Canadian Supplementary Information Request

The Challenge

A Canadian business with global operations faced a Supplementary Information Request (“SIR”) as part of the process of being acquired by a similar Canadian company. The client set a 12-day timeframe for the entire process—from collections, through data processing, document review and production in order to meet an aggressive timetable set by the acquiring company.

There were approximately 20 custodians, resulting in a total of 350 gigabytes of data in both French and English to be collected and searched. Most custodians were located in Toronto, but a couple were located in London, UK.

The Process

Epiq’s forensics team collected all relevant data over two days, including the London custodians via Epiq’s UK office. After searching, culling and processing the full body of documents, the team cut the document population for review by nearly 60 percent – from 350 gigabytes to 150 gigabytes – in just a few days.

Epiq then staffed the review portion of the project with 120 experienced document reviewers, routing documents to French- and English-language speaking lawyers as appropriate. Epiq identified more than 60 French-speaking reviewers for this project in a matter of days. The entire review process, including quality control, was concluded in four days.

The Results

Epiq’s team completed the entire process within the 12-day timeline, and made the final production to the Competition Bureau a full day ahead of schedule. The acquisition was ultimately successful.



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