The leading solution for the competitive selection of law firms

Designed by leading general counsel and partners in international commercial law firms.

Lintum provides you with an intuitive selection process of external counsel, will help you manage external legal spend and quality of your matters.

A Selection of our Partners

„We hear a lot about Legal Tech, but rarely see any real benefits for our daily work. With Lintum, legal departments can easily create RFPs to source legal services from outside counsel in a transparent and well documented process.”
Dr. Jörn Hublé
General Counsel DACH | Procter & Gamble

Your benefits at a glance

For Inhouse Lawyers and Managers.


With Lintum you assign mandates in a clear, structured process. Without emails, long pitch documents and Excel sheets. Free up time for more important things.


Our tool is built for mandates of all complexity and size. And for every area of law.


With Lintum you can also mandate law firms abroad. Lintum knows no borders.


You determine the law firms that take part in the tender. These can be your panel firms or other firms that you trust to handle the mandate.


Our tool is self-explanatory. After a short briefing, you will create your first tender.

To the Point

The offers of the law firms only contain what interests you. No more and no less.


Identify a market price with Lintum. For a fixed fee, cap, fee estimate or for hourly rates.


Lintum never shows the law firms the names of the other law firms. And of course not the content of competing offers.


Product made in Germany, with deep understanding of the legal market.

This is how Lintum works


Q&A Tool

You only answer each question about the tender once. All law firms will see your answer.


You always have an overview. About all tenders and all current mandates.

Fair Competition

Choose between one of our bidding processes and decide on the intensity of the competition. You determine the rules of the game.


Keep track of your legal spend. We provide you with the facts and figures.

Comparison View

See all offers at a glance. Compare apples to apples, not pears.​

And many more features you will love

Conflict Check

Each law firm confirms in advance that it is not in a conflict of interest. Only then will she have access to the tender.​

Scoring Tool

Weight quality and fee and then evaluate the offers. In this way, prepare your rational decision.​

Secure Cloud

Your data is hosted exclusively in Western Europe by a leading provider. We don't have access.

Some examples on where to use the tool

Stand-alone, complex domestic or foreign M&A transaction with a significant fee volume. Corporate wants to test the flexibility of the legal market.

Major project of global revision of standard contracts (e.g. globall or regionally deployed commercial, procurement, or labour standard agreements). Corporate intends to outsource project management and get additional resources on board.

Voluminous due diligence exercise, including significant potential for tech-based data review and knowledge generation

Lintum Insights

Frankfurt-based start-up Lintum closes another financing round

Frankfurt-based legal tech start-up Lintum successfully closed its second financing round with BMH Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen mbH and leading figures from the German legal market in May 2021.

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LWYRD! Postcast incl. exclusive Director’s Cut

Lintum visited LWYRD! Together with host Katharina E. Gangnus, Christian W. Jakob and Dr. Jens Kellerhoff talked about the changing German legal market, digital legal procurement and uncovered exciting insights about Lintum in the following podcast episode and exclusive Director’s Cut. Tune in to find out more!

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Alternative Fee Arrangements

Several types of fee agreements are common in legal practice in Germany. Still the most widespread one is the traditional ‘billable hour’ (model 1); a modification of this is the …

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Are Law Firm panels and auction-based RFPs mutually exclusive, and do panels deliver the expected results?

In recent years, a number of the largest German corporations have created so called ‘Panels of Law Firms’, ‘Preferred Law Firm Lists’ etc. in the hope to considerably reduce their …

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Digital Legal Procurement – a trend still gaining strength post-Corona?

What were the main effects of the 2008 financial crisis for legal departments of corporations in Germany? As a result of that profound economic crisis, Chief Financial Officers and General …

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You are a law firm and want to know how Lintum can help your business?

  • Benefit from lean, to-the-point RFPs
  • Gain more scope information in a transparent Q&A process
  • Prepare proposals with dramatically less time and efforts
  • Position your law firm amongst others in a competitive bidding process
  • Build further reputation through positive quality scores
  • Dedicated Service Hotline for law firms. Reach us at 
    +49 69 247558128

Frequently Asked Questions

Lintum may be used for smaller (e.g. litigation, preparation of standard contracts) as well as major RfPs (e.g. M&A transactions, comprehensive compliance investigations). The advantage to use Lintum for all external legal services purchased is that an inhouse lawyer will have the full overview at any point in time over the complete external legal spend through the dashboard implemented in the tool.

Lintum is a cloud-based solution and, as such, can be easily used upon installation with any up-to-date browser. As a result of the intuitive set-up, no trainings are required.

Transparency is central to our DNA, and we act as neutral trusted partners for both corporates and law firms. Lintum offers the opportunity to corporates to invite as many law firms as desired to respond to an RfP, and to draw a ‘side by side’ comparison between the responses received, based on economic and qualitative criteria. The in-built documentation of this process is tamper-proof.

Lintum collects data as part of your use of the tool. All data is stored with encryption in a redundant way in Microsoft’s cloud in Western Europe. The software is “made in Germany”. Further information regarding this data, and why we collect such data, can be found in our Data Protection Statement.

We would be glad to support selected charities. Please contact our team at for further information.


Get in direct contact with our team and call us at +49 69 247558120.

Christian W. Jakob

Christian W. Jakob

CEO | Founder

Christian is a partner and founding member of ten., the leading legal tech company builder. He is an expert generalist with a deep passion for smart data, technology and automation. Before, Christian was the co-initiator of Frankfurt Forward, advising industry and DAX CEOs on innovation by 1:1 matchmaking with disruptive start-ups and Director of Investment at FiZ Frankfurt Innovation Centre. He offers the very rare blend of law, business and IT.

Stephan Gittermann

Chairman of the Advisory Board | Founder

Stephan is a Senior Partner at a leading German law firm. He has been with international law firms in their Frankfurt and London offices for more than 20 years and advises large corporates and financial institutions on cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. Stephan has in-depth knowledge of the Big Law market. He senses an increasing need to streamline legal sourcing.

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