Ignaz Füsgen new Managing Director at smartvokat, reorganisation of leadership team for further growth

Hilden (Germany) - Ignaz Füsgen will take up the role as Co-Managing Director together with incumbent Managing Director Julien Weiler to promote further growth. Christian Schuhmann, previously interim Co-CEO and now Chief Product Officer, will fully dedicate his time to the further development of smartvokat’s Workflows platform and its corresponding applications. Workflows plays a major role as a development platform in realising smartvokat’s corporate vision: being a relevant contributor to digital transformation in the legal sector.

Ignaz has more than 20 years’ professional and executive experience with international law firms and management consultancies in Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa, including KPMG/BearingPoint, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Webber Wentzel and KOHMAP Consulting. Until 31 July 2020, he was a Counsel in Deloitte Legal’s Legal Management Consulting Team. He will focus on the expansion of the advisory business as a strategic component of smartvokat’s end-to-end approach in digital legal transformation.

Julien Weiler, Managing Director and founder of smartvokat comments: “We are delighted to have won a new colleague like Ignaz who will contribute his versatile international consulting experience at the interface between law and management and strengthen our offerings for corporate legal departments, law firms and alternative legal service providers. Recent successes, such as the ongoing implementation of a ServiceNow-based Legal Management Platform for German multinational Bayer AG as well as digital workflow and contract management solutions for a number of reputable brands in the legal sector confirm our growth strategy.“