The Rise of Legal Operations in EMEA

Improving Operational Performance and Maximizing Efficiency and Spend

Legal operations is a growing trend in international law departments. As a function, it optimizes how a legal team deploys people, processes, technology, and data to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the legal service delivery model.

In 2019, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) partnered with Consilio to raise awareness and competency in legal operations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). That collaboration formed ACC Legal Operations EMEA, a project to support in-house legal teams as they work to enhance their law department management. ACC Legal Operations EMEA holds bi-monthly virtual roundtables to discuss different aspects of the legal operations function, with over 500 attendees from legal departments across EMEA. A meeting last October in Frankfurt saw over 50 legal operations leaders attend from 14 countries.

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This article was originally published in Business Law Magazine, Issue 01, 2020