Opening of the conference

 

Ioannis Panoussis, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University

Panoussis

Ioannis Panoussis studied in 1994 at the Faculty of Law of Lille 2, where he graduated valedictorian of his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, despite the language barrier at the beginning of his course. After beginning his PhD, he carried out a thesis on human rights, which he rapidly affirmed as his vocation. He became an assistant and joined the EDHEC, then Lille Catholic University as a teaching assistant. In 2006, he became a lecturer and undertook the international development of training and research. He gained his PhD in public law in 2006, after completing a thesis on “La combination normative : recherches sur une méthode d’interprétation au service des droits de l’Homme”.

He teaches public international law, the protection of vulnerable people, human rights and fundamental liberties, international humanitarian law, as well as international protection of human rights. His main areas of research are public international public law, European law, human rights, refugee law and constitutional law.

In 2014, Ioannis Panoussis became head of the Faculty of Law for the first time. In addition, he is an expert at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and an associate judge at the NCA (French Court on the Right of Asylum). His expertise in human rights has led him to in Kabul during a week devoted to human rights, where he provided training.

In 2014, at the age of 38, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University and Head of the Master’s programme in Human Rights, Security and Development. This dean teacher-researcher is also behind the IELS (International and European Law School), which reflects his passion for an openness to the world and his commitment to partnership and internationalisation with a generation that is evolving.

 

José de Freitas, CCBE First Vice-President

De Freitas

José de Freitas was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1980. He served as a member of its General Board from 2005 to 2007 and has been a member of its National Committee for Internship and Training (CNEF) since 2017. Since 2016 he has held the role of Vice-President of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and Chair of the CCBE Brexit Task Force since January 2018. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Lawyers’ Foundation (ELF) since January 2018, and served as Head of the Portuguese Delegation to the CCBE from 2005 to 2015, and as Chair of the CCBE’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Working Group from 2007 to 2013. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Association of Lawyers (UIA). He is a visiting professor at the School of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal of Porto. José de Freitas has been a partner of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL, since 1990, having founded the firm’s Porto office in 1989. He heads the corporate and litigation practice areas. He is recommended by several directories, including Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 in the categories of "General business law: Porto" and “Restructuring and Insolvency.”

 

Pierre Giorgini, President-Rector of Lille Catholic University

Giorgini

Pierre Giorgini, born in 1954, is an engineer and a graduate of Télécom School of Management. He taught architecture and telecommunication networks in Villeneuve-d'Ascq before occupying, from 1982 to 1985, the position of Deputy Director of France Telecom Research and Development. Mr. Giorgini was then appointed Head of the Telecommunications Technology Department from 1987 to 1990.

In 1990, he created the Ecole Nouvelle des Ingénieurs en Communication, and chaired it until 1994. After that, he obtained the position of Human Resources Director at France Télécom. In 2007, he went from human resources director to head of the Higher Institute of Electronics and Digital Training. In 2009, he joined the science and technology department of Lille Catholic University as Vice President.

Thanks to his attraction and curiosity towards innovations, Pierre Giorgini, Vice President of the science and technology centre, enables the University to develop its technological and educational aspects. In 2012, he was elected head of the University as President-Rector, offering students and faculties the opportunity to share their passion and interest for a society and a world in constant change. Pierre Giorgini thinks evolution and progress and gives the University the possibility to open up to the world, to increase its internationalisation.

In 2017, one year after the publication of his third work “The Twilight of Places. Living in this World in Swift Transition”, addressing the changes taking place in our society, he was re-elected for a second term as President-Rector of Lille Catholic University.

In 2018, he won the special price of the Political Economy, Statistics and Finance section of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, this time in tribute to his novel "The Temptation of Eugenie". This book expresses scientific ideology, denouncing eugenics which reflects our desire to change and improve humanity, demonstrating once again the interest of Pierre Giorgini in technologies, evolutions and changes currently impacting the world.

 

Xavier Bertrand, President of the Conseil regional des Hauts-de-France

Bertrand

Xavier Bertrand, by profession an insurance agent, became involved in politics at the age of 16. Elected as the MP representing the second constituency of the Aisne Department in 2002, he was re-elected for three new terms of office (2007, 2009-10, 2012-2015). Appointed as Minister of Health (2005-2007), then Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Solidarity (2007-2009) and Minister of Labour, Employment and Health (2010-2012), he became Mayor of Saint-Quentin (Aisne) in 2010.

On the eve of his election as President of the new Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, 4 January 2016, he announced that he would resign as the MP for Aisne and as Mayor of Saint-Quentin in order to “devote himself fully to the region”.

The President of the Regional Council is elected by regional councillors. The President has many responsibilities which include, among others, the preparation and execution of rulings voted on by elected officials, conducting Regional Assembly debates, revenue control and the approval of regional expenditures, the signing of decrees, conventions and public contracts, managing the assets of the region

 

Jérôme Gavaudan, President of the Conférence des bâtonniers

Gavaudan

Jérôme GAVAUDAN, President of the Conference of Bar chairs, completed all his legal studies at the Aix-en-Provence Law Faculty. He obtained a Research Master’s degree in labour and health law and has been registered at the Marseille Bar since 1990. He founded his own law firm in 1997.

