Through its consultancy work, Transform Data has an impressive client base including general counsel within major financial and pharmaceutical institutions as well as law firms. The partnership, designed to accelerate Neota’s expansion into Europe, will combine Transform Data’s track record in implementing document, matter and case management solutions with Neota Logic’s artificial intelligence platform. The focus will be on delivering innovative legal and compliance solutions to general counsel and their legal advisors.
Richard Seabrook, European Managing Director of New York-headquartered Neota Logic (pictured), said: “Transform Data are a genuine set of innovators and go-getters with huge credibility in the legal sector and relationships with GCs within corporates including the big banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as with law firms.
“They work with friends of ours such as HighQ and they work with law firms that implement these sorts of technologies, so we are adding our technology to that pool.”
In August last year, Rob Kubben joined Transform Data as managing partner. Kubben started his career in IT at IRIS Netherlands, where he gained experience in a number of roles over a period of almost 10 years. His final position was a senior iManage WorkSite consultant, implementing document and matter management solutions at law and accountancy firms throughout Europe.
Kubben said: “We look forward to working with Neota Logic given their excellent reputation in the legal sector in the US. And we feel their solutions are highly applicable for organisations in the European region.”
The announcement follows the news in July last year that DocsCorp had formed a partnership with Transform Data to support its growth in Benelux and neighbouring regions.
Neota Logic, meanwhile, has been making headway and headlines with firms including Norton Rose Fulbright, where legal technology innovation architect Ryan McClead has elevated the expert systems software platform from a proof of concept phase to using its apps within the business, including into a potentially revenue generating compliance tool.
Neota Logic’s no-code approach allows non-programmers to develop, test, and implement applications. It applies its hybrid reasoning platform, which combines expert systems and other reasoning techniques, including on-demand NLP and machine learning, to provide fact- and context-specific answers to legal, compliance, and policy questions.
Seabrook added: “I’m hoping that Transform Data will start experimenting with clients to create a solution that is scaleable within the industry. The industry is missing companies with the time to build a solution that can be used not just for one client but offered as a bundle and these guys seem to operate more in that space.”
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