AG has been ranked in the top 10 most innovative law firms in Europe in the Business of Law category, according to the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2017.

The two rankings are:

  • Standout in the 'Supporting Start-ups' category for our AG Elevate programme, which provides a unique package of free legal advice and mentoring services, supporting established Fintechs and startups over a 12 month period; and
  • Commended in the 'New Business and Service Delivery' category for the creation and development of our M&A toolkit – AGMAx.

Alongside this, recognition was also seen in the 'Collaboration' category. A highly commended ranking was given for our work with Wolseley, which saw our TST team implemented a new approach to contract management, building an online portal to store completed contracts with a risk tool that scores, mitigates and manages contracts risk.

This recognition, follows our launch of Law, Plus More, which combines technology, flexible resourcing, process improvement and strategic consultancy for our clients, as well as providing the platform for new thinking and smart solutions beyond pure legal advice.

Axel Koelsch, AG's Chief Operating Officer, said: "Being recognised as an innovator in FT Innovative Lawyer Report is a huge accolade for the firm and showcases how we continue to break new ground. These rankings confirm the strength of our Intelligent Delivery approach and highlight how we strive to deliver more value to clients by developing new ways of working. We start with the client needs, provide our clients with customised platforms, enabling them to achieve better business results."