He obtained his speciality certificate in labour law and social security protection (Centre for lawyers of South-Eastern France). Jérôme Gavaudan was a member of the Bar council on several occasions, and President of the Marseille Bar Association in 2011 and 2012. He was elected to the National Bar Council where he is a member of the board.

  

 

 

Christiane Féral-Schuhl, President of the Conseil national des barreaux
(French National Bar Council)

Feral Schuhl

Christiane Féral-Schuhl is the first woman to be elected President of the French National Bar Council.
She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1981 and is also a member of the Quebec Bar. She is a specialist in new technologies law and intellectual property law at the law firm Féral-Schuhl/Sainte-Marie, and is also a mediator listed in the National Mediation Centre of Lawyers’ directory.

She was President of the Paris Bar from 2012 to 2013, member of the Paris Bar Council from 1994 to 1996 and then from 2014 to 2016, and member of the CARPA Board of Directors from 1987 to 1991 then member of its Executive Committee from 1992 to 1994.

Between 2013 and 2015 she served as a member of the High Council for Gender Equality (HCEfh) as a qualified personality. In 2014 and 2015 she also co-chaired, with deputy Christian Paul, the ad-hoc Parliamentary Committee for reflection and propositions on “the law and freedoms in the digital age”.

 

 

 

 

Trends and developments in AI: a legal perspective

 

Martin Slijkhuis, Director Industry Solutions Public Safety and National Security, Microsoft

Slijkhuis

Martin Slijkhuis leads Microsoft’s public safety and national security industry for Western Europe through advising government leaders in the domain of justice, police and national security on capability and technology in support of todays challenges. Mr Slijkhuis has over 15 years of experience working with Defence and Security customers across the globe.
In his current role, Mr Slijkhuis spends time with customers and defense industrial partners understanding the issues for both non-operational and deployed ICT and works on the development of appropriate solutions to these issues. Current assignment also targets the objective of Microsoft support in National Cyber Security efforts as well as Police and Justice transformation. At the core digitization of processes and procedures enable and drive new ways to more effective justice and better outcome.
In this context he works with agencies in Europe as well as the European Commision on the principles of Identity. The transformation of self-sovereign identity will have a significant direction to the transformation of the industry for the future to come. Martin holds a degree at the Erasmus University in Economics and has keen interests in the development of data science and blockchain in support of the future directions of this industry.

 

 

 

 

The impact of artificial intelligence on justice and the role of lawyers

 

Stéphane D'Honte, President of the Lille Bar Association (Moderator)

Dhonte

A member of the Lille Bar Association since 1997 and currently the President of the Lille Bar Association, Stéphane Dhonte has chosen an occupation which involves dedicating his words, his expertise and his energy to others. Stéphane Dhonte has practiced at various law firms, including Dhonte Avocat where he joined his father, and Dhonte & Associés, which he created in 2014.

With a background as a civil law specialist, with a post-graduate diploma in business contract law, Stéphane Dhonte is also a criminal lawyer and he is committed to continuing in this role. Notably, he was a court-appointed counsel during the Outreau trial in 2004, where he defended David Brunet until his acquittal, then was heard by the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry that followed in 2006. Resolutely committed to the public, he has been a member of the Bar Council several times from 2004 to 2006 and from 2014 to 2016, and of the CARPA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he became President of FNUJA, the first lawyers’ union representing young lawyers nationwide in France.

 

Giuseppe Contissa, Professor of Legal Informatics at LUISS University, Rome (Italy)

Contissa

He was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Resident Fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Computers and the Law (Stanford University), and an AI and Law Researcher at CIRSFID at the University of Bologna.

He received his degree in law and PhD in Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna, where he has worked as a researcher and lecturer for several years. He authored numerous articles in the field of legal informatics, focusing his research on computable models of law and the development of legal ontologies, software agents, legislative drafting and legimatics.

 

 

 

 

Florence G'Sell, University professor University of Lorraine

GSell

University professor of private law – University of Lorraine, Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, legal advisor at Lysias Partners. 

Florence G'sell is a teaching fellow in private law and a professor at the University of Lorraine where she teaches tort law, business law and an introduction to common law. After several years in business, she chose an academic career and focused her research on tort law, in a comparative perspective. Her current work focuses mainly on new technologies and in particular on the understanding of Blockchain by the law (reference: www.gsell.tech).

 

   

 

 

Christian Lemke, Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee, President of the Hamburg Bar, Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in Industrial Property Law and Information Technology Law

Lemke

A graduate of the University of Hamburg, Dr. Christian Lemke completed his doctorate in 1993. He has been an attorney since 1993 and a partner at Heissner & Struck since 1996. He has been a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in industrial property law since 2006 and a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in information technology law since 2008. He practices industrial property law, data protection law, IT law, copyright law and competition law.

