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Elevate Announces Partnership with Ashurst to Build and Operate Firm’s New Krakow Global Delivery Centre

Innovative Collaboration Further Expands Ashurst’s Ability to Service Clients in Europe and Globally

LONDON (1 February 2024) – Law company Elevate today announced a five-year agreement with global law firm Ashurst to build and operate its new Ashurst Advance Global Delivery Centre (‘GDC’) in Krakow, Poland. The new Krakow GDC will extend, and integrate with, Ashurst’s global platform of GDCs in Glasgow and Brisbane.

Under the agreement, which builds on Elevate’s existing flexible lawyering relationship with Ashurst, Elevate will continue to support Ashurst in building a multilingual Krakow team to support numerous service lines, including managed legal services, M&A and banking due diligence, disputes and investigations support, contract management, repapering and regulatory change programmes.

‘This new GDC for Ashurst perfectly illustrates Elevate’s ability to plan, build, and operate centres of excellence for legal services,’ said Jake Hill, VP of Legal Ops at Elevate.

John Croft, President of Elevate, added, ‘Elevate is delighted to help Ashurst expand its ‘NewLaw’ offering through cost-effective, innovative legal services and solutions in Europe and beyond.’

‘Collaboration is core to legal services innovation, and we are delighted to partner with Elevate on this project. Opening a new global delivery centre requires mobilising a skilled, experienced, and scalable team,’ said Chris Georgiou, Global Co-Head of Ashurst Advance. ‘Elevate’s advice and execution allowed us to open the Krakow GDC ahead of schedule, and with robust capabilities from the day we launched.’

Click here to read Ashurst’s news release on today’s news.

About Ashurst. Ashurst is a leading global law firm with world-class capability and a prestigious international client base. The firm’s in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law.

Ashurst has 31 offices in 18 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With over 450 partners and a further 1,800 lawyers working across 11 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

About Elevate. Elevate is an expert-led, software-powered law company. We provide software and services for the intersection of business and law. Our legal, business and technology professionals offer practical ways for global law departments and law firms to improve efficiency, quality, and business outcomes. More information at

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