Interview with Petra Arends-Paltzer: Swiss Legal Tech 2018

Dr. iur. Petra Arends-Paltzer is an experienced banker and lawyer. In cooperation with leading Legal & Tax-Reg + FinTech companies, Legal Design Thinker, and Digital Marketers, she offers a comprehensive service to law firms and asset managers to implement new digital technologies and strategies. She is the co-founder of Swiss Legal Tech and the founder of Davos Digital Forum. In addition to those accolades, she is also a speaker at several international tech events, jury member in legal tech committees, Woman of Legal Tech 2018.

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One of Europe’s most important persons in legal tech on her Swiss Legal Tech Conference and Hackathon.

Petra, you are a lawyer. Besides that, you have made a successful longtime career as a banker. How did you get into organizing legal tech event and legal tech in general?

I have always been interested in new technologies + marketing. When the first’digitization wave’ was on its way and I saw how many lawyers and tax consultants were affected I knew – this is what I can do and where I can contribute.

Swiss Legal Tech conference is your baby. What do you like about organizing the conference?

Identify new exciting tendencies, reposition the conference at any time and provide the participants with tools with which they can implement Legal Tech + digitization

What did you learn from organizing the first Swiss Legal Tech conference last year?

The most important thing – to offer our guests real CONTENTS.

Swiss lawyer and Woman of Legal Tech 2018, Petra Arends-Paltzer, Swiss Legal Tech conference

Swiss Legal Tech Hackathon in 2017, organized by Petra Arends-Paltzer


What will be the highlights of upcoming Swiss Legal Tech conference?

Live 2 hours blockchain training for lawyers, 2 hours document automation with LEGITO +’Darknet and the Underground Community

Is the event just for lawyers? Can other professions also benefit from an attendance at your event?

50% of our participants in 2017 were entrepreneurs representing large companies – Legal Tech will change and simplify every aspect of our daily business – therefore the Swiss Legal Tech Conference is an event for ALL who are openminded and run a business!

Lastly, can you tell us one reason why lawyers should attend Swiss Legal Tech conference?

Be there when a new time begins! Get digitally fit and equipped for the exciting new era!

Thank you Petra!

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