Further to his professional activities, Christian Lemke is President of the Hamburg Bar, Chair of the Hamburg Bar’s Committee for the Certification of IT Lawyers, member of the IT Law Committee of the German Federal Bar (BRAK) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee.

 

 

 

Yannick Meneceur, Special advisor, CEPEJ (The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe), Policy advisor on digital transformation and artificial intelligence

MeneceurY

Yannick Meneceur is a magistrate and appointed to the Council of Europe to participate in the evaluation of the efficiency and the quality of the judicial systems of the 47 member countries.

Between 1994 and 2001, he passed several civil services examinations (peacekeeper, registrar, administrative officer) and worked in several fields (court officer, head of IT department…), before joining the French National School for the Judiciary through a competitive examination in 2006.

Having grown up in the suburbs of Toulouse in modest circumstances, and having left University in 1992 with no diploma other than his bachelor’s degree, the civil service served as a true means of social mobility for him.

He served as Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Bobigny public prosecutor’s department (juvenile section, then the economic and finance sections), then served in the central administration of the French Ministry of Justice.

 

Ioannis Panoussis, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University

Panoussis

Ioannis Panoussis studied in 1994 at the Faculty of Law of Lille 2, where he graduated valedictorian of his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, despite the language barrier at the beginning of his course. After beginning his PhD, he carried out a thesis on human rights, which he rapidly affirmed as his vocation. He became an assistant and joined the EDHEC, then Lille Catholic University as a teaching assistant. In 2006, he became a lecturer and undertook the international development of training and research. He gained his PhD in public law in 2006, after completing a thesis on “La combination normative : recherches sur une méthode d’interprétation au service des droits de l’Homme”.

He teaches public international law, the protection of vulnerable people, human rights and fundamental liberties, international humanitarian law, as well as international protection of human rights. His main areas of research are public international public law, European law, human rights, refugee law and constitutional law.

In 2014, Ioannis Panoussis became head of the Faculty of Law for the first time. In addition, he is an expert at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and an associate judge at the NCA (French Court on the Right of Asylum). His expertise in human rights has led him to in Kabul during a week devoted to human rights, where he provided training.

In 2014, at the age of 38, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University and Head of the Master’s programme in Human Rights, Security and Development. This dean teacher-researcher is also behind the IELS (International and European Law School), which reflects his passion for an openness to the world and his commitment to partnership and internationalisation with a generation that is evolving.

 

David Reichel, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Reichel

Research Officer in the Freedoms and Justice Department of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Dr. David Reichel is a researcher in the Freedoms and Justice Department of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). He is responsible for managing the FRA's work on artificial intelligence, big data and fundamental rights. His areas of expertise include statistical data analysis, data quality and data visualisation. He has extensive experience in working with data and statistics in an international context.

Prior to joining the FRA in 2014, he worked for the research department of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and as a lecturer at the Institute for Sociology and the Institute for International Development at the University of Vienna. He has published numerous articles, working papers and book chapters on issues related to migration and integration statistics, citizenship and human rights.

 

 

 

Workshops

 

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What training in the 21st century?

 

  

Bénédicte Bury, Member of the CCBE Training Committee, Vice-Chair of the ACE (Avocats conseils d'entreprises), Member of the Paris Bar

Bury

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


 

Pier Giovanni Traversa, Chair of the CCBE Training Committee

Traversa

Pier Giovanni Traversa is an Italian lawyer, member of the Bar of Bari since 1999, and practises company and bankruptcy law.

In 2006, he graduated with an LLM in European Private Law from the Sapienza University of Rome.
Since 2013, he has been Chair of the CCBE Training Committee. 
He is a former member of the HELP Consultative Board (Council of Europe).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nacim Ihaddadene, Professor and researcher at ISEN Lille, Yncréa Hauts-de-France

Ihaddadene

Nacim Ihaddadene has a PhD in Computer Science and is a computer engineer, and heads the research team “Ambient Intelligence” and the field of professional development “Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence” at ISEN Lille, as well as “Smart Home” at ADICODE EuraTechnologies.

His research focuses on artificial intelligence approaches to understanding and interpreting human behaviour (voice, gestures, gaze, natural speech, crowd behaviour) and the application of these technique in the areas of health, safety, marketing, work or learning. His research also focuses on new technologies using interaction and collaboration between human and machines.

 

 

 

Carla Secchieri, Member of the Italian Delegation to the CCBE

Secchieri

Carla Secchieri is a lawyer in Padua. She is currently member of the Consiglio Nazionale Forense, and of the Italian Delegation to the CCBE. She is also member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Italiana per l’Innovazione e l'Informatica Forense. From 2011 to 2016 she  was a contract professor of "Elements of the telematic process" at the schools for the legal professions of the Universities of Ferrara, Padua, Trieste and Venice. She has been a speaker at conferences on artificial intelligence in Genoa and in Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Blockchain, smart contracts

 

 

Florence G'Sell, University professor University of Lorraine

GSell

University professor of private law – University of Lorraine, Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, legal advisor at Lysias Partners. 

