Legal Technology Group
At Allen and Overy, we are determined to play a leading role in the digital transformation agenda – whether that’s championing technology adoption across our own firm, our clients’ businesses, or the wider legal industry.
Our Legal Technology Group helps keeps A&O at the forefront of this charge. It works with A&O lawyers in the development of smart technology applications to reimagine our lawyers’ day-to-day work, helping us streamline caseloads, improve collaboration and deliver a better service to clients.
The multi-disciplinary team also supports A&O, particularly our Markets Innovation Group, in the creation of new solutions for clients and in facilitating digital change across our client community. By blending human insight and leading technology, we help clients exploit the myriad opportunities that technology brings to their operations.
How our team helps your business
Store, share and review financial and compliance data in real-time
Find the needle in the haystack
Harness AI to review legal documents and extract data, at pace.
Smarter collaboration & negotiation
Improve transparency and productivity when working on deals and disputes.
Quicker legal drafting
Automate legal analysis and drafting and streamline your contract lifecycle. Reduce time, risk and costs.
Unearth better insights
Share, use and manage insights and knowledge efficiently and effectively.
The A&O difference
Access market-leading technology
Our strong relationships with leading tech providers allow us to deliver the best-available solutions to our clients. And if a tool does not yet exist, our technologists will create it.
Work with digital innovators
Our dedicated innovation team proactively engages A&O lawyers and clients to find solutions to old and new challenges.
Informing our clients
We are continually watching and monitoring the legal tech market to understand what's out there. We use this insight to inform our clients, saving time and providing options depending on their needs and sensitivities.
Work with experts at the cutting edge
We are committed to influencing digital change across the wider legal industry, using Fuse as our technology radar. We are working with the University of Oxford to explore the potential of AI in legal services – a project that will help transform the way lawyers are trained in the future.
Benefit from lawyer-centric design
Our technologists work closely with A&O lawyers and clients to make sure our solutions deliver lasting change. A&O takes the time to understand our clients’ systems and processes, so we can deliver tailored solutions to fit their needs.
Legal technology in action
Meeting a major client compliance challenge by developing our own technology solution.
Challenge: A global bank had to review millions of documents, to secure compliance with a major regulatory requirement.
Solution: After testing available technologies on a sample review, we found that accuracy and consistency levels were unsatisfactory, so we decided to develop our own solution, which achieved the required performance levels.
A major retail property company wanted to review contracts with its numerous tenants.
Challenge: A comparative review of over 80 commercial lease and service level agreements, most of them over 200 pages long.
Solution: We used artificial intelligence-based document review technology to carry out the comparison review much more quickly, as well as giving the client a much higher quality and more accurate report.