How Digital Transformation Drives European Integration Conference in London (UK)


27 Februar 2018: as Europe stands at the crossroads of change, the need for greater insight by the UK into legal developments on the Continent becomes increasingly clearer. There is much merit in the UK doing its part to ensure that work at home follows the same trajectory as that in other European jurisdictions.

Similarly, lawyers on the other end of the Channel have signalled their eagerness to be kept abreast of developments in various legal fields in the UK and to actively engage in issues that affect Europe as a whole.

Founded in 2011, the European Law Institute (ELI) offers itself as a forum for such discourse. The Institute is an entirely independent organisation that aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. This it does by initiating, conducting and facilitating research, making recommendations and providing practical guidance in the field of European legal development. As topics worthy of globalised standards, the ELI has become increasingly active in the emerging areas of digitalisation and data and is pleased to partner with one of its Institutional Observers, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, a leading fintech firm, in organising this event.

Admission to the conference is free of charge. 

Conference participants are invited for nibbles and refreshments, courtesy of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, after the talks.

To register, please click here.

Draft Agenda


Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, PC, QC (Member of the ELI Executive Committee)


Christiane Wendehorst (ELI President)

Principles for a Data Economy

Sjef van Erp (ELI Vice-President)

Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

Jimmy Vestbirk (Legal Geek)


Tom Hingley/Adam Ryan (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London)


Date, Time and Place:

Tuesday, 27 February, 17:00–19:00

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1HT, United Kingdom