LOD adds Innovation & Design offering in the UAE
The new division helps organisations succeed through delivering operational improvement, technology and change projects relating to legal, governance, risk and compliance.
LOD has announced the launch of their LOD Innovation & Design offering in the United Arab Emirates. The Innovation & Design Division was created following LOD’s acquisition of NewLaw business lexvoco in May this year. Lexvoco established itself as a high quality, trusted brand in the Asia Pacific market with an impressive track record of delivering innovative legal operations and legal-tech solutions to in-house counsel. Enhancing its capabilities in this area was a strategic priority for LOD.
The Division helps organisations succeed through delivering operational improvement, technology and change projects relating to legal, governance, risk and compliance.
Head of LOD Innovation & Design, Anthony Wright says, “With a lot of confusion and jargon in the market around legal operations and technology solutions, LOD Innovation & Design cuts through the noise to help GC’s and their teams articulate what their challenges are and then creates new ways to overcome them. We question current mindsets and encourage lawyers to think differently and not be shackled by the precedents, templates and processes that were created before.”
Anthony believes that for in-house lawyers, successful innovation combines strategy, commerce, documents, people, processes and technology to help in-house legal teams reach their potential.
“In doing so, we help teams and individuals succeed and achieve their goals” he says.
Brett Menadue, LOD’s Middle East managing director will be leading the I&D efforts in the UAE given his strong experience in legal operations and in-house leadership roles. Menadue says “We are very excited to have the LOD Innovation & Design offering in the UAE. The expertise that Anthony and his team bring will allow us to work more closely with our clients, in a strategic and holistic manner. It will also help create a more diverse spectrum of work for our lawyers and consultants. It complements our other service offerings to provide all-encompassing solutions.”
The launch coincides with Wright joining the LOD UAE team in hosting I&D client networking events in October and meeting with a number of clients to discuss their legal operations and legal technology requirements.
“The aim of these events is for regional and global legal heads to connect with one another, whilst learning more about the legal operations and legal tech solutions that LOD Innovation & Design covers” says Menadue.
LOD’s Innovation & Design Team includes some of the world’s best legal operations, technology and strategy experts, who have advised hundreds of leading businesses and government departments.