Zoë Andreae is a young entrepreneur in the legal tech space, having taken over the legal software business LECARE in Hamburg at the age of 23. In between her business studies at EBS University, ESADE Business School, the London School of Economics and St. Gallen University, she gained international work experience in venture capital, global venture development, digital and strategy consulting all over the world. Besides her current role as CEO, she actively engages in devising innovative and competitive strategies for her software company by taking courses such as Disruptive Strategy at the Harvard Business School and by enrolling in the one-year Stanford Graduate School of Business LEAD Certificate Program in Corporate Innovation.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Zoë’s main focus in legal tech lies on accelerating the digital transformation of legal departments in Germany through her work at LECARE, where she combines her company’s thirty years of legal technology experience with the latest methods of customer-centricity, legal design, and legal operations to customize legal tech solutions to the individual needs of each legal department. She fosters awareness for legal tech through frequent university lectures and keynotes at industry conferences (across Europe, and among others in New York), as well as through university innovation and collaboration projects.
In 2018, Zoë was named Woman of Legal Tech 2018, for her pioneering Master Thesis on Legal Tech Startups and their Role in the Digital Transformation of the German Legal Industry and her efforts in advancing the legal tech scene in Germany. Moreover, Zoë is a founding member of the Hamburg chapter of the Legal Hackers and is a member of the supervisory board of the Liquid Legal Institute e.V.
Her article about the 2019 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium and its takeaways for the German legal industry was published on the Harvard Law Record. In 2020 her chapter about The Common Legal Platform Revolution was published by Springer in the second volume of Liquid Legal – Towards a Common Legal Platform. Furthermore, she is a contributing author and cooperation partner of the newly launched GoingDigital online legal magazine by Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel with her article on how Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of legal departments in Germany.