Deloitte Legal expands its Center of Excellence and teams with UiPath to drive technology innovation
- Deloitte Legal announces the expansion of its Center of Excellence to focus on legal technology, starting with a teaming arrangement with UiPath to provide legal automation solutions to the marketplace
- Marking one of the first teaming agreements between a global legal player and a tech company in the RPA space, Deloitte Legal and UiPath are working together to develop and implement cutting edge automation solutions
- Among the first areas of focus in the marketplace will be a robotic automation solution to drive greater efficiencies for due diligence exercises
Bucharest, 25 April 2019 – Today Deloitte Central Europe is announcing the expansion of Deloitte Legal’s Center of Excellence (CoE), based in Bucharest, to support clients and Deloitte Legal professionals around the world in delivering innovative legal technology solutions.
The Deloitte Legal CoE supports Deloitte Legal’s global network of legal practices in the areas of business development, service delivery and legal technology. It enables knowledge-sharing across the business and the ability to leverage technology to deliver seamless, integrated, cross-border services for multinational clients.
Among the first examples of how the Deloitte Legal CoE is expanding its legal technology capabilities is this teaming arrangement with UiPath, a global leader in robotic process automation (RPA). Together both organizations will assist clients to design, develop, and implement cutting edge Robotic and Cognitive Automation (RCA) solutions.
This Deloitte Legal CoE and the UiPath teaming agreement aims to help legal professionals leverage technology to increase efficiencies and navigate a rapidly transforming legal industry. Traditionally seen as the enterprise’s lawyer-in-chief, general counsels (GCs), and the teams they oversee, are now expected to perform a much broader role as a partner to the rest of the organization and a trusted adviser to senior management. At the same time the legal function is under pressure to cope with an expanding set of regulations, heightened public scrutiny, and business models which are adapting to digital and other opportunities, creating an increased and more global need to manage legal risk.
“Making better use of advanced technologies will be crucial as increased demands are placed on the legal function,” says Piet Hein Meeter, Deloitte Global managing director, Deloitte Legal. “Together, Deloitte Legal and UiPath will provide automation solutions to enable organizations to maximize efficiency, reduce cost, and free lawyers’ time to work more closely with the organization as a trusted business partner.”
“Legal departments and law firms are in the unique position to take RPA to the next level in its evolution by designing innovative legal processes that are far more complex than simple repetitive tasks. UiPath’s Legal Automation Program is first of a kind in the RPA space and is a testament to the unforeseen opportunities RPA can have. Automating legal, compliance and other regulatory mandatory processes will impact the way we think about compliance with law and will shift the perception that legal compliance delays business opportunities and instead is actually driving them,” says Vasile Tiple, UiPath Deputy General Counsel. “The foundation of our Legal Automation Program is UiPath’s Automation First principle and its own legal robots that already execute several critical legal and compliance processes for the company with an awesome efficiency, accuracy and speed.”
The teaming arrangement brings together Deloitte Legal’s global scale and its technology, legal, and process experience with the capability, agility, and scalability advantages inherent in the UiPath Robotic Process Automation platform. Together Deloitte Legal and UiPath will create a number of solutions which address specific client pain points, rethink legal processes, and drive greater efficiencies by automating repetitive tasks and freeing up creativity. The solutions will be delivered through Deloitte Legal’s CoE and through Deloitte’s existing RCA capabilities, including the Deloitte Robotics Center of Excellence in Spain.
Robotics in the legal industry can, for example, search public records such as a securities register, which are frequently accessed in due diligence exercises. This has the potential to drive greater efficiencies.
The business impact of this technology is profound as organizations cut the costs of routine work, increase quality and consistency, improve risk management and free up time for lawyers to spend on higher value work.
To learn more about Deloitte Legal and its commitment to technology innovation please visit: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/services/legal.html.
These services may not be delivered in all jurisdictions, such as the US market, where there are restrictions on providing legal services.
UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing one robot for every person, delivering free and open training and collaboration and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to more than a million people, the company’s enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, improving productivity, customer experience and employee job satisfaction.
Recently named by Comparably as the 6th happiest place to work and the 11th best company culture among large businesses, UiPath is one of the fastest growing and highest-valued AI enterprise software companies worldwide.
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