Here's a "solution for GCs, designed and delivered by GCs” – now backed by a 20% stake from Pinsent Masons, this NewLaw outsourcing startup, Yuzu takes over part (or all) of your in-house legal work, freeing up your team to focus on the meaty stuff.
In the words of co-founder and former Colt GC, Robin Saphra:
"You don't need to do this in-house, I can provide a better service at a lower cost and give more investment to this in order to achieve that. And you can focus your activity on the top 10% - 30% of work which is really strategic and really important."
Examples of work that could be outsourced include commercial contracts, employment work or property transactions – not the type of work typically done by LPOs – but work that's still core to an in-house legal team.
And given that Yuzu proposes to take on that part of the team doing this work, keeping them either onsite with the original crew or shipped to a new location, it's sure to raise a few eyebrows in the junior-mid ranks of in-house counsel.