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Case Study Breakouts (A)

Time: 2:20 pm - 12:00 am

Date: Day 1 Wednesday 13 February 2019


This series of facilitated round table discussions (A1 – A10) will focus on how other corporate legal departments deal with the challenges you face. These interactive and informal discussions follow Chatham House rules – giving you the freedom to speak your mind. Small groups allow everyone to participate and each group feeds back, giving all attendees access to the knowledge pool.  These brainstorming sessions will give insight into your peers’ challenges and provide solutions to your own.  Each session indicates the size of the facilitator’s legal team so that you can choose the discussions most relevant to your business.

There will be two 35-minute sessions.

A1        Building digital workflows – step by step
Mo Zain Ajaz, Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence, National Grid

A2       Finding, and working with, internal business partners to share tech investment
Amit Kotecha, Senior Legal Counsel, BMW Group UK

A3         Software implementation lessons: out of the box vs. Customised spend management software
Hear the experiences of two legal departments that had differing approaches to their e-billing implementation projects.
Anastasiya Hufen, Legal Counsel, Helaba
Iain MacDonald, formerly Legal Operations, Lloyds Banking Group

A4        From legal tech to reg tech:  using tech to stay on top of the shifting regulatory landscape
Thina E. Ytterhorn, Deputy Legal Director & Head of Group Legal, Region Europe & Africa, DNVGL

A5        Getting better value from open source or commonplace tools
Fiona Morris, Lead Counsel & Managing Director, Strategic Contracting & New Business Models, Accenture
Anand Pandya, Legal Counsel (Commercial & Technology), Accenture

A6        From hype to execution; a GCs journey with legal technology
Phillip Norah, Head of Legal & Compliance, UK & Ireland, LafargeHolcim

A7       Digital transformation for your contract management function: an in-house counsel perspective
Iain will explore various contract management use cases, showing how the first steps to digital transformation are more achievable than commonly thought.  He’ll consider:
– the current state of contract management in a typical legal department
– the digital transformation strategy roadmap
– the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in contract management
– the key contract management priorities and goals within in-house teams
– the main challenges and roadblocks faced in executing your strategy
Iain Larkins, formerly General Counsel, Mercedes Benz UK

A9        Using technology to manage panel firms
Rob Dinning, Director of Legal Function Co-Sourcing, EY Riverview Law and formerly General Counsel, Operations & Technology, Barclays

A10      Using non-legal tech tools in the legal department – adapting legal to the tech we have in the company
Which enterprise tools are safe bets for legal? Can we use these and then build legal processes around them?
Hayley Stallard, Director, Legal Operations & Innovation, Sky UK
Andrew Mowlam, Lead Technology Consultant, Sky UK


  • Mo Zain Ajaz Chief Counsel of National Grid Property and Group Operational Excellence Legal Operational Excellence - National Grid
  • Rob Dinning Director of Legal Function Co-Sourcing - EY Riverview Law and formerly General Counsel, Operations & Technology, Barclays
  • View full profile for Anastasiya HufenAnastasiya Hufen Legal Counsel - Helaba
  • Amit Kotecha Senior Legal Counsel - BMW Group
  • Iain Larkins Director, and formerly General Counsel - Radius Law, and Mercedes Benz UK
  • Iain MacDonald formerly Legal Operations - Lloyds Banking Group
  • Fiona Morris Lead Counsel & Managing Director, Strategic Contracting & New Business Models - Accenture
  • Phillip Norah Head of Legal & Compliance, UK & Ireland - LafargeHolcim
  • Anand Pandya Legal Counsel (Commercial & Technology) - Accenture
  • Hayley Stallard Director, Legal Operations & Innovation - Sky UK
  • Thina E. Ytterhorn Deputy Legal Director & Head of Group Legal, Region Europe & Africa - DNVGL

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