This service enables companies and institutions to search and filter huge volumes of electronic documents and email distributed throughout the organization. The goal of our expert team is to find all relevant information on a given subject of interest, that is, all those documents and email that meet a specific search criteria.
Litigation, arbitration or negotiations with thousands of documents to extract and analyze, due diligence in M&A, request for evidence by regulatory bodies or proactive compliance audits are just some of the challenges regulators, lawyers, auditors and business face today. In this type of scenario a single email, electronic document or record book among thousands or millions, can be crucial to a satisfactory resolution.
Classic scenarios that apply: Classified Data Audit, Classified Data Spillage contention, Antitrust, Compliance, General Auditing, LOPD, ...
CFLabs offers two types of E-Discovery solutions:
a) Traditional E-Discovery: search and filter documents and emails that meet preset search criteria from amongst thousands or millions of documents distributed through the information systems of our client.
b) Forensic E-Discovery: in this mode, searching and filtering are done at a forensic level, thus extending the scope of data processing to documents or mails deleted as well as to other information sources that are generally excluded from a traditional e-Discovery.
LEGAL RISK ANALYSIS IN M&A
As part of the conditions of an M&A agreement, our client was imposed a clause that specifically regulated the transfer of intellectual property associated with certain patents during the last five years. This clause specifically included any kind of intellectual property transfer, being it formal or not.
Due to the penalties this clause included in the agreement our client needed to be 100% sure that no formal or informal IP transfer of any kind had taken place by any of the 2,500 employees on the Group.
CFLabs, through its e-Discovery service located all documents and e-mails whose content was related to patented IP. Millions of documents and emails were identified, copied, categorized, indexed and made available to the staff of the company and the law firm that advised the M&A operation to review all the material in a comfortable and efficient way.
The completeness of the job performed allowed both client and law firm to adequately measure the risks involved in the operation.