Leading commercial law firms launch innovation network on digital value creation


The law firms Ebner Stolz, LUTZ | ABEL, Menold Bezler and Thümmel Schütze have joined forces as strategic partners in the Legal Automation & innovation (Legal Ai) Network as of January 1, 2023. The aim is to identify the future needs of clients against the backdrop of digitalization via a repetitive multi-stage innovation process and to develop market-oriented solution approaches (legal tech).

The network is coordinated by the Stuttgart-based innovation facilitator and
technology developer OMM Solutions GmbH. The innovation process starts with a “Legal Problem Camp” in which heads of legal departments work together to identify and classify their current problems in the context of digitalization.

Based on this, practical problems (“challenges”) are developed in the next step,
which serve as a working basis for the 5th “Legal Innovation Challenge”
(https://legal.inno-challenge.eu/). In this hackathon format, interdisciplinary teams of students and employees of legal departments develop digital legal products over two days and pitch them to a jury. Both the jury and the coaching team include heads of legal departments from established organizations.

In the final “Legal Solution Camp”, the results of the hackathon will be evaluated and integrated into the existing market landscape.

The targeted involvement of various players from law, business, technology and science as well as an open innovation process enable intensive collaboration and a better understanding of digital and client-centric solutions.

The Legal Ai Network is expressly open to the inclusion of further law firms. The central contact for any queries is Dr. Martin Allmendinger, Managing Partner of OMM Solutions GmbH (ma@omm-solutions.de). The law firms are also available for individual queries at any time.

About Ebner Stolz

Ebner Stolz is one of the largest independent medium-sized auditing and consulting companies in Germany and is one of the top ten in the industry. With over 1,900 employees, the company has decades of in-depth experience in auditing, tax consulting, legal consulting and management consulting. Ebner Stolz is represented in over 125 countries with 790 offices through the Nexia
International network.

Website: www.ebnerstolz.de

Contact: Dr. Torsten G. Lörcher, torsten.loercher@ebnerstolz.de


With more than 90 lawyers and offices in Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin, the commercial law firm LUTZ | ABEL provides advice on all aspects of commercial law. We offer more than professional know-how and are business partners for our clients. As experienced specialists, we think ahead, act in cross-practice teams and find innovative solutions.

Website: www.lutzabel.com

Contact: Björn Weidehaas, weidehaas@lutzabel.com

About Menold Bezler

Menold Bezler is a partnership-structured commercial law firm based in Stuttgart. More than 120 professionals offer legal advice, tax advice, auditing and business consulting from a single source. Our clients include well-known medium-sized companies, listed groups, the public sector and its companies as well as non-profit organizations.

Website: www.menoldbezler.de

Contact: Dr. Carsten Ulbricht carsten.ulbricht@menoldbezler.de

About Thümmel Schütze

Thümmel Schütze is a business law firm with a strong international focus. The focus is on medium-sized family businesses, listed companies, banks, insurance companies as well as associations and the public sector. The firm advises nationally and internationally operating companies on all aspects of business law and foreign players on their activities in Germany.

Website: www.tsp-law.com

Contact: Fabian Walderich, fabian.walderich@tsp-law.com

About OMM Solutions

OMM Solutions GmbH is an independent innovation facilitator and technology
developer headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Since its founding in 2012, OMM Solutions has completed over 250 projects with companies and consortia of companies ranging from 100 to 20,000 employees in over 15 industries.

Website: www.omm-solutions.de

Contact: Dr. Martin Allmendinger, ma@omm-solutions.de