VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum 2013

Stockholm Legal Business Summit 2013

Welcome to Stockholm Legal Business Summit and the future of legal service on 13 and 14 November 2013

This year VQ and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) combine their annual events into one joint grand legal strategy happening - the Stockholm Legal Business Summit on 13 and 14 November - at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

On 13 November the event will be hosted by VQ and the 4th annual VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum, and on 14 November the event will be hosted by SCC and the conference Commercial Objectives in International Dispute Resolution, the Role of Mediation and the in-house Perspective.

Delegates can attend the events separately, or receive a substantial fee reduction to attend both days. Further information and registration »

VQ Forum Programme

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum covers topics of interest in leadership, strategy, innovation and technology for the legal and professional services market.

This year the programme has a strong focus on innovation in practice and how to go from strategy to a practical reality in the changing legal landscape.

Learn about new business opportunities, changing conditions in practice for legal service providers and how to develop new legal services, products and tools to take the innovative market leading position.

The detailed programme is available for download in the right column.

VQ Forum Speakers

During the day you will gain insights from internationally renowned speakers on legal market trends, the changing legal landscape, how in-house counsel demands are changing the dynamics of legal service, how to leverage the internal knowledge and what strategies or technologies will improve service delivery and the specialized practice needs of in-house counsel.

During the day you will gain interesting, practical and visionary insights from internationally renowned speakers, based on their extensive experience.

Speakers include D. Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel, KIA Motors America, Irvine; Janet Day, Director, Technology and Infrastructure Services, Berwin Leighton Paisner, London, Stefan Erhag, Executive Partner, Delphi, Stockholm, Stuart Kay, Director, Global Business Systems, Baker & McKenzie, San Fransisco; Inger Brattne, Director of Legal Affairs, Pfizer Sweden, Stockholm; Inger Eliasson, Partner, DLA Nordic, Stockholm, Carl ÖstringGeneral Counsel of investment firm AB Traction and Treasurer on the Board of the Swedish Corporate Counsels' Association, Stockholm, Cecilia Sternius, Nordic Legal Counsel Director, Dell, and Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Company Lawyers' Association; and Lisa Göransson, Head of Nordic desk, Allen & Overy, London, with Patricia Shaughnessy, Head of the Master Programme in International Commercial Arbitration Law, Stockholm University, as moderator. Further speaker information »

Commercial Objectives in International Dispute Resolution

The second day of the Stockholm Legal Business Summit event will be entirely devoted to the commercial angle of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on mediation and its role in the changing landscape of legal services. For further details about the programme and speakers on 14 November, please see the SCC event page ».

Cocktail reception

After the end of the conference programme on 13 November there will be a complimentary cocktail reception for all attendees at Grand Hôtel, starting at 5:00 pm.


This year the conference will take place at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, which has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town.

Information and registration

Delegates can attend the events separately, or receive a substantial fee reduction to attend both days. All attendees are most welcome to the complementary cocktail reception on 13 November at 5 pm at the Grand Hôtel.

Company discount 3 for 2: If you register three delegates from the same company you receive a discount for the third delegate, i.e. three persons can attend for the price of two delegate fees.

Different fees will apply to different attendee categories. Please find further information here: Registration »

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

For details of all opportunities available to feature your services and products at this event, please contact VQ at info@vqab.se.


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"Great speakers and atmosphere."

"Very good conference - can't wait for next year to begin to integrate the discussed strategies."

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