Kroll Ontrack expands local ediscovery capabilities in the Netherlands

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll
Ontrack
, the leading global provider of ediscovery
technologies and services to companies involved in litigation and
investigations, today announced the expansion of its services in the
Netherlands.

Kroll Ontrack has responded to growing demand from Dutch law firms and
companies for local support in international investigations and other
legal matters faced by companies in the Netherlands by offering
ediscovery services locally in the Netherlands. The company has provided
data recovery services in the Netherlands for 8 years and ediscovery
services remotely for 10 years and is now establishing a local team of
ediscovery experts in Amsterdam. In addition to expanding its operation,
Kroll Ontrack is also moving to new premises which are opening in
November 2015 in South Amsterdam, located conveniently close to the
heart of the Dutch legal and business district.

As well as responding to international investigations, Dutch companies
need to be aware that they may be subject to dawn raids by local
authorities looking into matters such as unfair competition practices or
computer misuse. The Dutch authorities including the Authority for
Consumers and Markets (ACM) are increasingly active and carry out a
growing number of strategic dawn raids on businesses to check on
regulatory compliance. Kroll Ontrack’s local ediscovery team in the
Netherlands will work alongside Dutch companies and law firms responding
to regulatory scrutiny and those handling both domestic and
international litigation.

Law firms in the Netherlands are increasingly familiar with the benefits
of ediscovery, especially where they are dealing with U.S. and U.K.-led
litigation, regulatory investigations and other multi-jurisdictional
matters. Kroll Ontrack believes that use of ediscovery technology will
become commonplace and that there will be widespread adoption of the
latest developments such as predictive coding technology, which
automates the document review process and significantly reduces the cost
of responding to requests for information. This adoption of ediscovery
technology can also extend into proactive initiatives whereby companies
undertake audits of their systems to check for any wrongdoing.

Tim Phillips, Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack International Legal
Technologies
, said: “The new office in Amsterdam will house a
larger, Dutch-speaking team of ediscovery and forensics professionals,
giving our clients in the Netherlands access to the expertise they need
in litigation and investigations on their doorstep. We are committed to
building a long-term business that will employ local experts but that
will be backed by the resources of the international leader in
ediscovery technologies.”

Tina Shah, Legal Consultant, Kroll Ontrack International Legal
Technologies
added: “It’s much easier for clients to call us in to
help with regulatory or legal enquiries when we are just a few doors
down the road rather than in a remote location. The flight to leniency
in competition matters means that time is often of the essence when
investigations or dawn raids take place, so it pays to have an
ediscovery partner that is already nearby and able to quickly come to
your assistance. Additionally, clients will benefit from our world class
data centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo as well as our
valuable document review service.”

Specific advantages of the new Dutch office include:

  • Access to a global ediscovery partner via a local Dutch team on the
    ground
  • Access to dedicated European data centres for data processing
  • Fast response to ediscovery requirements related to internal
    investigations and dawn raids
  • Experienced computer forensic collection capabilities

The launch of an expanded service at a new location in the Netherlands
is part of Kroll Ontrack’s strategy to provide access to its powerful
ediscovery software and local expertise wherever and whenever clients
need them. As well as opening its German data centre in Frankfurt in May
2014, Kroll Ontrack launched its French data centre in Paris earlier in
2015 along with its highly successful and fast-growing document review
centre in London’s legal district in January 2015.

For more information on Kroll Ontrack and its ediscovery products and
services, visit www.ediscovery.com/nl
and for data recovery visit www.ontrackdatarecovery.nl

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help
legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage,
recover, search, analyse, and produce data efficiently and
cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software,
Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic
discovery and document review services. For more information about Kroll
Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www/ediscovery.com/nl
and follow @KrollOntrackEU on Twitter.

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