Florence G'sell is a teaching fellow in private law and a professor at the University of Lorraine where she teaches tort law, business law and an introduction to common law. After several years in business, she chose an academic career and focused her research on tort law, in a comparative perspective. Her current work focuses mainly on new technologies and in particular on the understanding of Blockchain by the law (reference: www.gsell.tech).

 

 

 

 

Jérôme Deroulez, member of the Paris Bar Association and the Brussels Bar

Deroulez

Jérôme Deroulez is a member of the Paris Bar Association and the Brussels Bar. He is also a magistrate on leave of absence and, as such, he was responsible for European and international negotiations for the Ministry of Justice before becoming a Counsellor within France’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels from 2009 until 2013. He works in the areas of the law on the protection of personal data and new technologies, notably blockchain. He is also a member of the Paris Bar Incubator and the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar, and is particularly involved in the development of Privacy Tech.

  

 

 

 

 

Andra Cotiga-Raccah, Professor at Lille Catholic University, at the Faculty of Law

Cotiga

Andra Cotiga-Raccah has been a Professor at Lille Catholic University, at the Faculty of Law since 2015. In 2010, she obtained her PhD in private law at Lille 2 University of Health and Law for a thesis on “Regulatory Competition between Legal Systems within the European Union: the Example of Company Law”. She obtained her habilitation to direct research at the Université de Strasbourg (France) in 2015. She received scholarships in 2007 and 2013 on behalf of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Andra Cotiga-Raccah has been a member of the European Law Institute since 2011. She is also a member of the Société de législation comparée in France. She is currently associated with the work of Trans Europe Experts (TEE) in the field of insolvency law.

 

 

 

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Legal Design

 

 

Eleonore Zahlen, co-chairs the Advanced Technologies Committee of the ACE (Avocats Conseils d’Entreprise), Member of the Paris Bar Association

Zahlen

Eléonore Zahlen is the co-founder and a partner at BOLD, a law firm dedicated to startups and innovative companies. She supports entrepreneurs on issues surrounding intellectual property, new technologies, personal data, press law and contract negotiations. She co-chairs the Advanced Technologies Committee of the ACE (Avocats Conseils d’Entreprise), where she regularly organises workshops on legal design.

 

 

 

 

 

Fabrice Mauléon

 Maulon

An expert consultant in innovation and digital, Fabrice Mauléon supports major groups, businesses of all sizes, and start-ups in their digital transformation, the development of collaboration 2.0 or strategic innovation. He is a professor (PhD), a trainer and an MOOC, SPOC and microlearning expert. His areas of expertise are Design Thinking, Digital, Green, Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Delphine Carrissimo, Co-founder and head of corporate relations at HÉMiSF4iRE – Design School

Carissimo

Co-founder and head of corporate relations at HÉMiSF4iRE – Design School, a collaborative platform dedicated to the management of creativity and innovation at Lille Catholic University, Delphine Carissimo works more specifically with companies to help them to solve problems in various areas (products/services/HR/management, etc.) or simply to boost projects using collaborative tools (such as co-design, design thinking, BMC software, etc.).
Similarly, she is committed to promoting the spirit of innovation and these new methods of creativity among the start-up entrepreneurs’ community, since she is responsible for the management and organisation of HubHouse, a university incubator.

 

 

 

 

Jean-Charles Cailliez, Director of HEMisF4iRE and Vice President of Innovation at Lille Catholic University

Cailliez

An educational hacker and innovation manager, a teacher-researcher who works on the relationship between the world of education and the world of business, Jean-Charles Cailliez holds a post-doctoral degree, a PhD in biological sciences and an Executive MBA. He is a cellular and molecular biology professor at Lille Catholic University where he teaches at the Faculties of Science, Medicine, and at Engineering Schools. He was, in turn, Vice-Rector, Dean and a research fellow for 18 years at INSERM, then at the Pasteur Institute of Lille.

Today, he is the Director of HEMisF4iRE, the design school that he created in 2017 and Vice-President of Innovation at his university. He encourages transdisciplinarity and teachers wishing to practice new forms of education (inverted or reversed classes,…). He participates in the construction of learning communities in the field of education and of management in businesses. To do this, he uses creative methods and collaborative work tools (co-design, design thinking, co-working) linked to collective intelligence and promoting changing stances.

Finally, and undoubtedly the most important thing in his eyes… he is a marathon collector.

 

 

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Platforms, ethics and deontology

  

Bertrand Debosque, Vice-Chair of the CCBE Deontology and Towards a model Code of Conduct Committees, Former President of the Lille Bar Association, Member of the Paris and Lille Bars

Debosque

Bertrand Debosque, member of the Paris and Lille Bars, has strong expertise in labour law, litigation, as well as real estate law and commercial law. Thanks to the dual training he obtained in France and the United States, Bertrand Debosque is heavily invested in the international practice of law serving companies.

