eDiscovery provider Consilio has substantially expanded its facility in Frankfurt for document review, processing and hosting. It also has offices in Munich and in Zurich.
Germany’s data protection laws are amongst the strictest in the world, and Germany is a major trading partner with the US. It is inevitable, therefore, that there will be major eDiscovery tasks which raise issues of privacy and data protection, as well as language, for both litigation and regulatory requests, whether emanating from the EU or from the US.
There is a press release about the Frankfurt expansion here.
Consilio must be doing something right, because they are simultaneously expanding their review facility in London. I will come back to that in due course.