Legal Managed Services

In Law

Legal departments under growing pressure are re-thinking how work is done and by whom. The EY legal managed services team customizes and supports technology and data-driven processes designed to control costs, better mitigate risk, and deliver value to the business.


We help our clients realize:

  • Efficiency improvements: EY teams help design solutions to deliver accuracy, quality work product and measurable impact.
  • Risk mitigation: EY teams provide continuity of resources, shared knowledge, and refined processes to help minimize legal and business risk.
  • Cost control and predictability: You’ll have access to experienced professionals using the right technology for the right task at the best price point.

These benefits are driven by our:

  • Global knowledge and scale: 15+ years of experience and more than 1,000 professionals across 8 global delivery centers working with more than 2,400 EY legal advisory attorneys in more than 80 jurisdictions
  • Multidisciplinary approach: Cross-functional teams work together to provide seamless communication and service
  • Follow-the-sun delivery: Led by multilingual professionals with full pricing transparency
  • Technology-driven service delivery: Custom-designed processes incorporate industry-leading tools and alliances to help facilitate automation, standardization and innovation

EY member firms do not practice law where not permitted by local law or regulation.

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Key features

  • Contract lifecycle management

    EY Legal Managed Services leverages technology and refined processes to help organizations turn contracting and obligation management into a business advantage. By unbundling the end-to-end contracting process, modifying the technology and re-sequencing who is best positioned to perform certain tasks, the rest of the organization can achieve increased efficiency and potentially realize additional revenue and cost savings.  

    Examples where clients have used our services: 

    • IBOR transition projects
    • GDPR, Initial Margin, and Brexit contract remediation
    • M&A legal due diligence contract review
    • Supply chain contract standardization and process optimization
    • Lease management
  • Entity compliance and governance

    Our Legal Managed Services team helps multinational companies and their legal entities meet the relevant and ever-evolving statutory compliance and reporting obligations, which differ by country and jurisdiction. We deliver an integrated and holistic approach across the legal entity lifecycle.

    Examples where clients have used our services:

    • Facilitating statutory filings across jurisdictions
    • Supporting transaction-related activities (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures)
    • Performing legal entity health checks and transformation reviews
    • Building and maintaining legal entity management databases
    • Undertaking governance model assessment and design
  • Research and regulatory mapping

    We give organizations critical knowledge that helps them identify and meet their legal and regulatory obligations in order to manage business, operational, and reputational risks associated with non-compliance.

    Our services seamlessly and cost-effectively monitor regulatory change, alerts the organization to risk conditions, and enables accountability and collaboration around changes impacting the company.

    Examples where clients have used our services:

    • Building and maintaining digital inventories of relevant legal obligations
    • Mapping legal obligations to internal processes and policies
    • Assessing risk relating to process and policy gaps
    • Building regulatory change management processes
  • Document review and functional analysis

    Our Legal Managed Services team helps legal functions reduce the onerous burden of document review and gain greater control over costs and insights into key data impacting cases and the business. By leveraging legal, technical and business process talent in high-quality, cost-efficient delivery centers, we help clients achieve continuity, cost certainty and scale. This allows the client to refocus their internal resources on more strategic work.

    Examples where clients have used our services:

    • Reviewing non-English language audio and video files
    • Extracting key data to help inform business decisions
    • Redacting data involving confidential and personal information
    • Undertaking deviation analysis and risk review