SCL Annual Conference 2022 - “Tech Law with Impact – and all you need for 2023” - Thursday 22 September 2022, IET, Savoy Place, London

When: 22/09/2022
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Prices:
Non-member: £660.00
Professional member: £420.00

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022
Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL. Map
Registration: from 8.30 am

@computersandlaw #SCLConf22

£350 + VAT (£420) for SCL and IFCLA members
£550 + VAT (£660) for non-members


Co-Chairs:
Cynthia O'Donoghue
, SCL Trustee, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Matthew Lavy
, SCL Trustee, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Conference Keynotes:
Opening keynote: “Crypto: Drugs, scandals, hacks and Ponzi schemes, and a lot of very good use cases” to be given by Erica Stanford

Erica Stanford is the author of award-winning and bestselling book Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption, on the biggest hacks and scams in crypto. She is founder of the Crypto Curry Club, the UK's no. 1 rated crypto and fintech events and community, and Associate Guest Lecturer at Warwick Business School on use cases and applications of crypto and digital currency. Erica is also fintech specialist at CMS law firm. 

Closing Keynote: To be given by Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE, Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court
Mrs Justice O’Farrell was called to the Bar in 1983 taking Silk in 2002. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2007 and made a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2016, assigned to the Technology and Construction Courts, part of the Business and Property Courts.

Before her judicial appointment, Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE had over 30 years’ experience as a leading barrister in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and information technology cases. She acted regularly as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations and is an accredited adjudicator and mediator.

Speakers:
Elizabeth Denham CBE
, International Consultant Data and Tech, Baker McKenzie, Former Information Commissioner for the UK
Peter Hunn, Senior Director, Smart Agreements, DocuSign, Founder of Accord 
Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE
David Satola, Lead ICT Counsel, The World Bank
James Carter, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
Zoe O'Sullivan KC, Serle Court
Terence Bergin KC, 4 Pump Court
Minesh Tanna, Partner and Global AI Lead, Simmons and Simmons, Chair, SCL AI Group
Dr Rachel Free, Partner, CMS UK
Dean Armstrong KC, 36 Commercial
Freya Ollerearnshaw, Senior Associate, Bristows LLP
Elizabeth Meade, Senior Associate, Cooke, Young & Keidan 
Sarah Smith, Partner and Head of Competition, DLA Piper UK LLP
Paul Hutchinson, Partner, RBB Economics
Simon Latham
, Head of Competition, Augusta Ventures
Dan Jewell
, Legal Director and Tech Sector Lead, DLA Piper 
Bathilde Waquet
, Director & Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, Meta
Lawrence Akka KC
, Twenty Essex
Anne Rose, Co-lead of the Blockchain Group, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Simon Deane-Johns, Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law
Chloë Bell
, Barrister, 3VB
William White
, Associate, Bristows
Ellen Hepworth, Associate, Mayer Brown International
John Rosling, CEO, Contexis 
Simon Forrester, Webinar Producer, SCL
Fabienne Lornage, Data Protection Officer Nexis Solutions & CEMEA-Asia, LexisNexis Legal & Professional 
John O'Brien, Lead Legal Counsel, Data Protection, Revolut
Stewart Room, Head of Technology, Media & Communications Sector, DWF
Barry Scannell, Consultant, Technology Department, William Fry

About the Conference
SCL is delighted to be holding this year’s SCL Annual Conference in person on Thursday 22 September 2022. It is being Co-chaired by SCL Trustees Cynthia O’Donoghue, Reed Smith and Matthew Lavy, 4 Pump Court and we will be returning to The IET in London for this special flagship event.

As always, the event will bring you expert speakers discussing and sharing insights on key tech law topics. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sharing ideas and real-life networking with fellow attendees and peers. In essence, the SCL Annual Conference is the place to be for the skills and innovations you need to understand in order to practice tech law in 2022 and beyond.

This will be a hybrid event so you can attend wherever you are in the world and still access this essential training.

For those able to attend in person, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 SCL Annual Conference.

