AI is changing the way businesses operate. Alongside the enormous potential benefits are a host of legal implications and potential pitfalls. DLA Piper’s Technology Disputes group are partnering with the authors of The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Matthew Lavy, Iain Munro, and Rebecca Keating, all 4 Pump Court) for a practical seminar on AI projects from contracting to dispute resolution. Whether you are a supplier of AI systems or a customer procuring AI, this webinar will highlight the most important issues for your business and give you insight into the closed-door conversations of your counterparties. Using a light-hearted scenario as its inspiration, this session aims to bring the topic to life and to help you get ready for the AI revolution.

The talk will cover:

  • Why it matters that you are contracting for AI - the legal implications you should know about.
  • Provisions to include in your contract to maximise the prospects of a successful project.
  • AI liability issues and best practices if a dispute should arise.
  • Practical remedies in the event of a dispute.

Our speakers:

Phillip Kelly
DLA Piper

Phillip Kelly has significant experience of domestic and international litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Phillip's practice has a particular focus on complex, high value and strategic disputes across a number of sectors, including technology, outsourcing and government contracting. Phillip regularly acts on cross-border disputes, and has recently advised clients on matters involving the United States, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Spain, India, Dubai, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, Singapore and China.

Philip recently co-authored “Damaged goods and good damages: What the hardware renaissance means for tech disputes” with Gareth Stokes.

Gareth Stokes
DLA Piper

Gareth has advised on numerous major strategic sourcing and outsourcing projects for nearly two decades, including on shore within the UK, near shore within the new EU Member States and offshore in India. In addition to outsourcing, Gareth has advised on a broad range of technology projects, ranging across a wide range of cutting-edge technology projects. In recent years he has developed a particular focus on machine learning and AI. This includes the design and training of AI models, and the increasing array of specialist hardware available to run these AIs more efficiently.

Gareth has been a contributing author in every edition of Globe Law & Business’ publication “Outsourcing: A Practical Guide”, entirely authored and edited by DLA Piper Technology Practice Partners. He contributed the brand new chapter undertaking a deep dive into AI and its deployment in an outsourcing context for the latest edition. He is part of the leadership of DLA Piper’s global AI practice.

Matthew Lavy
4 Pump Court

Matthew has a broad commercial practice, but with a particular interest in and focus on disputes involving technology (in all industrial, commercial and consumer contexts). In addition to litigation and arbitration (institutional and ad hoc), Matthew advises in relation to dispute avoidance and in non-contentious commercial contexts. He is on the Lord Chief Justice’s advisory group on Artificial Intelligence and a Trustee of the Society for Computers and Law.

Matthew co-hosts the podcast TechLaw Chat with Iain Munro. TechLaw Chat is a series of short podcasts exploring topical issues in technology law, with a particular focus on AI, blockchain technology and emerging tech. Access to listen.

Iain Munro
Barrister and Mediator
4 Pump Court

Iain has significant experience in technology disputes, particularly IT project failures – both for employers and suppliers, in the public and private sectors, and across varied industries (such as healthcare, insurance, automotive, telecoms, and retail websites and warehousing). Iain also practices in the fields of energy, shipbuilding, shipping and construction disputes, and – as AI’s reach expands – can draw on overlapping and varied knowledge from these areas. He is a committee member of the AI Group for the Society for Computers and Law.

Iain co-hosts the podcast TechLaw with Matthew Lavy. Access to listen.

Rebecca Keating
4 Pump Court

Rebecca acts in and advises on a variety of technology related disputes. Rebecca’s experience includes disputes and advisory work ranging across all areas of technology including software, hardware, cloud services and emerging technologies.

Rebecca has a longstanding interest in technology. Prior to joining Chambers, Rebecca worked at Dropbox’s European Headquarters. Rebecca is a committee member of the Society for Computers and Law Women in Technology group and a committee member of the Tech Disputes Network.

In cooperation with 4 Pump Court

Schedule: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

20 October 2021
Start time
02:00 PM
End time
03:00 PM

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