How AI can make the MFN process more efficient

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For Law Firms, the Most Favored Nation (MFN) process is often one of the most time-consuming, complex, and inefficient elements of the Private Funds Management process.

Not only does it take more time than it really should — especially if information is stuck in email and Excel — it is the main source of hourly write-offs or shrunk margins. This has to change.

Could AI and automation help Law Firms hurdle these inefficiencies and make the MFN process more profitable? During the webinar with BRYTER’s Max Paterson and Mark Surico, we explored our findings from implementing MFN solutions at law firms so that you can learn how others remove the pain at its source.

The Challenge with Current MFN Processes

The traditional MFN process involves significant manual work, from tracking provisions to managing documents using basic tools like Excel and email.

This not only leads to high time consumption but also opens up room for human error, subsequently increasing the risk of financial write-offs for law firms. Max Paterson pointed out, “It’s very time consuming…and it’s the main source of hourly write-offs or shrunk margins.”

Introducing AI and Automation in MFN

In the webinar, Max Paterson, alongside Mark Surico, highlighted the innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) and no-code technologies aimed at transforming the MFN process.

They introduced a new prototype designed to automate and refine these processes, making them more efficient and less prone to errors.

AI at Work: Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy

A significant part of the discussion focused on demonstrating how AI can automate document handling, data processing, and decision-making processes.

For instance, AI tools were shown to automatically categorize data such as identifying and classifying provisions based on input criteria.

This capability not only speeds up operations but also allows human operators to concentrate on more strategic activities.

Customization and Scalability of AI Solutions

The customization and scalability of AI solutions were also key discussion points.

The tools presented can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different firms, ensuring that the technology adapts to varied operational models and client requirements.

This bespoke approach is crucial for ensuring the technology’s effectiveness across different legal frameworks and client bases.

“Our approach is very bespoke…it’s almost necessary that way, because in order for something to truly become beneficial and find value in a system like this, it has to fit your needs rather than you fitting the needs of a system,” Paterson emphasized.

Security and Compliance

Addressing potential security concerns, the webinar outlined how the proposed AI solutions are designed to comply with high security and regulatory standards suitable for handling sensitive and confidential information.

This reassurance is vital for law firms that manage critical data.


The integration of AI into the MFN process presents a promising opportunity to enhance operational efficiency, reduce errors, and cut down financial write-offs in law firms.

By automating routine tasks and enabling more accurate data analysis, AI can significantly improve the quality of services provided by law firms, leading to more innovative and profitable business models in private funds management.

As AI technology evolves, its adoption could become a pivotal factor in the competitive positioning of law firms in the financial sector.

Paterson wrapped up, “These tools are aimed to give a more secure and a more streamlined process with those commercial pieces in mind as well.”

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