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What role can technology play in helping legal collaborate more easily with other commercial teams? We catch up with Willem Wellinghoff, chief legal and compliance officer at Shieldpay, to find out. Hi 👋 who are you? My name’s Willem, I’m chief legal and compliance officer at Shieldpay.  Is it easy driving change within a traditional sector like legal?  It’s not easy. Thinking about the behavioural aspects, lawyers are risk-averse – trying to change their routines…
If contracts are the lifeblood of commerce, then it’s important to keep things flowing quickly – so what can you do to create contracts that people will be happy to sign? This is a chapter from our Modern Contract Handbook, featuring insights from expert authors on every stage of the contract process. Download the guide in full here. There are two main factors in contracts that create friction and get in the way of…
Tracking and acting on these metrics can make a massive difference not just to a legal team’s performance, but to the business itself. However, the uncomfortable truth is that most legal teams are a long way from building that sophisticated understanding of their data. Broadly speaking, the market divides into three. In the first group, some legal departments still think everything’s fine. They’re firm in their belief that they’re professionals, they know what they’re doing,…
Masabi had no centralized source of truth, with contracts stored across Google Drive. Find out how Juro empowered their contract process and offered rapid time-to-value.  Masabi has delivered groundbreaking public transport ticketing solutions in countries around the globe, including the first mobile ticketing applications for transport authorities in the UK, US and Australia. “For efficient legal operations it’s really important to establish a single source of truth: I’m very happy with the solution and with…
All the innovative new software in the world is useless to you if the fundamentals of your contract drafting aren’t in place. These six lessons can set you on the right track. This is a chapter from our Modern Contract Handbook, featuring insights from expert authors on every stage of the contract process. Download the guide in full here. 1. The legal industry has a problem. Contract language remains a huge problem – the…
Juro was nominated by the Financial Times Intelligent Business Awards for innovation in contracting, joining Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and the IACCM. Last week I woke up to an extremely pleasant surprise. Juro was nominated amongst the global top-ten for contracting, alongside decades-old giants like Thomson Reuters and Deloitte. You can read the list in full here. The FT Intelligent Business panel, comprising individuals from the FT, CLOC, Ashurst, Pinsent Masons, Orrick and RSG picked…
Open-source software presents a unique legal challenge – so how do commercial lawyers develop their technical skills in this landscape? We chat with Snyk’s general counsel to find out. Hi 👋 who are you?  My name’s Stephanie, I’m GC of Snyk. What does Snyk do? Snyk enables security and development teams to find and fix known vulnerabilities in their open-source. We’re a UK-headquartered late-stage startup with offices in Tel Aviv, Boston and Ottawa. Snyk recently…
How can a legal team make decisions that have a positive impact on other employees? Rohan Paramesh, Habito’s General Counsel, shares his insights. Hi Rohan! 👋 Welcome back! Thank you!  Now that you lead a team, how important is it for your team to add value to the business? I think it’s so important for a legal function to be consistently proactive, in the way we identify opportunities to make a positive impact. We often…
We all know legal issues can be difficult; with friction, bottlenecks and tricky regulatory issues slowing everything down. But does it have to be quite so difficult? Denis Potemkin is a consultant, legal innovation enthusiast and founder of majoto.io. An increasing number of us in the legal sector believe that many processes remain far more complicated than they need to be. Some complexity is unavoidable: laws regulate most things in our lives, and our…
eSignature has widespread adoption in businesses, enabling legal and commercial to agree terms without pen and paper. But what’s the current state of play regarding recognition of eSigning around the world?…