Some of his notable achievements include graduating with a Master’s degree in Comparative Law from the New York University School of Law, lecturing in international commercial law at the Faculty of Law of Lille 2 University, founding and serving as President of the International Bar Commission of Lille between 1999 and 2003, and serving as President of the Lille Bar in 2007 and 2008 and President of the International Commission of the French National Bar Council (CNB) between 2012 and 2014. Constantly working in English in the aforementioned fields, Bertrand Debosque assists French companies wishing to develop internationally and major international groups in the areas of consulting and litigation.

 

  

Christian Lemke, Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee, President of the Hamburg Bar, Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in Industrial Property Law and Information Technology Law

Lemke

A graduate of the University of Hamburg, Dr. Christian Lemke completed his doctorate in 1993. He has been an attorney since 1993 and a partner at Heissner & Struck since 1996. He has been a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in industrial property law since 2006 and a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in information technology law since 2008. He practices industrial property law, data protection law, IT law, copyright law and competition law.

Further to his professional activities, Christian Lemke is President of the Hamburg Bar, Chair of the Hamburg Bar’s Committee for the Certification of IT Lawyers, member of the IT Law Committee of the German Federal Bar (BRAK) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee.

 

 

 

François Barré,

Barr

François Barré specialises in advising company managers in the development of their business in France and abroad.

His experience extends to various aspects of business law, particularly international contract law, company law and commercial litigation.

François Barré also acquired recognised competence in the field of startups, and assists high-growth potential companies throughout their business development.

François Barré also provides foreign companies with pragmatic solutions for the establishment of their activity in France.

 


 

Nicolas Vaillant, holder of a HDR in Economics, is the director of ETHICS – EA 7446 and a scientific counsellor at the Institut Stratégies des Techniques de la Communication (ISTC)

VaillantNicolas Gérard Vaillant also holds the position of Vice-president, Vice-Rector of “research” and Vice-Rector of “health and society” at Lille Catholic University.

The common theme of his work is issues linked to “everyday life”, which can be regarded as all individual actions, reactions and interactions which do not have an immediate economical dimension, while raising all kinds of ethical questions. These include the choice of spouse, the formation of opinions and the influence of experts in the decision-making process, the determinants of voting, the dissuasion of physical violence, addictive behaviours and the functioning of the associated markets, the value of physical injuries, the determinants of psychosocial risks, human capital performance or even the emergence of new forms of human organisation ...
Promoting an empirical approach, Nicolas Vaillant has published more than 45 articles in national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals, notably in Evolution & Human Behavior, the European Journal of Law and Economics, Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Economie et Prévision, Psychological Reports, la Revue Française de Science Politique, the Journal of Human Capital, the European Journal of European Research, etc....

 

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The quality and security of open data

  

Stéphane D'Honte, President of the Lille Bar Association

Dhonte

A member of the Lille Bar Association since 1997 and currently the President of the Lille Bar Association, Stéphane Dhonte has chosen an occupation which involves dedicating his words, his expertise and his energy to others. Stéphane Dhonte has practiced at various law firms, including Dhonte Avocat where he joined his father, and Dhonte & Associés, which he created in 2014.

With a background as a civil law specialist, with a post-graduate diploma in business contract law, Stéphane Dhonte is also a criminal lawyer and he is committed to continuing in this role. Notably, he was a court-appointed counsel during the Outreau trial in 2004, where he defended David Brunet until his acquittal, then was heard by the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry that followed in 2006. Resolutely committed to the public, he has been a member of the Bar Council several times from 2004 to 2006 and from 2014 to 2016, and of the CARPA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, he became President of FNUJA, the first lawyers’ union representing young lawyers nationwide in France. 

 

 

Martin Slijkhuis, Director Industry Solutions Public Safety and National Security, Microsoft

Slijkhuis

Martin Slijkhuis leads Microsoft’s public safety and national security industry for Western Europe through advising government leaders in the domain of justice, police and national security on capability and technology in support of todays challenges. Mr Slijkhuis has over 15 years of experience working with Defence and Security customers across the globe.
In his current role, Mr Slijkhuis spends time with customers and defense industrial partners understanding the issues for both non-operational and deployed ICT and works on the development of appropriate solutions to these issues. Current assignment also targets the objective of Microsoft support in National Cyber Security efforts as well as Police and Justice transformation. At the core digitization of processes and procedures enable and drive new ways to more effective justice and better outcome.
In this context he works with agencies in Europe as well as the European Commision on the principles of Identity. The transformation of self-sovereign identity will have a significant direction to the transformation of the industry for the future to come. Martin holds a degree at the Erasmus University in Economics and has keen interests in the development of data science and blockchain in support of the future directions of this industry.

