Legal Project Management - gathering of international practitioners


Where know-how meets business needs

Welcome to the second international online conference for anyone interested in LPM. It is a meeting for lawyers, tax advisors, compliance officers, legal project managers, procurement officers and many more!

Through panel discussions with experts and guest speakers, accompanied by TED-style presentations, we aim to create a dynamic environment for exchanging know-how and practical tips, acquiring useful skills in legal projects, innovation and technology.

About the conference

This is your opportunity to hear from experts in the legal industry, project management and IT.
Join us to get inspired and learn some new skills. Our online conference is 100% free.

  • Get connected from the place you choose.
  • Registration is free of charge.
  • The conference will be held on the ZOOM platform. 
  • After registration you will get an email with a link to the meetings.

Let's meet on 25th May 2021! 


What to expect

This year we will focus on legal team dynamics - including non lawyers participating in legal projects, LPM user's experience and change & transformation of legal teams. We will also discuss new developments in legal technology at LPM.
  • Attendees will acquire knowledge about practical application of legal project management tools.
  • We will put special focus on change management and transformation in legal teams and operations.
  • We will discuss the importance of contract lifecycle management, automation and efficiency optimization.
  • We have also invited exceptional speakers to share their insights on innovation and transformation in the legal profession. ​

All our speakers are practitioners with a huge amount of know-how and experience in scope of legal operations and technology and project management. 

Our ambition is to become a forum of know-how and opinions exchange, which is used by attendees to build up skills and share information.  

We have over 330 attendees from nearly 50 countries and 34 speakers from 20 countries. We are very excited that so many LPM enthusiasts have chosen to join us on this journey!


Keynote Speakers

Tony Saldanha
Thought-leader in Global Business Services and Digital Technology
Globally recognized expert and thought-leader in Global Business Services (GBS) and Digital Technology. He ran Procter & Gamble's famed multi-billion dollar GBS and IT operations in every region across the world during a 27 year career there.  Tony has over three decades of international business expertise in the US, Europe, and Asia. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013. Tony's experiences include GBS design and operations, CIO positions, acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing, disruptive innovation, and creation of new business models. Tony is currently President of Transformant, a consulting organization that advises over 20 Fortune 100 companies around the world in digital transformation and global business services. He is also a founder of two blockchain and AI companies, and an adviser to venture capital companies. His book titled Why Digital Transformations Fail was released globally in July 2019 and ranked #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Organizational Change, listed on publisher Berrett-Koehler’s best-sellers for July 2019, and recommended by various publishing forums like CEO-Reads, Book-Pal, CEO Library and others. Forbes contributor Michelle Greenwald called it the best business book ever that you’re yet to read.
Lucy Bassli
Legal services modernization advisor | Legal Ops pro | Legal strategy advisor
Attorney, author of The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation and a former Assistant General Counsel of Legal Operations and Contracting at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, she redefined how legal work is done and created one of the first managed service engagements with a law firm. She was tapped to teach the Legal Operations course for Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Program. Lucy has a partnership with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to deliver operations consulting to corporate legal departments. With an extensive experience as legal services modernization advisor, legal Ops pro, general counsel, legal strategy advisor, she is a highly sought-after legal industry expert. Lucy educates and consults with lawyers to take best practices in the legal industry to a new level. She is also a strategy advisor for LawGeex, an AI legal start-up that automates contract review services. Lucy is a frequent writer and speaker on legal services innovation, legal technology and legal process outsourcing. In 2015, she was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers.
María Jesús González-Espejo
LegalTech entrepreneur & Investor | CEO Instituto de Innovación Legal
Expert in artificial Intelligence, Innovation in law and Legal Tech and pioneer in the introduction of Legal Design Thinking in Spain. María Jesús is devoted to supporting digital transformation of law firms, legal professionals and organisations of legal sector from and She is a jurist, passionate for Law but who has dedicated the last years of her career to help corporations and professionals to improve the management of their organisations and build strong brandings. She is also a prolific author and frequent speaker and teacher in my fields of specialization: strategic planning, digital transformation, legal tech, marketing, communications and people and knowledge management. Top Women in Legal Tech by ILTA and Top 100 leading Women and Inspiralaw women by Iberian Lawyer.
Ines Curtius
Legal tech & change
Contract Manager@Airbus Defence and Space. She is a fully qualified lawyer with twenty years of experience in the Aerospace industry. Her focus areas are international business law, designing and delivering legal training, design thinking, driving, making things happen and the greater good. Technology has always being part of Ines DNA - she seeks to challenging and changing the way law and technology are used and considered. Back in 2005 the adventure of leveraging technology in the aerospace industry started for her, eg. supporting the design and implementation of a central contract archive, while holding the role of contract strategy manager for the space business area of Airbus. Perseverance, hard work and her love for law made her launch an Airbus wide initiative in 2017, Contract Innovators@Airbus to explore how digital transformation in all its forms is impacting the way Airbus handles its contractual relationships. In 2019, with a new legal product launched NDA simple for Start Ups, the Contract Innovators represented by Ines, received the award Innovation and Excellence for Strategic Direction of the IACCM/WorldCC (international association of commercial & contract management) and was also appointed as fellow of the World CC. Today, Ines together with Contract Innovators is still working bottom up, on changing the way people see and value contracts at Airbus!
Jarek Owczarek
Founder and Chief Product Officer in Contractbook - a contract management platform. Experienced and pragmatic creator of ideas (concept develper), who devoted himself to transforming ideas into operating companies. Person from outside the legal profession, who introduces the world of lawyers to the digital world. Jarek is an expert on distributed work culture, cross-functional product teams and the future of work. He frequently participates in podcasts and engages actively in the Nordic tech community. In the past, he has worked with big brands like Danske Bank, Telenor or Maersk and leads superior teams to help them set the standard for high performance and quality design.
Marcin Nowakowski
Project manager, change manager, MBA Helsinki SoE, lawyer, tax advisor. Project director /  manager for large number of international projects and programs. Expert in legal & tax project managament, legal operations efficiency and change management. Specialized in advice on contract analysis with AI usage. Founder of and CITO.
Prof. Michał Jackowski
DSK Kancelaria
Professor of law, advocate, tax advisor, MBA graduate of ESCP Europe. Managing partner at DSK law firm. Involved in works of Ministry of Digitization. General and legal counsel in various IT and IoT companies. Expert in agile legal project management, new technologies law, intellectual property law, personal data, e-privacy.

