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Now’s the time for Romania’s legal sector to be as innovative as its IT sector, say Bucharest law firms

Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are hosting a Global Legal Hackathon event in the capital to bring Romania’s tech savvy to the legal sector

Romania has increasingly become a destination for tech companies and start-ups worldwide. But how does Romania’s legal sector fare when it comes to implementing innovation? Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are hosting a Global Legal Hackathon event in Bucharest to help fuel similar innovation in the legal sector with a particular focus on improving efficiency among law firms.

As Andrew MacDowell of the Financial Times reports, the Eastern European country “has been a favoured IT outsourcing destination for many years, with competitive advantages including its domestic market of 20m, one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, and young graduates with good language skills.” MacDowell also cites the former communist country’s “legacy of excellence in science, mathematics, and technical education,” which has helped propel innovation among domestic companies.

Now it’s time for Romania’s legal sector to embrace the same kind of tech and innovation, say organizers of the upcoming Global Legal Hackathon event in Bucharest. We spoke to Madalina Hagima Hristescu, managing partner at Hristescu & Partners, about legal tech in Romania and what she hopes to see at the hackathon on February 23–25, 2018.

Hristescu & Partners Managing Partner Madalina Hagima Hristescu discusses legal tech in Romania and what she hopes to see at the hackathon on February 23–25, 2018

Can you tell me a little bit about the hosting firms — Hristescu and Bulboaca — and some of the innovation they hope to adopt?

Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are two well-known Romanian law firms that are determined to embrace change, welcome challenge and support innovation. We both consider this hackathon a great opportunity to foster valuable business ideas and technological capabilities, not only within an educational scope, but also with the expressed intention of encouraging innovation that will help improve efficiency in the firm.

We are also honoured to contribute to our country’s development through innovation, as Romania’s potential to grow is tremendous, and we firmly believe that we must do what we can to encourage this transformation.

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