Balkan Legal Forum 2018

Event Details

Balkan Legal Forum 2018

Date(s) - 14/06/2018 - 15/06/2018
All Day

Park Hyatt Vienna

A conference presented by
the IBA European Regional Forum and the Legal Development Foundation,
supported by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee
Dear Colleague,
It is our honour and pleasure to invite you to attend the IBA’s 10th Balkan Legal ForumThe Future of Law: Technology and Legal Services in South East Europe 2018-2028 at Park Hyatt Vienna, Austria, 14–15 June 2018.
Over the past two decades, the Balkan Legal Forum has clearly moved beyond the Balkan’s region becoming a premier legal conference in Eastern Europe. The Forum is an extraordinary networking event since it usually attracts about 220 participants from over 33 countries in average and is attended by the most prominent leaders and strategic thinkers in the legal profession. This is a great opportunity for you to gain visibility of the legal developments in the future and to initiate and reinforce professional friendships.
Business leaders and legal experts will debate on the following hot topics:
·         Technology and clients’ expectations
·         Artificial intelligence and ‘the law of the future’
·         GDPR and other elements of personal data protection
·         The legal needs of different industry sectors
·         Leading change: the critical management skill of 2020s
·         Law firms: evolution or extinction?
·         “Natural intelligence” in tomorrow’s law firms
·         Building sustainable profitability in an unpredictable business environment.
Last but not least, the Imperial Capital awaits you with its traditions, stunning modern architecture and marvellous galleries. Thanks to our sponsors: SEE Legal, Walker Clark LLC, and the Host Committee members Benn-Ibler, Binder Groesswang, bpv Huegel, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, DORDA, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbst Kinsky, Jank Weiler Operenyi, Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner (SCWP Schindhelm), Schoenherr and Taylor Wessing, a first-rate Viennese food will be served and musical entertainment provided by Panfili & Friends during the traditional Gala Dinner at the Venetian-style Palais Ferstel.
Early bird registration is now open. Special discounts are available for young lawyers and for members of the International Bar Association.
If you need more information on the Balkan Legal Forum, please visit, or contact us at [email protected].
Looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna, we remain,


With kind regards,
Conference Co-Chairs,


Borislav Boyanov

BOYANOV & Co., Sofia;  Member, IBA European Regional Forum Advisory Board


Norman Clark

Walker Clark LLC, Fort Myers; Member, IBA Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee Advisory Board


Stephen Revell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong/ Singapore; Member, IBA SPPI Council Advisory Board


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