Francesca Bennetts


Francesca is in the Markets Innovation Group (MIG), a group of lawyers and developers who are focused on the creation of innovative solutions for clients to meet large-scale legal and regulatory challenges.

She has played a key role in the development of innovative technological solutions for clients, most recently ContractMatrix, a contract review and negotiation tool that uses generative AI. She is a member of the firm's AI Steering Committee and has been heavily involved in the firm's deployment of generative AI at an enterprise level.

Most recently, Francesca has been advising various leading global institutions on their global IBOR transition projects. She is also playing a key role in the development of proprietary client-facing solutions using AI technology, most recently IBOR Matrix - a system designed to facilitate the transition away from LIBOR and other interest rates, involving an innovative approach to the use of artificial intelligence.

Previously, Francesca led the design, development, construction and delivery of Brexit Matrix™ – a system designed to implement a large financial institution’s Brexit strategy, covering core areas of a business, including lending, derivatives, stock lending, clearing and repos. It is a cloud-based tool that embeds complex legal analysis and offers document automation, data management, workflow management, project management and data visualisations and was ranked “Standout” in the 2018 FT Innovative Lawyer Awards.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008