Austin, TX— January 7, 2016 – Full-service electronic data discovery provider Advanced Discovery today announced the acquisition of Millnet, the largest and longest established UK-headquartered eDiscovery and legal document services firm. In addition to greatly increasing the scale and reach of both organizations, the purchase further solidifies Advanced Discovery’s commitment to providing truly global services to its growing list of international clientele.
“The Millnet acquisition supports Advanced Discovery’s strategy to meet clients’ growing global eDiscovery needs,” said David Vandygriff, CEO of Advanced Discovery. “Millnet is one of the most highly respected international eDiscovery service providers. We are thrilled to welcome the Millnet team to Advanced Discovery.”
After the recent demise of the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which gave qualified US companies a safety net under EU data protection laws to move European’s personal data across the Atlantic, many US companies are considering keeping eDiscovery data in Europe. Millnet’s ISO 27001-certified data center in the UK gives Advanced Discovery customers the option to leave data in the EU as data protection legal requirements emerge in the coming months.
Providing eDiscovery services and technology to international law firms and their clients for over 15 years through offices in London and Dubai, the Millnet brand will be retained, with continuity of services to all clients, and will operate as Millnet, an Advanced Discovery company. Millnet’s team of experts includes solicitors, litigation support and digital forensic professionals, project managers and IT security experts. Their extensive experience specializes in UK eDisclosure and international eDiscovery litigation, investigative and regulatory matters — including the stringent EU data privacy and protection mandates.
The expanded services offered by the combined companies will now include:
- Legal staffing
- Managed document review
- Forensic collections & investigations
- Early case assessment
- Production & processing
- Data and web hosting
- Paper discovery services
- Photocopying, scanning & coding
- Batch printing
- Digital print
- Medical records management
- Virtual data rooms
James Moeskops will lead the Advanced Discovery EMEA regional operations as the managing director, international business. “Advanced Discovery’s deep eDiscovery expertise and global expansion strategy is a perfect fit for Millnet and our clients,” said Moeskops, formerly managing director of Millnet. “eDiscovery is truly a global affair for many of our large clients. We are excited to offer Millnet customers Advanced Discovery’s international and US eDiscovery expertise, technology, services and facilities -including document review and data centers across 15 US cities. We see a great deal of need for eDiscovery in the US as international clients respond to increases in cross-border investigations by US and European regulators. We are thrilled to join the now 500 employees on the Advanced Discovery global team.”
About Advanced Discovery
Advanced Discovery is an award-winning, end-to-end eDiscovery services and software provider, supporting law firms and corporations since 2002. Advanced Discovery offers project planning and budgeting, data preservation and forensic collection, early case assessment, hosted review, managed document review and more from its numerous state-of-the-art facilities across the country. The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides industry-proven technology across all aspects of the eDiscovery life cycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US four consecutive years and recognition as a top provider by Legal Times, Texas’ Best and other publications. More information is available at www.advanceddiscovery.com.
Millnet is leading the field in electronic document consultancy, processing and review. Incorporated in 1996, Millnet boasts a wealth of experience and an enviable client base. Working with Legal 500 firms and FTSE 100 companies, Millnet’s legal and corporate clients testify to the first class performance. The company has a global reach with local infrastructure and support, serving our clients in over 60 countries worldwide. Millnet’s services are complimented by the highly skilled team of professionals. With the most highly qualified Relativity experts in the field, their primary objective is to understand the client’s needs and provide support and consultancy throughout the eDiscovery process. More information is available at www.millnet.co.uk.
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