FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2016


The FT Innovative Lawyers European Awards Program recently marked its eleventh year, coming at a time when Europe faces upheaval from two major challenges. A UK referendum vote on June 23rd set the stage for that country’s exit from the European Union. Meanwhile the plights of many thousands of immigrants and refugees entering into the EU has member nations overwhelmed and struggling to keep up. Against this backdrop, the FT reports that law firms appear to have reached a tipping point regarding the acceptance and adoption of technologies to help drive improved efficiency and innovation. The leading firms and also in-house teams from across Europe were assessed for a wide variety of innovative initiatives and the winners and nominees recognized during an awards dinner held at the Natural History Museum in London on October 5th, 2016.

Integreon is proud to sponsor the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Program and Report across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific in association with the FT and its research partner, RSG Consulting.

FT Innovative Lawyers 2016 European Report

The FT Innovative Lawyers Report for Europe is based on a rigorous research process that includes expert analysis, market surveys and hundreds of interviews with legal professionals.

See the full 2016 European Rankings

The Future of Legal Innovation – Speech by Integreon CEO Bob Gogel

Winner for Most Innovative European Law Firm in 2016

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FT Innovative Lawyers 2015 European Rankings

  • Innovation in Social Responsibility - JOINT WINNERS: Herbert Smith Freehills and Sidley Austin
  • Innovation in Business Development and Knowledge Management - JOINT WINNERS: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Pinsent Masons
  • Innovation in Resourcing and Efficiency - Addleshaw Goddard
  • Innovation in People - Hogan Lovells
  • Innovation in Technology and Data Analytics - Riverview Law
  • Innovation in Culture, Brand, and Strategy - Schillings
  • Innovation in New Model Legal Businesses - ClientEarth
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Accessing New Markets and Capital - Latham & Watkins
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Driving Value for Clients - Gowling WLG
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: General - Uría Menéndez
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions - Slaughter and May
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Navigating and Influencing Regulation - Eversheds
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Creating Advantage for Clients Through Speed and Process - Simmons & Simmons
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Restructurings & Reorganisations - Allen & Overy
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Creating New Collaborations - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Innovation in Legal Expertise: Monetising Assets - Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Legal Innovator of the Year - Charlotte Stalin, Simmons & Simmons
  • Young Legal Innovator of the Year - Lise Damelet, Orrick Rambaud Martel
  • Innovation in Operational Change In-House - Dell EMEA
  • Most Innovative European In-House Lawyer - Maria Varsellona, Nokia
  • Most Innovative European In-House Legal Team - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Special achievement award - James Thornton, ClientEarth
  • Most innovative European law firm (outside the UK) - VdA
  • Most innovative European law firm - Linklaters

Photos from FTIL 2016 European Awards Ceremony

Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe: Linklaters
Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe: Linklaters.

Integreon CEO Bob Gogel speaking on the Future of Legal Innovation
Integreon CEO Bob Gogel speaking on the Future of Legal Innovation.

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FTIL 2016 Insights

Research Process

Read about the research methodology for determining this year’s award winners.

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