HighQ case study: De Brauw


Summary


Dutch law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek streamlines how it collaborates with clients using HighQ’s secure cloud-based platform. Esther Albers, Head of Legal Analysts and Jeroen Winkel, Head of ICT and Facilities explain why De Brauw chose HighQ Collaborate.

De Brauw is a leading full-service international law firm. With approximately 650 staff and offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, London, New York and Singapore, De Brauw provides first-class legal solutions for its clients on often highly complex cross-border matters.

“We looked at many different providers and after careful analysis HighQ proved to be the best solution … Other solutions we evaluated required additional effort from our side before we would even consider actually working with them.” (Jeroen Winkel, Head of ICT)

The challenge: enhance the secure exchange of critical information and offer virtual, feature-rich online client rooms

Esther Albers heads a team of legal analysts at De Brauw that works closely alongside the lawyers and clients in large matters. Albers explains, “In general, client-dedicated IT solutions form an ever growing part in how our firm delivers additional services to our clients. We aim not only to provide good legal advice, but also to strive to offer our clients their own secure and user friendly online environment. In particular, an environment where all stakeholders can meet to exchange information or collaborate.”

With this in mind, De Brauw set out to find a solution that met its requirements. Winkel added “We looked at many different providers and after careful analysis HighQ proved to be the best solution. HighQ Collaborate has been developed specifically with professional services firms in mind. Other solutions we evaluated required additional effort from our side before we would even consider actually working with them. In addition to providing a more favourable solution, HighQ was also able to provide a long list of positive references from other leading global law firms.”

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