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.


10:00 - 10:30


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

10:30 - 12:30


Trans-border Commerce – Present Challenges
Moderator: Dr. Matthias Scholz, Baker McKenzie, Frankfurt/M. (Germany)
• Brexit Problems for IT lawyers - Dai Davis, Percy Crow Davis & Co Leeds/London
• GDPR liability related to IoT imported to the EU – Ms. Claire Bernier, ADSTO avocats, Paris)
• IoT and Privacy in the US (N.N.)
• Data transfers in/out of China and other Asian countries (N.N.)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:45

Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act
• Digital Services Act - Regulation of illegal and harmful content (N.N.)

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 17:00

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 – Alexander Rapatz, Black Manta Capital Partners, Luxembourg / Valetta
• Digital currencies (N.N.)

17:30 - 18:30 General Assembly IFCLA
20:00 Dinner (confirmation pending)


09:00 - 11:00


AI – Ethical implications
Moderator: Patricia Shaw, Chair SCL
• AI – the technical background – Mark Penner
• AI and ethics (N.N.)
• AI and privacy – Eduardo López

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

AI – Legal implications
Moderator: (N.N.)
• Copyright protection for AI-generated works? – Prof. Dr. Jan-Bernd Nordemann, Humboldt University, Berlin
• Patent protection for AI-generated works? – Prof. Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM, PhD, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey
• EU AI regulation Proposal (N.N.)

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

Blockchain and EU initiatives
Moderator: Belén Arribas, Attorney, President IFCLA
• The EU Blockchain Services Infrastructure (N.N., EBSI)
• The European Blockchain Ecosystem – Ms. Victoria Gago, managing director, European Blockchain Convention, Barcelona / Copenhagen –
• Regulation Proposal DORA and Regulation Proposal MICA – José Ramón Morales, Garrigues, Barcelona

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00

The Cybersecurity Industry
Moderator: (N.N.)
• Intrusions & Hacks - what to defend against – Richard Buckland
• Best Practice on countermeasures - John P. Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto
• Insurance solutions - Mark McKay, Highcourt Partners, Toronto
• INCIBE – The Spanish Institute of Cybersecurity: case study (N.N., INCIBE)


Closing Remarks
Belén Arribas, Vice-President IFCLA




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