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Exclusive conference to discuss disruptive trends, developments, and utilities in European corporate legal departments

15-16 May 2023

Paris, France

In co-operation with

Legal Disruption is back in Paris! In-house counsel from all industries are welcome to join our discussions on modern and disruptive challenges for legal departments. From technological advancements in AI and the legal implications thereof, to environmental regulatory requirements that companies must follow, to ever-increasing political challenges that companies must routinely now address, Legal Disruption brings together industry leaders and legal experts for a warm pre-evening reception and a captivating full-day session.


Detailed agenda to be announced soon! For past agendas, please click hereor here.

Monday, 15 May 2023
18:00 Welcome reception


18:45 Keynote speaker


19:30 Get-together and dinner


Tuesday, 16 May 2023
09:00 Welcome reception


09:15 Major corporate headaches for European lawyers in 2023-2024


10:00 Session 1 – Legal technology and their permanence for legal departments
  • Prioritising the right tools in a saturated market and convincing the business of their utility and value
  • How Automation and AI are transforming the legal industry
  • Increasing collaboration and efficiency with outside counsel and other business units


11:45 Coffee Break


12:15 Session 2 – The evolving role of corporate lawyers
  • European corporate lawyers in 2010, 2023, and 2035 – where is the profession heading?
  • Cross-border collaboration becoming a norm: best practices for addressing distance, cultural differences, and technological requirements


14:00 Lunch break


15:00 Session 3 – Law and ethics in ESG and AI
  • Setting net-zero goals – pitfalls and consequences
  • The potential impact of AI regulation on the competitiveness of the EU’s tech industry.
  • Assessing the EU AI-regulation risk-based approach and the European AI Board – potential pitfalls and challenges


16:45 Coffee Break


17:15 – Reforming GDPR for cross-border enforcements – how can the EU ensure that GPDR reaches its full potential?



Jonathan Marsh
International General Counsel, TotalEnergies
President, ECLA

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Colm O'Connor
Director of Legal Affairs, SCOR Ireland


Anca Plovie
Global Lead ESG Counsel, Nokia Corporation


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Head of Legal – Legal Tech and Digital Innovation, Sky Italia


Jean-Philippe Doho
Head of Legal Operations, PPRO

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Sarah Irwin
Head of Legal and Company Secretary, Tines

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Ruud van Herpen
Chief Legal Officer, Xebia Group




  • EUR 249,00 for in-house counsel**
  • EUR 990,00 for others

*Excluding VAT
** Registrants must be members of an ECLA Member Association. For list of organisations, please click here.

Registration conditions: After your online registration you will receive a booking confirmation and an invoice by ECLA Association Services SPRL to your given email address. If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to another person. Such a transfer must be notified and approved by the event organiser ECLA Association Services SPRL. A possible cost difference depending on the membership status will be charged accordingly. If you are unable to find a substitute participant, you can cancel your registration in written form with the organiser (event@ecla.eu). For written cancellation until 30 days prior to the event, a handling fee of EUR 150,00 will be charged. For cancellation less than 30 days prior to the event, the registration fee will be payable in the full amount. The date on which written notice of cancellation is received by the organiser shall be decisive.


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