European Legal Technology Association elects new president and board

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On November 27, 2020, the members of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) elected a new board, the governing body of ELTA.

The new board consists of Holger Zscheyge (Russia) as next President of ELTA, Helena Hallgarn (Sweden) and Jeroen Zweers (The Netherlands) as Vice Presidents, Grégoire Miot (France), as Treasurer, Marisa Monteiro (Portugal), as well as Orsolya Görgényi (Hungary) and former President Tobias Heining (Germany) as co-opted board members. In accordance with ELTA’s bylaws, members elect a new board biennially during a general members meeting.

The new board extends its heartfelt gratitude to leaving board members – María Jesús González-Espejo and Hariolf Wenzler – for their dedication and hard work for the past years as vice president and president / treasurer and to the outgoing president Tobias Heining, who rejoined the board, for his leadership and strategic vision. A special thanks goes to Julia Brünjes, General Secretary of ELTA, for her tireless work at keeping the back office a well-oiled machinery.

«The members have elected a well-balanced board that considers both experience and continuity, local, cultural and gender diversity, as well as the need for renewal. Our new board is ready to lead ELTA during the upcoming two years in its development to the next level», commented Holger Zscheyge the election results.

«Since its foundation in 2016, ELTA has come a long way from an “atom model” organization, with a dense “Germanic” nucleus surrounded by a couple of international electron networks. Today it has reached a stable molecular international structure, held together by the firm bonds of a “good chemistry” between all stakeholders. Quite an achievement for a peer-to-peer network and a volunteer-led association. ELTA now has reached a level of size and complexity that demands the organisation to gradually build a crystalline matrix-like structure and strengthen the organisation’s presence and position. I would like to congratulate Holger Zscheyge as new President, wishing him and the new board members all the best for taking ELTA to the next level looking very much forward to our collaboration», says former President Tobias Heining.

ELTA will continue to develop into the go-to authority for European legal technology and innovation for all stakeholders of the legal technology ecosystem and build a strong community of like-minded enthusiasts that strive to push the legal industry into the 21 century. Everyone is welcome to join the association in this effort.

Major initiatives for the next two years:

  • Phase 2 of the European Legal Tech Survey
  • ELTA Conference 2021 & 2022
  • Implementing a new platform to strengthen the exchange between members

About ELTA:

Our main objective is to strengthen legal technology (Legal Tech) at a European level. The Association is actively involved in social and political debate in order to speak up for the concerns and interests of our members and to strengthen the position of legal technology in the European legal market. In so doing, we address topics that are relevant for the use and continuous development of legal technology, develop specific proposals, and advocates these vis-á-vis the political sphere, business, media and society.

The Association promotes science and research, as well as European and international communication in the legal technology field and its neighboring disciplines. With this in mind, we encourage a dialogue between legal technology users and developers. ELTA regularly informs its members about important and current topics, trends and developments. In addition, there are regular in-person and online events designed to promote networking at a European level between all those who share an interest in legal technology.


Holger Zscheyge, President of ELTA

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