Photographic portrait of Shahin Baghaei
The legal market is evolving, and I believe EY Law is leading the way as we help clients reimagine the legal function and rethink the legal services that they need, to better address their challenges.

Shahin Baghaei

Associate Director, Legal Managed Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Lawyer, entrepreneur and legaltech enthusiast. Proud father of two. Avid collector of vinyl film soundtracks.

Areas of focus Law IBOR
Office London, GB

Shahin is an Associate Director at Ernst & Young LLP based in London. He joined EY through the acquisition of Pangea3 Legal Managed Services from Thomson Reuters in 2019.

He is currently responsible for helping financial services clients conceptualize smart legal managed services solutions that combine technology, legal knowledge and well-defined processes to address legal, compliance and regulatory challenges, such as the transition away from Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs).

Shahin cofounded a privately owned alternative legal service provider (ALSP) dedicated to the financial services industry in 2009, before the term ALSP had even been coined. Now the ALSP market is worth more than $10 billion and expected to grow to $80 billion by the end of 2022.

Since the acquisition, Shahin has already seen EY Law be recognized as the #1 Global Alternative Legal Service Provider in Acritas’ Global ALSP brand index.

How Shahin is building a better working world

“I always dreamt of becoming a lawyer and achieved that dream when I qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales at a Magic Circle law firm in 2009. Yet, the traditional law firm model never sat quite right with me, so I left to build something better.

Now, over 10 years later, my journey has led me to EY where I am proud to be at the forefront of the continuing evolution of the legal market. EY Law is combining the strength of EY Global Legal Advisory Services with innovative EY Legal Managed Services and leading legal technology.

I believe to truly succeed in the legal market of the future we must evolve as lawyers to bring multidisciplinary legal services to the legal function of global financial services firms, helping them harness the power of technology, cost-efficient resource and innovation to better address the challenges they face.”

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