LegalTech in Switzerland

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Cryptography

In this area, digital offerings are being developed that include strong encryption technology. Mostly these services or products address known needs in the legal field, such as access protection (confidentiality), change protection (integrity), counterfeit protection (authenticity) or imputability and non-repudiation (obligation).
Foreign players:
iManage
Swiss players:
Indus Finch Group
IBM
IBT
Melonport
ethereum
PWC

  

Legal E-Discovery

Suppliers of e-discovery software enable users to search and locate legally relevant data on electronic storage media or networks for use as evidence in civil or criminal proceedings. Texts, images, calendar entries, tables, files and web applications ca be used as evidence.
Foreign players:
Consilio
KLDiscovery
Consilio
Nebula
Veritone
Indexed I/O
Relativity
Onna
NexLP
Everlaw
DISCO
Opentext (formerly known as catalyst)
Brainspace
LegalMation
Everteam
Leverton
Swiss players:
Yerra Solutions
Swiss FTS
KPMG
Forentec
Forexus
Squirro
PWC

  

Trademark Services

These services consist of software-based trademark law clarifications ranging from brand analysis and trademark registration to trademark protection and trademark administration. Rule-based or AI methods are used to extract information such as right owners, calender data, courts, parties, legal concepts in IP Law, similar cases etc. from data available.
Foreign players:
Trademak Now
TrademarkVision
Smartpat
Swiss players:
P&TS SA
PGA Intellectual Property
IGE / IPI
Startups.ch
digitalCounsels

  

Artificial Intelligence / Contract Due Diligence

This area includes software solutions that aim to automate intelligent behavior, learn and solve problems independently. In the legal field, this tends to result in an IT solution that not only supports the work of lawyers in certain areas, but could also take over all or part of it.
Foreign players:
Thomson Reuters
LISA Robot Lawyer
Neota Logic
LegalSifter
Legal Robot
LinkSquares
Leverton
Kira Systems
EigenTechnologies
eBrevia
Ross
Knomos
Judicata
Casetext
Casemine
Blue J Legal
Attorney IO
Veritone
NexLP
Everlaw
DISCO
Premonition
Lex Machina
LegalMation
Intraspexion
Gavelytics
Case Crunch
Zerø
Surukam
iManage
ContractPodAi
Apttus
Everteam
SECIB
Lexbase
thingsTHINKING GmbH
rebotnix technologies
Raypack.Ai GmbH
ThoughtRiver
RAVN - iManage
Luminance
Swiss players:
Better Disputes Ltd.
EPFL
Lexferenda
Contract Vault
Legartis
LARI
IBM
SUPSI
Squirro

  

Artificial Intelligence / Contract Review

This area includes software solutions that aim to automate intelligent behavior, learn and solve problems independently. In the legal field, this tends to result in an IT solution that not only supports the work of lawyers in certain areas, but could also take over all or part of it.
Foreign players:
Consilio
Thomson Reuters
1Law
LISA Robot Lawyer
Neota Logic
LawGeex
LegalSifter
Legal Robot
ThoughtRiver
Diligen

  

eBilling

Electronic bills allow both bill delivery and payment to take place completely online, which improves efficiency while cutting costs. With eBilling legal departments control legal spending, automate the billing control processes, optimize billing task management time, monitor and check the billing of lawyers' fees and consulting services and analyze and manage legal spending.
Foreign players:
TQG
Thomson Reuters
BusyLamp
Wolters Kluwer
doeLegal
amberlo
Payscape
avaza
FreshBooks
TimeSolv
Smoke Ball
Tali
Swiss players:
Enio

  

Data Analytics / Document Analysis

The software products in this area analyze, verify, cleanse, transform and model usually large amount of data (Big Data) from different sources with the aim of finding useful information to suggest conclusions and thus support decision making. Data Analytics is used in particular for internal investigations, audits and due diligence procedures.
Foreign players:
Consilio
Thomson Reuters
Consilio
LISA Robot Lawyer
Legal Robot
NDA Lynn
Leverton
Kira Systems
EigenTechnologies
eBrevia
Diligen
ContraxSuite
Bloomberg Law
Relativity
Everlaw
Brainspace
Lex Machina
Gavelytics
Brightflag
ContractPodAi
Everteam
Lexbase
Seal
eBrevia
Swiss players:
Legartis
Forentec
Squirro

  

Legal Research

Products and services in this area support legal experts in their daily work by providing tools (search, find, filter etc.) for legal research. These applications help lawyers to find and evaluate legal arguments, problem-solving approaches, legal precedents, applicable laws and case related contents from legal literature.
Foreign players:
Nolo
Lawyers.com
Smartlaw
Advocado
Linkilaw
FoundersWorkbench
Thomson Reuters
Ross
Knomos
Judicata
Casetext
Casemine
Blue J Legal
Bloomberg Law
Attorney IO
Voltaire
Lexbase
Doctrine
FAQ Recht
Jurion
Swiss players:
DeinAdieu
Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
Weblaw
legalis
PWC
SWISSLEX