 

 Olivier Haenecour, Member of the Mons Bar Association

Haenecour

A lawyer since 1985 and former President of the Mons Bar Association, Olivier Haenecour is an expert in the CCBE IT Law Committee, member of the incubator and leader of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data group at Avocats.be. After obtaining his law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in 1985, Olivier Haenecour continued his training thanks to the JURITIC special training in Information and Communication Law at the Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur in 1999.
Olivier Haenecour is a partner at Meritius Mons and specialises in Construction Law, with preferential activities in Commercial and Company Law. He has notably been, in turn, speaker at the formal opening ceremony Bar Association of Young Lawyers of Mons (judicial year 1999-2000), President of the Bar Association of Young Lawyers of Mons (judicial year 2000-2001), President of the IT Committee of the Mons Bar Association (2001-2004 and 2009-2013) as well as Secretary (2001-2004) and member (2009-2015) of the E-Bar Committee of the OBFG.
Olivier Haenecour is a member of the editorial board of the journal Managing Lawyer of Larcier as well as the author of “A Practical Guide to the Rules of Art” (with Michel Procès and Thierry Loth, Larcier, 2016), of “National, European and International Insolvency, Belgian Law and Foreign Law” (collective work coordinated by Yves Brulard, Anthémis, 2017), of “Law Firms and Information Technology” (collective work, Bruylant, 2005), not to mention the numerous articles published in various journals. 

 

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Predictive justice and algorithms

 

 

 

Philippe Baron, Vice-President of the Conférence des bâtonniers

Baron

Philippe Baron, who obtained his CAPA diploma in December 1990, was sworn in as a lawyer in September 1991 and has been a member of the Tours Bar since that date.

Co-founder of the firm 2BMP, he holds a specialisation certificate in labour law.
He was elected President of the Tours Bar in 2015 and 2016.

He is Vice-President of the Conference of Bar Presidents, and also chairs its Communication and Innovation Committee.

An expert in the Conseil National des Barreaux’s Law and Digital Committee and a CCBE expert, Philippe Baron has a passion for information technology and new technologies.

Co-author of digital stamping software, he is a digital technology instructor at Poitiers Law School.

Péter Homoki, Hungarian lawyer specialising in IT and telecommunication matters

Homoki

Péter Homoki is a Hungarian lawyer specialising in IT and telecommunication matters since 2000, having worked both in solo practice and with large law firms in Hungary. From 2012 to September 2018, he was chair of the CCBE IT Law Committee, and has been the IT commissioner of the Hungarian Bar Association since 2017. Besides his legal practice, Péter Homoki also does some software development work in relation to legal practices.

  

  

 

 

Benoit Michaux, Professor at University of Namur

MichauxBenoît Michaux is a professor at the University of Namur (Belgium), where he teaches Intellectual Property. He is the head of the Intellectual Property Unit at the Research Institute “Namur Digital Institute” (University of Namur). He is a partner at the law firm Hoyng Rokh Monegier, where he specialises in Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies. He is a member of the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property (advisory board to the Belgian Government). He is president of the Belgian group ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale). He is also a member of the editorial board of the copyright law journal “Auteurs & Media”.

 

 

 

 

   

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The supply of legal services in the digital age

 

 

Lina Williatte-Pellitteri, Law professor at the Law Faculty of Lille Catholic University

Willatte

Lina Williatte is a law professor at the Law Faculty of Lille Catholic University where she is the director of the Master’s 2 programme in health law.
At the same time, she is conducting research in the field of digital health. As a legal expert, she participates in the steering committees of national and international medical societies, in which she is involved in the process of promulgating standards. As such, in December 2017 she was elected Vice-President of the French Telemedicine Society.

Lina Williatte is also a lawyer at the Lille Bar. A senior partner at her law firm, she specialises in Digital Health, and guides health care professionals and health care product manufacturers using technology to improve medical care.

 

 

 

Louis Degos, Member of the Conseil national des barreaux, Member of the Paris Bar

Degos

Louis Degos is the managing partner of K&L Gates' international law firm. With more than twenty years of experience in arbitration, judicial mediation and litigation, he is recognised as one of the best practitioners in these fields by his peers and all of the most prestigious rankings.

Also a former member of the Council of the Paris Bar, he was re-elected member of the National Bar Council (CNB) for the 2018-2020 term office after a first term 2015-2018 and Chairman of the Prospective Commission.

For more than two years, he has been director of the Revue Pratique de la Prospective et de l'Innovation published for LexisNexis. This journal regularly publishes on topics related to new technologies as well as on legal issues related to artificial intelligence.

 

 

Rémy Philippot, Co-founding partner of Echo Avocat, Head of the “Public, regulatory and legal lobbying” department, manages the “legal innovation unit”

Philippot

A graduate of Aix-Marseille University where he obtained a Master’s degree in public law, specialising in local and regional authorities, and a post-graduate diploma in urban planning, construction and development law, Rémy Philippot was sworn into the Marseille Bar Association in 2003 and, in 2007, joined the Paris Bar after having practiced in Montpellier and Lyon. He was also an investigation commissioner at the Administrative Court of Marseille.

Since 2003 he has developed legal and judicial expertise in the various areas of public law and in particular public business law. He has also developed expertise in regulatory law, real estate law, environmental law as well as legal lobbying. He is also a lecturer at the Faculté libre de droit and secretary general of the Association for the valuation of public assets. Co-founding partner of Echo Avocat, Rémy Philippot is the head of the “Public, regulatory and legal lobbying” department and manages the “legal innovation unit”.

