Legal data collaboration pioneer, HighQ, has announced a partnership with Australian legal tech solutions company, Feynbrook, marking a further expansion of its reach into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and its first deal of this type in the country.
The company said that Feynbrook, which is based in Sydney (pictured above), will act as ‘a localised extension’ of HighQ, and the two companies will work together to develop new applications of HighQ’s products for APAC clients.
Feynbrook says of itself that it ‘helps law firms explore and implement established and emerging technologies by providing thought leadership, technical skills, software products and change management services‘.
On its website the company explores the use cases of blockchain and notes that it has partnerships with NetDocuments, InTapp and IBM, as well.
Mark Pierce, global head of partners for HighQ, said of the deal: ‘Feynbrook is a crucial partner for us as we continue to build tailored technology solutions to meet the needs of clients in the region. Feynbrook brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and industry insight to the table and we are excited to work with them to better support our growing APAC client base.’
Tony Brooks, CEO of Feynbrook, said: ‘Feynbrook looks forward to working with IT and legal teams to implement HighQ products in our region. This partnership allows us to offer more than initial configuration and training. We will be a part of creating a collaborative culture that lives beyond deployment.’
‘We have the opportunity to help legal teams identify problems and design a simple solution that centres on the end client. The HighQ platform is an impressive suite of tools – we are particularly excited about the new workflow and AI capabilities,’ he added.
The expansion matters to the world of legal AI as HighQ has positioned itself to become a key partner to law firms making use of NLP/ML systems by launching a new offering that it hopes will become ‘the natural interface for multiple AI engines’, called the AI Hub (see story here).
So far, HighQ has integrated with leading legal AI doc review company, Kira Systems. This enables clients to push documents from HighQ into Kira for NLP analysis.
The two companies have also collaborated in Australia last year, along with Neota Logic and leading law firm, Allens, to build a new AI-driven property tool (see story here) which relies heavily on collaboration and sharing data from one application to another as value and insights are added and generated.