Meaningful legal innovation is in our DNA.

We design and develop cutting edge solutions for digitalising legal, compliance, and regulatory processes. Our experts provide comprehensive advisory support on all stages of your digital transformation journey. We share our know-how and drive innovation within the legal industry.

What we strive for is a new and better legal user experience for all.

Our Story

Look at our amazing journey

  • 2016 – The year it all started

    smartvokat was founded in Düsseldorf (Germany) in July 2016 as a legal tech innovation lab with the goal to provide simple and user-centric solutions to complicated legal problems.

  • 2018 – Going operational

    smartvokat launches its activities from the innovation hubs in Hilden/Düsseldorf and Berlin. Its multi-disciplinary team introduces legal innovation advisory services as well as the first workflow-based solutions.

  • 2019 – Launch ServiceNow® offering

    smartvokat starts leveraging ServiceNow®’s digital workflows for Legal Service Delivery based on the market-leading NOW platform and develops legal & compliance automation solutions.

  • 2020 – smartvokat and iTSM Group establish joint venture “Inspiring Legal”

    To fully leverage the potential of ServiceNow®’s digital workflows for large scale legal & compliance departments, smartvokat establishes a joint venture with the international consulting company iTSM Group. The joint venture starts operating under the brand “Inspiring Legal” and offers comprehensive Legal & Compliance Operations solutions on ServiceNow®.

  • 2021 – Expanding our portfolios and horizons

    smartvokat celebrates its five-year anniversary and continues its growth. The company expands its portfolio with its very own smartvokat Workflows platform, welcomes more and more amazing members to its international and multi-disciplinary team, launches even more advisory and learn offerings, and continues to make a real change in the legal industry.

  • Future plans – Stay tuned!

    smartvokat keeps working on expanding its activities as a multi-disciplinary, inclusive legal innovation eco system. We have so much more in store for you!

Our Values

Key principles at the core of what we do



We will always be transparent about our strategy, objectives, decisions, capabilities, policies, and processes. This transparency helps our company and our clients do business better.



We will always be focused on innovating and pushing the boundaries in an attempt to deeply impact the status quo. Practical – instead of merely theoretical – considerations demand pragmatism.



The execution of an idea matters much more than the idea itself. Action should always be preferred to inaction. Attention to detail should be applied to everything we produce.



Growth comes from constantly seeking feedback, learning, and adapting based on new understanding. We must view mistakes as learning opportunities, and remain open to new ways and ideas.



Collaboration leads to better results. We must avoid overconfidence in our knowledge and engage with all stakeholders to find a working solution.



We have a shared vision of leveraging digital transformation for the sake of a superior legal service delivery experience, irrespectively of one’s professional background or depth of involvement in the industry.


Join us and help make legal processes better!


Open applications are welcome!

Your job is not listed amongst our current vacancies, but you would love to help us change the way legal and compliance services are delivered?

An enthusiastic hands-on person, inspiring team player and a curious explorer of unchartered territory? A software developer looking for a virtual team of engineers mastering anything from React to Elixir? An admitted attorney, lawyer, or law graduate with an affection for tech-enabled processes?

Lots or little experience, we would love to hear from you as new opportunities are continuously arising. Contact us at


We value an environment of creativity and productivity. Hence, we strive to contribute our share in empowering you in your daily tasks and professional endeavours. Our benefits are not carved in stone, and we are open to discuss anything that is missing in the list below.

Personal development budget

Continuous learning is important to us, such as attending conferences or courses, personal coaching, etc. We will offer funding and support for your personal and professional growth.

Regular team meetups

It’s always nice to meet in person. Team events, be it online or offline, are paid by the company.

Leisure budget

If you are into sports, we are happy to support your membership, and if you aren’t, we will assist with other hobbies that matter to you.

Workspace budget

You will have a budget to spend on outfitting your home office or renting a co-working space.

Perfect tools

Equipping you with a MacBook or equivalent, headphones, etc. is our understanding of a proper infrastructure in a remote first environment.

Time to relax

Recharging batteries and spending time with the family matters to you and us. We offer more annual leave days than what is prescribed by German law.