Liquid Legal

Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled and Performance Driven Industry

  • Kai Jacob
  • Dierk Schindler
  • Roger Strathausen

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Roger Strathausen, Kai Jacob, Dierk Schindler
    Pages 1-8
  3. Andranik Tumasjan, Isabell M. Welpe
    Pages 129-139
  4. Isabelle Roux-Chenu, Elisa de Rocca-Serra
    Pages 191-209
  5. Jan Geert Meents, Stephen Allen
    Pages 227-235
  6. Liam Brown, Kunoor Chopra, Pratik Patel, Jack Diggle, Peter Eilhauer, Suzanne Ganier et al.
    Pages 397-421

About this book


This book compels the legal profession to question its current identity and to aspire to become a strategic partner for corporate executives, clients and stakeholders, transforming legal into a function that creates incremental value. It provides a uniquely broad range of forward-looking perspectives from several different key-players in the legal industry: in-house legal, law firms, LPO’s, legal tech, HR, associations and academia. This publication is a platform for leading legal professionals that offers a new perspective on the accelerating transformation in legal. Combining expert contributions with editorial insights, it argues that the new legal function will shift from a paradigm of security to one of opportunity; that future corporate lawyers will no longer primarily be negotiators, litigators and administrators, but that instead they will be coaches, arbiters and intrapreneurs; that legal knowledge and data-based services will become a commodity; and that analytics and measurement will be key drivers of the future of the profession. A must-read for all legal professionals, this book sets the course for revitalizing the profession.


Client expectations Law firms Best practices Metrics KPIs Organization 4.0 Legal competencies Compliance

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Jacob
    • 1
  • Dierk Schindler
    • 2
  • Roger Strathausen
    • 3
  1. 1.SAP SEWalldorfGermany
  2. 2.NetApp B.V.Schiphol-RijkThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Dr. Strathausen ConsultancyBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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