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 legal strategy happening - the Stockholm Legal Business Summit on 13 and 14 November - at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

Stockholm Legal Business Summit 2013

The Stockholm Legal Business Summit is a two-day event that brings together thought leaders and champions of change in the legal profession to discuss strategy and key developments in the legal market.

Confirmed speakers include Michael McIlwrath, Senior Counsel, Litigation, GE Oil & Gas Division, Florence; Stuart Kay, Director, Global Business Systems, Baker & McKenzie, San Fransisco; D. Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel, KIA Motors America, Irvine; Janet Day, Director, Technology and Infrastructure Services, Berwin Leighton Paisner, London; Professor Phillip Capper, Head of International Arbitration, White & Case, London; Lisa Göransson, Head of Nordic desk, Allen & Overy, London, Ulrik Andersen, Head of Group Legal and Risk Management, Carlsberg, Copenhagen; Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq. Senior Vice President for mediation at the American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles; Stefan Erhag, Executive Partner, Delphi, Stockholm; Eric Runesson, Partner, Sandart & Partners, Stockholm; Chairman, Mediation Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; with Patricia Shaughnessy, Head of the Master Programme in International Commercial Arbitration Law, Stockholm University, as moderator.

The Summit consists of two programs. Delegates are welcome to register for either day or both days jointly.

13 November 2013: VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum covers topics of interest in leadership, strategy, innovation and technology for the legal and professional services market. This first day of the Stockholm Legal Business Summit will have 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.

Main features of the conference in short:

  • The changing legal landscape from a practical approach - how to implement innovation in practice.
  • Why change? What are the drivers for innovation and how can buyers of legal services support and drive this change?
  • New business opportunities - practical examples of legal service developments and all possibilities available for those willing to take on the challenge.
  • How to develop innovative service delivery by the use of technology.

Further information about VQ Forum »

14 November 2013: Commercial Objectives in International Dispute Resolution

In a market characterized by an increasing demand that law firms align with clients' business objectives - how does this affect the way we manage commercial disputes? Day 2 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.

In-house expertise will join forces with mediations specialists and advocates of change for a constructive dialogue on how to best make use of the inherent powers of mediation, and share experience from mediations that have made a difference.

Particular attention will also be given to in-house trends which affect the procurement and management of external legal services, including commercial disputes.

Main features of the conference in short:

  • The Concept of Mediation - decisive features and commercial drivers.
  • Client and Counsel - redefining roles for a proactive management of disputes.
  • In Search for Value - measuring performance while abandoning hours and rates.
  • The Power of Mediation - case studies.

Further 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.

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

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