LyondellBasell to Streamline its worldwide legal operations with SimpleLegal platform

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Working with SimpleLegal increases internal efficiencies and reduces legal costs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering e-Billing and spend management, matter management and legal analytics software, is proud to announce that LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, selected SimpleLegal’s platform to power their global legal department.

Today, many corporate legal departments faced with the challenges of operating within a global multinational corporation are turning to SimpleLegal. With the SimpleLegal platform, LyondellBasell is equipped to increase department productivity, better monitor and measure legal matters, and reduce overall expenditures.

“LyondellBasell is a business that looks to leverage technology to meet a very high standard of efficiency.  Managing the moving parts of a global legal department is complex, with potential for duplication of work and increased legal expenses,” said Ryan D. Murphy, Director of Operations, Legal, Public Affairs and Global Records Management at LyondellBasell. “We chose SimpleLegal to enable us to gain visibility, manage productivity and legal content, collaborate with vendors and reduce overall legal expenditures.”

With the SimpleLegal platform, LyondellBasell can now streamline attorney output, administrative tasking and budgetary control, while also accessing historical data.  With an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, attorneys and end users can comfortably and quickly plug into a highly functional environment – at the office or remotely through a mobile device – while ensuring data consistency and an added level of performance and productivity.

“We are thrilled that LyondellBasell selected SimpleLegal’s platform to be an integral part of their worldwide legal operations,” said Nathan Wenzel, CEO and co-founder of SimpleLegal. “Taking on a technology shift for a company of this size requires an in-depth understanding of how pieces like compliance, operation, and records management all fit together. SimpleLegal is the most effective platform on the market to manage legal operations in terms of sophistication and modern technology.”

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About SimpleLegal

SimpleLegal provides a modern legal operations management platform that streamlines the way corporate legal departments manage their matters, track and interpret spend, and collaborate with vendors and law firms. SimpleLegal combines e-Billing and spend management, matter management, vendor management, and reporting and analytics into one comprehensive application to optimize legal operations and the management of the entire legal department. The company, founded in 2013, is privately held and located in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

About LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world’s largest producer of polymer compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. Read our corporate brochure for more information.

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