Extract from Isha Marathe’s article “Why the Middle East Is Poised for a Legal Tech Boom”
The pandemic-spurred transition to remote work hasn’t just accelerated legal tech adoption in the U.S. Across the world in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, it’s also sparked burgeoning demand for Arabic-based legal tech tools, creating a legal tech market bolstered by a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Over the past four months, for instance, recruiters from the legal tech branch of consultancy firm Jameson Legal saw a sharp spike in the number of legal tech startups from GCC countries reaching out to access their hiring services.
“At the beginning, most approaches for our services were coming out of legal tech companies in North America and Europe,” said Jon Bartman, the London-based head of Jameson Legal Tech. “Now, we get approached nearly two or three times a week from new startups with innovative products and a vision, anywhere from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain to Kuwait to the UAE, all reaching out for our services.”