At Fuse we fuel a culture of digital innovation in the legal sector.
We identify best-in-class technologies, provide experiential learning opportunities and promote technology adoption, by bringing together A&O lawyers and clients with our resident cutting-edge tech providers.
Our hub provides a collaborative space where teams can experiment with, develop and test legal, regulatory and deal-related solutions.
The quality of applications is a clear sign that we remain attractive to the LegalTech ecosystem. I was particularly impressed by the novelty of approach of some teams. This clearly demonstrates that the legal sector remains ripe for disruptive transformation and that Fuse serves as a key focal point to uncover and support these exciting new technologies.
Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse
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Helps lawyers to template, negotiate, approve, sign and analyse contracts by increasing access to automation by removing the need to “code” to automate. By storing contracts in a structured format, negotiation patterns, clause variations and commercial terms can be monitored to increase visibility across document portfolios.
Helps companies to gather, manage and exchange KYC documentation via a collaborative portal.
Helps SMEs to improve their cash flow by providing access to a blockchain-based global invoice exchange and marketplace, which reduces obstacles in sending, paying and selling invoices.
Helps regulated institutions by using AI to capture, track and analyse complex, multijurisdictional and multilingual regulatory data.
Helps lawyers to more easily access defined terms and references in documents by providing a 360 degree ‘one click’ solution to drafting and reviewing documents.
Helps lawyers to draft new contracts, quickly find relevant precedents and manage preferred clauses and defined terms, all within Microsoft Word.
Helps dispute resolution teams to perform risk-value assessments by utilising decision theory. It clearly shows the risks and rewards of legal proceedings compared with a negotiated settlement.
Helps litigation and arbitration teams to collaborate on matters via use of a centralised platform.
Helps institutions quickly to build, customise and integrate software and technology platforms using low code software.
Helps lawyers by simplifying the process for achieving continuous compliance with ESG and sustainability regulatory disclosure requirements.
Helps claimants and their lawyers automate housing disrepair claims, improving resolution outcomes and allowing timely and effective client support. Automation provides increased access to legal aid and allows lawyers to increase capacity and focus on high complexity cases.
Helps legal and business teams extract and use the data contained in contracts using automated data extraction software and by linking the underlying contracts with the processes and systems driven by it.
Helps lawyers draft documents in a collaborative manner by supporting simultaneous co-authoring and transparent version control. Its software can be integrated directly into Microsoft Word or accessed via a web interface.
Helps law firms and companies to track access to and protect unstructured data, using encryption software.
Helps lawyers and issuers automate manual and repetitive tasks involved in issuing and maintaining securities. Its collaboration suite includes tools to assist with verification management and regulatory checklisting.
Helps investors to meet specific decarbonisation objectives by integrating the global finance industry directly with carbon markets. Its specialist carbon investment products and data allows both financial returns and positive environmental impact.
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How Fuse makes a difference
Experience emerging technologies first-hand
Fuse is a learning lab where we organise demonstrations, trials, events and seminars, allowing clients to see technologies for themselves and discuss possible applications for their business.
Setting our ambition
By seeking out and supporting best-in-class technologies, even those at a very early stage, we demonstrate our commitment to investing in the future.
Enabling A&O lawyers to select and use LegalTech with confidence
Fuse supports our lawyers in always looking for opportunities to deliver our projects and advice efficiently by selecting and deploying appropriate LegalTech to greatest effect.
Gain early insight through our technology radar
Through Fuse and our LegalTech team, we are continually watching and monitoring the market to understand what’s out there. We use this insight and our strong supplier relationships to inform our clients, saving time and providing recommendations depending on their specific needs and sensitivities.
Putting lawyers at the heart of product development
Through Fuse we enable our clients, and A&O lawyers, to co-develop ideas with some of the brightest and most promising entrepreneurs in this area, ensuring the development of practical solutions.
Podcast: A global perspective on accelerating decarbonisation through infrastructure and carbon markets
David Lee, partner and head of the global infrastructure group, senior associate Victoria White, and Phil Beattie, head of strategic relationships at SparkChange, join Brenna Speiser, senior manager at Fuse, A&O’s tech innovation hub, to discuss how investment in infrastructure and carbon markets (mandatory and voluntary) can work together to drive decarbonisation.
A&O expands tech innovation cohort to drive digital transformation
Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation hub, is opening applications for its sixth cohort of technology companies. This year, there will be two streams - one selected via open application, and the other via direct nomination from a select group of clients.Read more