Global Head of Practice Innovation (London)
Linklaters rolls out verification platform across London and Hong Kong SAR offices.
Atticus automates the verification process by creating a workflow where users can easily validate them, reducing inefficiencies and ensuring high levels of accuracy.
The platform allows users to upload supporting documents to verify each statement and the generation of verification reports. In addition, Atticus gives all relevant parties on a transaction access to the platform, enabling full real-time collaboration for all those involved.
Extensive user testing took place with the firm’s Practice Innovation & Efficiency teams and other lawyers in London and Hong Kong, led by the firm’s specialist Innovation Lawyers Greg Baker and Hannah Atkinson.
It is the first major project delivered by Linklaters’ Emerging LegalTech team (which forms part of the Innovation offering at the firm) in collaboration with our Technology function.
From initial research through to full deployment, Emerging LegalTech was created to explore pioneering legal technologies in the market, identify potential technological gaps within the business, enhance collaboration and investigate the future of legal services. The function recently celebrated its one-year anniversary since its inception.
IRIS YEUNG, CORPORATE PARTNER (HONG KONG)
GREG BAKER, Global head of practice innovation
SAUL WAKERMAN, CO-FOUNDER (ATTICUS)
Atticus was founded by Mitchell Brunton, and brothers, Saul and Misha Wakerman in 2017. Saul is an ex-lawyer who worked on various M&A transactions and became frustrated with the standard process for verification. Misha and Mitchell are programmers who, after previously working together at Silicon Valley-based Palantir Technologies, teamed up with Saul to develop the software.