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Digital Transformation: What Lawyers must know about Smart Contracts, Digital Services and Block Chain

ONLINE, WEBINAR

from March 02 to March 03, 2021

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Webinar presented by the UIA Information Technology Law Commission
 

Recent technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IOT), big data, block chain, data analytics etc. have enabled global tech majors to harness the data obtained in data processing to deliver actionable business insights often converted into data products. This process known as « digital transformation » has the potential to transform the value proposition of their global clients and is rapidly moving the service providers from the back office to the front office handling product design and development.  This is a sensational leap forward for the IT consulting/service providers from the cost cutting of the outsourcing era and raises critical legal issues addressed for the first time, globally, in this webinar.

The first session examines digital transformation and contracts which are the key legal instrument for the entire success of the client’s digital transformation. First, the client’s contracts themselves must be digitized known as digital contract transformation or DCX. Once DCX is done, contract connectedness must be achieved which means that contracts are connected to IOT sensors through which market prices and other real-world data is fed into the system in order to ensure that post execution performance is captured digitally, and analytics are optimized. The session examines DCX, contract connectedness, smart contracts using block chain and their implications for successful digital transformation.  The session also examines the key legal provisions in the digital transformation contract itself and how these differ from the decades earlier outsourcing contracts.

The second session examines the critical issue of the digital services and, in particular, the legal role of digital service providers and platforms in the current so-called « digital platform economy », as well as the role of data ownership in this new economy. The panel will discuss the legal challenges the digital platforms and intermediaries are facing in view of new regulations (such as the EU Digital Services Act package), the impact for the digital services of new competition and antitrust rules and perspective and the intellectual property rights recognized over the data generated in the provision of digital services.

The third session looks at how increased innovation and digitalisation (including some blockchain) is being used to effect transformation of the financial services sector.  The session focuses on explaining how such increased innovation and digitalisation is being used in daily transactions in the financial and insurance sectors so that lawyers can equip themselves to meet their clients’ requirements.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Aparna VISWANATHAN UIA Counsellor to the President Viswanathan & Co, New Delhi, India
    Ashu THAKUR Ashu Thakur & Associates Advocates & Solicitors, Mumbai, India
    Rabindra JHUNJHUNWALA UIA Counsellor to the President Khaitan & Co, Mumbai, India

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REGISTRATION FEES

• UIA MEMBER – Including the 3 sessions    € 60*
• NON-MEMBER – Including the 3 sessions    € 100*

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the webinar.

Please note that the number of places is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications. Admission will be on a first come – first served basis and will only be confirmed upon receipt in full of the registration fees.

*Amounts exclusive of VAT. The VAT (20%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you have one, please provide your EU VAT ID number. For more information, please contact the UIA.


LANGUAGE

The working language will be English.


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Every participant attending the Forum will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education”.


CONTACT & INFORMATION

Please do not hesitate to contact us at uiacentre@uianet.org or by phone +33 1 44 88 55 66 should you have any questions.

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats) no later than February 22, 2021. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

A participant, who cannot attend, may send a substitute participant without any additional cost. Please inform the UIA in writing (uiacentre@uianet.org) prior to the event.


GENERAL CONDITIONS

All registrations received by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing. If you have not received an email confirmation within 48 hours after your registration, please contact the team at uiacentre@uianet.org

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the webinar to a later date, change the programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the webinar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate) in relation to the webinar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

FILMING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOUND RECORDING
In registering for our events, delegates and speakers grant permission to the UIA, its agents and others working under its authority, to film, record or photograph at its events. It is understood that these recordings and photographs may be used for promotional, news, online/multimedia and/or marketing purposes for the promotion of the organisation and its events. If you wish to be excluded from any recording or photograph, please email us at uiacentre@uianet.org at the time of your registration.

FORCE MAJEURE
“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

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• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
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• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
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