Sponsors

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ACC Europe Gold Sponsor

K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group, as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

ACC Europe Silver Sponsor

Bird & Bird LLP

At Bird & Bird, our vision is to be the number one law firm in the world for organisations being changed by technology or the digital world.  With more than 1,300 lawyers and legal practitioners across a worldwide network of 29 offices, Bird & Bird specialises in delivering expertise across a full range of legal services. In addition to our  offices in key business centres in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, in 2018 we opened our first U.S. office, a representative office in San Francisco, to better support our US based clients. 

Along with our vision, there are three key things that set us apart from our competitors: our deep industry knowledge, excellence in client service and international reach. These differentiators are all underpinned by our commitment to clarity, originality and passion.

Please see our website for more information about how we can help you.

ACC Europe Silver Sponsor

EY

Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority – no matter the size or industry sector. With approximately 4,500 forensic professionals around the world, we will assemble the right multidisciplinary team and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. We work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject-matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide

ACC Europe Bronze Sponsor

Primerus

The International Society of Primerus Law Firms is a society of the world’s finest independent, small to medium-sized law firms, and a leading resource for in-house counsel worldwide. Our 3,000+ member lawyers, located in 50 countries offering assistance in virtually every practice area, provides clients easy access to the right lawyer, with the right skills, in the right location, and at reasonable fees.  Primerus firms are committed to the quality standards of Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees., Continuing Legal Education, Civility, and Community Service, and are audited annually to ensure the legal services they provide are of consistent high quality, year after year.

ACC Europe Bronze Sponsor

TMF Group

TMF Group helps its clients operate internationally and ‘belong’ wherever they are in the world. We do this by making sure they are properly set up to do business in any country and compliant with local and international regulations. Our work includes helping companies of all sizes with business services such as HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, global governance and administration services for structured finance, private equity and real estate investments. In today’s environment, increasing business complexity means that a one size approach doesn’t fit all - and the penalties for getting it wrong are getting heavier. Operating in over 80 jurisdictions we provide our 15,000 clients with on-the-ground compliance and administration services so they can venture further. We keep things running seamlessly, giving them the peace of mind to focus on the bigger picture. Our people localise the global world to help businesses succeed, which in turn helps communities to prosper. We firmly believe that the only way to be truly ‘global’ is to put local first, which is what our team of 7,000 in-country experts do for businesses of all sizes, every day. Get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Conference Dinner Supporter

Lex Mundi

Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Through its global service platform, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.lexmundi.com and www.lexmundiprobono.org.

Conference Welcome Buffet Sponsor

Adamson & Partners

Adamson & Partners is a leading European executive search business. We specialise in headhunting and recruitment in the Legal, Compliance and IP markets and partner with
companies and law firms to set up and grow legal teams. We run recruitment projects to hire senior in-house lawyers, General Counsel, Heads of Function
and law firm partners. We also have a market leading team who specialise in the recruitment of European Patent Attorneys and Trademark Attorneys.

We are experts in our market, highly experienced and well networked. This means we understand our clients and help attract and retain the best talent available in the legal market. We also advise General Counsel and Law firm partners on salaries and other benchmarking.

Conference Monday Lunch Supporter

Fisher Phillips LLP

Fisher Phillips LLP represents employers in labor and employment matters with over 400 attorneys in 33 offices. The International Employment Practice Group provides legal advice to international employers on human resources and immigration matters (inbound and outbound) on a global basis, as well as on matters pertaining to employees working in the U.S. who are governed by international laws. We contribute to our clients' business success by helping them navigate through complex global H.R. issues. Our clients range from small employers to large Fortune 500 companies. We assist our clients with strategic planning, compliance, global movement of employees, and employee compensation and benefits.

Conference Lanyard Sponsor

Eversheds Sutherland

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 2,850 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 67 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Conference Photo Booth and Head shots Sponsor

Perkins Coie LLP

The most important measure of success for any law firm are those that bring significant benefits to clients. For more than 100 years, Perkins Coie has partnered with clients to build great companies. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, we represent great companies across diverse industries and various stages of growth—from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Our attorneys provide business-oriented advice in connection with all facets of commercial and regulatory law and litigation.  We are well known for our international capabilities and have built a network of relationships with law firms throughout the world to provide comprehensive service to our clients. Our lawyers, including those with expertise in privacy and data security, technology transactions, product counsel, intellectual property and corporate governance, to name a few, provide counsel on the complex set of regulations governing the flow of transnational goods and services to help our clients successfully enter and compete in markets throughout the world. To learn more, visit perkinscoie.com.

