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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Legal Tech and Artificial Intelligence: Challenges in the ChatGPT Era

When: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Room 3.1, Centre For Commercial Law Studies 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A


The talk explored the main issues surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in the practice of law. The lecture analysed landmark cases in common and civil law jurisdictions and what would be the perspective in the near future.

  • Speaker: Germán Darío Flórez Acero
  • Moderator: Michaela MacDonald

Germán Darío Flórez Acero: Director of the master’s degreein Innovation in Digital Law and Legal Tech at the Sergio Arboleda University School of Law in Colombia. He is the current President of the Colombian Association of Legal Techalt+co. German is a Lawyer from the National University of Colombia with more than 20 years of experience in IP and IT law. He has a LLM in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London, with studies in Telecommunications Law, Computer Law, Electronic Commerce and Cyberspace Law at the Complutense University of Madrid and Pecs University of Hungary. Germán has served as a legal adviser and consultant to the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, the Colombian Copyright office, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Superior Council of the Judiciary, among others. German has published numerous books and articles on intellectual property, digital law, and legal tech.

Germán is a professor in intellectual property, law and innovation, digital law, legal tech, competition law, arbitration, commercial and telecommunications law, both at the undergraduate and master's degree levels. Germán is an Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Conciliation Centre of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce. He is a visiting professor at European and Latin American universities. He has been President of the Network of Associations of British Universities in Colombia Redbrit.

Michaela is a Lecturer at the School for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, and an interactive entertainment law scholar. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review (IELR), Edward Elgar and the co-organiser of the More Than Just a Game (MTJG) conference series. She has co-authored a WIPO study on copyright infringement in the video game industry and the report for UKIPO on The Metaverse.

This event is part of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI).

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