How on earth is Elevate going to integrate all these companies that it has bought over the past few months? We’ll find out soon but in the mean time, here’s another one! The announcement came in today (25 January):
Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Cognatio Law, a Hong Kong-based flexible lawyering and legal consulting business serving in-house legal and compliance teams as well as law firms across Asia Pacific. Cognatio will integrate its operations into Elevate’s business, which provides consulting, technology, tech-enabled managed services and flexible lawyering support to the legal sector globally. This move expands Elevate’s reach and local expertise in Hong Kong and Singapore, building upon the company’s operations that already serve customers on four continents.
Cognatio joins a growing list of leading law companies acquired by Elevate in the past three months, including legal AI technology and consultancy LexPredict, contract lifecycle management (CLM) provider Sumati Group, UK NewLaw legal resourcing firm Halebury, and Yerra Solutions, a law company providing consulting, technology and managed services. Elevate’s global team of 1,200, fluent in over 20 languages, serves customers from locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
“Cognatio is a key element of our strategic growth plan,” explains Elevate CEO Lokendra Tomar. “Our customers tell us they want consulting, technology, and tech-enabled services from a single provider with a global footprint and deep experience in each regional market. Cognatio’s experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, especially with flexible lawyering, will enable us to better serve customers in Asia.”
Lesley Hobbs, Founder and CEO of Cognatio, says, “We are delighted to join Elevate. As the Hong Kong flexible legal services market continues to grow, we believe joining forces with a full-service global provider like Elevate is the best way to reach more in-house legal teams and law firms that need support on legal, compliance and risk matters, including global financial institutions and multi-nationals with operations across Asia Pacific.”