Xeneta is a tech company disrupting the shipping industry. Its platform is designed to provide real-time and on-demand ocean and air freight rate analytics to guide strategic freight procurement and supply chain decisions.
Xeneta’s General Counsel, Mathilde, had worked with Lexoo on a number of discrete matters in foreign jurisdictions and was impressed by our range of services, pragmatic approach, and cost-efficiency.
When the company needed employment advice across 3 jurisdictions, she knew that sourcing, instructing and managing lawyers in multiple countries for this matter would be extremely time consuming. Xeneta is a fast paced company, and she needed to use her time for more important work.
Lexoo fit the bill perfectly.
How we've helped
As this was a multi-country project, we decided that our managed projects solution was the best approach. That meant sourcing, engaging and briefing the right lawyers for the job in each country; coordinating the work; and providing Xeneta with a clear deliverable in a friendly format to be shared internally, avoiding unnecessary rework.
A vital part of all managed projects is the initial scoping call, enabling the project manager to understand the commercial context of the matter;
This last step is key for us to be able to run the project with Xeneta’s top priorities in mind.
“It was as if I had a full team of Xeneta employees by my side, who were as dedicated to Xeneta as I am”
General Counsel, Mathilde Faldbakken
To help the business understand the commercial value of going with Lexoo rather than Mathilde managing the work herself, we built a business case showing the time she would save. Instead of spending time sourcing, vetting and chasing lawyers, reworking local counsel’s legal advice, she could be advising the business on more important things.
The business case enabled Mathilde to approach her board to secure the budget required.
“This created a lot of trust in [Lexoo], both from my side, but also the management team’s side.”
Xeneta needed the project completed within a tight deadline. We worked with our lawyers to produce the initial advice within 24 hours of being engaged. We arranged follow up calls with each of the lawyers to clarify any uncertainties the next day and delivered the necessary documents shortly after.
Within two and a half days, the project was complete, with a handy summary table of the advice setting out the key points that were important to Xeneta for the project.
“[Lexoo] really did go above and beyond for us, and I massively appreciate that.”