Following the recent acquisition of London-based legal research company, Justis, vLex is opening its first London headquarters. The new office will become an innovation hub responsible for all global legal technology innovation projects within vLex, alongside vLex’s current European headquarters in Barcelona, the company said.
The new office, located in Kentish Town, will open in October 2019.
Legal data company vLex operates on a global scale, with a team of over 160 lawyers, engineers, and editorial experts. It is also seeking to apply AI tech to help ingest, enrich, classify and deliver insights contained in its over 100 million legal documents from 2,000-plus multilingual and multi-legal system global sources.
The company already has offices in the United States, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico.
Global Head of Product, Robin Chesterman, who has long worked at Justis and will be based in the new London office, said: ‘The acquisition of Justis has opened the door to a number of highly-valuable opportunities for the legal technology world. By bringing together the coverage and technology from both companies we can offer our customers something truly unique and powerfully competitive.’
‘We want our customers to continue to succeed, and we are now in a position to offer them more efficient and usable tools and content to support their day-to-day work than many of the well-known providers. The new office will provide a fresh start for the team here in London and give life to many new projects that we are excited to share with you in the near future,’ he concluded.
While, Matt Terrell, Head of Marketing at Justis, told Artificial Lawyer separately: ‘This is the start of a new era for vLex and the Justis team. Internally we have already started to experience the power of the two companies together, and the technology being developed in-house is some of the most disruptive I have seen in recent years. 2020 is set to be an exciting year for the vLex team and our customers.’