IOANNIS MARTINIS

Lawyer and Head of Legal Tech at Coop Rechtsschutz AG. Head of Communication at YLEX AG. Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) on law in the digital age and director of studies in legal tech at the University of Applied Sciences Zurich (HWZ). Keynote speaker, editor, father, and founder of the Legal Tech Think Tank Ethorial. President of the Digital Minds Society and Vice President of the Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA). Ambassador for Switzerland of the European Legal Technologie Association. Passionate about law, technology, and innovation.

About Me

  • Degrees: lic. iur., MAS Digital Business
  • Current City: Zurich
  • Email: ioannis(AT)martinis.ch

The advancing digitalization enables new tools for legal practice. As a technology enthusiast and progressive lawyer, I want to shape the next generation of legal services and forge new paths for the law – our most important social institution. 

My Skills

Legal Tech100%
Artificial Intelligence95%
Legal Advice95%
Smart Contracts90%
Project Management90%

Work

  • MAY 2019

    President

    DIGITAL MINDS SOCIETY

    The Digital Minds Society is a Swiss association that aims to bring together people from the digital industry in Switzerland and promote exchange through social events. The society is also the official alumni organization of the Institute for Digital Business of the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ).

  • June 2019 - Present

    Director of Studies in Legal Tech

    HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich

    Participants of the CAS Legal Tech gain an in-depth insight into the digitalization of the legal industry in 18 course days. They will understand the impact of new technologies, the platform economy and changing customer behaviors on legal services. The aim of this practice-oriented course is to enable lawyers and paralegals, to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by digitalization of the legal industry and optimize their own business models.

  • May 2019 - Present

    Head of Legal Tech | Member of the Management

    COOP RECHTSSCHUTZ AG

    Legal Tech & Artificial Intelligence Projects. Digitalization Strategy & Business Development. Legal advice in the fields of contract, ICT and IP law. Key-Account and Legal Project Management.

  • Aug 2017 - Present

    Lecturer New Law & Legal Tech

    University of St. Gallen (HSG)

    Law in the digital age - How disruptive technologies are transforming the legal industry

  • September 2019 - Present

    Head of Communications | Member of the Management

    YLEX AG

    YLEX is an accessible and affordable place for professional legal support and legal advice. Legal services can be obtained on-site at the 4 YLEX stores in Zurich, Bern, St. Gallen and Winterthur, by phone or online at ylex.ch.

  • November 2019 - Present

    Ambassador for Switzerland

    European Legal Technology Association

    The ELTA Ambassadors are a group of handpicked well-connected legal tech pioneers from all over Europe and beyond, who act as “swinging doors” between their country or region and the international level of ELTA.

  • JUNE 2019 - Present

    Vice President | Co-Head Zurich Chapter

    SWISS LEGALTECH ASSOCIATION

    The Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA) is an independant association bringing together the Swiss legal technology community.

  • January 2020 - Present

    Head & Founder

    Ethorial | Legal Tech Think Tank

    Ethorial provides insight into current Legal Tech developments and supports you in sharpening your understanding of law and technology.

  • Aug 2017 - Present

    Lecturer CAS Disruptive Technologies & AI Management

    HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich

    Law in the digital age - How disruptive technologies are transforming the legal industry

  • June 2019 - Present

    Tutor | Digital Law Seminar

    HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich

    The practice-oriented seminar "Digital Law" promotes an intensive examination of the digitalisation of the legal sector.

  • April 2019

    Member of the Jury

    Digital Innovation of the Year Award Switzerland

    Digital Innovation Of The Year awards the most innovative digital project in Switzerland. Project managers from ICT vendors and users alike compete for the title with their best projects and products of the year.

  • Sep 2014 - April 2019

    Lawyer | Member of the Management

    Coop Rechtsschutz AG

    Artificial Intelligence Projects. Legal advice in the fields of contract, ICT and IP law. Key-Account and Legal Project Management. Digital Media and Corporate Publishing. Business Development.

  • Feb 2006 - Present

    Editor In Chief

    Elusive Magazine

    Elusive speaks about the poetry in moments, stories and ideas. A selection of contemporary art, architecture, photography, film and short stories aims to express this theme on Elusive Magazine.

  • May 2009 - Aug 2014

    Lawyer

    Coop Rechtsschutz AG

    Legal advice in the fields of contract, ICT and IP law. Digital Media and Corporate Publishing.

  • Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

    Co-Founder

    NOCA | Creative Agency

    Webdesign. Graphic design. Corporate identities. SEO workshops.

  • Jan 2000 - Nov 2008

    Founder & Managing Director

    Durchblick | Tutoring Institute

    Connecting tutors with students for one-on-one or small group tutoring.

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