Norton Rose Fulbright expands innovation and tech capabilities in Germany

Norton Rose Fulbright expands innovation and tech capabilities in Germany

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is expanding its innovation capabilities with the appointment of Lena Haffner as innovation manager for Germany.

Lena Haffner is a senior real estate disputes lawyer based in Hamburg and has worked on multiple innovation projects. She led the development of a solution to handle high-volume claims more efficiently and effectively. In her new role, Lena will lead efforts to enhance the client experience and champion the use of legal technology tools.

Lena commented: “We want to provide our clients with a better legal experience. Whether delivering work more efficiently or in more cost-effective manner, the result we want is that, our clients thoroughly enjoy the end-to-end experience of working with Norton Rose Fulbright. I am delighted to be taking on this new role and to have the opportunity to work together with my colleagues in Germany and globally to help our clients navigate their most complex challenges.


Bernhard Fiedler, a partner in the Frankfurt office of Norton Rose Fulbright and vocal advocate for change and innovation in the German legal market, commented: “We have for many years designed and delivered inventive and scalable solutions for clients in Germany as part of NRF Transform, the firm’s global innovation and service delivery programme. Lena’s appointment as innovation manager means we now have a designated individual in Germany to lead change and innovation initiatives. This will allow us to drive change at pace, which is necessary in the current economic climate.”


Stefan Feuerriegel, head of Germany at Norton Rose Fulbright, added: “We continue to make strategic investments to meet our clients’ evolving needs. We are delighted to have Lena lead the innovation programme here in Germany which will focus primarily on creating a better experience for our German clients.”

Norton Rose Fulbright in Germany has won numerous awards for innovation. In 2021, the team won?Wirtschaftswoche’s Best of Legal Award in the technology and data management category and was highly commended at The Lawyer European Awards 2021. Previously the team was a finalist of the PMN Management Awards 2020, shortlisted at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2019 and was a winner at The Lawyer European Awards 2019.

About Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. They provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. They have more than 4000 lawyers based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

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