ELTA elects new Board and eyes tighter local integration

CL News Team
December 7, 2020

New ELTA Board for 2021-22

On Friday the 27th November, the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA) has held its regular General assembly. As one of the points, ELTA elected its new Board for the upcoming 2021-2022 period. Elected members added some peers through cooptation.

The newly elected board members are Grégoire Miot (France), Helena Hallgarn (Sweden), Holger Zscheyge (Russia), Jeroen Zweers (Netherlands), and Marisa Monteiro Borsboom (Portugal). The electees have co-opted Tobias Heining (Germany) and Orsolya Görgényi (Hungary).

You can see their profiles here on ELTA’s website.

Shortly after the results came in, Jeroen shared via LinkedIn

“After being two years on the board, I got elected for the next term as being the vice-president for this incredible group of people.

A big "Thank you" to the voting members. And I am looking forward to working with the new and old board members.” - Jeroen Zweers

Holger Zscheyge, the newly elected President, says the current goal is to develop ELTA into the go-to authority for European legal technology and innovation. According to him, the new Board presents the right balance between continuity and new energy.

“I am confident that we are well-prepared to push ELTA to the next level," Holger added.

From the very start of ELTA in 2016 to date, the focus was on spreading awareness about legal tech in general throughout Europe. It stands to reason that this goal is nearing its completion, which might be the time to move on to more ambitious endeavors.

According to one of our sources, one of the contemplated strategies for ELTA's future is tighter local integration. While many view the EU as a single market, in reality, cultural differences within the Member States require a more individualized approach.

ELTA feels local chapters might be vital to go in this direction.

Serbian ELTA Chapter raised a flag

In line with the objectives mentioned above, one of the most recent ELTA chapters opened its doors. The Serbian Chapter kick-off meeting took place on 20th November, proclaiming its intermediate and long term goals.

Per Srdjan Dejanovic, ELTA's ambassador for Serbia and Serbian Chapter director, the localized approach allows ELTA to have a decentralized network of experts that will closely follow and influence legal tech development across regions. 

"ELTA local chapters establish a horizontal layer of experts across Europe and beyond. Having expert leaders in different countries help ELTA reinforce its presence, issue joint papers, organize events and webinars on specific topics, and become a contact point for all kinds of queries and issues regarding legal technology." - Srdjan Dejanovic

The Serbian Chapter aims to build a comprehensive knowledgebase, position legal tech as a new category within the local market, collaborate with other ecosystems worldwide, and include local regulation stakeholders.

The local chapter kick-off included CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Moravčević Vojnović & Partners In Cooperation With Schoenherr, BDK Advokati, Karanović & Partners, And PwC Serbia.

Ivan Rasic holds the Transnational Trade Law and Finance LLM, a program by Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, ES), Universiteit van Tilburg (Tilburg, NL), and Goethe Universität (Frankfurt, DE). After his work in law firms and inhouse, he started a legal tech company.

Nowadays, Ivan leads STP Informationstechnologie GmbH's Sofia RnD center with project/development management, culture, strategy, and special project initiatives.

Ivan is an Ambassador at European Legal Tech Association (ELTA). He closely follows and writes on future of law, legal tech, ALSPs, and new ways of delivering legal services.

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