Punk 2

10th October 2023, London
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Welcome to the future of contract excellence!

Following the incredible success of last year's event, Draft Punk has come back harder, better, faster, stronger: a dynamic half-day workshop in London with four sessions that delve into negotiation strategies, legal design, peer-to-peer learning and generative AI.

Come for the contracts, stay for the networking and the food! Networking breakfast starts at 8:50am; lunch ends at 1pm.



Registration & breakfast


Contract harder Strategies for accelerating negotiations

Negotiation - it's a fact of life. But delays in contract negotiations can hinder business growth and opportunities, so it's crucial to arm yourself with strategies to get through negotiations quickly. During this 40-minute session, our panel will share their in-depth insights, successful strategies, and practical tips for achieving the right outcomes, whilst accelerating contract negotiations.

Alexis Alexander, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Liberis
Will Scrimshaw, GC, Benevolent AI
Bobby Rathore, Senior Legal Counsel, Volt.io


Contract faster How to safely leverage generative AI in drafting

Generative AI has immense potential to pick up the heavy lifting on contract drafting - but how do you leverage that power safely? In this session we'll discuss the potential benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations associated with AI-powered contracts. Then we'll look at some practical examples where gen AI can be deployed safely, using Juro's AI Assistant, to upgrade contract drafting processes at various stages.

Richard Mabey, CEO, Juro
Jacqueline Abernathy, VP Customer Success, Juro
Michael Haynes, GC, Juro
Additional speakers TBA


Mid-morning break


Contract stronger Уour burning questions, solved live

In this innovative format, you take centre stage! Participants will tackle the biggest contract headaches, as selected by community members, and try to solve them through guided group discussions. Our facilitators will help you to share innovative ways of working and gain fresh perspectives on your toughest contract problems.

Gifty Okwonkwo, Legal Counsel, Xero
Anne-Sophie Konan, Corporate Counsel (EMEA), HubSpot
Emma Humphrey, GC and CoSec, Time Out Group


Contract better Designing agreements for speed and clarity

Join us for an interactive and engaging experience as we dive into the world of legal design. Led by legal design luminary Marie Potel-Saville, attendees will collaboratively review and improve poorly written contracts in small groups in a dynamic workshop. Together, we'll discover practical ways to enhance contract design and streamline the agreement process.

Marie Potel-Saville, CEO & Founder, Amurabi


Networking lunch


Marie Potel-Saville is the founder and CEO of Amurabi, a legal innovation by design agency. After over 10 years at Magic Circle firms in London, Brussels and Paris, she held senior in-house roles at Estée Lauder and Chanel, before founding Amurabi. Marie has trained at ENSCI and obtained a Master in Innovation by Design. She works to bridge the gap between law and its users. 
Marie Potel-Saville
CEO & Founder, Amurabi
Alexis Alexander joined Liberis in 2018, building its global in-house legal function. She helped the business scale across Europe and the US and saw it through both series B and C fundraising rounds. She originally trained and practised at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In 2022, The Lawyer magazine named Alexis as General Counsel of the Year.
Alexis Alexander
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Liberis
Richard Mabey is the co-founder and CEO of Juro: one of the UK's leading legal technology scale-ups. A former M&A lawyer at Freshfields, Richard founded Juro in 2016. In 2019, he was named one of the top ten legal technologists globally by the FT, and was recently shortlisted for the scale-up entrepreneur of the year by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Richard Mabey
CEO, Juro
Emma Humphrey is the General Counsel and Company Secretary for Timeout Group. Her career journey has taken her through diverse in-house roles, ranging from tech startups to established corporates. Emma excels in adapting legal advice, optimizing corporate governance, and managing risks.
Emma Humphrey
GC & CoSec, Timeout Group
Gifty joined Xero in 2019, a leading business platform that fosters connections among accountants, bookkeepers, bankers, and financial services professionals. She was previously an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She was nominated for the In House Rising Star award at the British Legal Awards 2023.
Gifty Okonkwo
Legal Counsel, Xero
Will Scrimshaw is General Counsel at BenevolentAI, responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He has held senior legal and policy positions at a variety of technology and communications organisations including Microsoft, Skype and BT before joining BenevolentAI in 2019.
Will Scrimshaw
GC, Benevolent AI
Michael Haynes is General Counsel at Juro. Michael has years of experience taking leading roles in legal teams at fast-growth companies. He was Group Head of Legal at Cazoo, after senior roles at RVU and Zoopla (ZPG). Michael trained at practised at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving in-house.
Michael Haynes
GC, Juro
Jacqueline Abernathy is VP of Customer Success at Juro. Jacq's experience spans eCommerce, CPG, lifestyle, health & wellness, appliances, entertainment, B2B, emerging energy, and fashion. Most recently she held senior positions at Outreach and Wunderkind before joining Juro in 2022.
Jacqueline Abernathy
VP of Customer Success, Juro
Anne-Sophie Konan is the Corporate Counsel, EMEA, at HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Anne-Sophie advised various consultancies, like K2 Partnering Solutions and FTI Consulting, on corporate, commercial, and compliance matters.
Anne-Sophie Konan
Corporate Counsel EMEA, HubSpot
Bobby joined Volt in 2022, helping Volt navigate through their recent Series B fund raise, and alongside the GC, overseeing the growth of the Volt legal team. Before joining Volt, Bobby was an associate at Bird & Bird, working on Allwyn's successful bid for the license to run the National Lottery and completing secondments to both Warner Bros and, most recently, Burberry.
Bobby Rathore
Senior Legal Counsel, Volt.io
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