 

 

Thomas Hoffmann, Associate Professor in private law at Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology

Hoffmann

Since 2016, Thomas Hoffmann has been an Associate Professor in private law at Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He completed his legal studies at the University of Heidelberg and, following a research semester at the University of Latvia, he also obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg (2006). After his admission to the German bar in 2008 and obtaining an LLM in Polish business law from Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 2009, he worked as an associated lawyer in the real estate department of an international law firm in their offices in Kiev and Berlin, before becoming a research fellow at the Institute of East European Law in Kiel, Germany (2009). In 2011, he relocated to the University of Tartu (Estonia) where he was appointed as DAAD Lecturer in Law (until 2016).

Thomas Hoffmann’ research focusses not only on intellectual property law, which he practiced as a member of the expert commission codifying intellectual property law at the Estonian Ministry of Justice, but also comparative private law, and especially contracts in digital environments and consumer law. He provided comprehensive analytical research for both Germany and Estonia within EC tender CHAFEA/2015/CP/02 “Exploratory study of consumer issues in the sharing economy", and in various working groups on smart contracts and blockchain research. Thomas Hoffmann keeps track of forensic consumer issues in his role as a lawyer at the firm bnt Attorneys-at-Law, in Tallinn. A list of his publications is available at http://bit.ly/1fz4RkT.

 

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Towards digital justice

 

 

Aurélien Raccah, University lecturer, assessor in charge of international development and co-director of the International & European Law School (IELS) within the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University

Raccah

Aurélien Raccah is a university lecturer, an assessor in charge of international development and co-director of the International & European Law School (IELS) within the Faculty of Law of Lille Catholic University. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute (Florence), where he wrote his thesis on the “Direct application of European Union Law by decentralised entities. Comparative approach in Germany, the United Kingdom and France”.

Specialising in European Union Law, he notably published three books on the Treaty of Lisbon (The Treaty of Lisbon: new competences for the European Union?, L’Harmattan, 2012, Legal Risks in EU law, Springer International, 2016, and Radioactive waste management in international and European legal perspective, Eleven International Publishing, 2016).

A founding member of the Global Legal Network, bringing together around 50 European researchers, he is also a member of the Board of the French-German Jurists Association (AJFA), and member of the European Law Institute (ELI). His current research is focused on the environment and personal data protection.

Aurélien Raccah is also a lawyer at the Paris Bar in the EleaAvocat Law Firm, specialising in International and European Law.

  

Panagiotis Perakis, Chair of the CCBE Access to Justice Committee

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After his studies in Greece (University of Athens School of Law) and France (University of Montpellier, DEA in Computer Law), Panagiotis Perakis started his career as a lawyer, providing legal services in both advisory and judicial proceedings. Over the years, he became an expert in Greek Business Law and continued practicing other areas of law, gaining extensive experience in multiple kinds of cases and in complex business negotiations. At the same time, he has served for years as an independent legal expert of the EU Commission (member of the Legal Advisory Board of the DG XIII), on the resolving and regulation of new legal issues arising from changing information and telecommunications technologies. He has also represented private clients or professional groups in international organisations like IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and CΕPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies). Panagiotis Perakis has been member of Independent Administrative Authorities and Supervisory Bodies in Greece. He has also served as the Chair or a member of various Law Drafting Committees and other official Working Groups (on data protection, e-commerce, stock market regulation, sports law, European projects financing framework, tourist industry regulation, etc).

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation, member of the Association of Greek Commercialists, and member of Amnesty International – Greek Section.
Since 2011, he has been elected as a member of the Executive Board of the Athens Bar Association. He is also a member of the Greek Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), being the Head of the Delegation for the years 2014-2017. Since February 2015, Panagiotis Perakis has been the Chair of the Access to Justice Committee of the CCBE.

 

Hélène Fontaine, Vice-President of the Conférence des Bâtonniers

FontaineHélène Fontaine is a member of the Lille Bar Association and its former Bar President. She is currently the Vice-President of the Conférence des Bâtonniers, and also a CCBE expert in the fields of access to justice and family law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sophia Adams Bhatti, Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy at the Law Society of England and Wales

BhattiSophia Adams Bhatti is the Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy at the Law Society of England and Wales. She is a public policy and regulation expert, having spent over 15 years in the regulatory and policy arena, working across a range of sectors, including legal services, financial services, economic regulation and healthcare. Sophia Adams Bhatti joined the Law Society in July 2016 where, as the Director, she leads the Society's legal and regulatory policy team with oversight for policy development across the full breadth of the justice system, engaging with policy makers in government, and partner agencies. Sophia Adams Bhatti is also a member of the winning team from the Online Courts Hackathon held on 1 and 2 July 2017, having co-created the digital system known as CoLin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote speakers

 

Vinciane Gillet, President of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar and
Member of the Council of the French Order of the Brussels Bar (Moderator)

