Transitioning from Law to Tech
LegalTech Talks – live 27th January 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT).
This session will explore how law degrees and various experiences in the practice of law, can be a significant differentiator and valuable asset when developing and building a legal tech platform.
During this live conversation Frances Anderson, MD, Netlaw Media, welcomes Shilpa Bhandarkar, CEO, Nakhoda (former Head of Innovation, Linklaters), to explore her journey from Law to Tech. This session will discuss new opportunities to use technology, the creation of new products to challenge, improving and shaping client service delivery – through innovation, law and tech.
Shilpa Bhandarkar, CEO, Nakhoda
Shilpa Bhandarkar is the CEO of Nakhoda, a Linklaters-backed technology start-up that works closely alongside Linklaters’ lawyers and clients to design bespoke technology solutions for the practice of law. Our flagship product, ISDA Create, is a document automation and digital negotiation platform built in collaboration with our client International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to automate and streamline high volumes of sensitive and complex contractual negotiations in the derivatives industry.
Shilpa started her career as a project finance lawyer but her interest in technology and entrepreneurship led her to found, build and sell a mobile app company as well as grow a legaltech start-up before re-joining Linklaters in 2018 as the Global Head of Innovation. She sits on the firm’s Innovation Steering Group which is responsible for the firm’s strategic approach to Innovation and Efficiency. Previous roles at Linklaters include being a founding member of the Linklaters India Group, COO for the India Practice and COO for the Africa practice.
She is listed as a leading ‘Disruptor’ in The Lawyer Hot 100, 2019 and an ‘Individual winner’ of the ‘TechWomen100 Awards, 2018’. She is a mentor on the LegalGeek Women in LawTech programme.
Managing Director, Netlaw Media
Leading a world class Events organisation Netlaw Media, Frances Anderson is an experienced Managing Director and Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry for the past 14 years.
Having started her own business at the age of 25, Frances is a strong business development professional with a BSc (Hons) focused in Business Management from Greenwich Management School. She is skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Event Management, and Executive Management.
With a passion for bringing the legal community together, educating the industry on new ways of thinking and driving change through the delivery of world class education. Frances is driven in encouraging the next generation into the opportunities available within legal technology for the betterment of the legal profession
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