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How BE Partners manages its Real Estate Practice with Lupl

Whitney Stout

Whitney Stout

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    Indonesia will be the world’s sixth largest economy by 2027. And Jeany Tabita’s busy Real Estate practice at BE Partners, one of the country’s leading firms, is right at the heart of things.

    In this post, Jeany discusses how Lupl has been a game-changing solution for her firm – and how she now plans to expand its use to co-counsel matters with other firms in the Asia-Pacific region who are also using Lupl.

    About the team 

    Jeany is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Construction and Infrastructure practice, handling a range of transactional matters for both national and international clients.

    With the explosive economic growth in Indonesia, Jeany’s team is seeing an increase in instructions, and a growing complexity in the projects and transactions being undertaken by her clients, particularly in the field of Foreign Direct Investment.

    How work was handled before Lupl

    Before Lupl, the default for managing legal work was email – not just with external parties but inside the firm, too.

    “It was very old school, very conventional. Multiple emails, internally among the team members, and externally”.

    A game-changer for the firm

    Jeany describes the impact of Lupl on the firm:

    I think Lupl has been a game-changer for the firm. We have a virtual support system that keeps us connected and productive no matter where we are“.

    Clearer workflow and assignment of work

    By leveraging the Tasks features in Lupl, Jeany has enjoyed better visibility and more efficient delegation of work, making her job as a Partner and leader of a team much easier:

    “The workflow is clearer. When it comes to team projects, with lots of lawyers involved, I’m very happy with the collaboration. Delegating assignments or tasks is easier”.

    Rapid adoption across the firm

    Key in the decision to adopt Lupl was the buy-in secured from the wider firm. She knew that the success of the platform in BE Partners depended on the Associates seeing the value and adopting it. The results have surpassed her expectations:

    “For my team, they’ve been very happy because what stands out the most about Lupl – and the lawyers have been talking about this – is how user friendly the interface and design are. It is very simple, not complicated, probably because it’s built by lawyers for lawyers. Very easy to navigate. Let’s just admit that our work is hard enough!”

    Onboarding new team members has been easy, too:

    “So whenever I have to introduce Lupl to the new lawyers, I will shortly brief them on the features – and they will just quickly, intuitively adapt and are very comfortable in exploring Lupl themselves”.

    Multi-firm collaboration in a single platform

    Having transformed how work is managed within the firm, Jeany has now set her sights on transforming collaboration with the vast network of law firms with whom BE Partners regularly work on projects as co-counsel or local counsel.

    One example is law firms in Singapore. Singapore is a key legal and business hub for the region, and Lupl’s role in powering the Legal Technology Platform in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Law means a growing number of Singapore firms with whom Jeany works are also on Lupl.

    Jeany shares the example of leading Singapore firm Collyer Law, with whom BE Partners regularly work on complex cross-border transactions. Since both firms are already on the platform, they are exploring opportunities to collaborate in a shared workspace on their next project:

    “Managing deadlines, reducing email traffic, sharing multiple drafts. With Lupl, we can work together in one space”.

    Closing thoughts

    As with many firms, the status quo for handling work was well-established. There was a sense that work had always been handled in a certain way and limited awareness of alternatives.

    As she looks back, Jeany reflects on how things have now changed:

    “We didn’t realise how much of a headache it was until we found a new solution….Lupl is just very easy, very accommodating, and very effective”.

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