We pave the way for digitization and innovation in the German legal market.
We represent legal tech inside and outside law firms and advocate for an innovation-friendly legal framework, digital and easy access to law, and the promotion and facilitation of investment in legal tech.
Alisha Andert, LL.M. (Amsterdam) is a fully qualified lawyer and co-founder of the innovation consultancy This is Legal Design, which specializes in the legal sector. The company advises law firms, legal departments and (start up) companies on user-centered design of (digital) processes, documents and services. In addition to her legal education, she completed a design thinking degree at the Hasso Plattner Institute and is considered an expert in user-centered innovation through legal design methods. Alisha gained experience in the legal tech sector in her role as Head of Legal Innovation at Flightright and digital employment law firm Chevalier. She hosts the Talentrocket podcast "New Lawyers" and speaks to exciting people in and outside of the legal market in this capacity. Last year, she was awarded the 2021 Digital Female Leader Award in the Legal category.
Dr. Philipp Plog is Managing Partner Germany and member of the Executive Committee of the international law firm Fieldfisher. He advises on digital business models, in particular on issues of contractual alignment, defense and licensing. A particular focus is on advising legal tech providers operating as law firms, software companies or collection service providers, and on litigation funding, compensation and financing models. Plog is a recognized expert on competition law (Juve Magazine) and author of Beck's Legal Handbook Artificial Intelligence.
Maraja Fistanic is founder and CMO of LegalTegrity. Her specialty is the interface between marketing, digital business models and the legal industry. Previously, she was Managing Director of a European law firm group and Project and Marketing Manager of a law firm. With a passion for digital, she completed her MBA in Digital Transformation Management, focusing on the success of business model innovations in legal tech companies.
Antonia Pape is Co-Founder and Product Owner of Nominandum's - a legal tech platform that transforms legal advice into a 21st century service. With her media and communications background, she combines modern working methods with legal workflows, deals with product strategies and is responsible for the development of the software. When accompanying law firms in their digital transformation, she focuses on change management, agile methods and modern marketing approaches.
Alkan Dogan is the sole Innovation Manager responsible for Simmons & Simmons' German offices in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich. In his role, he primarily develops innovative and mostly digital solutions for clients and internal teams. In addition, as a trained design thinker, he initiates and supervises a number of different formats to support his colleagues in identifying new innovation potentials.
Dr. Philipp Hammerich has been the founder and managing partner of the legal tech law firm rightmart since 2015, as well as the founder of the legal tech company rightmart GmbH (IT and services). Through this activity, he is intensively involved with the legal tech market and its legal framework, in particular with the relationship of the RDG and the lawyers' professional law to the business models of legal tech companies. After training as a bank clerk, he began studying law in Hamburg in 1998. After his legal clerkship and his doctorate, he worked as a criminal defense attorney and lecturer in criminal law and has trained approximately 20,000 lawyers in this capacity since 2003.
Dr. Valesca Molinari is General Counsel of the cleantech company Sunfire. Previously, she was an attorney at Baker McKenzie and worked as a Fellow at the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to develop innovative approaches to shaping legal frameworks for emerging technologies. Valesca regularly writes and speaks on legal innovation and regulatory issues related to emerging technologies. Before becoming an attorney, Valesca was co-founder and CEO of a start-up in the energy sector and a research assistant at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2021, she received the WirtschaftsWoche "Best of Legal" award in the Future Leader category.
Valerie Keilhau is a fully qualified lawyer with many years of experience in PR and public relations. For the past 7 years, she has worked for the Hamburg Chamber of Notaries, almost two years of which as Managing Director. At the same time, she was in charge of the public affairs department of the Federal Chamber of Notaries and was deputy press officer there. Prior to that, she was a PR communications consultant for 2 years. Valerie Keilhau combines the disciplines of law and PR and thus drives the association forward both professionally and in the public eye. She has been Managing Director of the Legal Tech Verband Deutschland since May 2022.