ALFA International

With 150 member firms, 80 in the United States, and 70 across Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms. Our mission is to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services worldwide. The ALFA International model enables our members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms when necessary. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA International network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community.

Apttus

Apttus is a Silicon Valley-based global provider of Apttus Omni, the Middle Office platform that allows enterprises to automate and optimize their most critical revenue and commercial relationship management processes. Apttus is powered by the most advanced technologies from Salesforce, Microsoft and IBM. Analysts rank Apttus as the global gold standard for Quote-to-Cash (QTC) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions. Apttus’ innovations include Max, the company’s Applied Artificial Intelligence that enables enterprises to achieve superior business outcomes. Apttus partners with a world-class ecosystem. Apttus customers include hundreds of the world’s mid-sized organizations and the who’s who of the Global 2000.

Brightflag

Brightflag is an A.I. powered legal operations platform built by a team of lawyers and technologists to help corporate legal teams worldwide work more efficiently and collaborate with their outside counsel.

Brightflag provides matter management, invoice review, e-billing, and analytics which help legal teams remove manual processes to save time and legal spend, and provides deep insights into how your organisation is resourcing legal work.

BusyLamp

Founded by a team of lawyers and powered by many frustrated users of endless spreadsheets and clunky legacy eBilling and matter management systems, BusyLamp is the leading SaaS alternative for efficient enterprise legal management. By simplifying and improving legal operations we help legal departments save time, significantly reduce spend and overheads, and collaborate more effectively with inside and outside counsel. Today's legal departments leverage our end-to-end solution to free their teams from manual admin tasks and drive efficiencies from pitch to completion. Become a member of the BusyLamp user family and take advantage of our sophisticated sourcing, fee tracking, matter management and eBilling features all with powerful reporting and analytics in an easy to use, modern solution.

Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners is the largest independent legal data and analytics firm in the world. With over 200 dedicated research analysts speaking 23 languages across 200 jurisdictions, we produce in-depth analysis and client insights for all areas of the global legal profession.

Chambers research is based on one-to-one interviews, allowing our research analysts to deliver in-depth analysis on firms and lawyers on a local and global scale. Our strength comes from the experience of our research teams who are all practice area and jurisdictional experts.

Alongside our legal rankings, we also produce high-profile events all around the world. Our Chambers Forums bring together clients and law firms, providing exclusive networking opportunities as well as the chance to take part in our GC Influencers and Awards ceremonies.

Chambers Global Practice Guides also provide GCs with expert legal commentary on key practice areas all around the world, enabling users to compare legislation and procedure across a range of main jurisdictions.

The Chambers GC Influencers lists utilise Chambers research methods to select top General Counsel globally. This dynamic hall of fame encourages collaboration among the in-house legal community, creating best practice pathways endorsed by both private practice and other in-house lawyers.

CMS

Working in 41 countries, CMS is one of the most global law firms. More than 4,500 legal professionals across the world work in sector-based teams and are trained in project management. CMS offers specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters to clients operating in complex business and constantly changing regulatory environments. CMS lawyers focus on their clients and on providing the best possible service. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead in its markets.

ContractPodAi®

ContractPodAi® is an easy to use, intuitive and affordable contract creation and lifecycle management solution. It allows users to assemble, automate, approve, sign and manage all their contracts and documents.

Now Europe’s fastest growing contract management system, ContractPodAi® has already digitally transformed the contract management processes of organisations such as EY, Total Petroleum, UEFA, Bosch Siemens and Pennon Group. ContractPodAi® also works with some of the UK’s most dynamic law firms that use ContractPodAi® both internally and to enhance their service offering to clients.

Part of New Galexy Services Ltd, ContractPodAi® is headquartered in London with a global presence. It has offices in London, Glasgow, San Francisco and Mumbai, with clients spanning Europe, America, South East Asia and Australia.

Cordery

Cordery provides innovative ways of helping General Counsel, compliance professionals and heads of legal across industries manage compliance.  Using the expertise of seasoned compliance professionals and the content and technology capabilities of LexisNexis UK, we provide expert advice and compliance solutions.

Cordery is licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the UK as an Alternative Business Structure so that we can provide our solutions and services with the quality, confidentiality and legal privilege that clients value in managing compliance.

DLA Piper

Are you looking for a business-driven legal adviser who provides a seamless and high-quality approach when dealing with the legal and commercial issues in the jurisdictions of interest for you?  And one who will also help you to meet the budget, even where large projects are involved?

