Press time for the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) – an organization we are closely affiliated with in Hungary and across the Central Eastern Europe (CEE). In its latest issue released in February 2020, The Legal Technologist featured ELTA Board Members’ and Ambassadors’ (including InvestCEE founder & CEO Orsolya Szabó) perspective on legaltech with a look back at 2019 and a forecast for 2020 – meaningful insights from the various European jurisdictions. Here’s to another exciting year for the European legaltech scene!
Given ELTA relies on a strong network of influential legal tech pioneers from all over Europe and beyond, insights by the Board Members and Ambassadors provided a diverse perspective on the state of legaltech across the continent. Contributors from the ELTA network looked back at 2019 to analyse the takeaways and provided forecasts for 2020 for their respective jurisdictions.
The February 2020 issue of The Legal Technolgist features the legaltech perspective from Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and CEE, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The analysis and forecast featured in The Legal Technologist with respect to Hungary and the CEE region (page 15) referred back to the findings of the CEE LegalTech Report prepared by our team and released in November 2019. Last year, InvestCEE launched an independent research to determine and quantify the key players that enable digital transformation in the legal service industry across CEE. This report was the first study done by InvestCEE aimed to examine a new market carving out an innovative aspect of legal services, often referred to as newlaw.
The 2019 research showed the CEE legaltech market to be an early stage yet dynamically evolving sector. The following findings appeared as most prominent from our study:
By sourcing and learning to use the right tools, lawyers no longer need to search manually through contracts, case or matter files, and other legal or business databases for key information. Legaltech tools from CEE (and beyond) that help lawyers upskill and perform legal work better, faster and cheaper, will be particularly important not only to watch but also to implement going forward.
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