Epiq Systems Launches Bribery Act Guide for the UK Energy Sector

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LONDON, May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epiq Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPIQ), a leading provider of managed technology for the global legal profession, has published a new best practice guide entitled "Quick Guide to eDisclosure Best Practice and the UK Bribery Act 2010: Energy," providing guidance for companies in the UK energy industry about their obligations under The Bribery Act 2010.

The UK Bribery Act 2010 ("The Act") introduced a new set of bribery offences that updated and enhanced UK bribery legislation, making it one of the strictest bribery legislations worldwide. Epiq's new guide offers energy firms an overview of how the Bribery Act impacts them and lays out best practices to help achieve compliance.

"The cross-border nature of many transactions carried out by companies in the energy sector means that regulatory investigations as well as civil and criminal proceedings become a common risk," said Richard Seabrook, Vice President and General Manager, eDiscovery Europe, Epiq Systems. "Natural energy resources are often located in countries with a high incidence of corruption, and energy companies must be particularly vigilant with regards to the risks of bribery."

The guide is free to download here.

About Epiq Systems

Epiq Systems is a leading global provider of technology-enabled solutions for electronic discovery, bankruptcy and class action administration. We offer full-service capabilities to support litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Our innovative technology and services, combined with deep subject-matter expertise, provide reliable solutions for the professionals we serve. Visit us online at www.epiqsystems.com.

CONTACT: For more information Lew Schroeber, Investor Relations Telephone: 913-621-9500 Email: ir@epiqsystems.com

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