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Law firms team up with start-ups to launch Barcelona legal tech hub

24/02/20

Law firms team up with start-ups to launch Barcelona legal tech hub

Top Spanish law firms have teamed up with legal tech start ups and universities to set up a legal technology hub in Barcelona.

Legal practices Cuatrecasas, Deloitte Legal, Roca Junyent and Jané are founder members of the networking group the Global LegalTech Hub, which holds its first public meeting tomorrow evening.

The initiative has 18 founder members, which also include Barcelona University, PIMEC, an industry body for SMEs, and a grouping of legal tech firms, including Red Points, which specialises in brand protection software.

It represents a bid by the Barcelona’s legal tech community to become a leading international hub for the $16bn legal tech market, alongside the likes of London, Madrid and Singapore, which were identified by a recent Law Society of England and Wales study as being among 10 cities vying to be global leaders.

Funding for the initiative will be provided by the founder members as well as sponsors and it is anticipated membership will reach 100 in the coming weeks.

Read the full article in Global Legal Post.