BRIDGING OUR CLIENTS TO THE FUTURE – HOW LAWYERS (AND CLIENTS)
MAY EXPLOIT INNOVATION
Organised by the International Business Law, Int. Private Clients and Family Law and Tax Law Commissions
DATE & TIME
Thursday, 26 August
15:00 – 16:15 CEST
Millennium Ballroom and online
Innovation is everywhere. From the discovery of the fire to the SpaceX mission, innovation marked the evolution of humankind. In the economic literature, J. A. Schumpeter is usually credited as being the first theorist on technological innovation. Traces of a link between innovation and law however, seems to originate in the 13th century, where the word Innovation (from the late latin “novatio”) first appeared, and it meant renewing an obligation by changing a contract for a new debtor.
Where did innovation in law lead us to? Join this joint session held by the International Business law, International Private Client and Family Law and Tax Law Commissions to find out.
We will look at how lawyers can support businesses and private clients to find innovative, technology-based solutions to their legal problems. Topics will include a dive into digital adverse and digital addicted lawyers and clients to unveil whether technology has improved the lawyer/client relationship and what we can expect in the future. Private client, tax and international business lawyers will discuss how we can take the best from innovation and deliver it to our clients; key topics in this respect will include electronic court files (in the context of divorce cases), research funding and R&D credits and the use of the bots for redundant tasks in international contracts.
SPEAKERS & MODERATORS
Fernanda is a Brazilian lawyer admitted to practice in the Rio de Janeiro Bar and in the Paris Bar. She has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Family Law from the University of Paris 8 and was an intern at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. Her practice includes cross-border divorce, distribution of assets, marital and child support, maintenance and alimony, issues in relation to children, gender and immigration, protection of persons with disabilities and estates and probates.
Dragos has studied innovation in medicine and has focused on the cellular and molecular bases of pathology and will speak about how innovation could also mean taking a better look not at developing new traits/robots but on looking at the current traits from another perspective. He will discuss about what innovation and evolution mean for humans.
Carlos Molino is a partner in FABREGA MOLINO and head of the Immigration Department of the Firm. He also focuses on the Corporate Department, specializing in his practice in business and corporate law, estate planning, and private interest foundation. He acts for many Panamanian and international clients, including high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), family groups, family businesses, corporations, law firms, private banks, trust companies, trustees, single and multi-family offices, entrepreneurs, business owners, fund managers, and property developers, on a range of Private Client matters.
Stepan is a specialist for multi-generational planning in the Czech Republic. Based on multiple recommendations, he has been included in the publications Chambers or Who’s Who Legal as a leading expert in the Czech Republic for the field of “Private Clients”. He is one of few members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) from the Czech Republic having the Trust & Estate Practitioner´s (“TEP”) qualification.
Peter Moldt Mortensen works as an attorney and tax practitioner in the Direct & Indirect Tax Team of Accura Law Firm (Copenhagen, Denmark). Mr. Mortensen has expertise in a variety of areas related to tax law, including corporate taxation, international taxation, individual taxation and VAT. He has a solid experience within the field of M&A, transaction tax and structuring of management incentive and participation plans, reinvestments and rollovers. Mr. Mortensen is also an external lecture at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, where he teaches Advanced Tax Law.
Gregory obtained his Law Degree in 2004 (University of Antwerp) and graduated in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Tax Law (University of Antwerp).
After a brief career as a tax advisor with a Big Four company, he moved to the legal profession in September 2006. While gaining further experience in international tax matters, his main focus has been on increasingly important global mobility. He also specialises in the prevention of, and if necessary, the resolution of tax disputes.
As a lawyer, he is a member of the Antwerp Bar Association. He is a native Dutch speaker but is also fluent in English and French
Inka Müller-Seubert focuses on providing labor and employment law advice in the context of restructurings. She furthermore advises on all aspects of individual and collective employment law and service agreements. Inka also has special expertise in employee data protection matters, legal tech and artificial intelligence. Her clients include international groups as well as medium-sized companies.
Inka joined CMS in 2019. Prior to that, she spent three years with an international law firm during which time she was seconded to the legal department of a Japanese trading house in London for one year.
Ioan Radu is an associated partner with Rodl, Fratila & Partners Romania.
He has been involved in several innovative projects such as developing an app in order to review land book excerpts for agricultural land plots and to generate the schedule to the SPA with the description of the land plots. Also he has been working on complex software for Clients (family office) for a better management of the agricultural land plots: issuing invoices for the leased land plots, requesting online land book excerpts and reviewing updated excerpts, paying the land tax, etc.