  

Law Firm Management Software

This type of software is utilized in law firms and inhouse legal departments to handle mandates and the related documentation, client data and information, time recording invoicing and accounting and the like. Other features include, conflict-of-interest checks, automated document filing, coordination of calendar entries and intelligent methods of client communications.
Foreign players:
TQG
DocsCorp
Smoke Ball
LawGeex
Leverton
Kira Systems
EigenTechnologies
ContraxSuite
Zerø
Clocktimizer
Brightflag
iManage
ContractPodAi
Apttus
LexCheck
Diapaz
SECIB
Legalcluster
ELO Digital Office
STP
Swiss players:
vertec
SER Group
Signatys
Symfact
timeSensor
WinJur
iustec

Other Digital Legal Services

Digital Legal Services involve the provision of legal advice via an online channel on the part of providers or customers with appropriate technologies.
Foreign players:
JustAnswer Legal
FoundersWorkbench
TQG
Onna
Swiss players:
Better Disputes Ltd.
DeinAdieu
LegalKite
The Contract Centre
Jusonline
eJust
divorce.ch

  

Legal Tech Software

These include software for the legal market, e. g. to increase the efficiency in consulting clients, expand the range of consulting services or improve security aspects. The purely internal use of such software does not qualify for this area. The software solution must also be available to third parties.
Foreign players:
TQG
Thomson Reuters
Contractbook
Relativity
Clocktimizer
Brightflag
Surukam
KM Standards
Diapaz
SECIB
Legal Suite
Legalcluster
Doctrine
Speech Processing Solutions
Worklean
Swiss players:
Yerra Solutions
ExhibitManager
Signatys
Legartis
LARI
SWISSLEX

  

Lawyer Search

Access to law and legal experts is a crucial element in a constitutional state. Here we list platforms that allow you to search for attorneys or legal experts using modern technology.
Foreign players:
Contact Law
Nolo
Avvo
Lawyers.com
Rocketlawyer
Anwalt.de
Linkilaw
JustAnswer Legal
LegalMatch
Upcounsel
Advocado
Advice Scene
Access Solicitor
123Recht
1Law
DISCO
Premonition
MonPostulant
legalzoom
Swiss players:
SKUANI
SAV
SwissAnwalt

  

Online Publication

These providers allow you to search for publications and/or to write, share and market your own content online (Selfpublishing).
Foreign players:
Thomson Reuters
Legal Tech Weekly
Lexology
Swiss players:
FinBlog
Weblaw
legalis
SWISSLEX

  

Automation Software / Document Creation

This area includes providers of software or webservices that automate processes or legal documents such as contracts, complaints or forms.
Foreign players:
Smartlaw
Rocketlawyer
BigHand
Berkeley Bridge
Thomson Reuters
Legal SmartDocuments
HDCM
LISA Robot Lawyer
Neota Logic
LinkSquares
Kira Systems
EigenTechnologies
eBrevia
Diligen
ContraxSuite
Onna
Everlaw
Opentext (formerly known as catalyst)
Skopos Labs
Lex Machina
Intraspexion
Zerø
Apttus
Everteam
SECIB
Avvoka
Swiss players:
Consultimator
Autto
axicos ag
Autorupt
DocEngine
Papiertieger
Signatys
Contract Vault
IBT
Squirro

  

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)

LPO refers to the outsourcing of legal-administrative and highly repetitive tasks by law firms and legal departments to external commodity legal service providers.
Foreign players:
Legalcluster
Swiss players:
Yerra Solutions

  

E-Notary Solutions

This is a sub-category of Automated Legal Documents, which require notarization for its validity. Providers of this category integrate notarial documentation and certification into the document automation process in order to provide a quick, efficient and cost-effective way to notarize for an otherwise often inconvenient and costly process.
Foreign players:
Seal
Swiss players:
P&TS SA
Netnotar
PartnerVine
Signatys
Startups.ch
digitalCounsels

  

Standardized Legal Products

This area includes providers of legal consulting services that can be offered as standardised legal products by the means of automation software. By contrast to Automated Legal Documents, Standardized Legal Products are packages that not only consist of automated documents, but also satisfy a concrete need for legal advice and demonstrate a high level of service- and cost transparency.
Foreign players:
Nolo
Burgilaw
Smartlaw
Rocketlawyer
Anwalt.de
Upcounsel
Surukam
Apttus
LexCheck
KM Standards
Legal Suite
legalzoom
Swiss players:
Arbeitszeugnis & Recht
moribono
LegalGo
Netnotar
PartnerVine
Papiertieger
Unentgeltliche Rechtsauskunft
divorce.ch
Startups.ch
digitalCounsels
PWC

  

Legal Tech Advisory

This includes experts or groups of experts specialize in advising law firms or legal departments of companies on digitization strategy and -implementation thereof.
Foreign players:
Zentlaw
Intraspexion
Swiss players:
Indus Finch Group
HeadStarterz GmbH
Yerra Solutions
LAWSHIFT GmbH
taxlawfactory
PWC

  

