Bird & Bird adds Leya to its GenAI toolkit
Global News

Leya logoBird & Bird today becomes one of the first international law firms to launch a proof of concept trial across multiple offices with Leya, a revolutionary platform that uses AI to automate tasks and provides access to both public and internal data. 

After trialling various GenAI Legal assistants over the past few months, the firm will be working closely with Leya through a large-scale proof of concept to explore how this innovative tool can optimise the firm’s processes and bring value to clients.


During the six-month programme, the firm will continuously assess the use of Leya across the firm’s international network, focusing on specific legal tasks including analysing local laws, court cases, case law, drafting contracts, and reviewing documents. Starting with user groups in the firm’s offices in UK, Germany, Spain and the Nordics, the team will review use cases, the value the tool can bring to the firm, and prepare for future use cases.

In preparation for the proof of concept trial, the firm has already rolled out a series of initiatives to optimise its processes, upskill everyone in the firm and ensure the responsible use of the technology, including the launch of a customised training programme with education partner, Simplexico. 

Hélder Santos, Head of Legal Tech and Innovation at Bird & Bird, says: "I’m very pleased to announce we are working with Leya to explore how we can take advantage of disruptive innovation in our sector. At Bird & Bird, we believe that by leveraging the power of AI, upskilling our people, and ensuring the responsible use of AI, we can deliver innovative and efficient solutions to the complex legal challenges our clients face.”

Karen Jacks, Chief Technology Officer at Bird & Bird, adds: “We are always exploring how we can use GenAI to optimise our processes and add value to our clients. This proof of concept trial with Leya is the latest addition to our GenAI toolkit and will be an important part of our five-year strategy as we guide organisations through a world shaped by technology, innovation and regulation, and driving the transformation of legal services delivery.” 

Max Junestrand, CEO at Leya, comments: “We are always looking to forge strong relationships and Bird & Bird has the international presence as well as the technological prowess we desire in a partner. Together with Bird & Bird, we will be able to refine and extend our tooling for applying GenAI to legal use cases across multiple practice areas and jurisdictions.”

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