AI company, Luminance, launches Japanese and Korean machine learning

11 November 2020 |

Pioneering Japanese law firm, Atsumi & Sakai, become latest customer

11 November 2020 – Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for lawyers, has today announced that its machine learning technology is being used to read and analyse legal documentation in Japanese and Korean. The announcement comes as pioneering Japanese law firm, Atsumi & Sakai, adopts Luminance’s award-winning platform.

Luminance, which is used by over 250 law firms and organisations working in more than 80 languages, is the only solution on the market that is language and jurisdiction agnostic. Through a unique combination of supervised and unsupervised machine learning, the technology can rapidly analyse and form an understanding of documents, immediately surfacing key information and potential risk. To date, Luminance’s technology is in use in over 50 countries and this latest development will be revolutionary for many law firms and in-house teams working with Japanese and Korean documents.

Atsumi & Sakai is one of the major independent full-service law firms in Japan and as a tech-first law firm have been investing heavily in technology tools to enhance client services across their practice, from cyber security and video-conferencing platforms, to machine AI translation tools, and now, advanced document review technology. Atsumi & Sakai plan to implement Luminance across a wide range of practice areas, greatly benefitting from Luminance’s flexible technology to help lawyers work more efficiently than ever whilst gaining unparalleled insight into legal documents in use cases such as M&A due diligence.

Jaeger Glucina, Head of Sales at Luminance, commented: “We are hugely excited to be supporting our clients in their review and analysis of Japanese and Korean documents, and are thrilled to welcome a pioneering Japanese firm such as Atsumi & Sakai to our roster of top-tier clients.”

“As a forward-thinking firm, we want to have the latest, most cutting-edge tools to make our work more efficient, facilitate collaboration between our teams and, ultimately, provide the most comprehensive and cost-effective advice to our clients. We will be able to do this by bringing the power of Luminance’s machine learning to our Japanese document sets,” added Ryuichi Nozaki, a Senior Partner at Atsumi & Sakai. “With Luminance, our lawyers will have more time to focus on analysis and strategy, adding extra value to our relationships with our clients. We believe Luminance will truly revolutionise our practice.”

Last year, Luminance was awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation and was recognised as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. The company supports its 250 customers from offices in London, Cambridge, New York and Singapore.

Atsumi & Sakai’s latest awards in the fields of innovation and technology include Chambers FinTech 2020 (Legal - Japan) – Top Ranked firm (Band 1), The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Japan) – Top Ranked Firm (Tier 1 Independent Local Firm) – TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) and FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2019 – one of the Financial Times 25 Most Innovative Law Firms (Asia-Pacific Headquartered). The law firm advises clients worldwide from offices in Tokyo and London, and an affiliated office in Frankfurt.

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 Atsumi & Sakai

Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning law firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with a London office and a Frankfurt affiliate office. The firm advises foreign and domestic clients on both inward and outward cross-border transactions, and across all legal practice areas. The firm is committed to constantly improving its client serviceand cost-effectiveness, and has been an earlier adopter of technologies including security-enhanced remote-working systems, machine AI translation tools, and now Luminance legal document due diligence platform, all of which are aimed at changing our lawyers and staff’s work to be more efficient, as well as improving their work environment, ultimately for better satisfaction of our clients.