IFCLA meets tech hub Barcelona – the 2021 Online Conference

Sep 30 - Oct 1


President Belén Arribas and the board of directors of IFCLA are pleased to invite you to join more than 45 speakers and 250 leading lawyers, legal and industry professionals from around the world, at the IFCLA Conference hosted online by the Barcelona BAR Association (ICAB).
It's one of the most important digital and IT conferences that take place once every 2 years since 1988. It is an opportunity to exchange on very specific topics and a great opportunity for networking.


09:00 - 9:30

Eugenia Gay, Doyenne ICAB
Anna Haapanen, President IFCLA
Belén Arribas, Vice-President IFCLA

09:30 - 11:00

IoT and Privacy Implications
• Internet of “Medical Device” Things - Dai Davis, Leeds/London
• GDPR liability related to IoT - Claire Bernier, ADSTO avocats, Paris
• IoT and Privacy in the US

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

The Cybersecurity Industry
• Intrusions & Hacks - what to defend against
• Best Practice on countermeasures - John P. Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto
• Insurance solutions - Mark McKay, Highcourt Partners, Toronto

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

The impact of cybersecurity on trade secrets
• Comparative view on legal requirements regarding IT security under the trade secrets Directive
• The impact of the NIS Directive on cloud computing contracts and IT projects - Pierre Fumery, CMS Francis Levebre, Paris
• Information access requests vs trade secrets - Huub de Jong, Louwers, Den Haag (NL)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

INCIBE - The Spanish Institute on Cybersecurity: case studies and policies

17:30 - 18:30 General Assembly IFCLA
20:00 Gala Dinner


09:00 - 11:00

Blockchain and Tokens - from the murky backyard to conventional industry
Moderator: Dr. Anselm Brandi-Dohrn, von BOETTICHER, Berlin
• International Shipping Industry - Christian Albrecht, LL.M. (Bristol), University of Bayreuth (DE)
• Real Estate Tokens - Christian Platzer, Black Manta Capital Partners, Luxembourg / Valetta
• Bitcoins and AML - Hester Bais LL.M., BAIS Legal, Amersfoort (NL)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

Blockchain and EU initiatives
Moderator: Belén Arribas, Andersen Tax&Legal, Barcelona
• The EU Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI)
• The European Blockchain Ecosystem - Victoria Gago, managing director, European Blockchain Convention, Barcelona / Copenhagen

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00

Ethics in AI
Moderator: Roger Bickerstaff, Bird&Bird, London / San Francisco
• Ethics Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence and the Use of IT- Ulrich Gasper, Cybercrime Research Institute, Cologne (DE)

15:00 - 16:00

AI and IP Protection
Moderator: Ms. Anna Haapanen, Dittmar&Indrenius, Helsinki (FI)
• Copyright protection for AI-generated works? - Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann, Humboldt University, Berlin (DE)
• Patent protection for AI-generated inventions? - Mark D. Penner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto

16:00 - 17:00

Are Smart Contracts real contracts?


Closing Remarks
Anna Haapanen, President IFCLA
Belén Arribas, Vice-President IFCLA

17:00 - 19:00 Closing Drinks


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VENUE: Barcelona BAR Association (ICAB) - c/ Mallorca, 283 - Barcelona