Automated NDAs offered to NZ businesses for free

by Sol Dolor27 Mar 2017
Tech specialist law firm Simmonds Stewart and legal tech start-up Automio have partnered to make a free confidentiality agreement generator available for NZ businesses.

The tool, which can be accessed here, asks users to complete a dynamic online interview that will tailor the resulting document based on answers provided. Automio’s software generates a complete confidentiality agreement, customised for the user’s business needs, in Microsoft Word format.

“It’s exciting to see our document automation software assisting other Kiwi companies to stay ahead of the wave of change coming, and helping them see the benefits that document automation can bring,” said Claudia King, Automio CEO and co-founder.

Victoria Stewart, Simmonds Stewart CEO, said that her law firm has been looking at document automation software for a while and that the firm is thrilled to be partnering with an NZ start-up.

“We’ve used Automio to automate our popular confidentiality agreement template,” she said. “If that goes well, we will investigate automating some other documents, including seed financing documents, and making them free to use by Kiwi companies.”

Simmonds Stewart recently open-sourced its suite of legal templates, which now includes nearly 50 NZ templates and 12 templates for Southeast Asian tech companies. The firm said then that its templates have been downloaded more than 125,000 times since they were released.


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