First mobile application dedicated to the reform of French contract law
The international business law firm Baker & McKenzie has just launched, in collaboration with the web design agency Digi-Tales, a mobile application relating to the reform of French contract law: this reform has brought about major changes to rules that have been in place for over 200 years for all legal professionals (legal departments, lawyers, notaries, researchers and students) but also for everyday people.
This mobile application is the first to be launched by a business law firm in connection with this important reform which is both complicated and dense (new articles, renumbering, deletion and regrouping of articles): Baker & McKenzie and the Digi-Tales agency worked together, with an open innovation approach which is unusual in business law firms, in order to provide an ergonomic tool which makes it possible to understand the stakes as well as the impact of this reform.
The “Baker & McKenzie Réforme Contrats 2016” basically enables the user to obtain, via a simple search by article number or key word, a correspondence between the former articles and the new articles of the French civil code.
Laurent Szuskin and Rémy Bricard, partners in the Information Technology and Communications Group of Baker & McKenzie Paris, are in charge of the implementation of this application and are delighted with this initiative. Laurent Szuskin announced: “Thanks to our collaboration with the Digi-Tales agency, we are very pleased to be able to propose an innovative tool which provides real added value to people in understanding the ins and outs of this reform.” Rémy Bricard stated: “We are constantly looking for innovations made possible by new technologies which facilitate our work and that of our clients and which make us more efficient. This mobile application is a clear example of this.”
The mobile application is free and is available on iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play). It works with both smartphones and tablets. It will be regularly updated and improved with new functionalities in the subsequent versions.