What is the main focus this year?
- Lexpo is THE legal innovation event, so the focus is … indeed … innovation. This year we have three innovation themes: artificial intelligence, marketing & business development, how to create and maintain an internal culture that drives innovation and the global development of the legal market. Of course there are a couple of very interesting keynote sessions and a special Chief Innovators Q&A session, says Rob Ameerun.
What are some of the big trends to keep track of for law firms and in house counsels this year?
- The buzzword is AI of course. It’s getting difficult to seperate the facts from the fiction with so many companies now announcing legal AI apps and services. That’s why there is a special theme session at Lexpo’17 on this subject, followed by a panel discussion.
Nordic firms have only recently started investing in AI. What’s the situation in the Netherlands?
- Local offices of international firms of course benefit from what their headquarters are doing with AI, but besides that, the Netherlands is an ideal location for the big international firms in the UK to start pilots. That’s what we’re seeing with a couple of Magic Circle firms for instance. But also Dutch firms are starting to explore the possibilities. Also, RAVN opened an office in the Netherlands which will spark adoption.