Navigant is expanding its Legal Technology Solutions practice into the Asian market, to better service local clients. The move sees Tanya Gross, formally based in the UK, move to Hong Kong to oversee the expansion and local team.
Legal risks, among others, in a global environment, remain a key issue for many businesses that enter new markets or develop new products. In addition, the digital age has seen the amount of information created by organisations explode; which creates headaches for data management, as well as legal discovery in the case of disputes.
Against this backdrop consulting and legal firms have in recent years invested significantly in providing companies with services that leverage digital solutions to support e-discovery and data structuring. One such offering is Navigant’s Legal Technology Solutions practice (GLTS). The service line focuses on providing clients with a range of e-discovery solutions as well as tools to better manage their data.
In a bid to bolster its market share in Asia, Navigant has expanded its footprint in the region, a move which sees the consultancy set up shop in Hong Kong. To oversee the expansion of the local GLTS practice, Navigant’s formally UK-based Director within the GLTS practice, Tanya Gross, will move to Hong Kong, where she will lead the new team. Gross has been with the firm since 2013, prior to which she worked in a senior role at KPMG.
“The addition of data management and technical capabilities in Asia is part of our strategy to leverage the platform we have built over the past several years in serving our clients’ economic expansion and regulatory challenges in the region,” says David Tortorello, leader of Navigant’s Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology segment. “Our Asia-based team is well placed to understand our clients’ objectives and execute the full range of services required for complex investigations in the market.”
“Navigant’s expanded presence in Asia will be a key benefit to our global clients, particularly in light of increasing cross-border regulatory investigations,” states Craig Freeman, Global Leader of Navigant’s GLTS practice. “It is important clients have the ability to review content locally due to strict data privacy rules and have access to a team that understands the local culture and local jurisdictions, and works in the clients’ own time zone.”