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in 90 offices in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We offer a consistent, full service practice with a sector-driven focus, and serve the world’s leading mature and emerging companies. These companies trust us with their most sensitive and challenging projects or simply informally consult us by phone on everyday matters.

Our aspiration is to support you in your daily business and beyond, e.g. in special situations such as white collar crime, compliance or International Corporate Reorganizations, in order that you are able to focus on your job and the performance of it.

If you have an issue or would simply like to have a chat, please let us know and we will catch up with you here at the ACC Europe Annual Conference.

We look forward to seeing you!

Icertis

Icertis, the leading enterprise contract management platform in the cloud, solves the hardest contract management problems on the easiest to use platform. With Icertis, companies accelerate their business by increasing contract velocity, protect against risk by ensuring regulatory and policy compliance, and optimize their commercial relationships by maximizing revenue and reducing costs. The AI-infused Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform is used by companies like 3M, Airbus, Cognizant, Daimler, Microsoft and Roche to manage 5.7 million contracts in 40+ languages across 90+ countries.

Conference App Sponsor

Inhousecommunity  Group

Inhousecommunity.it is a digital title of LC Publishing Group that covers legal and inhouse affairs in Italy. It is aimed at business managers, HR managers, marketing managers, financial managers and top management. The digital title has its international English version focusing on legal and inhouse affairs in the USA and abroad www.inhousecommunityUS.com. Twice a year, Inhousecommunity organizes Awards ceremonies, in Milan and Switzerland, to celebrate the Italian and Swiss inhouse functions and lawyers. LC Publishing Group with its majority stake in Iberian Legal Group, provides news on inhouse lawyers in Spain, Portugal and LatAm with Iberian Lawyer and The Latin American Lawyer.

American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution

The International Center for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®), backed by the longevity and strength of the American Arbitration Association® (AAA®), has been the world’s leading provider of cross-border dispute resolution services for over 90 years, handling 1,000+ cases annually in 95 countries.

The ICDR manages cases in global state-of-the-art offices and hearing centers, with dedicated offices in New York City, Singapore, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and 23 ICDR-AAA domestic offices. Top caseloads include construction, energy, entertainment, financial services, franchise, insurance, pharmaceutical/biotech, real estate, and technology.

ICDR panels are comprised of hundreds of esteemed, diverse--geographically and otherwise--specialists in international dispute resolution. Each of 700+ independent arbitrators and mediators is held to stringent standards of experience, impartiality, and efficiency.

The ICDR champions a party-centered approach to resolving disputes. Parties can select strategic options within the ICDR administrative structure, including procedural rules, arbitrator-appointment methods, language, fee schedules, online case access, and location of the arbitration or mediation.

Rules innovator in international arbitration rules, the ICDR pioneered key rule mechanisms and specialized procedures, notably the provision for emergency interim relief. The flexible ICDR Rules—available in eight languages--allow parties and arbitrators to craft their own processes.

LawGeex

LawGeex is the leader in Contract Review Automation, the artificial intelligence solution that frees lawyers from everyday contract review and empowers them to have a greater impact on the business. With offices worldwide, LawGeex is trusted by some of the world’s largest companies like Lonza, BNP Paribas, Mitsubishi, Hiscox, White & Case and more.

Lexology

Lexology delivers the most comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights. We publish in excess of 450 articles every day from over 800 leading law firms and service providers worldwide across 50 work areas in 25 languages.

Our searchable archive now contains more than 730,000 articles. Our combination of timely, quality, granular information and relevant insight supported by our intuitive, innovative technology provides an unparalleled user experience.

Timely: Our advanced content ingestion system uses the latest natural language processing and entity extraction techniques to deliver relevant insight in real time.

Quality: We provide our audience with a service that is unique in both its depth and breadth, collating content from over 800 leading law firms worldwide.

Relevant: Subscribers receive specific intelligence relevant to their work area, jurisdiction and many other segmentations, all designed to optimise their user experience.

Intuitive: We continually refine and develop our technology to ensure that subscribers can access the information they need, wherever they need it.

Littler

With more than 1,500 attorneys and 80 offices around the globe, Littler is everywhere you are. Our attorneys aim to go beyond best practices, creating solutions that help clients navigate a complex business world, whether a small local business or multinational corporation. Through an integrated client service  strategy, Littler brings together practitioners experienced in local and cross-border labour and employment matters to provide seamless representation and counsel across national boundaries.

Littler’s international offices span three continents – North America, South America and Europe, including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. Our global capabilities also include several lawyers qualified to practice in additional jurisdictions ranging from Australia and New Zealand to Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and South Africa, among others. We are experienced in handling multi-country labour and employment matters that span the globe.

