Chapman Tripp legaltech arm Zeren names new chief executive

Appointment comes after what the firm described as another successful year

Chapman Tripp legaltech arm Zeren names new chief executive
James Fuller

Chapman Tripp’s technology and innovation business has named a new chief executive.

James Fuller has been named CEO of Zeren. Chapman Tripp said that he was picked to lead the legaltech business after “after considering the capabilities and structure needed to successfully deliver its business strategy.”

Zeren provides automated legaltech services to help clients become more efficient, improve performance, and manage risk. It offers services in automation of documentation and compliance, which automates the creation of the annual compliance calendar for NZX listed companies. It also offers a contract lifecycle management and supplier relationship management platform called “Portt.”

“Our document automation service has helped clients to achieve a 30%-50% reduction in the time taken to draft and review documents and contracts. Clients have also achieved a 20% average reduction in end-to-end process cycle time from document initiation through to execution through using our automation technology,” Fuller said.

The new CEO has been with Zeren since September 2018, when he made the move from PwC New Zealand to become a commercial and consulting director at the new business. Fuller succeeds Bruce McClintock, the Chapman Tripp technology partner who was tasked to lead Zeren when it was launched in 2017. McClintock goes into retirement at the end of May, the firm said.

Fuller has 18 years’ experience in technology consulting as well as financial and commercial management in New Zealand and the UK. He has led Zeren’s consulting services and delivery capability since he joined.

Chapman Tripp and Zeren are on the NZ Lawyer 2019 Innovative Law Firms list.

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