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Conference Program

All sessions are conducted in English, and this page will be updated as speakers are confirmed. The agenda is planned by the local planning committee with input from both in-house and private practice lawyers with knowledge of current events and initiatives in the area. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

9:00 - 13:00

Board of Directors Meeting

13:00 - 19:00

Registration Open

14:00 - 15:00

Substantive Law Committee Meetings
Data Protection 
Intellectual Property 

15:15 - 16:15

Substantive Law Committee Meetings
Interactive Entertainment & Media 
Cyber Crime Committee 
Technology Sourcing 

16:30 - 17:30

Substantive Law Committee Meetings
Dispute Resolution Committee 
Startup Committee 

17:30 - 18:00

New Attendee Reception
Grand Hôtel

18:00 - 19:30





Welcome Reception
Grand Hôtel


New Attendee Gathering

Planned by the Young Lawyers Committee and supported by HÄRTING

Ling Long

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:00 - 18:00

Registration Open

8:00 - 9:00


8:45 - 9:00

Presidential Welcome, Robert Weiss, President

9:00 - 9:25

Keynote Speaker, John Jeffrey, General Counsel & Secretary, ICANN

9:30 - 11:00

Session 1: Regulation - Trying to Hit the Moving Target

Mark Rasdale, A&L Goodbody, Moderator

Commercial Drones Facing Legal Turbulence

Steven DeSchrijver, Astrea Law

Joanne Vengadesan, Penningtons Manches LLP

Superhuman Resources: Safe and Ethical Use of AI in Business

Rob Sumroy, Slaughter & May

Marc Warner, ASI Data Science

11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break

11:30 - 13:00

Session 2A: Technical Aspects of Data Protection

Cynthia O'Donoghue, Reed Smith LLP, Moderator

Privacy by Design - Lipstick on a Pig or a True Reform?

Leena Kuusniemi, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. 

     API-Fying of Identity - Lessons from the Biggest Identity Project in the World

Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal

Avoidance and Mitigation Techniques for Data Provacy Breaches

Erik von Zeipel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

11:30 - 13:00

Session 2B: Licensing and Contracting

Lau Normann, Jorgensen KromannReumert, Moderator

The Outsourcing Times are A-Changing

Clive Davies, Fujitsu

Public ICT Procurement-Recent Developments in Law and Practice

Kaisa Fahllund, Hansel Ltd. 

Software Audit-Perils and Possibilities

Toby Crick, Bristows LLP

Public Cloud 2017-Advising the Customer on Latest Templates

Michael Peeters, DAC Beachcroft LLP

13:00 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

Young Lawyers Committee is meeting during lunch at the designated tables

13:00 - 14:15

In-house Counsel Committee Meeting and Lunch

14:15 - 14:40


14:45 -15:30

Interactive Workshops 1A and 1B:

Blocking Injunctions Against ISP's Providing Access to Pirate Web Sites

Henrik Bengtsson, Advokatfirman Delphi

Do We Need Platform Regulation? 

Ramak Molavi, iRights Law

The Cybercrime Regulations Landscape of the World- Reloaded

Peter Bräutigam, Noerr LLP

Note: these sessions will be all be offered twice in succession, please chose which two to attend

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 17:30

Session 3A: Applied Data Protection

Azmul Haque, Collyer Law LLC Moderator

The High Court Judgement in the DPC v Facebook and Schrems SCC Case

Philip Nolan, Mason Hayes & Curran

How will the GDPR and the proposed new ePrivacy Regulation affect marketing automation and other models for data-driven marketing?​

 Daniel Lundqvist, Advokatfirman Kahn Pedersen

The Role of Data Protection and Privacy in Competition Law

  Maria Wasastjerna, Nokia

16:00 - 17:30

Session 3B: IP Regulation and Innovation

Marco Bellezza, Portolano Cavallo, Moderator

The New Rise of Open Source Software

Anna Haapanen, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd.

3D Printing-Legal Challenges

Sohini Mandal, NovoJuris Legal

Sourcing for Innovation

Serge Gijrath, C-Legal Lawyer/University of Leiden

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Reception & Dinner
Eric Ericsonhallen, Kyrkslingan 2 111 49, Stockholm Sweden

Friday, October 20, 2017

8:30 - 16:00

Registration Open

8:30 - 9:15

I-WIN Breakfast

Emmanuelle Ragot, Wildgen SA

Florence Chafiol, August Debouzy

9:00 - 10:30 

Session 4: A Corporate Perspective on Data Protection 

András Gurovits,Niederer Kraft & Frey AG, Moderator

Current Issues around Regulation and Primary Use of Personal Health Data Across the EU

Steve Mutkoski, Microsoft

Secondary Use of Personal Data – Recent UK Developments’

Richard Kemp, Kemp IT Law

The ECJ and Data Retention- Are There No Limits to the Right to Privacy

Stefan Backman, Tele2 AB

Martin Johansson, Advokatfirman Vinge KB

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 5A: Mediation and Arbitration

Martin Pekkari, Mannheimer Swartling, Moderator

Advocacy Strategies in Your IT Project Arbitration

Steve Andersen, International Center for Dispute Resolution

Peter Bräutigam, Noerr LLP

Hanneke Slager, Cordemeyer & Slager/ Advocaten, President of the board of SGOA Netherlands, and Member of the board of SGOA Switzerland 

11:00 - 12:30

Session 5B: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Haakon Opperud, Thommessen, Moderator

Finally Some Law! Understanding the New Cybersecurity Standards Post - Ashley Madison

John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Controlling the Cyber Arms Race

Edward Roche, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University

Peter Hagström, Stockholm School of Economics

12:30 -14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Interactive Workshop 2A: Contracts 2.0- Simple, Visual, and Understandable: Dawn of a New Era?

Michael Bywell, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (UK) LLP

Kristian Foss, Bull & Co.

Carmen de la Cruz Bohringer, de la cruz beranek Attorneys at Law Ltd.

David Mcllwaine, Pinsent Masons LLP

Johan Hallen, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB

Note: this session runs the full workshop time; you must choose to attend for the full duration or attend the two startups workshops

14:00 - 14:35 and

14:40 - 15:15

Interactive Workshop 2B: Startups

Tech Hubs and Lawyers- Do We Have Part to Play?

Jim Runsten, Synch Advokat AB

     Working with Start-Ups: The Power of Your Network

Anthony Waller, CMS London 

Note: these Startup sessions will be offered twice; please attend one for the first time slot and one for the second time slot

15:15 - 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 - 17:15

Session 6: IT Contracting Success Factors

Diego Fernández, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, Moderator

What the 2016 Nobel Laureates for Economics Tell Us

Bart van Reeken, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Successful Contract Management in IT and Outsourcing

Robert Griffiths, Kemp Little LLP

     Culture Shock!: Reconciling conflicting Legal, Commercial and Cultural Paradigms in a Global IT

     Outsourcing Deal

Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Michaela Kay, Bombardier Transportation


17:15 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

18:00 - 19:00

Closing Reception
Hotel At Six, Brunkebergstorg 6, 111 51, Stockholm Sweden


2017 European Conference