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‘Clients want greater choice’: Fieldfisher’s Condor spreads wings through Integreon deal

A year since its much-touted launch, Fieldfisher’s alternative legal services platform Condor has agreed a partnership with pioneering legal outsourcer Integreon.

Launched in January 2017, Condor is a division of LB100 pacesetter Fieldfisher that offers clients a flexible package of process-efficient services. Among those on offer are contract negotiation outsourcing, contract automation and AI and robotics.

The partnership with Integreon, a long-established player in the alternative legal services sphere that has worked with firms including Allen & Overy and CMS in the past, allows Condor to significantly increase its work capacity and offer clients lower prices.

Condor chief Christopher Georgiou told Legal Business: ‘What clients want is better price efficiency and greater choice. One of the other understated things they want is trust and confidence in delivery. Integreon has a lot of history in this space, so we enhance each other’s brands.’

Georgiou also highlighted the multilingual ability that Integreon brings to the table, offering services in more than 50 languages.  ‘Clients often ask us on those multijurisdictional projects what language capabilities we have’, he says.

Integreon marks the fourth partnership Condor has entered into since its inception. When the service launched last January, it announced a tie-up with eClerx, a leading Indian business process outsourcer.

In October that year, Condor expanded to South Africa, via a partnership with tech-based legal services provider Cognia Law.

Most recently, in November, Condor joined up with Donaldson Legal Consulting, a Belfast-based financial markets contract negotiation team.

The innovative piece has received considerable endorsement from Fieldfisher’s senior figures since its introduction, with managing partner Michael Chissick telling Legal Business last year that client interest in the division has been ‘phenomenal’.

Condor has grown rapidly since its launch, generating around £2m for 2017/18. According to the firm, the service has already attracted ‘six leading bank clients.’