Archiving & Datarooms

In this area, software solutions are offered to securely archive and store data and information from customers in so called data rooms where authorized persons have remote access to their data and are able to collaborate with others in a protected and secure way.
Foreign players:
Thomson Reuters
ContraxSuite
Onna
ContractPodAi
Everteam
Swiss players:
Multi Support
KSF Global Services LLC
SER Group
inacta
Abraxas TrustDrive
business drive
SecureSafe
DocSafe
PWC

  

Academia

This includes universities and other research institutions that include the digitization of the legal sector and the necessary application in legal education and training.
Foreign players:
CodeX
Bloomberg Law
Bucerius Law School
Swiss players:
Validity Labs
Executive School of Management, Technology & Law
EPFL
SUPSI

  

Predictive Legal Analytics

Predictive Legal Analytics is a method for analyzing and evaluating large amounts of legally relevant data in order to make predictions. Machine and/or deep learning methods are often used for this purpose. Pattern recognition in court decisions in general or the recognition and the analysis of specific patterns in decisions of a particular court or judge is often cited as a use case in predictive legal analytics.
Foreign players:
Blue J Legal
Everlaw
Brainspace
Skopos Labs
Premonition
LegalMation
Intraspexion
Gavelytics
Case Crunch
Everteam
Predictice
Seal
Swiss players:
Squirro

  

Blockchain-Technology

Blockchain technology (also known as “Distributed Ledger Technology”) is more and more used in the legal field, e. g. in the public sector (e-voting, e-government or electronic patient files) or in so-called register transactions (e. g. notary's office, land register, commercial register) or in digital transactions (smart contracts or IoT).
Foreign players:
Thomson Reuters
Swiss players:
Indus Finch Group
LAWSHIFT GmbH
Eidoo
Proxeus
Validity Labs
inacta
Contract Vault
IBM
IBT
Melonport
ethereum
PWC

  

Compliance

The state is laying down more and more rules to which companies must adhere. Violation or non-observance may result in expensive financial and image damage. Compliance service providers help companies to behave correctly and in a compliant manner. They advise companies on the introduction of legally compliant processes and the adaptation of their policies and organization.
Foreign players:
Thomson Reuters
1Law
LinkSquares
Leverton
Kira Systems
eBrevia
Veritone
Onna
Opentext (formerly known as catalyst)
Everteam
Legal Suite
Libryo
Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
Swiss players:
Indus Finch Group
KSF Global Services LLC
Signatys
Symfact
Legartis
LARI
Forentec
Squirro
PWC

  

Legal Operations Tools

"Legal operations" is a multi-disciplinary function that aims to optimise the delivery of legal services to an organisation. The specific activities, duties and competencies of a legal operations specialist will vary depending on the size of the company and legal team, its strategy and the needs of the organisation. Legal Operations tools help in-house lawyers to be more efficient and to collaborate with other business support functions and outside legal counsel.
Foreign players:
Zentlaw
TQG
winra
BigHand
Legisway
Thomson Reuters
BusyLamp
Wolters Kluwer
doeLegal
Busylamp
Legisway
Winra
Blika
Clocktimizer

  

GDPR Tools

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved in April 2016 to replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and will be enforced beginning May 25, 2018. The regulation stipulates that businesses must protect EU citizens’ personal data and privacy for transactions occurring within EU member states. GDPR tools help companies to comply with GDPR.
Foreign players:
TQG
Thomson Reuters

  

Subject Matter Matching Marketplaces (multi-sided)

These platforms enable customers to tender their legal consulting needs and receive proposals and legal advice from suitable legal service providers. The customer is guided quickly and professionally through the typical engagement process and is supported by an integrated workflow management, safe document storage, interaction and measurement tools. Multi-sided marketplaces are transparent, bilateral and open both on the demand side (customers) and on the supply side (providers). In other words, these marketplaces solve the customer's legal needs through different providers, such as law firms, individual legal experts, in-house experts or alternative legal service providers.
Foreign players:
Rocketlawyer
Lexoo
Priori
Linkilaw
LawBasket
Upcounsel
Access Solicitor
1Law
Globality
Persuit
legalzoom
advocado
FAQ Recht
Swiss players:
SKUANI
Advonaut
digitalCounsels

  

Subject Matter Matching Marketplaces (single-sided)

Single-sided legal marketplaces are platforms that meet a specific customer need either through the platform provider itself or a predefined legal service provider. The services offered by these legal platforms are of very different nature and cover a large part of the legal services and legal technology market. They help customers to select the appropriate legal experts or services and satisfy a specific customer need that could not traditionally be solved efficiently and cost-effectively in the legal field due to the small amount in litigation.
Foreign players:
Arrest SOS
Advocado
Geblitzt.de
TicketRefund
Flightright
Flugrecht
Swiss players:
LegalFly

  

Contingent Staffing

Contingent Staffing is defined as a service to provide legal and compliance experts for a predefined period of time.
Foreign players:
Zentlaw
Hireanesquire
LOD
Swiss players:
axiom
PWC