Cognizant selected by Freshfields to drive global expansion

05 October 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read

As global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer looks to accelerate its international growth, it has appointed consultancy Cognizant as its digital partner. The multi-year agreement sees Cognizant help manage Freshfield’s IT infrastructure, while guiding its technology transformation roadmap.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a law firm with a track record of advising the world's leading national and multinational corporations and financial institutions on business-critical challenges. The global company’s team of more than 2,800 lawyers and other legal professionals delivers results from 27 offices around the world.

Earlier in 2022, Freshfields announced it had delivered its sixth consecutive year of revenue growth for the year ending 30 April, with strong performance across all regions and practice groups. As it looks ahead, Freshfields looks to continue that trend with an ongoing expansion in growth markets such as the US. Providing flexible IT infrastructure and support to the firm’s employees around the world is a key component for that drive, though.

Cognizant selected by Freshfields to drive global expansion

As a result, Freshfields has announced that it has selected Cognizant as its new digital partner – to provide managed IT services to support the global law firm’s business growth and enhance its customer experience. The deal will see Cognizant offer up 24/7 service to Freshfields’ IT infrastructure and applications, while also managing its service desk.

Manju Kygonahally, head of Communications, Media and Technology, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant, said, “Many legal services firms are at an inflection point and are beginning to accelerate digital transformation and modernize their enterprises. We are honored to support Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its journey and help drive its success.” 

Cognizant will also help define Freshfields’ technology transformation roadmap. The collaboration with Cognizant will support Freshfields’ high standards of client service, improving flexibility and driving investment and innovation in other parts of the business.

“Cognizant is already the preferred digital transformation partner for some of the world’s biggest companies in supporting their ambitious growth plans, enabling innovation, and helping improve customer experience,” Kygonahally added.