UK-based international commercial law firm Kennedys has announced it has expanded its operation in India, following the opening of a new business.
Kennedys signed an exclusive partnership deal with Cognitive Computing Services in July 2017. The new business – Kennedys Kognitive Computing – follows on from the success of that partnership agreement.
In a statement, the company said it had appointed a nine-strong development team in India.
The team of IT experts will be headed by Tony Joseph, who has more than 15 years’ experience in technology businesses and, in turn, will report to the firm’s head of research and development, Karim Derrick.
The team will focus on technologies including rapid prototyping, application development, text analytics, machine learning and blockchain.
Kennedys said the addition of the team will accelerate innovation development and the strategic desire to reduce legal spend for clients.
Richard West, head of innovation at Kennedys, said: “We are excited to be welcoming this excellent and proven team into the Kennedys family. They will join our wider development team and will be focused on prototyping new products to begin with.
“This also gives us the ability to augment our existing development function quickly and effectively. We have long viewed technology as an enabler of change that can transform legal services for the benefit of both the industry and our clients.”