Alvarez & Marsal brings its Relativity partnership to the UAE

11 October 2021 2 min. read

Alvarez & Marsal has deepened its e-Discovery capabilities in the United Arab Emirates with the launch of its partnership with Relativity.

Relativity provides companies with SaaS-based software that helps them improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their litigations and internal investigations. The software supports the full regulatory misconduct process, from the pre-case phase  (for example: proactively detecting insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behaviour before it is uncovered) through to the post-case phase (helping with discovering the truth once a case is identified).

With more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organisations globally, Relativity is one of the leading solution providers in the e-Discovery landscape. Alvarez & Marsal has been a trusted implementation partner since 2010. The partnership between the two firms commenced in the US, and has since expanded into 10+ countries. 

Next stop in the collaboration: the UAE. “We are excited to partner with Relativity in the region,” said James Daniell, Managing Director and Head of Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations in the Middle East. “This expansion is in response to rising demand from our clients in the Middle East for innovative technology that supports evolving legal, regulatory and investigative needs.” 

The deal sees Alvarez & Marsal integrate the RelativityOne solution into its offerings, providing the consultancy with an “enhanced offer for e-discovery and internal investigations,” said Daniell. 

For Relativity, the partnership is part of its market entry into the UAE. “The UAE is a thriving global hub for technology, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Alvarez & Marsal to bring our offerings there,” said Steve Couling, Managing Director and Vice President Sales, EMEA at Relativity. “ 

“Alvarez & Marsal’s team of e-discovery professionals set the standard for delivering results on critical matters, assisting counsel and companies in the integration of technology to uncover facts faster. We look forward to modernise and ramp up regulatory rigour together.” 

Other countries where Alvarez & Marsal and Relativity work together include the US, Germany, the UK and Switzerland in Europe, China, Hong Kong and India in Asia, and Brazil in Latin America.