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governmentAugust 16, 2022

Despite Everything: International legal conference held in Beirut

The Lebanon Law Review and the German NGO Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Rule of Law Program have organized an international legal conference in Beirut to discuss the digitization in the fight against corruption and the digitization of law in practical business practices.

More than 200 participants, including members of Parliament, international experts, and local experts have attended the conference, Lebanon Law Review said in a statement.

Below is the full text of the statement as received by naharnet:

'Despite everything, an international legal conference titled 'The Digitization & Future of Law' was held at the Lancaster Plaza in Beirut on Friday, August 12, 2022. The conference was organized by the Lebanon Law Review in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Rule of Law Program. The conference was attended by various international and local experts, including members of parliaments, politicians, professionals, and academics. The overall turnout of the conference was 200+ high-caliber attendees.

The main purpose of the conference was to encourage and support those that believe in solving current problems, believe in the rule of law, and those that are willing to work for it now more than ever.

Participants included Member of Parliament Dr. Ghada Ayoub, Member of Parliament Razi El Hajj, Dr. Anatoli Van Der Krans, the Director of European Relations at Berstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Mr. Rizwan Mughal, Partner at Mezzle Law, Dr. Dany Ghsoub, Chairperson at the Notre Dame University, Mr. Assaad Thebian, Executive Director of Gherbal Initiative, and Mr. Maximilian Steinbeis, Founder and Chief Editor of the Verfassungsblog.

The conference was divided into 2 panels, with the first panel discussing the digitization in the fight against corruption, while the second panel discussed the digitization of law in practical business practices and the future of law in light of LegalTech, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).

The first panel was made up of Mr. Maximilian Steinbeis, Dr. Dany Ghsoub, and Mr. Assaad Thebian, while the second panel was made up of Dr. Anatoli Van Der Krans and Mr. Rizwan Mughal.

The conference was officiated by MP Dr. Ghada Ayoub, Mr. Philipp Bremer Director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme MENA, and Mr. Antoine Kanaan, the Editor in Chief of the Lebanon Law Review and the Director of HAQQ.'