Legal
Operations

Legal departments in companies are facing a variety of challenges: an increasing workload due to an increase in inquiries from the divisions, increasing complexity of legal work due to new business models, more complex cooperation with internal and external partners and increasing cost pressure in the department. In order to increase the contribution to performance as a partner to the divisions, to make the best possible use of technical possibilities and to operate other important levers, the integrated management of operational work - often referred to as “legal operations” - is considered practicable for legal departments.

The focal points can be the following subject areas: managing external partners, increasing efficiency through process design and process optimisation, using digital innovations in the daily workflow or as a support service for corporate divisions as well as goal-oriented communication in an internal and external context. These main areas are often supported by the creation of legal technology management, comprehensive innovation management and the introduction of legal project and process management. All of the aforementioned subject areas count towards the target figures: quality, efficiency, risk, time and cost.

Luther advises with expertise and practical know-how in the areas of process design and optimisation, including the use of digital services (LegalTech) and architecture models, efficient project management through the use of international project management standards and the development of innovation and technology management in the legal sector.

Our digital services

Luther.Legal Design - Workflow Design

Digitalisation is transforming processes and procedures in companies in an extraordinary way. In light of the requirements resulting from these transformations, legal departments and legal service providers need to find new ways to exchange information and knowledge, and also for collaborating and networking. With Luther.LegalDesign – Workflow, we can provide a proven approach to modelling and designing legal workflows, processes and services.

Using a holistic approach, we combine legal expertise with a proven method of designing and modelling processes or workflows and can work with you to develop efficient processes and services for your company in line with user requirements. We combine business requirements, technology and user experience in a proven manner to create new or improved services.

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Luther.Workflow Automation

As digitalisation advances, the processes and procedures used in law firms and legal departments are changing. In light of increasing demands from the individual areas, we need to break new ground as regards networking and the exchange of information. Existing processes should be scrutinised at regular intervals and, where necessary, optimised and, to the extent reasonable, automated. With Luther.WorkflowAutomation, we can provide an innovative approach to optimising and automating legal workflows and processes and make use of a ground-breaking digital instrument: robotic process automation (RPA).

The objective of this approach is to question the efficiency of legal processes. Especially daily internal procedures hold great potential for automation. With our process design and automation approach, we can offer integrated advice using innovative technical services: robotic process automation (RPA). The organisational efficiency gains resulting from this can be re-invested in the work on complex legal issues.

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Luther.Legal Project Management

New megatrends are changing business models and, therefore, processes and procedures in companies in an extraordinary way. In light of the increased demand on internal legal departments, enhancing the efficiency of legal project work is just as important as using agile project management methods. Modern project management (PM) methods must be brought in line with the specific needs and be firmly established within the organisation. With Luther.Legal PM, we can provide a tool-based approach to combining modern project management methods with legal requirements.

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Luther.Legal Mass Proceedings Services

The emission scandal caused by manipulated diesel engines and the related wave of legal actions against car manufacturers is just one example of the growing number of mass proceedings in the market. In addition to the automotive industry, we anticipate that the health care, telecommunications and media industries and trade will also see a strong increase in mass proceedings in the future. In this context, another important aspect, apart from legal competence, will be the efficient and transparent handling of legal actions.

Especially legal mass proceedings, with their specific requirements for the orchestration of the overall process, require a viable solution for the secure exchange of information, documents and knowledge, the coordination of appointments and meetings, and collaboration among all parties involved in the proceedings. With Luther.Legal Case Management, we have developed a process management tool that has been tested in practice on multiple occasions and which places us in a position to handle these legal mass proceedings efficiently, or to assist our clients efficiently and transparently in their own handling of such proceedings.

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Key Contact

Dr Markus Sengpiel

Managing Partner

T +49 221 9937 25736