Leon Langner has been a law student at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg since 2017, specializing in labor law, and manages the office of the Legal Tech Association. Here he supports the board in the realization of its projects. In addition, he is active on the board of recode.law in the area of People and HR, where he leads about 130 student and non-student members. As an intersection of this work, he leads the university group on legal tech at Bucerius Law School. Leon is primarily involved in the area of digitalization of the state examination and legal education and the liberalization of the legal profession.
Ella Lambertz studied law in Heidelberg since 2016 and, following a semester abroad in Shanghai, she passed the first state exam in Münster in July 2022. She is currently gaining further legal experience abroad in an LL.M. program at Bocconi University in Milan. She has been an active member of recode.law since 2019 and is particularly involved in Access to Justice.
Eva Dröghoff passed her first state exam at WWU in Münster in August 2022 and has since been completing her LL.M. at Tel Aviv University with a focus on Law & Technology. She has been an active member of recode.law since 2019 and has been supporting the Legal Tech Association since May 2022 to drive innovation and technology in the legal sector.
Sina Dörr is a judge at the regional court in the district of the Cologne Higher Regional Court and was part of the Legal Tech and Access to Justice project group at the Federal Ministry of Justice from 2020 to the end of 2022. She is considered a civil society expert on digitization issues in the judiciary. Since 2015, she has been involved with IT and digital projects in the justice system. In addition, Sina Dörr is a speaker, and a trained coach. Her work focuses on digital transformation topics. In 2020, she received the European Women of Legal Tech Award in the category Public Services, Politics & Social for her commitment.
Pia Lorenz, LL.M. oec. is a journalist, lawyer and communicator. As co-founder and managing director, she is responsible for the editorial office of Die Lawgentur, the first full-service agency with a full focus on the legal industry. Previously, she was the founding editor-in-chief of the Legal Tribune Online portal, for which she was responsible for content as editor-in-chief from 2010 to 2021, and was temporarily head of corporate communications at Wolters Kluwer Germany. Pia Lorenz has long been concerned with the future of the legal industry, and in 2018 she was named a "Women of Legal Tech" for her reporting on the digitalization of the legal market. She writes and speaks - as a podcaster, moderator and speaker - about law, communication and the legal market of today and tomorrow.
Björn Frommer is a lawyer and managing partner of FROMMER LEGAL. His firm specialized early on in the legal and technical-operational solution of problems that threaten entire industries en masse. The challenges of the Internet and digitalization still determine the legal consulting focus of the firm, which has been developing its own technologies for over a decade with teams of lawyers, legal and software engineers. In 2020, he and other partners launched JUNE, a modular cloud platform for the complete handling of hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of legal processes. Just as JUNE is set to further revolutionize the way legal work is done, Björn Frommer, as co-founder, former board member and now advisory board member of the Legal Tech Association, wants to drive and accompany digitization in the legal market as a whole.
Cord Brügmann is a lawyer in Berlin. He advises nationally and internationally primarily on issues relating to the legal framework of trusted professions and on digitalization topics. Until 2018, he worked for the German Lawyers' Association, since 2008 as Chief Executive Officer. Through leadership positions in and consulting work for various international organizations, he has many years of experience with legal market regulation topics. He regularly publishes on historical and future topics.
Philipp Kadelbach is a lawyer, founder and CEO of Flightright and a legal tech thought leader. He founded the company over 10 years ago and has made it one of the leading and best-known legal tech companies in Germany. Prior to Flightright, he earned his doctorate in competition law and worked as a lawyer in a supra-local law firm in the field of media and IT law. He participates as a speaker at startup and legal tech conferences and is an interview partner of national and international media.
Dr. Roland Vogl is a scholar, lawyer, and entrepreneur who has developed strong expertise in legal informatics, intellectual property law, and innovation after more than fifteen years of academic and professional experience. He is currently Executive Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He focuses on legal informatics work conducted at the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), which he co-founded and serves as Executive Director. Dr. Vogl is also a visiting professor at the University of Vienna, Austria and serves on the advisory boards of FlightRight, LexCheck, IPNexus, and LegalForce.
