The first Accord Project Forum
Supported by the City of London
The Accord Project is pleased to announce an annual conference dedicated to the Smart Legal Contracts industry. The day long conference will have keynote speakers, panel discussions, and showcase demonstrations.
The event will include participation from the leading organisations involved in the development of Smart Legal Contract technology, applications and policy including UK LawTech Delivery Panel, ISDA, Law Society, IBM, R3 and many more.
We are pleased to announce The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC as the Keynote Speaker.
Lord Keen was appointed Advocate General for Scotland in May 2015. He also became the spokesperson for Ministry of Justice business in the House of Lords in July 2016.
More speakers to be announced soon…
8am: Registration & Breakfast
9am: Welcome & Keynote by Lord Keen
9.30am: LawTech Delivery Panel moderated by Christina Blacklaws
The LawTech Delivery Panel, a team of industry experts and leading figures from government and the judiciary, has been formed to help the UK legal sector grow and fulfil its potential.
By identifying both barriers to and catalysts for growth, the panel will provide direction to the legal sector and help foster an environment in which new technology can thrive.
10.15am: Tea & Coffee Break
10.30am: Accord Project Overview
Overview of the technology that is being built on the Accord Project and future plans for the group.
11am: Showcase by DocuSign
DocuSign has pioneered e-signatures over the past 16 years and was one of the first companies to be used in enterprises. DocuSign is currently listed on the NASDAQ with a market capitalization of over $9bn. The team will be showcasing their integration with leading smart contracts company Clause.
11.30am: Showcase by IBM
Blockchain veteran Jerry Cuomo will be giving a presentation on the future of the technology and its current uses.
1pm: Showcase by ISDA
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) is a trade organization of participants in the market for over-the-counter derivatives. ISDA has also created a standardized contract (the ISDA Master Agreement) to enter into derivatives contracts among its legal and policy work. Ciaran McGonagle and Ian Sloyan will be presenting their work on the Common Domain Model (CDM) which is intended to provide an industry standard blueprint for derivative trades and its lifecycle.
1.30pm: Showcase by Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a specialist focus on insurance. Lee Bacon will be presenting Clyde’s recently launched parametric insurance smart contract. The contract will automate the performance of the policy by receiving weather data, calculating potential claims obligations, and producing an exportable report of insurance premiums or losses.
2pm: Tea & Coffee Break
2.15pm: Panel: Impact of Smart Legal Contacts on the Future of Capital Markets
We will be joined by Ciaran McGonagle (ISDA), Richard Cohen (Nivaura), Oliver Hugh-Jones (Digital Asset), Sue McLean (Baker McKenzie) for this panel.
3pm: Showcase by R3
Jason Rozovsky will be presenting the work that R3 has done alongside the Accord Project on the coding of a promissory note. Jason is Senior Counsel at enterprise blockchain pioneer R3 and founder of the firm’s Legal Center of Excellence, which brings together top global law firms with specialty practices that handle legal and policy issues impacting the blockchain industry.
3.30pm: Showcase by TBC
4pm: Showcase by Mishcon de Reya
Alastair Moore & Niall Roche
4.30pm: Closing Remarks
5pm - 7pm: Reception
52 Chiswell St.
London EC1Y 4SD
In partnership with The Montcalm at The Brewery London for accommodation. Please get in touch directly for rates.