IE University, LexisNexis and LSGL launch global legaltech startup competition

Madrid: IE University, LexisNexis and the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) have launched a new global, virtual startup competition, aimed at discovering new talent and emerging companies in the legaltech industry, and promoting positive uses of technology in the legal realm. Joining forces with LexisNexis, IE Law School (IE University) and the Law Schools Global League would like to announce that they are now accepting applications for the third edition of IE University’s Global Legaltech Venture Days. The finale will take place on June 10 at IE’s Wow Room.


This startup competition is designed to identify and support entrepreneurs, and give them a leg up in the rapidly expanding legaltech industry. The aim is to help legaltech startups advance their business projects, while fostering innovation for the betterment of legal systems and for the advancement of the rule of Law.


The startup competition is underway: entrepreneurs from around the world have until May 27 to apply. After a selection process, five startups will be selected to pitch their project to a panel of judges, industry experts and investors at an online event on June 10.


The winning startup will be mentored by LexisNexis’ VP of Strategy and M&A CEMEA for six months and will get the opportunity to pitch their product or service to a selection of clients.


“At a time when digitalization of the provision of legal services is becoming a reality, we want to promote talent and startups in the intersection of law and technology. We seek startups that have the ability to have a positive impact on major challenges faced by legal systems and facilitate the access to justice. For this edition, we have the pleasure of counting on the sponsorship of LexisNexis, and we expect to receive a large number of top talented participants with disruptive solutions,” says Dean of IE Law School, Soledad Atienza.


“Innovation is part of LexisNexis’ DNA, and we are thrilled to sponsor and support the Legaltech Venture Day. It is a one of a kind opportunity to help new talent and companies emerge in the legaltech industry. And as a global provider of decision tools, practical guidance and analytics for legal professionals, we are a natural partner for startups that foster innovation for the betterment of our legal systems and the advancement of the rule of law,” said Philippe Carillon, CEO of LexisNexis CEMEA.


In past editions, more than 200 startups from around the world applied to the competition.

Guillermo Miranda, Co-Founder of Lucius Report, a Mexican startup that makes compliance easy by focusing on generating due diligence reports, won the first edition in 2019.

Last year, Joe Al-Khayat., co-founder of RDO (Resolve Disputes Online), a company that provides a software as a service and aims to empower ADR experts, courts and tribunals with innovative technology to improve access to justice, received the final prize.

“Our mission is to make justice effortless and accessible and the reason for that is simple: there is a huge issue in relation to access to justice: 57% of the world’s population (4 billion people) live outside the shelter of the law. Our mission is to provide our technology to courts and mediators to empower them,” explained Joe in his final pitch at South Summit.


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