Digital Services

BAHR is well-known for its innovative approach. Tailormade digital platforms help our clients to access the latest updates on work in progress, as well as allowing us to share relevant knowhow with them. In addition, we utilize the latest time saving legal and document management systems internally, ensuring an efficient and cost-effective service. BAHR is constantly working with our technology partners to create new systems that will allow us to share critical information in ongoing cases, as well as archived information, effectively with our clients’ in-house teams.

Digital platforms as of today:

  • BAHRaccess

A new client portal with some cutting-edge features, that will allow our clients easier access to information about their cases along with other relevant information, newsletters etc. The portal will be made available to our clients in the near future.

  • BAHRcollaborate

BAHRcollaborate is a HighQ based portal developed in collaboration with Etain. The portal is useful for file-sharing and communication between BAHR and our clients. The system is used by many of our clients – in particular in relation to transactional work – and allows the setup of dedicated data rooms for due diligence and other applications.

  • BAHRautomator

BAHRautomator is created in part by our law tech division BAHR Leap, and provides an online knowledge sharing portal where clients can access templates and documents, including automated versions of BAHR’s standard templates where appropriate. The system can also automate the client’s own templates and make them available in the portal.

  • BAHR Litigation Project Tool

In collaboration with Etain, BAHR has developed BAHR Litigation Project Tool, a tailored solution to manage litigation. The solution is also based on the HighQ platform, which makes it easier for our clients who can therefore use a familiar interface.

Technology and digitalisation – BAHR LEAP

We can only keep abreast of digital developments by investing in relevant technology. The development and implementation of new digital solutions demand a full-time focus and close collaboration between lawyers and technical experts. This is why BAHR has established its subsidiary BAHR LEAP AS. BAHR LEAP, which was set up in the spring of 2018, identifies, adapts and develops new digital solutions to effectivise and improve legal service delivery.

BAHR LEAP is mandated to challenge established working methods and business models and to deliver services to BAHR itself and clients.

  •  Automation of document templates
  • Collection of sample clauses and agreements for use in training tools that employ machine learning
  • Searching internal sources
  • New digital client interface
  • Artificial intelligence and search technology

 

New search technology and Artificial intelligence

BAHR and BAHR LEAP are working on tools to simplify due diligence, litigation and searching through the use of artificial intelligence.

BAHR LEAP has assisted BAHR with the adaptation and implementation of new search engines employing technology supplied by the Ayfie Group. The technology combines artificial intelligence with linguistics and machine learning. The search engine allows BAHR’s lawyers to save time and gain new insights.

BAHR LEAP is collaborating with the Ayfie Group on the development of new products for the legal industry based on Ayfie’s core technology.

BAHR LEAP deliver machine learning-derived data for use in tools that employ artificial intelligence to recognise clauses and document categories, and has already compiled a database of more than 500 Norwegian clauses. These are currently being tested in due diligence tools and the new search engine.

BAHR LEAP and BAHR have made a considerable efforts to ensure the quality of the data, by establishing clearly defined clause categories in order to maximise the potential benefits of machine learning technology.

Document automation to boost BAHR’s efficiency

Automated documents are text files containing code that ensures automatic completion/amendment of a document based on choices made by the user in a questionnaire. This can be combined with pre-programmed guidance to help the user make the right choices in response to the applicable circumstances. In short: reducing the time spent on document production.

BAHR LEAP has automated documents as:

  • Agreements, term sheets and related loan documentation
  • Documentation related to company decisions
  • Prospectuses and other documentation linked to equity issues
  • Bond loan documentation
  • Agreements for the sale and purchase of oil licences

 

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