In-house Lawyers Congress 2016: The Quality Group establishes Business Process Management (BPM) in the legal department

(Böblingen) From the 27th to 29th January 2016, the fifth In-house Lawyers Congress (UJK) took place in Berlin. The Quality Group took part in the event as a Gold Partner, contributing specialist presentations and an exhibition presence. Over 400 participants gained valuable insights into current topics with which in-house lawyers are often confronted today. Steffen Schaar, a member of the Board of Directors, was delighted that The Quality Group was once again present, as a valuable and highly competent consultant for the in-house lawyers.

In more than 70 informative conversations, the experts from The Quality Group were able to apply their specialist knowledge, providing ideas for solutions and practical tips.

As part of a breakout session about use of technology in legal departments, a joint presentation was delivered by Dr Stefan Fandel, Head of Group Legal Services at Merck KGaA, and Steffen Schaar, on the subject of "Lasting company compliance secured through clearance and approval processes in contract management". They explained how to master procedural organisation as a strategic challenge in relation to contracts, as well as how Business Process Management (BPM) can be used as a powerful tool in respect of quality in organizations.

In the presentation to the legal experts, Mr Schaar emphasised that, "One of the most important factors in successfully putting Business Process Management (BPM) into practice is clearly setting out the clearance and approval processes within the organization and, thereby successfully anchoring it into the minds of the employees!" The positive response that the presentation received, said Mr Schaar, showed that Business Process Management is an important subject for the future of every legal department. It also demonstrates that The Quality Group's considerable experience in this subject field has led it to be well established, as a consultant, as well as a solution provider. The presentation slides are available by contacting Steffen Schaar directly at steffen.schaarnoSpam@tqg.de.