General Counsel and entrepreneur Max Hubner to speak at VQ Forum on 18 October 2016


We are proud to present Max Hübner as additional speaker to join the fantastic line-up previously announced as speakers for the 7th annual VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum. This year’s main theme is reinvention and disruptive innovation, from both in-house and outside counsel perspective.

Max Hübner has, inter alia, been recognized by Financial Times for his innovative work. In the 2013 FT Innovative Lawyers Report he and his legal team at PGGM N.V. were awarded for their Innovation in Operational Change, overhauling the approach to external spend and the significant cost savings that this brought.

At VQ Forum on 18 October, Max Hübner will share his views and experiences with change and innovation in the legal world and give some pointers to how transformational change in providing legal services can be achieved. He will describe how his entrepreneurial approach has made PGGM to be ranked as most innovative in operational change in-house by Financial Times for "encouraging high performance from the team through smart management, cutting costs and making the legal department one of the most respected in the company".

"After all I am an entrepreneur who happens to be a General Counsel." Max Hübner explains.

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Max Hübner started his career as civil servant. Over more than twenty years he contributed on legal matters in the field of law enforcement (being a cop), governance, environment, housing and spatial planning and financial markets. As a deputy director legislation with the Dutch government he introduced in 1999 document assembly and legal work flow management. At USG legal professionals, being Director private markets, he introduced new concepts for legal services and pricing. That was in 2005! Based on his failures and successes he developed an approach for the transformation of legal departments. By introducing this approach in the public and private domain he proved that a change can be made. At present Max Hübner is General Counsel at PGGM N.V. He is also lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, strategic advisor for law firms and legal departments and executive coach for legal professionals.

Max Hübner will join a fantastic line-up of internationally renowned speakers, who will provide interesting, practical and visionary insights on reinvention and disruptive innovation based on their extensive experience. Speakers include inter alia Gerard Neiditsch, who has been CIO at three major law firms and is currently a Research Associate at St. Gallen University in Switzerland researching the impact of new technologies on the professional services sector, Dr. Christian Sandström, Associate Professor in Disruptive Innovation at Chalmers University of Technology and the Ratio Institute, Håkan Broman, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the NCC Group, Ylva Lindquist, Vice President & General Counsel, EMEIA, at Xylem Inc, Jonas Jeppsson, Chief Legal Officer at Widespace AB, Rachel Manser, Global Head of Knowledge & Learning at Linklaters, Peter Danowsky, whi is one of the founders of Danowsky & Partners, Paula Röttorp, Managing Partner at the Stockholm office of Hannes Snellman, and Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

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