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.
This year, we had the largest number of applications, both for the LegalTech stream and via client nomination. The potential for the digital assets companies to be transformational is enormous and we are excited to work with them and our nominating clients. The LegalTech companies have been chosen with the assistance of partners across our global network and address pain points that we have identified. We have a great cohort of companies and we all - Fuse, the cohort, A&O lawyers and our clients - have an exciting year ahead.
Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse
Meet the Fuse entrepreneurs
Helps lawyers quickly draft capital markets disclosures and conduct associated due diligence processes by using advanced data analytics, computer vision, and natural language processing techniques, cutting down the time spent on manual and laborious tasks.
Helps internal legal teams objectively assess and simplify the language used in contracts and other legal documents. It helps create efficiencies in the contract drafting process and allows for standardisation of language and clauses.
Helps lawyers draft and negotiate any legal document, leveraging structured contract data to create better commercial outcomes by monitoring negotiation patterns and clause variations. The powerful no-code automation editor empowers more users to generate accurate documents at scale.
Helps financial institutions to create digital assets easily and securely through enterprise-grade tokenisation technology, allowing for an immutable and transferable proof of ownership, and to manage the token lifecycle with distribution and payment automation functionality.
Helps investors instantly trade bonds in both full and fractional sizes through their bank or broker via an exchange with transparent prices, enabled by blockchain technology.
Helps government agencies, financial institutions and cybersecurity companies to analyse blockchain data through its investigation, compliance, and market intelligence software. Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk.
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 companies to create freely transferable digital documents and assets. Enigio’s trace:original is a generic solution that can be used to securely transfer both value and data between any entity and/or organisation without the need for onboarding.
Helps lawyers turn conventional, natural language agreements into self-executing smart legal contracts.
Helps debt capital market participants to streamline the issuance and management of escrows and bonds. The platform connects participants, digitises deal management processes and enhances operations in a real-time, transparent environment.
Helps institutional investors to hold digital assets in a segregated and regulated environment by providing a custodial service solution built on institutional grade technology, which is supported by risk and compliance standards developed alongside a global investment bank.
Helps financial institutions and their clients to issue and instantly settle digital money using shared ledger payments technology.
Helps private equity investors, accountants and lawyers to close deals seamlessly and build a single source of truth for investment ownership, structures and cap tables across the investment lifecycle.
Helps deal teams accelerate the underwriting and closing process for real asset acquisitions and financings. Phosphor combines the financial model, legal documentation, and other key deal data into standardised building blocks on a common, synchronised platform. This enables deal teams and counsel to focus on the unique aspects of a transaction.
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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.
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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