Elevate acquires Cognatio Law in HK

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Law company Elevate announced it had acquired Cognatio Law, a Hong Kong-based flexible lawyering and legal consulting business serving in-house legal and compliance teams, as well as law firms across Asia-Pacific.

Cognatio will integrate its operations into Elevate’s business, which provides consulting, technology, tech-enabled managed services and flexible lawyering support to the legal sector globally.

The move expands Elevate’s reach and local expertise in Hong Kong and Singapore, building upon the company’s operations in four continents.

Cognatio joins a list of law companies acquired by Elevate in the past three months, including legal AI technology consultancy LexPredict, contract lifecycle management (CLM) provider Sumati Group, UK NewLaw legal resourcing firm Halebury, and Yerra Solutions, a law company providing consulting, technology and managed services.

“Cognatio is a key element of our strategic growth plan,” said Elevate CEO Lokendra Tomar. “Our customers tell us they want consulting, technology, and tech-enabled services from a single provider with a global footprint and deep experience in each regional market. Cognatio’s experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, especially with flexible lawyering, will enable us to better serve customers in Asia.”