Conference Programme

8.30 am - 9.15 am: Registration

9.15 am - 9.25 am: Welcome – Co-Chairs: Cynthia O’Donoghue and Matthew Lavy

9.25 am – 10.00 am: Opening Keynote: “Crypto: Drugs, scandals, hacks and Ponzi schemes, and a lot of very good use cases”
Speaker: Erica Stanford
Author of “Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption”, Founder of the Crypto Curry Club

10.00 am - 10.15 am: Flash Talk: ‘Harry Potter and the Curse of the Intellectual Property Office’ – Ellen Hepworth, Associate, Mayer Brown International

10.15 am - 11.00 am: Tech Law in Practice: Tech Disputes and Current Concerns 
The panel will discuss a number of significant recent legal and procedural developments which will be of interest to both transactional and dispute resolution lawyers. Terence Bergin KC of 4 Pump Court will discuss the impact of the Court of Appeal’s important decision on the recovery of wasted expenditure damages in IT cases in Soteria Insurance Limited (formerly CIS General Insurance Limited) v IBM United Kingdom Limited [2022] EWCA Civ 440; Elizabeth Meade of Cooke Young & Keidan will consider recent caselaw on crypto assets and Freya Ollerearnshaw of Bristows LLP will speak about the impact of the new Practice Direction on Witness Statements (PD 57AC) a year on (including recent TCC cases) and its impact on taking witness statements for complex IT litigation.

Chair: Zoe O’Sullivan KC, Serle Court

Panel
Terence Bergin KC, 4 Pump Court
Freya Ollerearnshaw, Senior Associate, Bristows
Elizabeth Meade, Senior Associate, Cooke, Young & Keidan
Lawrence Akka KC, Twenty Essex

11.00 am – 11.30 am – Coffee

11.30 – 11.45 am: Flash Talk: “New tech, new risks: Tackling AI contracts” - Minesh Tanna, Partner and Global AI Lead, Simmons and Simmons, Chair, SCL AI Group

11.45 pm – 12.30 pm: Collective Actions in Tech
The tech sector is an increasing focus for aggressive claimant activity. Often these claims are linked across borders; they are innovative, and they focus on new services and products. This session will focus on the emerging trend of collective actions in the technology sector, with a particular focus on how businesses might manage risks relating to competition, privacy, and the use of AI.

Chair: James Carter, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP

Panel:
Paul Hutchinson, Partner, RBB Economics
Sarah Smith, Partner and Head of Competition, DLA Piper
Simon Latham, Head of Competition, Augusta Ventures
Dan Jewell, Legal Director and Tech Sector Lead, DLA Piper

12.30 pm – 12.45 pm: Flash Talk: “Web Scraping: This is why we can't have nice things!”- Simon Forrester, Webinar Producer, SCL

12.45pm - 2.00 pm – Lunch

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm: The Future of Data Privacy and Data Protection
This session will cover the hot topics and what to expect for 2023. Topics will include recent enforcement actions and the EDPB’s enforcement strategy, the UK’s divergence from the EU GDPR in light of the UK Data Protection Bill, and the impact of new and proposed legislation on data protection, in particular Children’s Codes and AI. 

Chair and Speaker: Elizabeth Denham CBE, International Consultant, Data and Tech, Baker McKenzie LLP, Former Information Commissioner for the UK 

Panel:
Stewart Room, Head of Technology, Media & Communications Sector, DWF
Fabienne Lornage, Data Protection Officer Nexis Solutions & CEMEA-Asia, LexisNexis Legal & Professional 
John O'Brien, Lead Legal Counsel, Data Protection, Revolut

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm: Flash Talk: "Purpose. What's the point?"- John Rosling, CEO, Contexis

3.15 pm - 3.45 pm: The Global Metaverse – the new legal and regulatory questions 
The metaverse is a concept that is getting a lot of hype and attention. It is a virtual, alternative and evolving digital and virtual world with a plethora of legal issues relating to technology, devices, communication networks, IP, AI and data, web3, and NFTs and digital currencies. Imagine being able to live, work, socialise and create businesses - everything that we have in the real world - but all in a virtual, open and decentralized digital space where you may be you or be an avatar. The panel will cover legal issues arising out of the metaverse, such as advertising, IP, AI and privacy and data protection. 

Chair and speaker: Peter Hunn, Senior Director, Smart Agreements, DocuSign, Founder of Accord Project

Panel:
Dr Rachel Free, Partner, CMS
Bathilde Waquet, Director & Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, Meta
Barry Scannell, Consultant, Technology Department, William Fry

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm: Tea Break

4.00 pm - 4.15 pm: Flash Talk "APIs – Linking everything together" - William White, Associate, Bristows

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm: Digital Transactions and Innovations

Chair: David Satola, Lead Counsel, Technology & Innovation, The World Bank

Panel: 
Dean Armstrong KC
, 36 Commercial
Anne Rose, Co-lead of the Blockchain Group, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Simon Deane-Johns, Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law
Chloë Bell, Barrister, 3VB

5.00 pm – 5.40 pm: Closing Keynote: To be given by Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE, Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court

Mrs Justice O’Farrell was called to the Bar in 1983 taking Silk in 2002. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2007 and made a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2016, assigned to the Technology and Construction Courts, part of the Business and Property Courts.

