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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP takes part in the FT Global Legal Hackathon

25 May 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP have participated in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Global Legal Hackathon Challenge, which aims to unleash the talent and creativity of the world’s legal industry to collaboratively innovate solutions to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. The hackathon, which ran from 17 April to 22 May, saw over 170 projects submitted by more than 2,700 participants from 225 organisations globally.

Our team focussed on businesses who are adapting their operations to meet the urgent market needs created by COVID-19. Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has advised a number of businesses during this time, and understand the challenges that they face in terms of pivoting their operations in a safe and lawful manner. Our submission for the Global Legal Hackathon Challenge is a portal called Co Deploy which will: 

  • Match-make enterprising and altruistic businesses to allow them collaborate or simply share experience and knowledge to deliver solutions to COVID-19 issues
  • Enable businesses to redeploy their businesses and workforces
  • Equip them with some basic legal know-how and understanding of the pit falls in adapting their businesses and/or skill-sets.

Co Deploy is a user-friendly and secure on-line space for information sharing and collaboration. Businesses can join the platform and team up with other likeminded businesses and individuals. It is a safe space for those organisations to access and share information and building blocks to support a safe and lawful business pivot. Co Deploy will equip businesses with information on headline legal risks applicable to the sector to which they wish to transition their business or product. For more information on the project, please click below. If you would like to collaborate with us on the roll-out of Co Deploy, please contact us at events@mhc.ie . To view the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Global Legal Hackathon Challenge project page, please click here. 

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