This new handbook comprehensively analyses the current and future states of digital transformation in the legal market and its implications from a global perspective. It provides a multi-faceted overview of the use of legal tech in law firms and legal departments in different parts of the world (including Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Russia, and the United States) and formulates clear-cut strategic advice for a successful digital transformation. With concrete examples, best practices and first-hand experience reports, more than 50 renowned international experts explain how and to what extent legal tech - through automation and technology - will change the way legal services are delivered. The reader learns what strategic decisions and steps are necessary to equip the legal industry for the changes to come. Future developments (e.g. smart contracts, blockchain, artificial intelligence) are also explained and analysed in this unique book.
Markus Hartung is an attorney-at-law and a mediator as well as director of the Bucerius Centre of the Legal Profession (CLP) at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. Dr Micha-Manuel Bues is co-founder and managing director at BRYTER, vice president of ELTA, as well as member of the Executive Faculty of the Bucerius CLP. Dr Gernot Halbleib is a legal professional, entrepreneur and consultant for law firms, corporate legal departments and legal tech start-ups in the fields of Legal Tech and business development. He is also a member of the Executive Faculty of the Bucerius CLP.