Simmons & Simmons acquires legal engineering firm Wavelength

Simmons & Simmons has today announced the acquisition of Wavelength, the first regulated legal engineering firm in the world.

The acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for the firm. Wavelength will introduce new ways of delivering smarter solutions for clients that draw on a diverse blend of legal, data, design and engineering skills from in, and outside, the legal profession. Led by co-founders Peter Lee (CEO) and Drew Winlaw (COO and Chief Legal Engineer) the Wavelength team will operate from offices in London and Cambridge and will have an international presence.

As one of the first law firms to acquire a legal engineering business, Simmons & Simmons is showing a clear commitment to changing the legal sector for the better by embracing technology and developing more dynamic ways of working.

Jeremy Hoyland, Managing Partner at Simmons & Simmons, commented: “This is an exciting opportunity for the firm and one that will give our clients a clear advantage. It demonstrates that we are serious about delivering smarter solutions for our clients and that we are driving change for the better in the legal market. I look forward to working with the Wavelength team and to introducing them to our clients.”

Peter Lee, co-founder and CEO of Wavelength, added: “The potential to deploy data science, technology and design to reimagine the delivery of legal services is huge. We are extremely proud that Wavelength has led the way with our outstanding legal engineering business. Simmons & Simmons has the reach and expertise to allow us to realise our ambitions to continue to grow our world class offering and to positively impact every legal professional business and member of society. We are very excited about the next phase of our journey. Simmons & Simmons has the international footprint that will give us access to a substantial new client base and to long-term embedded relationships. We are proud of the business we have built and the team we have grown but now is the time to expand and open up new opportunities.”

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