Speakers & Panelists

Dr. Alexandra Andhov
Assistant Professor in Corporate Law - University of Copenhagen
Legal scholar with vast expertise in corporate law, capital market law, corporate social responsibility and technology both in academia as well as in practice. Over last years, Alexandra has provided independent insight to key projects launching several start-ups and legal tech innovations in various jurisdictions. She leads the Legal Tech Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen where she implements innovative initiatives. Author of a book on Start-up Law.
Ruvimbo Samanga
Space in Africa | Open Lunar Foundation
Policy Analyst at Space in Africa, and a Research Fellow at the Open Lunar Foundation. Master in International Trade & Investment Law, specializing in the African space industry and development. Currently represents Zimbabwe in the Space Generation Advisory Council and the Women in Aerospace Africa Chapter. She is also the founder of AgriSpace, an early stage Agri-tech startup. A keen space enthusiast, she is involved in various capacity building and policy developing initiatives in the global space sector.
Jonathan Williams
Legal tech & operations
Jonathan is a recovering lawyer, who works for a legal operations consultancy in Paris, France. He began his career as a prosecutor, before moving to Paris, where he practised in international arbitration. He now assists legal teams with improvements to their processes and digital tools. Current and recent clients include law firms, financial institutions, and companies from the defence, pharmaceutical and shipping industries, as well as a French tech unicorn.

