Global Restructuring & Insolvency Guide

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie
Firm Size: Large
Released: March 24, 2014
Platform: iPhone (iTunes)
Cost: Free

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Baker & McKenzie is one of AmLaw’s more prolific mobile app producers (see here). The firm’s most recent mobile app, Global Restructuring & Insolvency Guide, provides the rules, procedures and recent restructuring and insolvency developments in 40 jurisdictions. The firm has positioned the app to be a resource for understanding the laws and regimes that may affect a global company’s interests.

Features of the app include:

  • Each jurisdiction’s Restructuring & Insolvency laws and proceedings
  • Contact information for Baker & McKenzie Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers around the world

From a design perspective, this app starts very promising. The home page and secondary navigation page look professionally designed. Unfortunately, major disappointment sets in once the user reaches the actual content pages. These pages have not been designed for the app, rather it appears they are essentially a text dump from a Word document. It is also disappointing that the app does not provide full biographies for the attorney contacts in each jurisdiction.

If firms are going to put the time and effort to create mobile apps, we strongly recommend that they invest in a design and user interface that reflects the quality of the content.