Gleiss Lutz has taken home the 2023 PMN Management Award in the category of Legal Tech. Gleiss Lutz took the award on the strength of its 'Client Collaboration Platform', edging out two other finalists. This year's awards were presented at a ceremony on 21 September 2023 in Frankfurt am Main that saw prizes awarded in a total of seven categories. Gleiss Lutz was honoured as a finalist in the 'Human Resources' and 'Business Development' categories and became the first law firm to take the 'Legal Tech' award for a second time.
“Our Client Collaboration Platform allows us to work with our clients even more efficiently and securely than before. The platform meets the highest IT security standards and fully complies with data protection regulations. It allows us to work on documents together in real time and to use different functions, services, workflows and tools depending on the specific project, adding value for our clients," says Marc Geiger, Director Legal Operations & Business Technologies at Gleiss Lutz.
Dr. Alexander Schwarz, co-managing partner at Gleiss Lutz, said: “As a full service law firm, we are also a market leader in legal tech. We are delighted to receive this award, especially given that legal tech is a key component of the high-quality and cost-efficient advice that we provide our clients."
Established in 2009, the PMN Management Awards recognise innovative projects originating from the management and business services of commercial and multidisciplinary law firms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to categories such as Business Development, Communication, Legal Tech and Human Resources, there is also a 'Newcomer' category, which singles out new and unusual law firm startups. There is also an award for an outstanding member of a law firm's management. Sustainability and ESG initiatives have had their own category since 2019.