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March 01, 2019

TozziniFreire introduces ThinkFuture, the first structured innovation initiative by a full-service law firm in Brazil

The project was developed according to the benchmark set by international trends and consolidates the firm’s technology practice 

Startups, artificial intelligence, cryptography, blockchain, coworking and fintechs are already commonly used words in global markets. Little by little, they've made their way into Brazil, becoming a growing trend in traditional fields such as Law.

With a track record punctuated by pioneering initiatives, which include providing legal services related to the technology and entrepreneurship environment through the cooperation with accelerators, capital funds, universities and others, TozziniFreire introduces ThinkFuture, the first structured innovation project implemented by a full-service law firm in Brazil.

According to Fernando Serec, TozziniFreire’s partner and CEO, ThinkFuture was developed in consonance with the benchmark set by international trends and consolidates the firm’s technology practice. “For TozziniFreire this represents a solid step towards the digital transformation of Law and the future of legal services,” says Serec.

Through this project, the firm aims to strengthen its relationship with lawtechs in order to use cutting-edge technologies in the delivery of legal services, expand the engagement of employees in actions involving technology, and further develop initiatives for connecting to startups and open innovation programs.

TozziniFreire has been engaged for the past two years in the innovation market. Among the initiatives that gave rise to ThinkFuture are the use of open workstations and rooms at WeWork, the establishment of four design thinking rooms focused on finding creative solutions to the clients’ needs, and the development of partnerships with the main players in the technology ecosystem.

“Our first move was to plunge in the innovation market and the whole landscape around it, quickly making it part of our daily routine. We have created Smart Lawyers, a program for our practitioners whose main activities are the Smart Talks, monthly casual panels addressing the latest legal topics related to technology,” informs innovation specialist Victor Fonseca, the coordinator of ThinkFuture.

Besides ThinkFuture, TozziniFreire also presents its Technology & Innovation practice group, composed of a multidisciplinary team led by eleven partners from different areas, such as Corporate, M&A, Litigation, Capital Markets, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Compliance, Intellectual Property, Labor, and Tax.

“We’ve been in the market for 42 years, the firm is a reference in many legal fields. We’re now focusing on strengthening our position as a legal authority in areas involving innovation and entrepreneurship as well, and for that we will keep pursuing the goals established by this unprecedented project in the country,” concludes Fernando Serec.

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