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Neota and LawGeex pair up to automate third party NDA approval process

In a great example of vendor collaboration, Neota Logic and LawGeex have paired up to offer clients an automated third party NDA approval process in a move that is expected to be widened to cover a number of different contractual scenarios.


Raft of vendors qualify for Singapore’s $3.68m Tech-celerate for Law scheme

Litera Microsystems has been chosen as one of Singapore’s Tech-celerate for Law pre-approved vendors, with others including Contract Express and NetDocuments.



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Wolters Kluwer faces social media backlash as malware incident sees it go offline

Legal and accountancy publishing and software provider Wolters Kluwer is facing a social media backlash over its perceived failure to communicate with customers after suffering a malware incident that has seen it take its platform offline.


HFW overhaul continues with appointment of first innovation partner

We speak to HFW’s managing partner, Jeremy Shebson, about the changes at the UK top 30 firm as it creates its first innovation committee.


Carey Olsen ‘on the Peppermint journey’ after successful CRM rollout

Carey Olsen says that it is ‘on the start of the Peppermint journey’ including looking at Peppermint’s practice management system and other offerings after a successful business development CRM solution implementation across its nine offices.


A cool mil: Legaltech startups Josef and rfrnz raise seven figure seed financing

Melbourne-based legal tech start-up Josef has closed a $1m funding round. The seed investment was made by venture capital firm Jelix and angel investors including Kara Frederick, managing director of Tiger Financial Group and Ben Armstrong, previously a principal at Telstra Ventures. It comes as German AI driven legaltech start-up rfrnz has also received a seven-figure funding round.


F-LEX hires Sophie Gould as head of L&D

Legal technology provider, F-LEX has strengthened its management team with the appointment of well-known LexisNexis leader Sophie Gould as its new head of learning and development.



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Am Law 50 firm Wilson Sonsini swaps out iManage for NetDocuments

Am Law top 50 law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati has swapped out its iManage document management system for NetDocuments, led by chief information officer Michael Lucas, who led the same move while at Akin Gump.


MDR LAB: The latest cohort is in

Who needs The Apprentice: six early stage companies, ranging from concept through to early revenue-stage, have joined the 10-week MDR LAB programme to work alongside Mishcon de Reya lawyers and other business experts from inside and outside of the firm.


Breaking news: Hg acquires Litera Microsystems

Hg has acquired Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management after a three-year period in which Litera is said to have tripled its revenue.


Phoenix grows up: A look at its marriage to Morae

For iManage, knowing that its biggest implementation partner was up for sale must have been an unnerving experience and it’s no wonder that Phoenix Business Solutions’ founder and CEO Mat Crocker tells us that he regarded the company’s acquisition this week by Morae Global Corporation as a marriage that needed iManage’s blessing. We speak to Crocker and Morae’s founder and CEO Shahzad Bashir about the union.



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Kofax and Workshare to offer comparison and PDF products in joint solution

In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax’s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. 


Movers & Shakers: Clare Chalkley joins Integreon from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance litigation support manager Clare Chalkley has joined Integreon as a senior director – legal services focusing on litigation support services and document review for law firms and corporate legal department clients.


Tikit launches independent product advisory board led by Janet Day

Tikit is launching an independent product advisory board headed by legal IT veteran Janet Day to help inform its IT strategy going forward, we can reveal.


The April 2019 Legal IT Insider Newsletter – issue #322 – is out now

Welcome to the April edition of the Orange Rag – yes, we know it’s the 1st May but you are such fantastic people we thought we’d let you have the Easter holiday week off!


Ascertus appoints Andrew Payne as head of professional services

Ascertus Limited has appointed former NetDocuments senior director for EMEA, Andrew Payne, as its head of professional services to lead the company’s project management and consulting teams as well as drive technical engagement across Ascertus’ product portfolio.


BCLP talks Kira: Adoption, value, and the roll out to high volume work

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced yesterday (25 April) that it is embedding Kira Systems’ data extraction tool within its high-volume work streams globally, but what does that mean? We asked innovation solutions director (EMEA) Nick Pryor how Kira is being used already in the firm, what adoption is like, and how use of the technology is being extended.


No surprise as Microsoft Office 365 commercial revenue jumps by 30%

Microsoft’s stock market value yesterday (25 April) briefly topped $1trillion driven by higher than expected cloud revenue growth. Office 365 commercial revenue was up by 30% as the Washington-headquartered tech giant continues to drive users towards cloud adoption.


Deloitte Legal collaborates with UiPath as Bucharest touted to become low cost legal tech hub

Deloitte Legal has begun to collaborate with New York-headquartered robotic process automation provider UiPath out of its Bucharest-based Center of Excellence (CoE), which looks set to become a hub for Deloitte’s legal technology activity.


UnitedLex appoints unicorn boss Rodney Rogers as chairman

In a shot across the bows of its competitors, UnitedLex has appointed serial ‘unicorn’ entrepreneur Rodney Rogers as chairman of its board of directors. Rogers most recently led Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company he co-founded in 2009 that was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2015 for $1.2 billion.


Contract management: Conga launches AI Analyze

Having announced towards the end of 2018 that it will turn to a wide combination of AI technology to make document and contract automation more efficient, Conga today (23 April) announced the release of Conga AI Analyze to unlock business insights from digital documents and contracts.


The 2019 LawWithoutWalls winners in full!

Congratulations to all of the winners of LawWithoutWalls, which took place before the Easter break, bringing together an impressive array of leading lawyers, business professionals, students and venture capitalists from around the world.


Facebook appoints Jennifer Newstead as general counsel

In what is undoubtedly one of the toughest general counsel roles going at the moment, US Department of State legal adviser Jennifer Newstead is to join tech giant Facebook as general counsel, overseeing the company’s global legal functions.




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