Renata Novotná
Efficiency consultant for law firms
Efficiency consultant with 10 years in corporate business, mostly in financials, improving both customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty. Since 2016 she has been working as an independent consultant for companies usually up to 50 people improving workflows and processes. Renata loves to share best practices across industries as she is experienced with constructing companies, healthcare, e-shops, consulting companies. Last four years she is focused on legal firms.
Jakub Drzazga and Kanban University trainer
A certified and Kanban University trainer. He has experience in various areas related to IT projects. For many years he has been helping organizations from startups to corporations to solve various problems. When the situation requires it, he joins the project and helps to bring it out of a critical situation. He does not accept cosmetic changes and following project fashions. If he helps to implement Kanban or Scrum in the organization it is only to produce better software that meets the expectations and needs of users.
Marko Porobija
Managing partner of Porobija & Špoljarić
Attorney specialising in matters related to investments, M&A and legal support to clients in high-tech sectors. His mission is to make legal services readily available by introducing the latest technologies. He is a passionate promoter of legal tech in Croatia, whether through online channels, as a speaker at various conferences and meetups, and especially by having his own firm adopt legal tech solutions in its operations. Porobija & Špoljarić is the first Croatian firm, and one of the first in Europe, to offer self-service contract review to their clients.
Marcin Kleina
Member of the board of Wolters Kluwer Polska
Project Management and Software Product Development Director, member of the board of Wolters Kluwer Polska. Responsible for project management, software product development and strategic partnerships. He coordinates global initiatives in digital transformation and LegalTech areas. Passionate about innovations and their practical implementation in business. Graduated from the faculty of law and administration and Executive MBA.
Isabel Venegas Follert
Lawyer & Legal Project Manager
Lawyer passioned about legal innovation and turned into Legal Project Manager. More than 10 years of experience as a legal advisor for international companies helping them to reach their maximum level of efficiency.
Pablo Arteaga
Legal tech | Design Thinking
Legal professional focused on the intersection of technology, innovation and law. He is the founder and current president of The Smart Lawyers, an organization dedicated to the promotion of legal innovation. He is also director of Technology and Design of Legal Solutions at Bodero & Associates an Ecuadorian Law Firm. Apart from his legal formation he has a philosophy background and formation on Design Thinking.
Marcin Zręda
Wolters Kluwer
Strategy Director for legal and corporate market in Wolters Kluwer Polska. A technology enthusiast with experience as a developer. He managed numerous IT projects for the legal industry. Organizer of Legal Hackathon in Poland, member of the Legaltech Poland jury.
Wojciech Chojnacki
Strategy Director | Symetria UX
Wojtek is co-leading Symetria UX, the most experienced UX agency in Poland working for clients such as Santander, ING, Canal+ and Orange in the areas of user research, product and service design, UX strategy. Co-creator of UX-PM certification. Currently focused on empowering organizations to boost their design maturity.
Dominik Janes
Partner | Unity Group
Partner and Head of International Growth at Unity Group – leading Polish software house providing enterprise and commerce transformation solutions. Dominik shapes and drives the global expansion strategy of UG. He has a background in consulting, particularly in the financial sector and a PHD in Artificial Intelligence from Greenwich University.

