LONDON (15 January 2020) — Trevisan & Cuonzo, an Italian law firm with an international reputation for achievements in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, has chosen to adopt HighQ technology to improve internal and external collaboration and provide greater value to clients through improved delivery of legal services. The strategic relationship with HighQ will bring a customisable and diverse platform allowing the firm to remain competitive with both larger firms and boutiques.
“Our litigation practices have an outstanding reputation across many specific industry sectors, and we would like to become one of the strongest litigation boutiques in Europe,” said Gabriel Cuonzo, co-founder and managing partner of the firm. “The technology we are acquiring will be a great asset to our litigation departments and will improve our ability to serve our clients in the best possible way.”
Trevisan & Cuonzo experienced significant recent growth, doubling its income in the last five years. The firm’s work on high-profile litigation matters with international involvements led to a significant increase in the volume of documents, including those containing sensitive and confidential information, needed during the life cycle of a legal matter.
HighQ offers secure data management while providing transparency to the client during the process.
“We are dealing with an increasing volume of material from clients,” Cuonzo said. “When we incorporate this material into pleadings, the client wants control and access to all of the information. The idea of having strong data management and data security tools from HighQ is very attractive to us.
“We will be able to increase the security protecting our clients’ data in a user-friendly and practical technology platform.”
Trevisan & Cuonzo’s investment in HighQ underscores the firm’s commitment to handling all data in a controlled manner. As the firm continues its strategic growth plan, HighQ offers the ability for its attorneys to seamlessly and effectively integrate version control, digital rights management, advanced permissioning, approval workflow and more into its processes.
“We value the opportunity to work with forward-thinking firms such as Trevisan & Cuonzo,” said Stuart Barr, HighQ’s chief product & strategy officer. “The leaders at this firm have a clear vision for improving client service with the use of technology, and HighQ provides a platform with a diverse set of tools capable of addressing the unique needs of the firm.”
Trevisan & Cuonzo believes technology will become essential to client service in litigation, and the adoption of HighQ’s platform ensures the firm will remain on the leading edge as the legal industry continues to undergo digital transformation.
“Every euro spent on technology is extremely well spent, and the philosophy does not come from our clients,” Cuonzo said. “Clients are very happy with our current technology, but we aren’t and we want them to realize we can offer them more. This is driven internally to improve communication, with a focus on providing high-value service beneficial to clients. We have the opportunity to provide our clients with the best technology available and truly differentiate our firm from competitors of all sizes.”
According to Cuonzo, innovation will be key in maintaining a reputation as a leading litigation firm in Europe, with the firm looking to establish an identity as a “super boutique” — capable of providing the personal touch of a small firm but with the tools to remain competitive with Big Law.