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Fuse

How do you create a culture of digital innovation?

We believe the first step is to admit that you don’t have all the answers. The second is to look in new places to find them.

It’s why we launched Fuse in 2017. Our tech innovation space is a place where A&O lawyers, clients and start-ups come together to explore, develop and test legal, regulatory and deal-related solutions.

As the only global law firm to embed such a space at the heart of the firm, A&O is firmly at the forefront of tech innovation – and uniquely placed to help its clients exploit digital solutions in their own legal functions.

Fuse acts as a remarkable radar. It helps us stay at the forefront of technology innovation, so we can spot the game-changing solutions that address our clients’ most pressing challenges.

Jonathan Brayne, Partner and Chair of Fuse

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Meet the Fuse entrepreneurs 

Apiax

A start-up which builds tools aiming to create machine-readable rules, thus enabling customers to access complex financial regulations on a digital basis.

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Avvoka

A digital platform offering end-to-end contract automation

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Define

A drafting tool which helps users to access defined terms and references in documents more easily, with the intention of speeding up the drafting process.

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HIGHQ

A platform which seeks to provide social collaboration, secure file sharing and project management with the aim of improving efficiency and productivity.

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Legatics

A company that transforms traditional legal processes into automated software.

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Nivaura

An automated cloud-based service for the issue and administration of financial instruments.

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Regnosys

A fintech company that delivers machine-executable regulatory compliance.

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Scissero

A legal AI platform that reads, drafts and marks up legal agreements on an automated basis.

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Our entrepreneurs in residence achieve extraordinary things in a very short space of time. We’re always on the lookout for the next innovative business with a brilliant idea.

Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse

How Fuse helps

Tech radar

Bringing early insight into those technologies likely to deliver the best value for our clients.

Global impact

Fuse pop-ups, eg in Singapore, New York and Paris, allow clients to experience emerging technologies first-hand.

Client-centric development

Facilitating dialogue between clients, A&O lawyers and technologists to better resolve common problems.

Accelerated deployment

Insights accumulated through Fuse enable the accelerated deployment of new legaltech.