LONDON, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms in more than 100 countries, announced a strategic partnership with HighQ to provide a global collaboration platform to its member firms and clients.
With 21,000 member firm lawyers worldwide representing a diverse range of domestic and global clients, Lex Mundi's collaboration needs for large cross-border matters span many time zones, jurisdictions and practice areas.
The HighQ Collaborate platform will address those needs by providing advanced document management and secure file sharing capabilities with enterprise social collaboration and productivity tools to facilitate Lex Mundi's joint know-how sharing and development.
Eric Staal, Director of Business Development at Lex Mundi said, "We were drawn to HighQ by their reputation and track record in the legal sector and the fact that several Lex Mundi member firms already use their solutions. The platform offers a compelling set of features that allows Lex Mundi member firms to share information and collaborate in global practice groups enabling secure file sharing with clients on matters that require coordination across many jurisdictions."
HighQ Collaborate is a cloud hosted solution that can be deployed quickly and scaled on demand with no requirement for large capital expenditure or complex development projects.
Staal continued, "Lex Mundi's model is rooted in its unsurpassed local capability coupled with seamless global service. As a cloud service HighQ Collaborate is not only immediately available but includes full mobile device support, providing clients the responsiveness they should expect in today's legal market."
Stuart Barr, COO HighQ said: "We are absolutely delighted to form such an important strategic partnership with one of the world's leading law firm networks. Lex Mundi really represents a perfect use case for our technology, with thousands of people across the world needing to collaborate with internal and external users for both social collaboration and secure transactions. We are very excited to start working with the wider network to help facilitate cross-border transactional work alongside communities of practice and social networking among member firms."
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide - a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in - and continued commitment to - its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients' most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.
HighQ provides innovative solutions to some of the world's leading law firms, investment banks and corporations for secure file sharing, enterprise collaboration and social networking. We uniquely combine secure, enterprise-grade technology with the best ideas and user experience from consumer tools to enable you to securely exchange business critical information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners in one unified space.
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