LegalTech Mapping

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Academia (12)


This includes universities and other research institutions that include the digitization of the legal sector and the necessary application in legal education and training.

Executive School of Management, Technology & Law

HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich

Forschungsstelle für Informationsrecht (FIR-HSG)
Archiving & Datarooms (23)

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.

Artificial Intelligence / Contract Due Diligence (53)

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.

Artificial Intelligence / Contract Review (14)

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.

Automation Software / Document Creation (45)

Automation Software / Document Creation

This area includes providers of software or webservices that automate processes or legal documents such as contracts, complaints or forms.

Blockchain-Technology (16)


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).

Compliance (27)


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.

Contingent Staffing (8)

Contingent Staffing

Contingent Staffing is defined as a service to provide legal and compliance experts for a predefined period of time.

Cryptography (7)


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).

Data Analytics / Document Analysis (46)

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.

E-Billing (17)


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.

E-Notary Solutions (11)

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.

GDPR Tools (6)

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.

Law Firm Management Software (43)

Law Firm Management Software

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.

Lawyer Search (23)

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.

Legal E-Discovery (27)

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.

Legal Operations Tools (16)

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.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) (5)

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.

Legal Research (29)

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.

Legal Tech Advisory (15)

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.

Legal Tech Software (31)

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.

Online Publication (7)

Online Publication

These providers allow you to search for publications and/or to write, share and market your own content online (Selfpublishing).

Other Digital Legal Services (17)

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.

Predictive Legal Analytics (14)

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.

Standardized Legal Products (25)

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.

Subject Matter Matching Marketplaces (multi-sided) (17)

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.

Subject Matter Matching Marketplaces (single-sided) (11)

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.

Trademark Services (8)

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.