Linklaters innovation efforts recognised at The FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020

Linklaters has been recognised as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms at The Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020, in addition to being shortlisted in two other categories. The awards were presented at a live virtual event on Thursday 1st October and the firm was featured in the Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe report in The Financial Times on Friday 2nd October.

Linklaters was shortlisted for the Most Innovative Law Firm award, recognised for developing new roles in the practice, design and business of law.

The firm’s efforts to expand access to the legal profession using technology, notably through its virtual internship scheme, led it to additionally being shortlisted in the Accelerating diversity in law firms award.

Christian Storck, partner and Global Co-Head of Innovation, was shortlisted in the Innovative Practitioners category. He was commended for using his expertise in blockchain and artificial intelligence in the firm’s capital markets practice. Within the firm, he was praised for helping set up The Ideas Pathway, a platform for Linklaters employees across the globe to share ideas about making clients’ and lawyers’ lives better.

Meanwhile, Greg Baker, lead innovation lawyer, took part in a panel at the virtual awards event discussing the evolving practice of law alongside leaders at other shortlisted firms.

The full report is available to read on The Financial Times website.