Kate Hobler
Brass Willow
Travels the world in searh of teal unicorns and observes them in their natural environment. Licensed change fairy and education wizard installer - they make every change go smoothly and make knowledge simply appear in organizations. Keeps a universal remedy in the left skirt pocket, a supply of marker pens in the right. Professional broom flyer (discipline: agility). Uses potions distributed via air conditioning to diagnose culture (also personal in some cases) and lure transformation creepers out of their hideouts. Wears trainer shoes enabling her to walk on waterfalls. Charismatic mentor, coach and trainer. Agile transformation profesional, licensed trainer. Founder and chair of Brass Willow - a company that trained and transformed thousands. Loves humans and their interaction. If possible, she would have come back to working with teams. But the problem in organizations is never there. So she works with leaders, product people, HR and directors to facilitate change that sticks.
Małgorzata Madalińska-Piętka
CFO | Netguru
Chief Financial Officer and Board Member at Netguru, the consultancy, product design, and software development company recognized for its growth by the Financial Times, Deloitte, and Forbes. Netguru offers consulting, tools, and resources to companies of all shapes and sizes, to make beautifully designed digital products in a way that is fast and fits their needs. As Netguru’s CFO, Małgorzata is responsible for all financial, legal, and administrative matters. Her primary duty is to maintain and improve upon Netguru’s financial standing and secure financing for day-to-day operations and investment opportunities while ensuring that the company is compliant with Polish regulations. Along with finance, she also leads the security division. Since the beginning, Małgorzata’s career has been about the IT sector. She is an ACCA member and holds an MA in Finance and Banking from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics and an MSc in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University in Denmark. She also completed a six-month MBA course at the Management Development Institute in India.
Aleksandra Dziemaszkiewicz-Kwiecińska
Legal adviser, LPM | Clifford Chance
Legal adviser, Regional Legal Project Manager for Continental Europe at Clifford Chance. Aleksandra has more than 15 years' experience providing legal and tax advice gained in Poland, the United Kingdom and Germany, including at the Big Four and multinational corporations, and also as an in-house lawyer. She has advised on corporate law, commercial agreements, competition law, employment law, civil law, and assessed the legal and tax consequences of domestic and international ownership structures (mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, setting up branches), as well as handled identification and mitigation of risk areas. She has participated in numerous legal and tax due diligences and sign-offs, and also has practical experience in managing complex legal projects on a global scale. She has authored publications at C.H. Beck, Wolters Kluwer, Shaker Verlag, Rzeczpospolita and Gazeta Prawna, and has conducted trainings and lectures in Warsaw, Cracow, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Brussels and Utrecht. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and British and European Legal Studies (cooperation between the University of Warsaw and the University of Cambridge), LL.M. from European University Viadrina in Frankfurt am Main. For many years, a lecturer in post-graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics on 'Transfer Pricing and Tax Management' and 'International Tax Strategies'. Mentor at the Women Leadership in Business Foundation.
Sebastian Fanai-Danesh
Co-founder of Interim Legal AG
Co-founder and Managing Director of Interim Legal AG, an established provider of flexible legal talent to in-house legal departments within the Swiss market. As a Swiss, US and British citizen and US qualified lawyer Sebastian has gained international experience across several markets within the talent acquisition space and legal services industry. His passions within his current business are to enhance the access to law and help in-house legal departments become more resourceful their approach to sourcing legal services.
Marcos Bravo
Marketing Strategist | Brand Ambassador
Veteran Marketing and Brand expert with over 20 years of experience in many industries. These days he works as the Head Video Creator for LiveChat, one of the most successful European companies and shares his experience in a series of videos created for SUCCESS By LiveChat. Marketing Mentor and Investor Relations in the European region and LATAM.
Krzysztof Herdzik
Coach and advisor on leadership and innovation. Runs development programmes for companies from all over Europe. Graduate of Harward Business School in the field of innovation. For the last 17 years, he has held management positions in companies with an international reach, where he has introduced innovative solutions to increase their value. Co-founder of the American technology start-up Fourpointzero specializing in digital transformation.
Emine Sali
Product management | Legal design
As a legal counsel at a consultancy firm, Emine has been providing legal advice and managing compliance projects on data protection until she decided to do more than law.  She pivoted into a new career and now, she is acting as the product manager for the compliance tool being developed in-house. Additionally, she is developing new processes in order to improve efficiency of legal services. As a continuous learner, she practices legal design as a working group member of Legal Design Turkey which is the first legal design community for legal design in Turkey where members co-learn, collaborate and co-create for human-centered legal systems.
Rob Hughes
CEO at Techopian
15 years in the industry analyst market. Direct contributor in the research conducted across multiple disciplines and markets. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) peaked his interest and he joined Automation Anywhere in late 2016. He played instrumental role in leveraging RPA into new business models and rethinking service delivery. His prime interest is in the potential for advanced technologies to address some of businesses and societies larger problems, and the wider development of human skills as a result of 'taking the robot out of the human'.
Michał Kaczorowski
Senior Legal Counsel at Google
Senior Legal Counsel at Google, Head of Foreign Affairs at the SABI Association of Data Protection Officers and is a member of the Confederation of European Data Protection Officers Organisations (CEDPO). He participates in the works of the GDPR Team of the Association of Internet Industry Employers (IAB Poland). He was a legal expert of the Polish Marketing Association SMB. Lecturer and speaker at national and international conferences on data processing and new technologies. Author of a number of publications on those subjects.


Natalia Cieplińska
Attorney-at-law and head of Corporate and IT Law practice in DSK Kancelaria
She specializes in providing legal and business services to entities from the modern technology industry. Software development, open source and IT-contracts belong to her special interests. While working with many top IT and Development Companies in Poland, she manages legal projects (agile project management) and coordinates the work of a team of lawyers. Expert in providing legal advice in contracts, litigation and arbitration, both national and international, to IT- and IP-related matters and Data Protection. 10 years of legal experience in corporate law, including establishment, merging, incorporation of high tech companies. Paperless and avoiding over-lawyering enthusiast.

Waldemar Nowak
Group CFO
Modern manager and executive advisor with 18 years of experience gained in large international and fast-grow technology companies on various corporate financial, technological and business functions. Experience in all areas of financial management, transformation, and business partnering. Development and management of world-class teams and processes, governance, compliance, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, centralization, optimization, and automation. Deep, unique and innovative knowledge, experience and approach to Intelligent Process Automation, Business Service Sector across various industries. Extensive experience in ERP and MIS systems' implementations. Speaker and member of the program board at various national and international conferences (finance, future of work, technology, transformation).
Eimear McCann
Head of Strategy
A former lawyer, with a passion for creative thinking and innovation, Eimear is Head of Strategy at Summize, a contract creation and review platform. She is also a writer and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law in Manchester, UK.
Aleksander Zieliński
IP lawyer | DSK Kancelaria
Lawyer in DSK Kancelaria. He gained his previous experience in law and patent offices. His professional interests focus on industrial property law, copyright law and unfair competition, with particular emphasis on issues related to trademarks and transfer of intellectual property rights.
Jakub Bartoszewicz
Legal counsel
Legal counsel advising entrepreneurs. Seeks technological solutions to improve everyday legal work. He has been working paperless in his law firm for several years.


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