02 August 2017 at 14:00 BST

GCs call on law firms to improve technology

General counsel are calling on their external advisers to up their technology skills and provide more business information.

GCs call for more business information from law firms Wavebreak Media Ltd

Corporate counsel are calling on law firms to deploy greater use of artificial and machine learning to increase efficiencies in the latest GC Excellence survey. The research, which will be available at the GC Futures Summit, found that in the 37 per cent of respondents also wanted to see greater use of technology across the board including better management information. The report benchmarks law departments and gives insights into current general counsel thinking on a range of subjects. Jonathan Smith, general counse of AWE, said the aim for law firms working with general counsel should be to make each other look good.

GC Futures Summit

The annual event will discuss themes from the report including technology, innovation and disruption as well as how general counsel can contribute to company values led by Enrique Aznar of Vimpelcom. A limited number of free places are available to general counsel and law departments. The event is in London on 26 September at One New Change.  For further information, contact benmartin@globalcitymedia.com.


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