Phoenix unveils panel for Legal®Evolution Expo & Congress 2018

Phoenix Business Solutions is delighted to unveil its specialist panel for the upcoming sponsor Legal®Evolution Expo & Congress 2018 which it is also sponsoring. The Legal®Evolution Expo & Congress 2018 is the largest exposition and congress for legal innovation in continental Europe.

Here, the worlds of law, business, public policy and academics converge as lawyers, business leaders, scientists, engineers, policymakers, and law professors come together for two days packed with educational and business-networking opportunities.

This year the Legal®Evolution Expo & Congress 2018 takes place in Darmstadt, December 4 - 5 2018.

The title of the Legal Evolution Panel discussion is:

“Legal Operations - A way to manage major goals by embracing technology"

Legal Operations need more than great lawyers!

Legal Operations optimisation has become vital. Why? As one of the most highly trained and skilled divisions within an organisation – and frequently the most trained and skilled – the legal department, as well the law firms, and the Legal Operations team supporting it, are under enormous pressure to perform. CEOs and senior management increasingly like to see them demonstrating leadership by exploring ways to run their operations more effectively in order to add strategic value to the rest of the organisation.   

What is one of the major ways for legal teams, in-house or in law firms, to accomplish this goal? By embracing technology.


Christiane Mueller-Haye

Director of Continental Europe, Phoenix Business Solutions

Christiane is Director of Continental Europe of Phoenix Business Solutions, based in Frankfurt. As a successful entrepreneur, she has been working with legal tech solutions for the DACH market for almost 20 years. Christiane and her team are supporting law firms, legal departments and various professional service firms to manage, structure and govern their information with support of the most sophisticated AI and machine learning technologies in the market.

Laura Fauqueur

Co Founder, Instituto de Innióvacion Legal & ELTA Ambassador

Laura is co-founder of the Instituto de Innovación Legal and has been head of BD and marketing at Adarve law firm for more than a decade. She is also co-organiser of the Madrid chapter of Legal Hackers and Spanish ambassador for the European Legal Tech Association. Previously Laura has been a court interpreter and legal translator. 

Mathew Crocker

CEO, Phoenix Business Solutions

Mathew is a co-founder of Phoenix and is responsible for the commercial performance and strategic direction of the business.  He has a deep understanding of the Legal industry, working as a Consultant leading large Document and Email Management deployments, before putting this experience into practice in a commercial role.  Mathew’s primary focus was the account management of large, global customers, building excellent C-Level relationships at firms such as Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright and Barclays.  Mathew was responsible for the launch of Phoenix’ APAC business, converting the region’s largest Law firms such as Freehills and Blake Dawson to Phoenix customers. In February 2018 Mathew was appointed CEO.

Hans Matthysen

Vice President Legal EMEA, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Hans Matthysen is Vice President EMEA for Legal and Compliance of BASF SE since April 2017.

He started his professional career in 2001 as a Belgian attorney and worked for several law firms in Antwerp and Brussels. In 2009 he joined BASF Antwerpen NV in Antwerp as inhouse counsel and since 2012 he is working for the Central Legal Department of BASF SE in Ludwigshafen. Since then he had various responsibilities.

Gudrun Stangl
Partner and COO at Schoenherr

Gudrun Stangl is both partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Schoenherr. As a member of the firm's steering committee Gudrun's strategic expertise and management skills ensure, amongst other things, operational excellence and the drive for innovation, change and efficiency within the firm. Additionally, Gudrun is on the board of the recently launched Legal Tech Hub Vienna. Prior to her assignment as COO, Gudrun was managing partner of Schoenherr’s Bratislava office for three years and has more than 13 years of experience as a M&A transaction lawyer.


Phoenix is the global iManage partner for professional services firms of all sizes. With unparalleled iManage technical expertise and extensive industry knowledge we're trusted by law firms, corporate legal departments and professional services organisations to deploy comprehensive solutions that securely organise, govern and interpret documents and sensitive data. Our solutions are centered around the iManage product suite, seamlessly integrating with business-critical systems to ensure our clients gain greater value from their data and work processes.

Phoenix looks forward to meeting all attendees, and should you wish to discuss any of the above with our expert consultants or to understand how the above can impact your organisation, feel free to arrange an appointment with us or contact us in advance of the event.

You can secure your ticket at this event here.


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