Before her judicial appointment, Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE had over 30 years’ experience as a leading barrister in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and information technology cases. She acted regularly as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitrations and is an accredited adjudicator and mediator.

5.40 pm – Closing remarks: Cynthia O’Donoghue and Matthew Lavy

5.45 pm - Drinks reception sponsored by 4 Pump Court

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

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Why you should attend this Conference
The SCL Annual Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity to hone your understanding of some of the critical tech law issues facing our sector. Debate and discussion among the knowledgeable audience will add depth and additional insight to the day’s presentations where you will also gain valuable practical takeaways to apply to your daily practice. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Tech Lawyers (in private practice and in-house)
  • Tech Law academics and students
  • Tech sector professionals & managers who need to understand the regulatory environment
  • Anyone interested in global IT law

Networking and social opportunities
The Conference programme deliberately provides plenty of time to interact with peers and is the perfect opportunity to network, share experience and discuss the critical issues with fellow delegates, speakers and panellists. Plus, the benefit that the competence CPD regime allows this high-level engagement to count towards your ongoing education.

Booking fees include:

  • Attendance at the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Drinks reception sponsored by 4 Pump Court

Sponsorship Opportunities
Every type of organisation can benefit from the opportunity to sponsor our flagship event, including law firms and course providers. This could be your opportunity to widen your organisation’s reach by raising your profile with important opinion formers from the UK and beyond. Visit our dedicated Sponsorship Page for full details of the packages available.

Enquiries
: SCL, Unit 4.5, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)7948 517049  Email: hello@scl.org

Conference fees:
The cost of attending the SCL Annual Conference on 22 September 2022 is £350 + VAT (£420) for SCL and IFCLA members. The cost of attending for non-members is £550 + VAT (£660).

Offer: Any organisation that purchases 3 places at the same time is entitled to a 4th place free of charge. This offer is not available online - please email hello@scl.org to make a block booking and take advantage of this offer.

SCL "rising star" bursaries:  If your organisation is already paying for a full-price delegate, you are invited to nominate a tech law "rising star" to attend this event at a reduced rate. "Rising stars" are required to record their impressions of the Conference - this can take any form and we encourage you to get creative (make a word cloud, sketch a cartoon, record a video, write a poem!) This will then be published on the SCL website and shared on our social media platforms after the Conference. Assisted places at the Conference cost £150 + VAT. Please send details of your nominee to Sarah Forster at sarah.forster@scl.org

Concessionary rates for academics, students, the unemployed and those experiencing financial hardship are available upon application. Please contact sarah.forster@scl.org for more information.

How to book:  If you wish to attend this event please book online or email hello@scl.org and request an invoice.  

VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates.

Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is the earlier.

Non-members wishing to join the Society are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site www.scl.org, access to all online content of "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £145.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 07948 517049 or Email: hello@scl.org

Free membership for trainee lawyers and UK students: SCL provides free membership for trainee lawyers until qualification and for UK students in full-time education with a valid ac.uk email address. Student members are eligible to attend SCL events at concessionary rates where a fee is applicable. Trainee members are entitled to attend SCL events at the standard members' rate (the concessionary rate for UK students in full-time education does not apply). Trainees and UK students in full-time education can apply to join SCL for free by emailing hello@scl.org

Booking terms and conditions for the SCL Annual Conference 2022: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee. Cancellations will only be accepted and refunds made in respect of written cancellations received by SCL HQ by 09.00 hours on Friday 2 September 2022. An administration fee of £70.00 + VAT will be charged for all cancellations.

Substitute delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance (hello@scl.org or 07948 517049) and pay the appropriate registration fee.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the venue, content or timing of an event or to substitute speakers. The safety and wellbeing of our delegates is paramount and therefore in-person events may be converted to online events due to government restrictions or travel disruption.

SCL Code of conduct for SCL events 
SCL is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the event or on Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the organisers. 

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