Asia-Pacific online information management source IDE.net.au is reporting that Australia’s e.law has acquired the assets of CCH Workflow Solutions from parent company Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific. Privately-held elaw has emerged as the largest independent player in
the Australian ediscovery market and, according to a statement, the decision to sell the Workflow Solutions
assets “comes following a strategic review of the Wolters Kluwer’s Asia
Pacific Portfolio.”


Dave Lampert, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific said “although the
Workflow Solutions unit has been very successful, and we are extremely
proud of the market position it has achieved, litigation support is not
part of our longer term strategic plan in the Asia Pacific. In reaching this agreement with e.law, we believe that we have arrived
at an outcome that delivers significant benefits to all concerned. The
customers and staff of Workflow Solutions will benefit from e.law’s
understanding of, and long term commitment to, the litigation support
business. Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific will be better positioned to concentrate
on executing our long term strategy of being the leading provider of
information services and software applications to tax, accounting and legal professionals.”


Allison Stanfield, Director & CEO of e.law Australia said, “We are
very pleased to announce e.law Australia’s purchase of CCH Workflow
Solutions. We feel both businesses are complementary and look forward
to delivering a greater depth of evidence management services to our
clients”.

Formed in 1999 by
Allison Stanfield and Bruce Grant, e.law is a privately owned Australian company employing about 50 full-time staff providing specialised forensics, e-discovery, e-courts and information management advice
and services to the legal profession, corporate and government
organisations. www.elaw.com.au