Clausebase’s founder started his career in Big Law and quickly noticed how labour-intensive document drafting was. Because client files were never exactly the same, lawyers were forced to constantly reinvent the drafting wheel.
As he was developing software since a very young age, he had a gut feeling that things could be improved.
ClauseBase is not one of these legal tech solutions that was quickly thrown together over the course of a few months. It took many iterations and several years of research to find a solution to the conundrum: legal documents are very complex, yet almost all the existing software focuses on simplicity.
ClauseBase achieves the delicate balance, offering legal experts the power to draft very complex documents, while still offering an intuitive interface.
Maarten Truyens — Founder & CEO
Maarten is an IT lawyer combining a passion for technology with more than a decade of professional experience in information technology law.
He started developing at the age of seven, and never let go of the programming itch ever since. Maarten built Clausebase from scratch in his basement, a place he leaves with great pleasure to educate students, legal professionals and other enthusiasts about the wonders of document automation.
Senne Mennes — Co-founder
Senne is a privacy lawyer who trained for several years at an international law firm. Having worked in close proximity with his clients, he thoroughly understands the needs of law firms as well as companies.
Senne’s journey into legal tech started with a childhood fascination for technology which carried on into his legal studies. His decision to co-found ClauseBase stems from having contributed to the legal sector’s time-honoured tradition of manual drafting and being determined to contribute to the new way of working.
Robbert Jacobs — Manager EMEA
Robbert Jacobs started off his career working as an attorney in a Big Law Banking & Finance department, where highly complex documents must be drafted within very demanding timeframes. He then spent a few years working as knowhow manager for the firm, focusing efforts on efficiently gathering and disseminating knowledge.
When Robbert first saw ClauseBase, he knew he had reached software nirvana. The combination of very advanced automated drafting software with the knowledge management capabilities of the clause library are a breakthrough in legal technology which convinced him to join the team.
Client Engagement Associates
Susana has a PhD in Computer Science and has extensive experience in fundamental & applied research, creating deep neural network architectures for understanding visual and textual information.
She has published scientific papers on top conferences and journals in artificial intelligence and has won numerous awards, including the Google Anita Borg for her outstanding achievements in Computer Science, leadership and community involvement.
She has worked for NASA Frontier Development Lab as an Artificial Intelligence Researcher, and for Microsoft as a Machine Learning Researcher to optimize large-scale software development.
Tom is a senior global technology and business leader and former chief legal officer with more than 25 years of telecommunications and technology leadership experience at Fortune US Top 20 company, Verizon. His experience spans the breadth of Verizon's consumer and enterprise businesses in the U.S. and globally. Throughout his career, Tom has helped build and grow technology acquisitions and start-ups in the broadband internet, video, healthcare, IoT, drone, telematics and security sectors. Tom’s leadership roles at Verizon include SVP & General Counsel – International Operations and VP & Chief Corporate Strategy Counsel.
Tom is the founder and president of Dailey Strategic Advisors LLC, through which he now advises technology companies on 5G technology and related use case strategies, provides policy and leadership development guidance, and serves as an advisor to start-ups across the health IT, entertainment, recruitment and drone industries.
Caroline is dedicated to providing the skills and the support that the new generation of digital lawyers needs. She has launched the Legal Hackers movement in Belgium and gained practical experience with automation as the co-founder of the legal tech startup Sket.io.
At the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP law, she helps to develop a strategy to improve the digital and data literacy of law students and she is also part of the Digitaal.Talent@Gent team working on digital inclusion.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Maastricht University and a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford.
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