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Despite Everything… International Legal Conference Held in Beirut
An international legal conference titled “The Digitization & Future of Law” was held in Beirut on Friday August 12th. Members of Parliament, International Experts, and Local experts were in attendance, with 200+ participants. The conference was organized by the Lebanon Law Review in collaboration with the German NGO Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Rule of Law Program MENA.
Despite everything, an international legal conference titled “The Digitization & Future of Law” was held at the Lancaster Plaza in Beirut on Friday, August 12, 2022. The conference was organized by the Lebanon Law Review in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Rule of Law Program. The conference was attended by various international and local experts, including members of parliaments, politicians, professionals, and academics. The overall turnout of the conference was +200 high-caliber attendees.
The main purpose of the conference was to encourage and support those that believe in solving current problems, believe in the rule of law, and who are willing to work for it now more than ever.
Participants included Member of Parliament Dr. Ghada Ayoub, Member of Parliament Razi El Hajj, Dr. Anatoli Van Der Krans the Director of European Relations at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Mr. Rizwan Mughal Partner at Mezzle Law, Dr. Dany Ghsoub Acting Dean at the Notre Dame University’s Faculty of Law and Political Science, Mr. Assaad Thebian the Executive Director of Gherbal Initiative, and Mr. Maximilian Steinbeis the Founder and Chief Editor of the Verfassungsblog.
The conference was divided into 2 panels, with the first panel discussing the digitization in the fight against corruption, while the second panel discussed the digitization of law in practical business practices and the future of law in light of LegalTech, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).
The first panel was made up of Mr. Maximilian Steinbeis, Dr. Dany Ghsoub, and Mr. Assaad Thebian, while the second panel was made up of Dr. Anatoli Van Der Krans and Mr. Rizwan Mughal.
The conference was officiated by MP Dr. Ghada Ayoub, Mr. Philipp Bremer Director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme MENA, and Mr. Antoine Kanaan, the Editor in Chief of the Lebanon Law Review and the Director of HAQQ, an online platform that connects people to their lawyers at the click of a button for free.