Markus Hartung, lawyer and mediator, is founder of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession at Bucerius Law School. His legal specialties include legal professional and liability law as well as conflict management. In early 2019, he founded Chevalier Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, a legal tech-based law firm. He is a member of the Professional Law Committee and the Committee on Legal Professional Ethics of the German Bar Association. With his consulting firm The Law Firm Companion, founded in 2009, he advises law firms on strategy and management issues and regularly lectures and publishes on these topics.
Giesela Rühl is Professor of Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, European Private International and Procedural Law, and Comparative Law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In her research, Giesela Rühl deals with the challenges that globalization and European integration pose for law. She investigates how the tension between globally networked societies and nationally applicable law can be resolved. Her particular focus is on the question of how digitization can be made fruitful for the enforcement of rights in the context of (state) court proceedings - and what the (German) judiciary can learn from other countries and from the legal tech scene in the process.
Admitted to the bar in 1996, Volker Römermann has been teaching professional law at universities since 1997. At the Humboldt University in Berlin, he is an honorary professor and one of the directors of the Research Institute for Lawyers' Law. Already 30 years ago, Volker Römermann dealt with the German Legal Advice Act (Rechtsberatungsgesetz) and presented the first commentary on the RDG in 2008. In countless mandates, lawsuits and legal opinions, he has fought on behalf of clients for freedom from outdated prohibitions under professional law. Volker Römermann is committed to better preparing the legal services sector for the demands of the digital age.
"The interface we cover with this cooperation is unique.
We at TalentRocket bring our algorithm-based recruiting tool and reach, the association its unique network of all legal tech players."
Sebastian von Glahn
The aim of the cooperation is to achieve a precise match between talents and employers. The Legal Tech Association Germany launched its "Digital Referendariat" platform at the beginning of the year. Here, young talents can find trainee positions in the legal tech sector. Now the association is cooperating with TalentRocket to expand this offering. The focus remains clearly on jobs in the legal tech sector. Our members receive attractive discounts at TalentRocket. Feel free to contact us!
The new practice-oriented LegalTech Zeitschrift (LTZ) is entirely tailored to current and future developments. Unlike related journals that deal with the law of digitalization rather than the digitalization of law, LTZ focuses primarily on the latter. By collaborating with the Legal Tech-Verband Deutschland and the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS), LTZ we will highlight in particular the legal, but also the practical, economic as well as technical challenges of the young LegalTech industry in a modern way. Here you can download issue one free of charge: https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/read/66588678/ltz-1-2022
"With the new LegalTech magazine, we pick up on the many important developments in practice, science and, above all, tech.
We are very pleased that we were able to launch this project together with the Legal Tech Association."
Dr. Benedikt M. Quarch
Founding Editor LegalTech Magazine
Founding Editor LegalTech Magazine
"I am pleased to have a strong partner for the topic in MMR with the Legal Tech Verband Deutschland e.V.,
in order to jointly accompany and intensively discuss the upcoming challenges of digitalization of law firms, the judiciary and administration in a competently prepared manner."
Editor-in-Chief MMR / ZD
Head of Magazines New Media Law
Editor-in-Chief MMR / ZD
Head of Magazines New Media Law
The journal MMR - Zeitschrift für IT-Recht und Recht der Digitalisierung (www.mmr.de) incl. news service MMR-Aktuell is interdisciplinary like no other journal in the law of new and innovative media. For more than 20 years, MMR has been the perfect interface between "Law - IT- AI - Digitalization - Media - TC". This is particularly evident in the essays and the numerous decision notes on legal tech, smart contracts, IT and software law, big data and cloud applications, cybersecurity, online platforms and commerce, data protection, and much more: here, proven experts from the fields of law, technology, and academia, as well as from companies, discuss current topics at the highest level, but always in a practical and solution-oriented manner, in order to best equip readers for consulting and give them the decisive information edge.