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Lewis Silkin has advised client Xact Data Discovery (XDD) on the acquisition of Paralaw UK Limited as part its ongoing growth strategy to expand market reach on an international stage

20 May 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised XDD, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations on the acquisition of Paralaw, a UK-based legal outsourcing company providing managed review staffing, eDiscovery and contracts management services to law firms and corporations.

The acquisition expands XDD’s UK footprint via its Anexsys brand, providing an internal pool of legal outsource talent to fulfil core managed review, eDiscovery and contracts management services in the UK region. Based in London, UK for over 20 years, Paralaw provides clients with flexible outsourced legal support to both in-house legal teams and law firms, with clients ranging from start-ups to established firms, technology providers and blue-chip household names.

Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, commented, “As part of XDD’s ongoing acquisition strategy, Paralaw further expands our brand, services and market reach on an international stage. The Paralaw team brings a solid reputation to the XDD table in providing advanced short and long-term legal staffing solutions.”

The Lewis Silkin team was led by Corporate partner Geraint Tilsley, with support from Corporate Tax partner Matthew Rowbotham, Corporate associate Mariem Al-Khafaji and Employment associate Victoria Northedge.

Commenting on the deal, Geraint Tilsley stated:

It was a pleasure to work with XDD and Anexsys on this transaction, which comes at an exciting time with XDD having recently agreed to merge with Concilio. It once again demonstrates Lewis Silkin’s expertise in advising North American clients on transactions in the UK and continental Europe.”

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