LONDON- LAWFUEL – Law News Network -DataCert, Inc., the leading pr…

LONDON- LAWFUEL – Law News Network -DataCert, Inc., the leading provider of electronic invoicing and legal spend management solutions, today announced that more than 250 in-house counsel attended the 13th European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) annual conference held in Berlin, Germany, on the 9th and 10th of November. The conference, organised by the Company Lawyers’ Section of the German Bar Association, was held in German and English.

Counsel from throughout Europe gathered to listen to keynote speakers including:

RA Hans-Peter Benckendorff, M.A. Senior Counsel of Deutsche Bank AG and President of the Company Lawyers’ Section of the German Law Society;
Dr. Roland Hartwig, General Counsel, Bayer AG; and
Pierre Delsaux, Head of Unit, Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission.
The conference addressed a wide range of topics relevant to Germany and the European Union such as law department management, legal technology and new developments in European corporate law.

“DataCert is committed to the ongoing development of legal technology education and the exchange of best practices,” commented Jerome Raguin, DataCert’s regional sales manager, Europe. “In addition to DataCert’s own European seminar series which addresses electronic invoicing and legal spend management, DataCert considers it a privilege to sponsor events such as the ECLA because it fosters the exchange of peer feedback and reviews.”

“ECLA and the Company Lawyers’ Section are grateful for DataCert’s continued support,” stated Dr. Peter Kriependorf, executive board member of the Company Lawyers’ Section of the German Bar Association. “All participants have taken a keen interest in DataCert’s eye-catching presentation and interactive, hands-on instruction on technology-based solutions, which offer great potential in assisting our members in their organizations.”

DataCert will continue its support of in-house counsel professional development with the sponsorship of Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel E-symposium and the Legal Week Awards 2006. For more information, visit

About ECLA

The European Company Lawyers Association represents more than 20,000 company lawyers in 17 countries. During the past 20 years, ECLA has gained recognition as the leading European representative of European company lawyer associations and their individual members. ECLA was created in 1983 and is an international non-profit association governed by Belgian law. For more information, visit

About AIMS

Advanced Invoice Management System (AIMS) is DataCert’s web-based application that facilitates the approval and payment of electronic invoices between law firms and vendors and corporate law departments. Its primary purpose is to help managers control and manage internal work as well as proactively analyse corporate legal spend. Using AIMS, legal invoices are validated against established matter or project guidelines and routed, adjusted and approved for payment. Upon completion, invoices are posted in an internal or accounts payable system.

About DataCert

DataCert, Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing supplier of electronic invoicing and corporate legal spend management solutions. DataCert’s products and services provide a substantial return on investment to corporations looking to better manage internal work and reduce outside legal spend. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with a European office in London, DataCert has more than 7,200 customers in 110 countries including 43 of the Fortune® Global 500. DataCert processes in excess of $9 billion of electronic invoicing data on an annualised basis. Visit DataCert at for more information.

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