Maples and Calder rolls out generative AI technology

Maples and Calder rolls out generative AI technology

Pictured (left–right): Peter Stapleton (Maples Group) and Suril Patel (Harvey AI) at Maples Group Investment Funds Forum 2024

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, has announced a roll-out of OpenAI-backed legal AI platform Harvey AI across parts of the firm.

Following a pilot, the firm is deploying Harvey to over 140 global partners and a select group of senior professionals to explore how the technology can deliver better outcomes for clients while enhancing the work experience for staff.

The announcement follows the Maples Group recent flagship event, The Maples Investment Funds Forum, which was attended by over 350 international lawyers and investment professionals.

A key theme of this year’s forum was generative AI, with the programme including a fireside chat with Suril Patel, VP of Partnerships at Harvey AI, who presented an update on the latest developments in AI and a demonstration of how Maples is exploring the use of AI.

Ireland managing partner Peter Stapleton, who sponsors the Maples AI project, said: “The Maples Group has always valued and invested in innovation, advising at the cutting-edge of today’s laws and regulations to help our clients to be at the forefront of what they do.

“We have increasingly harnessed technology to deliver superior services to our clients and we invest heavily in legaltech and regtech solutions.

“Having been one of the first firms to start working with Harvey in late 2022, I’m excited that we are now taking our AI journey to the next level. And I look forward to many more conversations with our clients and partners in the industry as we work together to unlock the potential of this technology.”

Global managing partner Jonathan Green added: “Generative AI will transform how we deliver legal services, but it will never replace our lawyers. The most effective work that we do in the future will combine the best of both people and technology. And in fact, our people’s legal expertise, business acumen, and client trust will matter more, not less.”

Harvey co-founder Winston Weinberg said: “We are proud to partner with the Maples Group, who share our vision of using generative AI to enable lawyers to take legal services to the next level.

“They have been a key collaborator in assessing and developing our platform, and we look forward to working with them to discover new opportunities and outcomes for their clients and lawyers.”

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