First Italian firm adopts entire Luminance platform

2 November 2020 |

8 November 2, 2020 – Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, is celebrating a 70% increase in customers adopting its powerful Discovery platform since the start of 2020 as leading Italian law firm, Portolano Cavallo, becomes the first firm in its country to adopt both Luminance Discovery and Luminance Diligence.

The announcement comes as the predicted boom in Covid-19-related litigation begins to take hold. From disputes around holiday cancellations and business closures affecting airlines, hotels and cruises, to contractual disputes and government investigations related to supply chain and employment lawsuits. Many law firms are turning to advanced technologies to not only get to grips with what is contained within their dataset as quickly and robustly as possible prior to impending legal action, but also to continue working seamlessly across locations as remote working remains a reality for legal teams around the world.

Portolano Cavallo, one of Italy’s top-ranking law firms in the Digital, Media and Technology sectors, were one of Luminance’s earliest customers and the first Italian client win for the award-winning AI company. Having seen the power of the platform for use cases including M&A due diligence, employment contract review and model document comparison, Portolano Cavallo decided to adopt Luminance Discovery to support its specialised dispute resolution practice in litigation, arbitration and investigations.

Indeed, a rapidly growing number of world-leading law firms are choosing to implement both Luminance Diligence and Discovery simultaneously within their practices. Not only do these firms favour the familiarity of the interfaces and workflows, but the core flexibility afforded by both products means they can utilise the technology on a broad range of legal processes across their firm, all within a single streamlined platform.

“The aftermath of any financial crisis involves a wave of crisis-related litigation – we saw it with the financial crash of 2008, and we are seeing it now with the pandemic. Technology is playing a huge part in keeping courts active and helping law firms to rapidly assess datasets, providing answers early on in an investigation,” said Orianne Auger, Luminance’s Head of Discovery. “We’re delighted to welcome a pioneering firm such as Portolano Cavallo to our growing roster of eDiscovery customers.”

Yan Pecoraro, partner at Portolano Cavallo, added: “Having been a long-standing customer of Luminance within our M&A practice, we are continuously amazed by the power of the technology and the ongoing innovation of the platform. We are excited to see the added insights and efficiencies that AI-powered Early Case Assessment can deliver in litigation, arbitration, investigations and ultimately, for our clients.”

Founded by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance combines supervised and unsupervised machine learning to provide the most robust, powerful platform for legal analysis available to lawyers. The platform is used by over 250 law firms and organisations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

About Luminance

Luminance is the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, with over 250 customers in more than 50 countries. Luminance’s machine learning technology reads and forms an understanding of documents, helping lawyers to perform the most thorough and rapid document reviews across practice areas including due diligence, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance reviews, property portfolio analysis and eDiscovery. Luminance has offices in London, Cambridge, New York and Singapore.

About Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo provides legal advice to companies operating in complex and evolving sectors: it is a leader in the Digital, Media and Technology and Life Sciences sectors, in addition to being recognized in the Fashion & Luxury field. The firm’s practice areas range from litigation to M&A and venture capital, from emerging companies to the exploitation and protection of all forms of intellectual property, from employment to data protection, privacy and cyber-security issues, from technology transactions to antitrust and regulatory issues and white collar crime/investigations. In all these areas, Portolano Cavallo is recognized by multiple legal Italian and international rankings and awards.