While businesses and law firms in the European Union face stricter regulatory constraints around technology as compared with their U.S. counterparts, a Spanish law firm, Pérez-Llorca, became one of the first in the country to adopt a generative artificial intelligence assistant this week.

The tool adopted by the firm, called Leya, is an AI assistant developed by a Swedish company of the same name. While it has been implemented by law firms in countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Poland, Pérez-Llorca marks the first Spanish law firm to use this specific tool.