Additional VQ Forum speakers

Join us for the 10th anniversary of VQ Forum at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm on 17 October to discuss the future of the legal market from both an in-house and outside counsel perspective.

As previously presented, you will have the opportunity to meet Tobias Ahlin, Lead Experience Designer for Minecraft, Friedrich Blase, entrepreneur, business builder and legal industry leader, Alex Hamilton, CEO and founder of Radiant Law, and Frida Pemer, docent and assistant professor at the House of Innovation and the Department of Management and Organization at the Stockholm School of Economics at VQ Forum this year. Find out more here about them all here

Now, we would like to introduce you to some more of our amazing speakers: Karl Chapman, strategic advisor EY Riverview Law, Dr. Christian Sandström, associate professor in disruptive innovation at Chalmers University of Technology and the Ratio Institute, Richard Tromans, founder TromansConsulting, Lena Almefelt, general counsel EQT, Biörn Riese, partner JURIE, and Victoria Swedjemark, listed in the 2018 GC powerlist for Sweden.

Legal Managed Service is already here. At VQ Forum, Karl Chapman, Strategic Advisor to EY Riverview Law, will share his wide experience in supporting General Counsel, Heads of Legal, Chief Legal Operations Officers and Legal Technology Leads as they evolve their operating models and utilise platforms and data to transform their and related functions. Karl Chapman was CEO and Founder of Riverview Law and has a long pedigree in starting, growing and managing successful companies across a number of sectors including legal, HR, recruitment and technology.

Dr. Christian Sandström is associate professor in Disruptive Innovation at Chalmers University of Technology and the Ratio Institute. His research concerns technological change and the challenges they present for established firms. He has, for example, published a report with the Swedish Competition Agency concerning how digitalization affects the legal sector in Sweden. Upon request, Christian Sandström will return to VQ Forum, to reflect on how the market has continued to change since this report was published and on the current status of digitalization in Sweden. Is digitalization in practice merely a question of increased efficiency or are there any truly innovative solutions on the Swedish market?

Another returning favorite VQ Forum speaker is Richard Tromans, strategy and innovation adviser and founder of the global legal AI and new technology site, Artificial Lawyer, who will be back to provide his insights on the current state of legaltech and the development of legal artificial intelligence and his predictions for the years to come. Richard Tromans will also moderate and take part in a panel discussion on future legal services together with inter alia Lena AlmefeltBiörn Riese and Victoria Swedjemark.

Lena Almefelt is General Counsel at EQT with over 25 years of legal experience of domestic and international projects within equity capital markets, M&A, corporate governance and general corporate both from a general counsel and a law firm perspective, being a partner at law firm Vinge for more than 10 years. As General Counsel in a regulated international multi-strategy PE-firm Lena Almefelt strives to use modern technologies to ensure standardization, automation and efficiency. In an ever changing business environment continuous improvement is key.

Biörn Riese, Partner at JURIE, specializes in providing advice and support relating to corporate governance and sustainability, with a focus on anti-corruption and risk management. For over three decades, Biörn Riese has advised boards and managements from the public and private sectors across a number of industries on business and legal issues. While most assignments are confidential, some, like the investigation of TeliaSonera’s investment in Uzbekistan, the winding up of HQ Bank, Nordea Bank’s involvement in the Panama Papers and Swedbank’s AML matters, have been public. In addition, he has a long experience in law firm management at Mannheimer Swartling. During his practice at Mannheimer Swartling Biörn Riese was a member of the firm’s board from 1996 – 2015 and the chairman of Mannheimer Swartling from 2002 – 2015. Over the years at Mannheimer Swartling among other assignments Biörn Riese headed the firm’s TMT Group, Corporate Transactions Group, Global M&A Group and Restructuring & Insolvency Group.

Victoria Swedjemark has worked as a business lawyer for more than twenty years, in the law firm world and in the past fourteen years heading up legal functions in different companies, most recently at Tele2 Sverige, Sweden’s second largest telecom operator. Victoria is passionate about legal excellence, such as in how Legal operates and the impact Legal has. She likes to drive change, including to influence the legal industry to embrace necessary change as the world around us change. Victoria has been in several future of legal conference panels, including discussing the future role of the GC at Dagens Industri’s General Counsel conference in Stockholm in 2018 and discussing in-house team innovation at Future Lawyer Week in London in 2019. Victoria was also listed in the 2018 GC Powerlist for Sweden, identifying the most innovative and influential in-house counsel, that drive the business forward.

Find more information about all speakers here:

VQ Forum 2019 Speakers

And don’t wait to register, since the number of delegates will be limited to 200 this year, to ensure the best experience and networking possibilities, and seats for the celebration dinner with entertainment!