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ACC Europe Announced as Official Network Partner of Lexpo’19

 

Lexpo, the European Legal Innovation event that is widely regarded as one of the leading legal innovation events, today announced that Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) will be the official Network Partner of Lexpo’19.

The ACC is an international association of in-house counsel that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel across the region through information, education, networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives.

ACC Europe President Hans Albers: "Lexpo has proven to be very different from other mainstream legal innovation events, adding real value for visitors while separating hype from reality. The organisers of Lexpo once again managed to come up with an impressive speaker line-up and an agenda that is beneficial for everybody active in the legal industry. That's exactly why we value our cooperation with Lexpo." Rob Ameerun, organizer of Lexpo added: "Our partnership with ACC Europe is important because it demonstrates that Lexpo is an innovation event for the entire legal industry, not only for law firms."

Four themes dominate the Lexpo’19 agenda:

  • Collaboration - Collaboration is key, not only between lawyers and their clients, but also between the professional experts working in different practice areas. Partners might recognize the need to change, but their buy-in doesn’t always translate to a change in behavior.
  • Differentiation - Innovative legaltech solutions are hitting the market at an ever-increasing rate, thereby facilitating the creation of level playing fields for all involved parties. How can law firms differentiate themselves to demonstrate competitive advantage to their clients?
  • Valuation - What is legal advice really worth to clients? Does the means of delivery affect the value? How to work out the right price on the right deal? Can pricing and client service strategies help to differentiate a law firm from its competitors? How to define what customer-focused really means. And how can technology play a role?
  • Cybersecurity - The news is full of stories about law firm hacks and ransomware victims. Cybersecurity remains a top priority for law firms, the reality is often disappointing: expensive security projects that do not necessarily offer a return on investment tend to be pretty unpopular with CIOs!

Lexpo’19 is taking place in Amsterdam on 8 and 9 April. ACC members are entitled to a €100 discount on tickets for this event that is attracting hundreds of visitors from all over Europe. Law firm leaders, internationally renowned speakers and in-house legal staff will present and discuss pressing issues that are high on the agenda of both law firms and corporate legal departments.