Allen & Overy Launches Fuse – Innovation Space for LawTech Startups

Update: Applications for Fuse are now open and close on 12 June 2017.

The Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy announced the launch of Fuse, a tech innovation space aimed at accelerating practical solutions to legaltech, regtech and dealtech challenges. From September 2017, the space will allow lawtech startups to work with Allen & Overy’s legal technologists and clients on solving their challenges.

Applications from both early stage and mature companies are now open and will close on 12 June 2017. Startups can register their interest and apply via the Allen & Overy website.

Fuse is being led by Jonathan Brayne as a Chairman, and Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse.

Wim Dejonghe, Allen & Overy’s senior partner, commented:

Fuse offers us a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with both our clients and some of the brightest minds in the tech sector, particularly those who have synergies with our business. I’m convinced this will not only put us at the forefront of developments in this field but will also be a key differentiator for Allen & Overy in the years to come.

Fuse follows the launch of Dentons’ Nextlaw Labs last year and the launch of MDR LAB LawTech incubator earlier this year by Mishcon de Reya and L Marks.