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.
The CoE supports Deloitte Legal’s global network of legal practices in the areas of business development, service delivery and legal technology.
Deloitte says that the new collaboration with UiPath – “among the first examples of how the Deloitte Legal CoE is expanding its legal technology capabilities” – will see it design, develop and implement “cutting edge Robotic and Cognitive Automation (RCA) solutions for clients around the world.”
“This Deloitte Legal CoE and the UiPath collaboration aims to help legal professionals leverage technology to increase efficiencies and navigate a rapidly transforming legal industry,” a release out today (25 April) says, adding: “Traditionally seen as the enterprise’s lawyer-in-chief, general counsel and the teams they oversee, are now expected to perform a much broader role as a partner to the rest of the organization and a trusted adviser to senior management. At the same time the legal function is under pressure to cope with an expanding set of regulations, heightened public scrutiny, and business models which are adapting to digital and other opportunities, creating an increased and more global need to manage legal risk.”
“Making better use of advanced technologies will be crucial as increased demands are placed on the legal function,” says Piet Hein Meeter, Deloitte Global managing director, Deloitte Legal.
The first solution co-developed by Deloitte Legal and UiPath will search public records such as a securities register, which are frequently accessed in due diligence exercises.