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Thank you to all who joined us in London in November for the 2023 Buying Legal EMEA Conference!

6th Annual

BUYING LEGAL EMEA CONFERENCE:

29 NOV. 2023 | LONDON






Build your expertise and capabilities with peers from many of the world's leading companies. High-impact case studies (and debates) will challenge your thinking and help you become a better buyer of legal services and legal technology.
  • Gain cutting-edge insights specific to EMEA legal markets
  • Learn best practices from top experts in the EMEA legal ecosystem
  • Collaborate in-person with colleagues in an exclusive setting
  • Engage with top law firms and other innovative providers in our productive format
  • Devise new approaches to your most pressing challenges

Learn from leading legal & procurement teams, including:

    • HSBC
    • Bank of America
    • Adidas
    • Swiss Re
    • Santander

      • Ericsson
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • FanDuel
      • Lloyd's Banking Group
      • ...and many other EMEA legal industry innovators!

      PREPARE for the FUTURE of LEGAL BUYING

      Learn from EMEA's top thought leaders & foremost practitioners

      how to succeed in today's rapidly changing legal market

       Mastering

      AI & the Latest Legal Tech

      Managing

      Ongoing Cost Inflation

      Navigating

      EMEA Market Dynamics

      Driving

      ESG & DEI

      INDUSTRY-LEADING SPEAKERS



      Emily Peeroo

      Sourcing Manager,

      Legal Services

      Lloyds Banking Group

      Mark Capleton

      Head,

      Global Inflation-Linked Research

      Bank of America


      Jessica Williams

      Director, Legal Team

      Strategy & Operations

      FanDuel

      Nick Williams

      Head of

      Procurement

      Santander UK



      Alexander de Nerée

      Legal Strategy & Ops Counsel, External Counsel Management

      Ericsson

      Orazio Difruscolo

      Director, Head of Claims & Legal Enablement

      Swiss Re



      Reena SenGupta

      Executive Director &
      Founder, FT Innovative Lawyers

      RSGI

      Susan Manik

      Head of Supplier Performance,

      Legal

      Standard Chartered Bank



      John Craske

      Director of Innovation

      CMS

      Micol Scabbia

      Global Co-Head, Client & Market Development (Former)

      Clifford Chance



      Eva Bruch

      Partner

      LOIS | Legal Operations Institute Studies

      Alex Kelly

      Co-Founder & COO

      Brightflag



      Serenna Mackenzie

      VP Sales, EMEA

      Persuit

      Daniel Marks

      Vice President

      Factor Law



      Peter Sawko

      Global Head of Pricing

      Linklaters

      Derek Southall

      Founder & CEO

      Hyperscale Group



      Stephen Millar

      Managing Partner

      CMS

      Claire Goody

      Head of Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety

      Eversheds Sutherland



      Tom Slate

      Global Director,

      Service Transformation

      Clifford Chance

      Daryl Sweeney

      Director, Customer Success

      Persuit



      Vena Gadher-Mistry

      Account Manager, Supply Chain

      Carbon Disclosure Project

      Geraint Evans

      Head of Clients & New Business

      CMS


      Billy Gorman

      Director of Programming

      Buying Legal Council

      Jason Winmill

      Chair

      Buying Legal Council

      ...with other expert practitioners in legal sourcing,

      legal operations, legal executive leadership, & more.

      EXCITING, FULL-DAY PROGRAMME

      Buying Legal's enlightening and interactive programme equips attendees with

      practical takeaways and extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer conversation.

      View the full programme here.




      CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

      IN-HOUSE Legal & Procurement Professionals:

      SELLERS of Legal & Procurement Services & Tech:

      VIRTUAL EMEA BUYING LEGAL CONFERENCE (ALL ROLES) - REGISTER BELOW:

      Can't make it to London for the in-person conference?

      Watch the conference livestreamed with our popular virtual option!

      LOCATION

      CMS 

      Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street

      London, UK

      CMS London Global Headquarters features a state-of-the art open-plan space fully integrated with innovative technology to facilitate collaboration and communication. This welcoming, people-focused conference space has been specifically designed to enhance connectivity and comfort for a sophisticated executive audience.




      Join the excitement at an epicenter of the corporate legal world. This location at the heart of the UK's legal and business core offers convenient access to the top thinkers in the legal ecosystem in an highly comfortable educational and collaborative environment.


      The Buying Legal Council is pleased to host our 2023 conference at CMS's London office. With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective for many of the world's leading businesses and other organizations.

      History and tradition abound on every block in London; it's also one of the world's most modern and vibrant cities. Exceptional amenities, including world-class restaurants & cuisine, museums, historical sites, and first-rate entertainment of every type (music, theatre, avant-garde performance, etc.), are easily accessible.

      Our exclusive location offers ample opportunities before or after the program to enjoy holiday shopping, take a walk, pop into a pub - and enjoy London on your own terms.


      REVIEWS ARE IN: BLC Conferences are SPECIAL

      Our attendees have their pick of world-class educational events; 

      but find BLC EMEA uniquely focused and valuable:

      SPONSORS Sharing Best Practices






      BLC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS


      • Paul Lewis IIIDirector, Category, Legal Services - Johnson & Johnson 
      • Kristina Panettiere, Strategic Sourcing Manager - Legal & Global Compliance Category - Boston Scientific Corporation
      • Milly ParekhSr. Manager Litigation Operations - Johnson & Johnson
      • Matt RossmanManager, Shared Services Sourcing - Valley National Bank
      • Jessica WilliamsDirector of Legal Team Strategy & Operations - FanDuel
      • Andie LamGlobal Category Manager Legal Services - Novartis
      • Lily Beatty, Chief Legal Office Operations - Uber
      • Stanislav GejdosCategory Manager, Legal Services - Syngenta
      • Jennifer Black Sherman, SVP, Global Procurement, Legal - Bank of America
      • Orazio Difruscolo, Head Claims and Legal Sourcing - Swiss Re
      • Adrienne FoxDirector, Global Procurement Professional Services: Legal Services & Payment Channels - Novartis
      • Karen HeltenOutside Counsel Senior Manager - Salesforce
      • Emily PeerooSourcing Manager, Legal Services - Lloyds Banking Group
      • Andy KrebsSenior Director, Head of Legal Operations - Twilio
      • Bernardine LaiDirector, Outside Counsel Relationships - U.S. Bank
      • Jon LaneSenior Manager, Global Legal Procurement - GSK

      Learn more about the BLC Advisory Board here.

      CONTACT

      Questions about the event, registration, programme or anything else?


      We love hearing from our members & the broader community; we're here to help.


      Please contact:

      Doria Delgado-Thompson (doria@buyinglegal.com)


      Cancellation & Refund Policy: Written requests for registration refunds must be received via email (doria@buyinglegal.com) before 30 days of the respective conference. Conference cancellations received before that date will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of $150. No refunds will be made after that date (name substitutions only). Refunds are not available for no-shows. Membership and friendships are not refundable.