Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas will be India’s first law firm to deploy such a technology. The firm is based in Mumbai. It has six offices as well as 600 lawyers and 91 partners.
Although India is a well known centre for software companies, there has yet to be any other Indian law firm to publicly announce a collaboration with a legal AI company. In this regard the deal with Kira is a significant step, both in terms of widening still further the market for legal AI, as well as an important client win for the Canadian company.
The well known managing partner of the firm, Cyril Shroff, said in a statement: ‘Our clients expect us to be at the cutting edge of the practice of law, and of the business of law. We recognise that the business challenges of our clients come first, and that we need a suite of different tools and advanced skills to address these.’
‘This partnership with Kira Systems is one of many interconnected initiatives that the firm has been working on since the last year, and we are excited to be bringing our clients these technologies in a proactive manner.’
Noah Waisberg, co-founder and CEO of Kira Systems, added: ‘The firm has outlined a clear transformation and innovation strategy to us that includes not only the adoption of artificial intelligence, but the productisation of their legal knowledge and the introduction of unique skills not yet seen in the Indian market. We’re honoured to be part of the firm’s exciting journey.”
Kira Systems’s clientele amongst global law firm include the likes of DLA Piper, Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Torys.