies' metrics programmes – what and how they measure, benefits realised and unintended consequences to avoid.

    7 JULY 2020: CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & WORK ALLOCATION [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Mo Zain Ajaz (National Grid), Kate Danson (Johnson Matthey) and Maurus Schreyvogel (Novartis) shared what processes can be improves and automates within your legal team, with observations on their own experiences of implementing these types of change.

    28 APRIL 2020: LEVERAGING THE TECHNOLOGY YOU HAVE: USING ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY FOR LEGAL OPERATIONS [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Andrew Brereton (ServiceNow), Michael Francony (Novartis), Robert Henham (Eneco B.V.) and Isabel Vogel (Microsoft) share how they have automated legal services using enterprise technology in ways you might wish to adopt.

    3 MARCH: SETTING UP A LEGAL OPERATIONS FUNCTION AND THE FIRST 100 DAYS [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Andrew Brereton (ServiceNow), Michael Francony (Novartis), Robert Henham (Eneco B.V.) and Isabel Vogel (Microsoft) share how they have automated legal services using enterprise technology in ways you might wish to adopt.

     
    7 JANUARY 2020: OUTSIDE COUNSEL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRUCTURED DATA AND DIALOGUE [Hosted with Consilio]

    Did you know that approx. 25% of the time billed by outside counsel is the consequence of inefficiencies on the in-house side? Jaap Bosman, Vincent Cordo, Jr. and Yu Lian de Bakker discussed why applying smart data analytics in managing outside counsel will deliver more value to your company than traditional rate and fee structure focused procurement methods.

    ACC Maturity Model Foundational Toolkit on External Resources Management, and Metrics and Analytics


    ACCELERATE INNOVATION IN LEGAL DEPARTMENTS, 15 october 2019

    ACC Legal Operations and Consilio held the inaugural in-person Legal Operations event, ‘Accelerate Innovation’ on 15 October 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The conference leveraged the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model framework, with attendees learning through peer discussion and benchmarking about how to accelerate innovation.


    10 SEPTEMBER 2019: TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists David Griffin (BT PLC), Amir Mehdi (Barclays), and Maurus Schreyvogel (Novartis International AG) shared how to optimise utilisation of technology, including planning, selection, procurement and/or development, training and promotion of adoption.


    9 JULY 2019: THE ART OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND DRIVING USER ADOPTION [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Simon Ferres (Deutsche Bank), Stacy Walsh (Travelers), and Ian Waterworth (Standard Chartered Bank) shared how to enable your organisation to embrace targeted changes in the way work is done.

    7 MAY 2019: IMPROVING EFFICACY & EFFICIENCY IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Ben Eason (Barclays), David Griffin (BT), Emma Jackson (Visa), and Leonie van Gulik (PVH Europe) shared how to set legal department goals that align with company objectives, prioritise initiatives, allocate resources and define metrics to assess progress.

    12 MARCH 2019: ADVANCING AND FORMALISING LEGAL OPERATIONS [Hosted with Consilio]

    Panelists Vince Cordo (Shell), Hans Albers (Juniper Networks), Helen Fletcher (BNP Paribas) and Thierry Perrouault (Orange) discussed the journey of establishing and advancing a legal operations function, and compared notes on the scope, structure, composition and roles of dedicated legal operations functions.

  • Advisory Board

    • Inbal Aviad - Chief Legal Officer, Papaya Global (Israel)
       
    • Thomas Barothy - Group General Counsel COO, UBS AG (Switzerland)
       
    • Lola Conde - Legal COO, Banco Santander (Spain) 
       

    • Jon Doyle - Legal Chief of Staff, Barclays (United Kingdom)   

    • Hassan Elmiligui - Head of Legal Operations, Capgemini (France) 

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    • Laurent Giezendanner - Head of Legal Operations, Syngenta (Switzerland) 
       

    • Anne Graue - In-house Legal Counsel, TIER Mobility (Germany)
       

    • Varsha Gupta - Senior Legal Counsel, Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, Idemia Identity & Security (United Arab Emirates)  

    • Ali Haidar - General Legal Counsel, 3M (United Arab Emirates)
        

    • Elizabeth Jaworski -  Senior Director, Legal Operations, Astellas Pharma (United States)  
       

    • Maximilian Koch - MBA, Attorney-At-Law (Germany) 
       

    • Faith Munyinyi - Senior Legal Operations Specialist, Eastern and Southern African Trade Development Bank (Kenya)
       

    • Eric O'Donnell - Head of Legal Operations, Total S.A. (France) 
       

    • Lisette van Eenennaam - Chief Counsel, Operations & Finance, ABB (Switzerland) 

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