07 Mar 2018 | 10:14 am | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons will be showcasing its approach to innovation in legal services at the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong.
As a partner of the four-day Festival organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade, Pinsent Masons will engage with prominent UK & Asian organisations on the transforming business environment resulting from the implementation of innovative technologies, processes and collaborations.
Director of Knowledge & Innovation, David Halliwell, will address the impact of artificial intelligence on the businesses of today and tomorrow at one of the event's main panel sessions, "Dawn of the AI Age". He will be featured alongside PwC and leading Asia fintech companies TNG FinTech Group and SGInnovate.
During the week of the Festival the firm's Hong Kong office is hosting an “Innovation Hackathon” with Chun Wo Construction and Engineering. The Hackathon will be led by the firm's Head of Hong Kong, Vincent Connor and Senior Associate Tim Hallworth, with participation by a large team from the Hong Kong office, Alison Laird and Paven Sharma.
Vincent Connor, Head of Pinsent Masons Hong Kong, said: "Pinsent Masons delivers legal services to clients across the Infrastructure, Energy, Financial Services, Real Estate and Advanced Manufacturing & Technology sectors. Those sectors are all experiencing significant transformation through technological innovation and our clients need a law firm that has the vision and agility to accompany them on their journey. Our alternative approach to the delivery of legal services is one which I look forward to discussing and sharing with the UK & Asian organisations at the GREAT Festival of Innovation."
Pinsent Masons has a significant reputation for innovation in the legal market. It was one of the first law firms to launch a contract lawyer service (www.pinsentmasonsvario.com) and is the majority shareholder in Cerico (www.cericosolutions.com), a business which provides cloud-based solutions to regulatory compliance challenges. Earlier this year the firm acquired diversity & inclusion consultancy Brook Graham and took a 20% stake in legal outsourcing business Yuzu Law (www.yuzu.law). It has also developed and deployed its own artificial intelligence solution, TermFrame (www.innovative.legal/solutions/bringing-artificial-intelligence-to-life/).
Established to showcase the UK’s creativity and leadership across a host of industry and education sectors, the Festival, taking place 21-24 March 2018, focuses on how innovation, technology and creativity will change the way we work, live, learn and play in the years to come.
For more information, please visit great.gov.uk/innovation or follow the hashtag #GREATinnovation.
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