A research centre to develop new working models and methods by exploiting cutting-edge technologies and, at the same time, a project to both enhance some of the legal services already offered and introduce new ones.
These are the key pillars of BonelliErede’s beLab, which is not only an innovative workplace, but also, and above all, a platform to develop new operating models in legal consultancy using new technologies.
Fully operational since October 2016, beLab is now officially unveiled and proposes itself as the point of reference for digital transformation, following the Government’s promotion of digitalization through the national Industry 4.0 plan, and for businesses looking to catch the opportunities created by the fourth industrial revolution.
beLab is also a point of reference for start-ups, for both consulting projects and legal services tailored to the needs of these businesses, which are ever more numerous and central to innovation.
beLab is divided into four business units, which are dedicated to providing legal support with digital innovation, compliance management, serial litigation and corporate transaction services. All these services are provided using proprietary technology developed ad hoc and applying the principles of legal project management – thus providing clients even more added value.
Co-Managing Partners Marcello Giustiniani and Stefano Simontacchi explained:
“With this project, we aim to anticipate both market demands and client needs. We strongly believe in beLab, and think it can be the centre of research and digital development of BonelliErede, a project that will contribute to the evolution and repositioning of some aspects of the legal profession. Greater closeness between lawyers and clients is increasingly required, and, in our opinion, this reflects in service innovation, attention to the ways innovation integrates with our identity and our professional standards”.
BonelliErede’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is equally strong within beLab. Starting in 2018, part of the new space will be made available to Cometa – the non-profit organisation that the firm has been working with for many years. Cometa will use the space for recruitment and placement activities, mainly for young people in difficulty.
The collaboration with Cometa is just one of the many social projects in the pipeline for next year: other offices will also be involved in major, new initiatives.