BCLP to test, develop and deploy Orbital Copilot across its UK and US real estate practices

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has partnered with proptech and legaltech startup Orbital Witness to test, develop and deploy its generative AI solution Orbital Copilot across BCLP’s U.K. and U.S. real estate practices.

Orbital Copilot is a real estate-sector-specific AI assistant capable of analysing and reporting on real estate documents. BLCP plans to use it for reporting on complex commercial leases, providing accelerated insights to their clients.

Samant Narula, BCLP’s U.K. head of real estate, said: “BCLP was an early adopter of Orbital Witness’ products, and we are thrilled to collaborate with the company on an AI solution that will provide marked benefits to our clients by accelerating lease reporting and enhancing real estate due diligence. We’re also excited to see so many of our lawyers deeply engaged in the development of leading-edge technology and experiencing the potential of generative AI firsthand.”

Through a series of workshops and user experience sessions, BCLP lawyers in the U.K. and U.S. will work with Orbital Witness to test Orbital Copilot across different transaction types and jurisdictions to push this technology to the next level.

Andrew Thompson, chief technology officer at Orbital Witness, said: “A key part of our strategy with Orbital Copilot is to develop real estate-domain-specific AI that enables us to deliver solutions for property professionals that are incomparable in terms of capability, quality and reliability. This collaboration and pilot program with BCLP allows us to demonstrate and test that value at a firm that shares our ambitions and vision for this technology.”

Orbital Witness this year announced a £7.5m Series A funding round, using the investment to expand its reach outside of the commercial real estate market and into residential conveyancing.