VQ Forum 2015 Speakers

During the day you will gain interesting, practical and visionary insights from internationally renowned speakers, based on their extensive experience. We are proud to present the following confirmed speakers:

Jordan Furlong is a leading legal industry analyst who forecasts the impact of the changing legal market on lawyers, clients, and legal organizations. Jordan has addressed dozens of law firms, state bars, law societies, bar executives, law schools, and judges throughout the United States and Canada on the evolution of the legal services market. A partner with global consulting firm Edge International,Jordan is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and Legal Strategist in Residence at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, USA.

Sara Öhrvall is a senior advisor, board member, writer and speaker who tries to understand new technology in the modern world, and where it is taking us. For the last six years, she has built up and managed the global R&D unit at Bonnier, responsible for new product development of digital media products. As Senior Vice President at the Bonnier Group, her responsibilities also included business and technology development and innovation strategies on a corporate level.

Previously, she founded Ninety, an innovation design studio, was CEO/co-founder of Differ and product development manager at Volvo Cars. She holds board positions in inter alia Investor, Expressen, Nobel Museum, Bisnode and Kicks, and is on the advisory board of Future of Storytelling conference, on the board of Umeå University and Stockholm School of Economics Business Lab as well as the chair of Pontus Schultz Foundation.

Archana Makol is Chief Counsel BT Legal and Director BT Law Ltd. Archana qualified in 1992, specialising in defendant personal injury litigation. She joined BT 1998, and in 2006 became Chief Counsel and Head of the Liability Claims team. She leads a 60 strong legal team handling personal injury, motor, third party damage and network damage recoveries. Archana advises on major incidents involving significant injury, death or other losses, major accident and disease claims and related policy.

Archana led the ABS project team for BT, and became a director of BT Law LTD upon the grant of licence on 1st March 2013.

Find out more about Archana's successful and innovative work in the Legal Review interview and Legal Innovation Blog post "The Art of War in Legal" »

Miral Hamani-Samaan is Managing Counsel in Mergers and Acquisitions (EMEA) at Hewlett-Packard International Sàrl. As primary roles, she is responsible for advising as in-house counsel in Mergers & Acquisitions, integration and wide corporate restructuring projects. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB in English and French Laws) from King's College London, U. of London and her Maitrise de droits francais et anglais from Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne. Before joining HP, she practised as an M&A and corporate attorney in a major law firm in Paris.

Kate Davies is a Counsel in Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group with experience in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations sited in multiple common and civil law jurisdictions and under the governing laws of multiple jurisdictions including across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Kate is a former co-chair of the Young International Arbitration Group of the LCIA. She acts as counsel, arbitral secretary and sits as arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations and as counsel in investor state and other public international law arbitrations.

Kate has been recognised by Chambers & Partners for three years running as one of only three "Star Associates" for arbitration. She has also been recognised in Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers 2013 and 2014 as a "Rising Star" in commercial dispute resolution.

Richard Åkerman heads Hannes Snellman's M&A practice group. He regularly publishes articles in a variety of topics from laws for robots to global warming, ownership to the human body and the pain and suffering of a road cyclist.

Peter Danowsky is one of the founders of Danowsky & Partners. His practice area is mainly litigation in commercial matters. Peter Danowsky has represented aopublishers, film producers, IT-consultants, banks, organisations and governmentalbodies, both as counsel and litigator. He has served as arbitrator and as a member of various boards. He is the co-author of several books and he has published numerous articles in the legal field.

Kristoffer Löf is a partner at Mannheimer Swartling, based in Stockholm. He is Co-Head of the firm's practice group for dispute resolution and also a member of the firm's industry groups Energy & Natural Resources and Infrastructure & Construction. He is Chairman of Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS), a member of the executive board of ICDR Young & International (International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York), and a member of the advisory board of Stockholm International Hearing Centre.

Kristoffer has experience from disputes in a wide range of industry sectors, tried before international arbitral tribunals seated in many of the main jurisdictions for arbitration, including Sweden, Austria, England, France, New York and Switzerland. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on issues relating to international arbitration and is frequently published on arbitration related topics.

Johan Ramberg is Senior Group Legal Counsel at AB Electrolux (publ). He manages Electrolux' global litigation report, and project leads major disputes on behalf of the Electrolux group.

Before joining Electrolux, Johan worked as an attorney and litigator in disputes regarding i.a. IT, Finance, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Space Industry, Telecom, IPR and Life Sciences. He has successfully pleaded two cases before the Supreme Court.

Johan is a member of the panel of neutrals of American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution, ICDR.

Kristin Campbell-Wilson is Deputy Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). In her role as Deputy Secretary General, Kristin Campbell-Wilson is responsible for the daily operations at the SCC. Kristin is frequently engaged as a speaker and moderator at various conferences before the domestic and international arbitration community on issues related to arbitration and the SCC. Prior to joining the SCC in 2012, Kristin had worked in litigation for 9 years, most recently as a member of the Litigation and Arbitration team at DLA Nordic in Stockholm.

Jim Runsten is CEO and founder of Synch Advokat, a fast growing business oriented law firm with innovation and technology at its heart. Synch provides legal services reinvented and believes that lawyers and legal services should always be in synch with the surrounding business environment. Jim has more than 15 years' experience from the legal industry on a wide range of areas, contentious and non-contenious, within technology transactions, M&A, financing and commercial contracts. He is listed as one of the leading IT-lawyers in the Who's Who Internet and E-commerce Lawyers. Legal 500 has listed Jim as a leading lawyer within the areas of IT as well as for general Corporate & Commercial work. He is also recommended by Chambers & Partners within the field of IT.

Daniel Vamos Fecher is the Head of Nordics at Day One, a management consulting firm specialized in professional service firms (accounting firms, auditing firms, consulting firms, law firms etc.) and internal corporate support functions at large companies (Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Tax). His experiences include strategic audits of Legal Departments, Compliance Departments and law firms as well as market surveys and benchmarks of the legal industry, for example: "Navigating the Sub-Saharan Business & Legal Landscape", "Le poids économique du droit en France" a study measuring the economic impact of the legal industry in France, and most recently a mirror-survey featuring the GCs and MPs of more than 30 of the largest Swedish companies and law firms. He holds a master's degree in law from SciencesPo Paris Law School and his education included a year in Beijing at the Renmin University of China.

Morgan Lundberg is Group General Counsel, Klarna. He joined Klarna, as Chief Counsel Legal Operations in 2012 before becoming its Group General Counsel in June 2014. At Klarna he manages the Legal department, focusing on promoting Klarna's growth through reliable legal support. Previous experiences include Legal Advisor at SAAB Dynamics, Team Leader for the M&A team at the Swedish Competition Authority and Director License & Hardware Contracts & Business Practices at Oracle.

Andreas Rönnheden is partner at Wistrand Advokatbyrå, based in Stockholm.

Janne Romppanen, Vice President, Sweden at M-Files Corporation, was one of the initial founders and the first direct sales representative for the company. After hiring and ramping up several sales teams, in 2010, Janne was promoted to Vice President of Sales and then transitioned to his current role as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships in 2011.

Janne has played an integral role in driving the company's explosive revenue growth. Janne's guidance and efforts have contributed to M-Files' compound six-year revenue growth rate of over 1,000%. Since the start of 2015 Janne has owned the Swedish operations of the company.

Patricia Shaughnessy directs the Master of International Commercial Arbitration Law Program (LLM) at Stockholm University and teaches and researches in related fields. She chairs the "Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Section" of the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law and is the Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).  Patricia has acted as an arbitrator and expert, and as a consultant, she has led projects related to commercial law and dispute resolution in many countries.