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Dentons joins blockchain group

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 2:51 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Dentons Canada LLP is now a member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC).

According to the GLBC, its goal is to “organize and align the stakeholders in the global legal industry with regard to the use of blockchain technology to enhance the security, privacy, productivity and interoperability of the legal technology ecosystem.”

Members of the organization include Integra Ledger, a technology company offering a blockchain solution for use by the legal industry, IBM Watson Legal, and U.S.-based law firms Baker & Hostetler LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

“As the founding Canadian member of the consortium, we are continuing to demonstrate that Dentons is a leader in innovation in the legal industry,” said Beth Wilson, Dentons Canada chief executive officer. “We strive to develop the best solutions for our clients and our industry colleagues, and joining this network of organizations is another great step towards that goal.”

Integra’s technology is being promoted by the consortium as its preferred industry standard.

“We are excited to work with GLBC and Integra Ledger, which has been selected by GLBC as the first blockchain for law. This gives Dentons the infrastructure to develop unique technology and legal offerings, working in tandem with our clients,” said Andrea Johnson, partner at Dentons. “We see applications for distributed ledger applications across many legal domains and industries in which our clients are active.”