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These innovations can benefit in-house legal teams and law firms alike

Brightflag’s Sinéad Kenny and Venturis Consulting’s Gerard Neiditsch discuss their practical insights on how corporate legal teams can enhance collaboration with their law firms while rationalising external legal spend. A journey through 5 maturity stages to make AI work for lawyers and legal operations specialists alike.

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Effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the legal sector in the Netherlands

Last week, Martijn Lesterhuis and Gerard Tanja published an article in the Dutch Financial Times/The Lawyer about the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the legal sector in the Netherlands in the short, medium and longer term and how law firms should prepare. This crisis is different from the financial and eurozone crisis and law […]

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Thinking the Future of Law Firms

“We were so successful for so long that we could never see another point of view. And when the market shifted, we almost went out of business.“ [1], Sam Palmisano, 2004, the then CEO of IBM Those who think about the future all too often fall into the trap of extrapolating the present in a […]

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Legal Project Management is a must-have in lawyers’ toolboxes

The economic recession following the COVID-19 pandemia is reinforcing the already visible, underlying trends in the legal industry: Clients require lower and more predictable legal costs and greater transparency from their external advisors. Talents want to have a reasonable work—life-balance; remote- and hybrid working arrangements are here to stay. Digitization of legal services requires sound work processes and good workflow management. Legal Project Management (LPM) is the key to […]

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Webinar 24th of June: Make transparent legal spend data work

More transparent financial data is changing how the legal ecosystem interacts. Don’t miss an interactive session with Gerard Neiditsch of Venturis Consulting and Sinead Kenny of Brightflag. They will discuss how in-house teams are beginning to rethink their engagement models with law firms, and the structure of their teams, to maximise the value they receive […]

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Interview: New technologies at corporate legal departments to drive change at law firms

In a post-CoVid world, corporate legal departments regularly drive changes that materially affect law firms. Gerard Neiditsch, our specialist for digitization, describes in an interview with Curt Meltzer, Litera TV, technological trends on the in-house side, that will change the allocation and pricing of mandates in the near term. One of these changes will create […]

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Corona – the medium-term measures

Politicians and the business community are taking first steps towards easing the restrictions on public life and social interaction. With today’s article on medium-term measures, we focus on the time when these restrictions will have largely disappeared, at least domestically. The mind-set of the future is being determined now. In the medium term, it is […]

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Sign in: Virtual Brown Bag Lunch – Managing Virtual Teams in Law Firms

Our discussions with law firms over the last few weeks have shown that partners and matter managers face particular challenges when managing and communicating with virtual teams. Some firms lack appropriate tools; in other situations, partners and managers of legal projects are less familiar with available methods and best practices. This can lead to misunderstandings and nervousness in their teams and […]

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Venturis Consulting Group strengthens its presence in Europe: Gerard Neiditsch, former CIO at Allens, King & Wood Mallesons, joins as consultant

Venturis Consulting Group strengthens its presence in Europe: Gerard Neiditsch, former CIO at Allens, King & Wood Mallesons, Global Head of Applications at Norton Rose Fulbright and currently with the University of St. Gallen, joins as consultant. Venturis Consulting Group, the preeminent European law firm and inhouse legal strategy consulting firm, will further strengthen its presence in Europe with Gerard Neiditsch. Gerard has been a CIO with firms like Blake Dawson (now Ashurst), Mallesons (now King & Wood Mallesons), Norton Rose Fulbright and Allens (Linklaters Alliance) and […]

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How Law Firms Can Prepare for the Future – a Leadership Roadmap

Flexibility and responsiveness are currently crucial for every law firm. Many firms have responded with cash management and cost-cutting measures. Projects have been put on hold, partner drawings and bonus payments suspended.  Although the future is difficult to predict we do believe that, for the medium term, firms have to undertake a brutally honest analysis […]

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