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Collaboration – Unleashing a New Wave of Data-Driven Innovation

LegalTech Talks live 15th January 2021 at 11:00 (GMT).

This session will explore a new cross-sector consortium of major businesses and universities set to provide the key to the suffocating challenge of data access for regulated industries through a Responsible AI powered industry-agnostic platform; the AIR Platform.

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David Fazakerley (Chair), 
In-House Legal CIO, CTS

David has been in Legal IT for the last 15 years, previously as Chief Information Officer at MW Solicitors, during which time he has demonstrated his proficiency in driving business transformation, delivering business revenue growth and new client services, reducing operating costs, driving profitability and facilitating rapid growth.

Joining CTS in July 2020, as the company’s In-House Legal Chief Information Officer, David is responsible for assisting CTS in further driving alignment of their service offerings to the unique needs of the legal sector, and in helping to deliver a superior client experience to CTS’ many law firm clients.

Sally Sfeir Tait, Chief Executive Officer,
RegulAItion Ltd

Sally is Cofounder and CEO of RegulAItion, a DataTech company operating in the financial and professional services sector. RegulAItion is developing a sector agnostic, privacy preserving data access platform which is supported by Innovate UK.

Sally has a unique background and experience. As solicitor and barrister, she held various roles in the financial services industry. She was a financial services partner at international law firm Clyde & Co, a member of its Innovation Board and a founding member of ClydeCode. She also was a government advisor, regulator, general counsel and head of compliance. She advised government agencies on numerous legislation projects including drafting new infrastructure legislation to cater to digital identities on the blockchain.

Sally is also Honorary Research Professor at UCL where she coordinates UCL’s RegTech collaborations and projects on behalf of Prof. Treleaven’s research group.

Tara Waters, Partner,

Tara is a partner and head of Ashurst Advance Digital, the technology arm of the firm’s NewLaw division Ashurst Advance. She is a technologist-turned-lawyer, with over 20 years’ experience working in the technology and legal industries. She has more recently married these two disciplines in her current role, where she is developing the Ashurst’s new digital products and services offering. Tara also continues to advise emerging technology companies on a range of corporate and strategic matters, and writes and speaks regularly on topics relating to NewLaw, LawTech, FinTech, DLT, crypto assets, AI and innovation.

Myfanwy Wood, Partner

Myfanwy Wood is a senior international arbitration practitioner at Ashurst with a broad practice and particular expertise in global energy disputes, including the oil and gas sector, and African related disputes. She also has experience in other markets including Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Myfanwy represents a range of global clients and is successful in running large, high value and technically complex disputes.
Myfanwy advises in relation to commercial arbitration, investor state disputes, other cross-border disputes (including litigation) and public international law. Myfanwy has a range of experience with major institutional rules and ad hoc arbitration. Myfanwy is a YIAG regional representative for the LCIA and also holds a master’s degree in International Law from the University of Cambridge where she was a Davis McCaughey scholar.

Myfanwy is listed as a “Rising Star” both in the 2019 Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist and the 2020 Legal 500 rankings. Legal 500 quotes that “Myfanwy Wood is a true powerhouse – clients and counsel alike love her efficiency and ability to focus on the essential elements of a case and drive it forward.

Maria Scott, Senior Associate,
DLA Piper

Maria is a Senior Associate in DLA Piper’s Litigation and Arbitration team in London, specialising in International Arbitration. Maria’s experience includes disputes related to gas pricing, joint venture agreements, and other commercial contracts, with a particular emphasis on disputes in the energy sector, as well as matters of contractual interpretation and claims of fraud or misrepresentation. Maria has represented clients before leading arbitration institutions such as the LCIA, ICC and SCC and in proceedings before the High Court of England and Wales. Maria is a member of the cross-firm working group on LegalTech Adoption in International Arbitration.