Legal technology lab opened to develop digital solutions with clients
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) officially opened its first “Freshfields Lab” today in Berlin. The global law Firm is working collaboratively with clients in the space to develop technology-based solutions that tackle the challenges and opportunities stemming from digitization across the legal sector and clients’ own industry sectors. Based in Berlin’s community of innovators known as the Factory Berlin, this is the first location for the Firm’s global Lab offering. Other locations are planned.
Today’s mass claims litigation, global investigations, cyber risk, and complex competition issues mean that clients need a combination of sophisticated legal advice and bespoke technology-based solutions. At the Lab, Freshfields combines its world-class legal advice and technical expertise to improve its unique approach to the client experience.
The activities in the legal technology lab are led by multidisciplinary teams, including Freshfields lawyers, client representatives in related roles, as well as external digital experts, software providers, and academics. A number of Freshfields’ lawyers split their time between working on Lab projects and traditional client work, thus embedding the Lab approach across the Firm.
The Lab is led by Freshfields Counsel Gerrit Beckhaus and Felix Netzer as well as Chief Legal Innovation officer Isabel Parker.
Source: Freshfields news