Winner of 2023 Australian Legal Tech Pitch Night sparks tears from judging panel
Hosted virtually on the evening of Tuesday 26 October, the 2023 Legal Tech Pitch Night was delivered by the LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers—the first program of its kind in Australia that brings together lawyers and entrepreneurs to design and build transformative legal technology—in collaboration with venture capital firm, AirTree; the country's premier community for information sharing, collaboration and building the presence of Australian legal technology on the global stage, the Australian Legal Technology Association (ALTA); and well-known Australian data integration platform, Syncly.
Lander & Rogers achieves gender equal partnership
Lander & Rogers has marked a significant milestone, with women now making up 50% of its partnership.
For a firm that has long been established as one of Australia's most gender-diverse, the achievement represents "an important step in the firm's commitment to gender equality, and showcases the collective ability to build an environment where everyone regardless of gender has an equal opportunity to contribute, develop and thrive," said Chief Executive Partner Genevieve Collins, who was appointed as the firm's first female CEP in 2018.
Lander & Rogers first Australian law firm to commit to 2030 net-zero emissions target
Lander & Rogers has committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to achieve net-zero emission by 2030.
According to Chief Executive Partner Genevieve Collins, the board-endorsed target "seeks to reduce both direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in our business operations and supply chains, enabling us to become the first law firm in Australia to achieve net-zero emissions using the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard".
Net zero is considered a comprehensive commitment to decarbonisation and climate change. To satisfy the Net-Zero Standard, organisations must reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) endorsed pathways that limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, and must eliminate 90% of baseline emissions before accessing carbon offsets to mitigate residual emissions.
New partner appointed to bolster Lander & Rogers' renewable energy infrastructure offering
Lander & Rogers this week announced the appointment of new partner Hoda Naghdy to its national real estate & projects practice. Based in Sydney, Ms Naghdy brings more than 15 years of experience advising clients on complex infrastructure projects and transactions in Australia and globally, and will enhance the firm's rapidly growing construction and infrastructure offering with a focus on renewable energy infrastructure.
Ms Naghdy's appointment, the firm says, adds depth of strategic legal and commercial expertise for the benefit of its infrastructure clients, as the sector adjusts to the challenges and opportunities of developing and funding Australia's renewable energy projects.