14:04 15.08.2019

AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge 2019: Reinventing Legal Industry

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Aequo is thrilled to announce AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge 2019, the annual innovation competition in legal services. For the third year in a row, Aequo invites young lawyers and innovators to “unveil their ideas” and compete for the top prize of $15,000.

AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge pursues a number of ambitious goals: to challenge traditional views on the provision of legal services, to disrupt the legal industry through innovation and technology by creating innovation-friendly environment, to bridge the gap between talents from legal industry, IT and other spheres and to build a strong legal tech culture in Ukraine. The key objective set by the organisers of the competition is to bring the legal services in Ukraine to a completely new level, constantly increasing lawyers’ efficiency and client care excellence.

Within the framework of the competition, anyone can offer their legal tech ideas, applying on the official website by September 30, 2019. Participation is free.

20 semi-finalists will be selected and invited to join an intensive Acceleration Programme, designed to unlock the potential of every idea and boost its development, providing selected teams with:

  • hands-on mentorship and workshops by experienced experts in law, finance, product development, IT, negotiations, marketing and sales;
  • opportunities to connect with potential investors;
  • ecosystem for peer learning and support;
  • start-up testing and validation; and other technical support.

The final pitches to the jury and announcement of the winner will be held at the Grand Final in November 2019. The projects will be analysed and evaluated by a panel of judges, consisting of the leading international and Ukrainian experts in innovation, IT, technology and law, including:

  • Anna Babych, Partner, AEQUO; Solicitor (England and Wales);
  • Ivan Kravtsov, Senior Legal Director, Carlsberg Ukraine;
  • Vladimir Mnogoletniy, CEO and co-founder, Genesis;
  • Natalia Rogovaya, CIMA Adv Dip MA; Partner, Startup.Network; co-founder and CFO, SkyService POS; mentor, She Exports;
  • Michael Vigovskyi, Board Member, Intecracy Ventures;
  • Emanuele Volpe, Chief Innovation Officer, DTEK;
  • Igor Zhadanov, CEO and co-founder, Readdle.

The winner will receive $15,000, access to the leading legal and IT professionals, opportunities to attract investment for project development and much more.

For the past two years about 200 innovative projects were submitted. “Ren it Bot” and “Court on the Palm” won the competition in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

Please visit the official website for more information and registration.

About the firm

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2018.

For additional information please contact Tatiana Bogila

Bogila@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00