About the Conference
On the 14th November 2019, the 9th Autumn Conference of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (Bucerius CLP) will take place on the campus of the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.
Now in its eighth year, the conference attracts around 270 delegates and is a key driving force and cornerstone of the legal services market. It serves as a forum for partners and managers from top commercial law firms to meet with in-house counsel from large companies to share ideas and experiences.
Each year the Bucerius CLP sets the benchmark with new ideas and brings together well-known participants and speakers from Germany, England and the USA.
On the evening before the conference there will be a Get-Together at the Übersee-Club in Hamburg, with a keynote speech and an opportunity for networking.
Step out of your comfort zone
Managed Legal Services are on the rise
Commercial law firms are expanding their business models and developing ancillary “non-legal” services such as Project Management, Process Design or Data Visualisation. Many have already established their own “Legal Services Center”, in other cities and even other countries. These new standardised services, supported by legal technology, are needed to meet the growing demand from in-house counsel for solutions to complex problems which must be capable of being integrated into the client’s own systems and processes. The “Big Four” accountancy and consultancy firms are strong competitors and, with their deep pockets, are making renewed in-roads into the legal services market.
- How will law firms respond? Will traditional legal advice recede entirely?
- How will this affect the nature and quality of legal advice?
- In-house legal departments themselves are currently getting to grips with “Legal Management”, how will they manage this change?
As in previous years, the Autumn Conference of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession offers its impressions and insights into the latest developments in the legal market as well as a unique platform for exchanging views with all the key players in the market.
Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
The Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession prepares analyses on issues concerning the management and leadership of corporate legal firms and legal departments and conducts research projects on the development of the legal market and the regulatory environment.
The findings are presented in the form of meetings and conferences and feed into the consulting services offer for business firms and legal departments. The work of Bucerius CLP is supported by an advisory board composed of researchers and practitioners who contribute their broad expertise to the different programs and projects.
The group of participants of the fall conference
For eight years, the conference drawing approximately 270 participants has been a catalyst and important component of the legal services market.
The participants are composed of three main groups:
- representatives of law firms
- representatives of businesses
- representatives of alternative suppliers