KPMG Law has brought aboard Sven von Alemann, the CEO and co-founder of German legal AI company RFRNZ, which went bust this year. He joins as a Senior Manager of its Legal Process & Technology team.
As Artificial Lawyer reported, the pioneering German doc review company had to close in January due to a lack of funds. Now, he has joined Big Four firm KPMG and found a new home.
KPMG noted that previously von Alemann was Senior Legal Counsel at Hybris and before that at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. He also worked at US firm McDermott Will & Emery.
He will ‘strengthen the Legal Tech Solutions and Legal Managed Services area at KPMG Law’, which the Big Four firm said ‘on the one hand develops legal tech solutions and managed services, and on the other advises legal departments on their digitalisation strategies’.
Commenting on the move, Von Alemann told Artificial Lawyer: ‘I think this is a great opportunity to work with a strong brand and an excellent team which is already doing some amazing projects. I’m happy to stay in the legal technology market, and now with a broader focus. We still have so much to do here and I’m looking forward to keeping things moving and shaking.’
Philipp Glock, who as a Partner at KPMG Law is responsible for the Legal Process & Technology area in Germany and is Head of the Leipzig office, said: ‘Our clients rightly expect us to support them with modern and intelligent technologies and new services and to manage their projects professionally. We are significantly expanding these areas with the competencies of Sven von Alemann.’
And Artificial Lawyer says: Congrats to Sven and also to KPMG on the great choice. It’s always nice to see pioneering people bounce back and join new projects that seek to drive things forwards!