Reynen Court appoints Lang as president and COO and Bonebakker as CCSO

We speak to Christian Lang about the new role and opportunities now to bring buyers and sellers of legal technology closer together.

Reynen Court has appointed Christian Lang as president and chief operating officer as it looks to take a more active, matchmaker role in bringing vendors and buyers of legal technology together. Lodewijk Bonebakker, currently head of operations and security, has been elevated to chief compliance and security officer.

The new COO role means that Lang, who was previously head of strategy, will assume oversight of the teams building relationships with all platform users. Plans are underway, for example, to involve relevant law firms on the development plans of companies in the Reynen Court platform.

Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Lang said: “The most significant part of this new role is that I’ll be consolidating relationship management under one cohesive structure. We have learned that creating those tight links and feedback loops is critical. We know what the buyer cares about and what the seller needs, and bringing those constituencies together is incredibly powerful.”

He added: “We’re taking all the friction in the process out. The platform is maturing and we’re delivering on the promise to let the marketplace take over. We can play matchmaker as the platform starts to work on its own. It’s about cultivating the marketplace and letting it bloom and grow.”

Reynen Court is one of the few organisations to work with law firms, vendors and corporate counsel. On top of its law firm buyers and software sellers it has a consortium of around 20 corporate law departments including Barclays, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Cisco and Intel.

Commenting on Lang’s new role, Paul Greenwood, CIO of Clifford Chance, a user and investor in the platform, said: “From our perspective as customer, board member and shareholder it has been great to see Christian perform so effectively with both legal organizations and application vendors. We can see he has the skills and energy to further drive platform utilization by bringing more legal organizations and vendors onto the platform while facilitating matches between the buyers and sellers of legal technology.”

Bonebakker will be charged with maturing the company’s compliance policies and capabilities. “In just a few short years Reynen Court has gained strong traction with some of the most demanding legal organizations, and a good share of the credit for that accomplishment lies with Bones,” commented Rene Mendoza, CIO at Latham & Watkins, another customer and shareholder.  “We support fully the company’s doubling down on its security and compliance capabilities by focusing Bones’ time and talents on this important aspect of the business.”

Reynen Court recently launched an online public stock offering to raise growth capital, which high net worth individual investors are able to participate in. To date the platform has raised $23.1m across five funding rounds, according to Crunchbase data.

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