Are we a law firm?
Clearly no. Our services are ancillary to traditional legal advice.
Are we a funding platform?
No. We help connect LegalTech tools with end-users, but do not provide financial or investment advice.
Our LegalTech consulting team is a multidisciplinary task force. We help corporate legal departments and law firms in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) succeed on their digital transformation journey. Our mission is to guide legal teams to creatively use and make the most of legal technology. For this, we:
- help legal teams define, articulate and manage their legaltech strategy;
- enable preferential access to pilot and implement tools from our LegalTech Marketplace;
- offer workshops and roadmaps;
- help combine traditional and innovative legal solutions to enable increasingly value-added legal services; and
- team up with legal teams for strategic implementation projects.
dr. Orsolya Szabó
With 11+ yrs of BigLaw experience, in 2017 Orsolya founded InvestCEE and became a pioneer of LegalTech implementation across Central Eastern Europe (CEE). During her legal career as a transaction lawyer on cross-border M&A and private equity deals, Orsolya had gained a thorough understanding about how elite law firms operate and about corporate legal operations in a transaction context or business as usual. Her vision with InvestCEE was to establish a legal innovation ecosystem and enable corporate clients and law firms across CEE to optimize legal work processes. Orsolya is an ambassador for Hungary of the European Legal Tech Association and holds LegalTech training courses at the Budapest Institute of Banking.
For 15+ years Marie has been working in the field of innovation, business development and customer relations with professional service firms. She supports corporations and startups in their transformation strategy and its implementation. Bleu de Prusse, her service design boutique, focuses on a sustainable and profitable offering — over ‘innovation marketing’. Marie also serves as a board member within the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA). As 2017 ‘Fastcase 50’ she was recognized among the world’s leading innovators in law, and is one of the Women of Legal tech 2018 for the ‘DACH’ region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
Noémi Hofer is an experienced economist with legal specialization (including international tax expertise) who spent more than 20 years mainly in the C-suite of large Hungarian and multinational corporations. She has been involved in many company transformations, changes in corporate culture and attitude. In 2018, Noémi established her own financial advisory agency to share her vast knowledge and experience with small and medium-sized corporate clients. She is interested in innovative solutions at the intersection of business and law that make our life better both in commercial and private terms. In 2017, Forbes ranked Noémi among the 20 most influential Hungarian women in the Business category.
Chuck advises and builds business cases around legaltech software purchases. He is an expert in implementation, risk analysis, user-acceptance testing, and cost-benefit calculations. As an expert in metadata management, he helps legal teams mitigate data risks around document stores and workflows. In his 35+ year career Chuck has worked for and with all sorts of law firms from sole practitioner to global enterprise. He understands the practical needs of legal professional users and support staff, and the opportunities for IT departments to make a real difference for their end users. His motto: people first, then tech. Chuck’s consultancy Octantus Associates helps legal teams deliver higher quality client service more efficiently with improved business processes, working practices, and technology.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Róbert joined the InvestCEE team to explore using smart technology in legal and business context. He is particularly interested to see AI based technology enter the mainstream and is committed to help turn it for the benefit of humankind.
With a professional portfolio of online and offline graphic design and UI/UX design projects, Ferenc joined the InvestCEE team to explore the benefits of design thinking methodology in legal and business context. While service design (and specifically legal design) is becoming a trend in professional services, applying it in practice requires dedicated attention. In legal innovation context, Ferenc is leading projects that help visualize complex professional content and make tech-assisted legal services more user friendly.
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