Hi and welcome to the July/August Orange Rag, where if you need proof that the summer is no longer the sleepy season, you need look no further.
The top stories include our exclusive that Australian-headquartered legal integration platform Syncly has closed a seed funding round led by Stuart Barr – formerly chief product and strategy officer of HighQ. Plus, some handpicked stories from the month, including the waves being created by Microsoft Copilot’s pricing announcement, and some of the recent reaction to that.
There are 17 legal technology wins and deals from across the globe in this newsletter, including the acquisition by eDiscovery vendor Consilio of UK-headquartered flexible legal services provider Lawyers On Demand (LOD) and SYKE; Renovus Capital Partners’ acquisition of Keesal Propulsion Labs; and funding rounds from DraftWise, BriefCatch and Nextpoint.
Our product launch section is well worth a look – it includes a mention of Dentons’ new private ChatGPT tool fleetai (we will bring you a more in-depth interview with UK head of innovation Joe Cohen on the Legal IT Insider website this week, including finding out why he says fleetai is Dentons’ alternative to Microsoft Copilot – sign up here to get our email bulletins).
And we have a dozen big mover and shaker announcements, including many in the knowledge sector, where both Meredith Williams-Range and Glenn LaForce from Shearman & Sterling, which is set to merge with Allen & Overy, have found senior roles at different firms.
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