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Pinsent Masons counted among the most innovative firms in Europe

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times for the third year in a row.

The firm was highly commended for work including the development of DealHub, a platform developed to support enhanced project management on major transactions, and Term Frame, an intelligent system developed by Orlando Conetta, the firm’s Head of R&D, which is helping a number of major banks split out retail from investment banking operations. Pinsent Masons partner Lucy Shurwood was singled out as a top five European trailblazer in legal innovation for her role in implementing the system with banks.

Pinsent Masons emerged as one of only four law firms to consistently feature in the top ten most innovative firms in each of the last three years.

This year the firm was also:

  • Commended for Innovation in Dispute Resolution, for pioneering ‘crowd funded’ judicial review
  • Commended for Innovation in Driving Value, for the firm’s work in relation to dealing with the consequences of a cyber incident on ABTA
  • Commended for Innovation in Enabling Business Growth, for the firm’s work in relation to addressing regulatory roadblocks to the introduction of autonomous delivery robots in Germany
  • Commended for Innovation in Supporting Start-ups, for the firm’s partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark, a nationwide business incubator and accelerator scheme to support the next wave of disruptors

The news comes after the firm was also counted among the fifteen most innovative international law firms in Asia Pacific by the Financial Times earlier this year.

The FT Innovative Lawyers reports series is independently and rigorously researched and includes a significant component of client feedback by RSG Consulting.

Alastair Morrison, Head of Client Strategy at Pinsent Masons, says:

“To be ranked among the most innovative law firms in Europe for the third year in a row is a real achievement. Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate, differentiated by our skillset excellence and the bold pursuit of innovation. The FT research is a positive validation of that approach particularly because of the significant level of client input. The positive client feedback across a wide range of markets and services endorses that Pinsent Masons is constantly provoking and  anticipating change."

More information about Pinsent Masons’ suite of innovation can be found at www.innovative.legal .

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