Managers and directors are personally liable for negligence. openlaws offers a simple solution to inform the company and its employees about the latest relevant legislation.
Legal Technology for Business in Europe
openlaws is a next generation compliance and legal information system. Our platform automatically collects data from different sources (big data) and provides users with tools to increase productivity. With openlaws, closed or open groups can work together, for example, to effectively communicate and cooperate with your lawyer. Our system helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in meeting legal requirements and supports large enterprises and corporations in meeting compliance requirements.
openlaws currently integrates legal databases from Austria, Germany and the EU. Combining these databases in a structured system reduces time spent researching (i.e. a one-stop shop) and enables centralized tracking of multiple jurisdictions. Not only is this relevant for international corporations but it is also advantageous for purely domestic companies that must satisfy both national and European law.
EUR-Lex is a database that provides access to European Union legislation, particularly directives, regulations and case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The oldest documents date back to 1951. EUR-Lex contains more than 3 million documents in all official EU languages and is updated daily and extended each year with about 12,000 documents.
openlaws currently integrates the founding treaties, directives, regulations and case law of the ECJ in German and English (ca. 40,000 standards and 15,000 decisions).
Working with long legal texts is tedious. Utilizing the right tools, you can effectively and efficiently deal with the flood of norms. With openlaws you can highlight text, create your own folders, receive individualized notifications, generate automatic searches, create tags and comments and collaborate with others.
Highlight text in legislation or decisions. Emphasize what's actually relevant from unstructured text like you've been doing on paper for years. This saves you time.
Teamwork and community
Teamwork is helpful in clearing up any questions. Using a coordinated workflow, the wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented. With openlaws, you can share knowledge internally, publish knowledge for all or even work completely alone – however you want.
Small and medium-sized enterprises use openlaws to stay informed in their respective industries. Know what's changing in laws on trade, crafts and industry, in the building rights, data protection law, company law, etc. Work with your advisor when creating your personal account.
Note: with openlaws, you fulfill the legal obligation to display laws at the workplace.
Frequently asked questions
The term compliance means the adherence to legal regulations, regulatory standards and the fulfillment of other standards and requirements, which a company voluntarily agreed to (e.g. the conclusion of a contract).
For this reason, openlaws connects legal databases with a contract database in one system. No matter where the change occurs, the company is actively informed.