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.
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.
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
Meet the Fuse entrepreneurs
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 lawyers to automate their expert knowledge by using their no-code building platform to build, manage and sell interactive applications, thus enabling them to digitise and scale their services.
Helps founders with many of the processes currently performed by lawyers, such as incorporating companies, drafting agreements, building capital tables and structuring data rooms.
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 to streamline the primary and secondary loan implementation process to make the syndicated loan market digitally native, thus driving significant operational savings.
Helps investors, developers, lenders and their professional advisors gain greater visibility into issues impacting value, liquidity and intended use of a real estate asset or portfolio by creating a universal risk rating system for property transactions.
Helps provide a real-time and fully transparent electronic proxy voting solution. The platform removes the need for manual and often paper-based processing which slows down the current system and makes it opaque. It also offers a shareholder disclosure platform, which automates shareholder ID requests in industry compliant formats without the need for any manual intervention.
Helps regulatory reporting teams with end-to-end auditability of their reporting process, by tying data from source systems back to the relevant rule book. It is enabled by Rosetta, the technology developed by REGnosys in open collaboration with industry participants and regulators to build a digital standard for trade processing.
Helps firms to assess risk faster, speed up their ready to trade process with accuracy and eliminate redundant or inefficient processes in booking, confirmation, and settlement. The platform organises data with an end-to-end workflow involving multiple stakeholders.
Helps businesses to achieve fast, confidential computing by using cryptography, consensus algorithms and specialist hardware to achieve end-to-end encryption and tamper-proofing of data at rest, in transit and in use.
Helps clients to automate the review and mark-up of routine legal contracts using AI. By extracting data, lawyers can better understand and harness the information in their contracts.
Helps lawyers to model complex legal structures and transactions more easily and visually. It enables static two dimensional diagrams to become dynamic, data-rich, information maps, which can be accessed and navigated by multiple stakeholders as part of a transaction.
Fuse, Allen & Overy’s collaborative tech innovation hub, is inviting companies to apply for a space in its fifth cohort.
Allen & Overy has provided legal expertise and knowledge to fintech company Nivaura, to help in the development of their new automation technology, Aurora.
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