With deep experience and resources that are local, everywhere, we provide clients with comprehensive legal services covering the full range of workplace issues, including General Labour and Employment Advice, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Labour Relations and Works Council issues, Compliance, Codes of Conduct, Workforce Management, Data Privacy, and Reorganisations.

Luminance

Launched in September 2016 and already in use on six continents, Luminance’s document review platform offers lawyers greater insight at unmatched speeds. Luminance builds on ground-breaking machine learning and pattern recognition techniques developed at the University of Cambridge to read and understand legal language. The technology is used by law firms and in-house teams in over 40 countries around the world to improve processes such as due diligence, compliance reviews, property lease abstraction and eDiscovery. Luminance has offices in London, Cambridge, Chicago, Singapore and New York, with over 130 customers including 15 of ‘the Global Top 100’ law firms and three of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms.

Social media:

Twitter: LuminanceTech

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luminancetech/

Mitratech

Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal and compliance professionals seeking to raise productivity, control expense, and mitigate risk by deepening organizational alignment, increasing visibility, and spurring collaboration across the enterprise.

We partner with our clients to design, develop, deliver and support the best legal and compliance software products available, so their departments can become a hub of efficiency, innovation, and excellence for the entire organization.

Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins – founded in 1977 – is one of the largest and most renowned international labour and employment law firms in the world.

We are representing and advising companies (worldwide) of all sizes, across many industries and in all types of employment-related legal matters and litigation.

We are among the few firms with more than 850 lawyers focused on employment law in 53 offices located across Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

More than 20 lawyers are working in our European offices located in Berlin, London and Paris.

Onit

Onit is the leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for the 21st century. Brought to you by the same team that created Spend Management a generation ago, Onit is transforming the way legal departments drive operational and process improvements. By focusing on process, Onit’s solutions help customers drive tremendous gains in efficiency, accelerate transaction velocity and reduce costs. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a Scottish-headquartered law firm with UK-wide reach, operating from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London. The firm delivers comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal advice across every business sector.

Regarded as a ‘go-to’ firm for specialist advice in real estate, energy and natural resources, technology and banking, Shepherd and Wedderburn has an impressive track record, being longstanding, trusted advisers to clients ranging from those in the public sector to entrepreneurial start-ups, family and privately-owned companies to blue chip, publicly-listed companies.

With 79 partners and nearly 500 staff, Shepherd and Wedderburn has the expertise, experience and depth of resource to consistently excel in our service delivery to clients.

As a founding member of the World Services Group, a global network of legal, investment and accounting services, Shepherd and Wedderburn is able to respond to clients’ needs swiftly and effectively through our unique access to more than 19,000 professionals and 130+ firms operating across 145 jurisdictions globally.

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP is unusual among its UK law firm peer group for steering its path to a £128million turnover largely through organic growth, rather than by mega-merger. For clients, this translates into a strong and engaging client interface where clients are put first and well integrated, well-led teams can be scaled up easily to meet any business requirement.

Shoosmiths scores well in terms of innovation: this was one of the first UK law firm to publish its Gender Pay Gap, introduce flexible ‘resource solutions’ suite for clients, and develop data capture software and augmented intelligence models for clients.

The firm views itself as a service business and its lawyers and front line staff are genuinely encouraged to make a difference in a way that is relevant to each client.

Whilst its own agile office network is centred in the UK (including Scotland and Northern Ireland), Shoosmiths regularly works with law firms with a similarly client-focused outlook in the global jurisdictions where our clients do business – “where they go, we go”.

National awards from the last 12 months include: Legal Business National/Regional Firm of the Year 2018; EG Legal Team of the Year (2018); and Winner of the Legal 500 Corporate & Commercial Specialism of the year (Venture Capital).

TerraLex

As business and needs grow globally, clients require access to an expanded support system. TerraLex offers access to rigorously vetted law firms from strategically-resourced locations – ensuring strong legal advocates no matter how far and wide your business grows. For more than 25 years TerraLex member firms have provided clients with trusted, quality legal service where it counts as a locally-focused, strategically-resourced, and expertly-vetted collaboration of problem solvers poised to resolve issues of all scopes. Our membership comprises over 100 firms in more than 150 countries, providing access to more than 19,000 lawyers.

Our Mission is to help member firms serve their clients' legal needs and business interests through a worldwide network of quality law firms that meets high professional standards. As a voluntary association of independent law firms, each TerraLex member retains the right to work with any law firm or client. Member firms operate as separate enterprises, responsible for their own staff and work products.