Gillet

Vinciane Gillet has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1997, and has been a member of the French-speaking section of the Brussels Bar Council since September 2017. Convinced that the digital revolution is one of the major challenges for the future of the business world, she took over the presidency of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar in December 2017. The Incubator brings together professors from different universities, scientists, lawyers and other legal professionals and supports, from a multidisciplinary perspective, many lawyers in this digital transformation at a local, European and global level. After obtaining her law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, Vinciane Gillet continued her training in European Law at Ghent University. She also holds a degree in Political Science, with a specialisation in International Relations, from the Catholic University of Leuven.
In 2002, she left the business law firm where she had practiced tax law in order to found her own firm, Gillet-Lex in Brussels. Vinciane Gillet has a background as a civil lawyer and specialises in family law and family estate law. Vinciane Gillet has also been President of the Legal Aid Commission of the Brussels judicial district since October 2014, whose mission is to guarantee access to justice to every citizen, and is a member of the Committee on Lawyers in Small Organisations and the International Relations Committee of the Brussels Bar.

 

Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission

Jourova

Věra Jourová has been European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality since 1 November 2014. Věra Jourová previously held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the government of the Czech Republic (2014). From 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding, and also was involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans relating to European Union accession. In 2003 Věra Jourová was appointed Deputy Minister for Regional Development, a position which she held for three years. Previously she worked as Head of the Department of Regional Development in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic from 2001 to 2003. Věra Jourová holds a Degree in Law and a Master's degree in the Theory of Culture, both from the Charles University, Prague. 

 

 

 

Mathieu Coulaud, Head of Legal, Microsoft France

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Gregory Lewkowicz, Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the global law programme director
of the Perelman Centre of the Faculty of Law

Lewkowicz

Gregory Lewkowicz is a professor at the Free University of Brussels and director of the global law programme at the Perelman Centre of the Faculty of Law. He holds the Alexandre Koyré Chair of Excellence in Business Law & Artificial Intelligence at the Nice Sophia Antipolis University. He is a regular visiting professor at HEC-Paris and Goethe University Frankfurt. He teaches the course “Smart Law: Indicators, Algorithms and Big Data” fpr the Master’s of Business Law at Science Po Paris, and he teaches at Paris II Panthéon-Assas in the “Digital Transformation of Law and Legaltech” programme. He is a member of the scientific board of the committee on digital transformation of the lawyers club. He is the director of the Global & Transnational Law Society and thepresident of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar Association.

 

 

 

 

Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Nemitz

Paul F. Nemitz was appointed by the European Commission on 12 April 2017, following a 6-year appointment as Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizen’s Rights in the same Directorate-General.
As Director, Paul Nemitz led the reform of Data Protection legislation in the EU, the negotiations of the EU – US Privacy Shield and the negotiations with major US Internet Companies of the EU Code of Conduct against incitement to violence and hate speech on the Internet.
Before joining the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Paul Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development and Cooperation and in the Directorates-General for Trade, Mobility and Transport and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Paul Nemitz has represented the European Commission in numerous cases before the European Court of Justice and has published widely on EU law.
He is a visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges; Member of the Board of the Verein Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e.V., Berlin; Trustee of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York; Member of the Board of the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy, AAID, Paris; Member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels. He is also a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis e.V., Berlin, the Commission for Media and Internet policy of the SPD, Berlin and the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration.

 

 

 

Presentation of the CCBE-AIJA questionnaire

 

 Xavier Costa, President of AIJA

Costa

Xavier Costa is the President of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers. He is also an M&A Partner at Roca Junyent, Spain, and member of its Legal Tech Commission. He advises clients on Mergers & Acquisitions, focusing on cross-border transactions, foreign investments and corporate-related matters. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

Thierry Wickers, Head of the French Delegation to CCBE and Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee, Member of the Bordeaux Bar

Wickers

Thierry Wickers, member of the Bordeaux Bar, practices at Exème Action. He specialises in banking disputes and the monitoring of enforcement measures.

He served as President of the Bordeaux Bar (2000-2001), President of the Conférence des bâtonniers (2004-2005) and President of the Conseil national des barreaux (2009-2011). He is the head of the French delegation to the CCBE and Chair of the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee. He published “La grande transformation des avocats” (The Great Transformation of Lawyers) in 2014.

  

 

 

 

Christian Lemke, Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee, President of the Hamburg Bar, Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in Industrial Property Law and Information Technology Law

Lemke

A graduate of the University of Hamburg, Dr. Christian Lemke completed his doctorate in 1993. He has been an attorney since 1993 and a partner at Heissner & Struck since 1996. He has been a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in industrial property law since 2006 and a Bar-Certified Specialist Lawyer in information technology law since 2008. He practices industrial property law, data protection law, IT law, copyright law and competition law.

Further to his professional activities, Christian Lemke is President of the Hamburg Bar, Chair of the Hamburg Bar’s Committee for the Certification of IT Lawyers, member of the IT Law Committee of the German Federal Bar (BRAK) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Vice-Chair of the CCBE Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services Committee.