ACC Europe & Knowliah: All you need to know about Security in Legal Operations

All you need to know about Security in Legal Operations


Presented by Knowliah 

For all legal professionals. No fee is charged but registration is mandatory. 

Access rights are important when it comes to legal information and its levels of confidentiality. But, in the today’s digital world, security is much more than just access rights.

In this webinar, you will get an overview of all organizational and technical elements on security for Legal Professionals, helping you during your internal conversations with IT and CSO. Experts within the field will share with you the do’s and don’ts, pitfalls and best practices on creating workable security.

Meet the experts

Laurent Giezendanner
Head Legal Operations and Corporate Security at Syngenta Group

Laurent Giezendanner is the Head Legal Operations and Corporate Security of Syngenta Group based in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies specialized in crop protection and seed products, operating in more than 130 countries with 48,000 staff. Syngenta Group 2020 sales reached US$ 23.1bn. 

Laurent leads a team of 15 Legal Operations mainly based at Syngenta’s HQ, making Legal Department, 250+ Legal professionals worldwide, smarter, faster, and cost-effective. Laurent leads the 40 security professionals primarily based on key/high-risk countries focusing on criminal detection, deterrence, and response exposing Syngenta people, tangible and intangible assets. The critical success factor for Laurent is to demonstrate the actual deployment of legal operations and security programs and measure their outcome

Laurent actively contributed to Legal Department’s performance by managing its change and transformation program four years ago before taking the lead of Legal Operations. Laurent has over 25 years of security experience. Before joining Syngenta, Laurent was the Head of Corporate Security of Merck KGaA Group, a pharmaceutical/chemical company based in Darmstadt, Germany. Laurent holds a Master of Science in Security Management from Loughborough University in the UK and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt. Laurent loves to take care of his family, play squash, ride his bicycle, and ski when not working.

Hans Van Heghe
Managing Director, Knowliah

Hans Van Heghe is a proven expert, author and lecturer on Information & Knowledge management.  With 22 years of experience in digital information management, Hans truly understands the daily challenges of Legal Departments.  Hans Van Heghe therefore founded the company Knowliah to create pragmatic & multi-lingual legal software solutions

Being familiar with methods and technology based on AI/NLP ensures that Knowliah is constantly anticipating on the approaching future and trends.   As a strategic thinker, he is not only the architect of the Knowliah Solutions but also the inventor of the methods and algorithms behind the platform. 

Yves Lefere
CCO, Knowliah

Yves Lefere has a proven track record as a Digital Legal Expert. He facilitates the digitalisation of legal departments and their stakeholders across the globe, by offering award winning AI-based Knowliah solutions for Enterprise Legal Management. 

As a commercial engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and legal services industry, Yves is able to quickly detect and understand the challenges in Legal Departments’ daily way-of-working. Through his passion for legal tech, Lefere is always on top of the latest trends and evolutions, delivering high value to its customers.

Get to know ACC

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the global bar association of in-house counsel with over 47,000 members in 90 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations. ACC and one of its largest chapters, ACC Europe, promote the interests of in-house counsel across the region through the sharing of information, education, networking and advocacy while demonstrating innovation and leadership for the benefit of the profession.

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