Epiq Systems, which provides managed technology for eDiscovery and other requirements of the legal profession, has now opened its first data centre in Shanghai. This allows Epiq to collect, process and host data on mainland China, enabling its clients to host and review the data in country with the help of production and project management professionals with the requisite language skills. The press release is here.
The technology is the Clearwell eDiscovery platform from Symantec.
This is not Epiq’s only new expansion in Asia. In February of this year it opened a new office in Tokyo, building on the success of the Hong Kong office. Both Tokyo and Hong Kong offer the full range of eDiscovery services including consulting, forensics, collections, processing, hosting and review, with fluency in all relevant languages.
I am going back to Hong Kong in July, when I will catch up with all these developments, which include a move to new and larger premises in Hong Kong.