Zurich, 13 February 2020: Patrick Hunger has been appointed as the new CPO at the legal tech start-up Legartis. With a background as both a lawyer and business executive, Patrick joins Legartis from Saxo Bank as CPO. The Zurich-based start-up offers an innovative AI-based solution to automatically analyse legal documents. Thus enabling users with complex contract portfolios to identify, classify and understand relevant contracts within seconds.
“We are very pleased to have Patrick Hunger on board, a proven transformation expert,” says David Alain Bloch, Co-founder and CEO at Legartis. “Patrick is an experienced leader and he also has outstanding expertise and an impressive track record in building state-of-the-art technology solutions to optimise work, organizational and client processes. He will enable us to further optimise our customer-centric approach and thus strengthen our position in the rapidly growing legal tech market,” added Bloch.
In his role as CEO at Saxo Bank, Mr. Hunger was responsible for institutional clients and led digital initiatives for trading and investing through Open and Digital-First Banking. Prior to that, he served among others as General Counsel for both Saxo Bank and Credit Suisse Trust Group and as Legal Counsel at UBS, SNB (Swiss National Bank) and Swisscom.
“The legal tech market will become critical to the performance and business success of companies in the coming years. The use of new technologies and specifically AI in legal services and the use of legal tech solutions in business units will enable new, more efficient and demand-oriented cooperation models between lawyers and their clients. I look forward to successfully designing together with our clients this transformation process at Legartis and bringing especially lawyers and technology even closer together. I am convinced that Legartis has a strong team of lawyers, business and product developers as well as the technology to help companies and legal services alike to seize and exploit the opportunities offered by legal tech,” says Hunger.