Side Events

SIDE EVENT BY Castrén & Snellman:
Session on regulation & ethics of AI

Castrén & Snellman’s 130 years of expertise in demanding legal services have enabled us to grow into a firm of over 250 people with a mission to build new success stories. We are driven by our Spark: our enthusiasm which drives us to always do better.

You are warmly welcome to our side event where futurist Kaj Sotala and our privacy expert, Partner Eija Warma, discuss regulation and ethics of AI. We hope that you will join us and share your thoughts on the topic. We believe that technology and innovation enable us to provide legal services of higher quality and add value to our clients. We are eager to hear your stories and experiences and how you have applied legal tech and legal design in your organisation.

We provide seamless first-class services through our offices in Helsinki, Moscow and St Petersburg. In other parts of the world, we work with an extensive international network of law firms, which we have vetted for reliability and reputability. Seeing our clients succeed is what we strive for.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 12.9.2019 at 16:00 - 18:00

LOCATION: Eteläesplanadi 14, 6th Floor


SIDE EVENT BY SisVentures:
Legal Design and Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the United Nations in 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprising the Agenda give the international community a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity. Over 90% of these goals and targets correspond with international human rights obligations. Yet legal design hasn’t been used as a tool for attaining them.

Sis Ventures is a social impact start-up working to empower immigrant women. We have a unique, person-first approach to entrepreneurship incubating. We use legal design and legal tech to overcome the biggest obstacle immigrant women report on becoming an entrepreneur: access to legal information and advice needed to start and run a business.

The international community has 11 years left to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Some great progress has been made but we need to pick up the pace.

Please join us in a cocktail event the night before Legal Design Summit to learn more about Sis Ventures’ work and to further explore how legal design and legal tech could be used to advance the Agenda 2030.

The venue, Kunsthalle Helsinki, is a neo-classicist architectural gem often cited as the most elegant exhibition space in Helsinki. Come and be inspired with us!

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 12.9.2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

LOCATION: Kunsthalle Helsinki (Taidehalli), Nervanderinkatu 3


Case Fondia: Nurturing culture into a strategy – it’s a two-way road

Organisational culture can act as a beacon, which guides the organisation in the right direction even when fog obscures visibility of the future. Is your organisation’s lighthouse in working condition and ready to lead you towards new waters? How a culture changes and what is emphasized about it are things that can be directed if regular attention is paid to this. It is unlikely that a culture can ever be changed completely, but by highlighting the sought-after and desired characteristics of the culture the organisation learns new habits and slowly the old ways are forgotten. Just as humans can learn a new way to think, so can organisations.

The legal service company Fondia Plc has been chosen as one of Europe’s most innovative legal companies. As part of its ongoing efforts to develop its business, Fondia conducted a survey last summer on how legal services are purchased. More than 100 CEOs responded to the survey. The results revealed that there is demand for innovative and transparent law firms. Fondia’s continuous legal service operating model LDaaS combined with MyFondia’s digital operating environment provides customers with easy-to-predict costs, smoother communication and improved legal service resource management.

Come and hear the essence of Fondia’s core business offering and how the company’s unique culture plays a significant role in the business development.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 12.9.2019 at 17:00 - 19:00

LOCATION: Lönnrotinkatu 5, 4th floor, Helsinki


SIDE EVENT BY Legal Hackers:
Legal (Design) Hackers Welcome Party

Are you part of a Legal Hacker chapter somewhere on the planet? Or maybe you are just a Hacker or a Legal - or none of them, but you are passionate about legal tech, legal design and IT law? Would you like to meet legal digital innovators from all over the world?


8.30 p.m     Doors open (free of charge of course) at second floor

8.40 p.m     Helsinki Legal Hackers welcome toast

Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.

8.45 p.m.     Contract Mill Oy’s (our lovely sponsor) founder Kaisa Kromhof: This is how we solve customers’ problems via design principles: Onboarding by Design

Contract Mill is an accomplished Legal Tech start-up grown to a scale-up company bringing you effective and easy to implement SaaS for Document Automation.

Mingling with like-minded people around our customized wine bar.

9.15 p.m.     Introduction to the Legal Design Alliance:

LeDA is a network of lawyers, designers, technologists, academics, and other professionals who are committed to making the legal system more human-centered and effective, through the use of design. Join our open community!

Let’s warm up for the Legal Design Summit!

There will be drinks, there will be music, there will be chats from 8.30 till midnight.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 12.9.2019 at 20:30 - 00:00

LOCATION: Marski Bar, Mannerheimintie 10, Helsinki


SIDE EVENT BY Edita Publishing Ltd:

Edita Publishing Ltd is a knowledge company that provides Smart Learning and Smart Legal solutions. We help organizations and individuals in their aim to prosper and serve their stakeholders better by combining capabilities within content curation, learning and legal design and technology. Our Smart Legal offering is designed to help individuals and organizations to be on top of the legal requirements and to utilize the knowledge successfully. We are part of the Nordic Morning Group.

You are warmly welcome to our side event where we will hear about Design Thinking and Blockchain.

Dinko Kortzanov, Client Service Director at Nordic Morning Finland:
Quick intro to design thinking - how anyone can become more customer centric without being a designer
Mari Tomunen, Blockchain and Fintech Associate at Sullivan & Worcester LLP:
Blockchain explained: What do you need to know about blockchain

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 12.9.2019 at 17:00 - 19:00

LOCATION: Edita Publishing’s office, Verkkosaarenkatu 5, 2nd floor, Helsinki


Afterparty By Dottir!

The afterparty is hosted by Dottir. Their office is located in central Helsinki, a very short walk from the event venue, in Pohjoisesplanadi 35 AA.

The legendary New York-born soul singer/producer Nicole Willis will perform together with the drum-machine wizard Kalifornia-Keke.

It is going to be epic – if you have ever been to a party organized by Dottir, you already know what to expect.

DATE AND TIME: Friday 13.9.2019 at 19:00

LOCATION: Dottir's office, Pohjoisesplanadi 35 Aa, Helsinki


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