Pioneers in legal tech

We are a team of legal and technology pioneers. We strive to empower smaller corporate legal teams to play a more powerful strategic role in their company.

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Invented by a General Counsel for General Counsel

Our story starts back in 2002, when General Counsel and tech entrepreneur Harm Bavinck co-founded the Dutch software company, effacts.

Fed up with the time it was taking to assemble all the right documents for due diligence, Harm decided there had to be a better tech solution.

But all of the legal software on the market was too complicated and too costly. So he set about designing effacts: a legal dashboard with a simple set of powerful tools.

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Backed by 175 years of history and a global footprint

In 2015, effacts was acquired by Wolters Kluwer. This acquisition united effacts’ expertise in legal tech with Wolters Kluwer’s 175 year history and global footprint.

Wolters Kluwer supports over 250,000 legal professionals worldwide, with a deep understanding of what lawyers need. In Europe, we're leader in legal software with 20+ years experience and 65,000 users.

We are global and local – we are experts in each jurisdiction in which we operate. By being global we can deliver essential things for our customers such as the best Cloud security and world-class user support and continued investment in innovation.

Driven by three core values

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We are creating an organization that has a strong focus on online information management. Total control on all aspects of the use and disclosure of the business data is the key goal of our company.

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We strongly encourage employees in all areas of our business to seek out new approaches to continuously improve our solutions and our business.

Customer Excellence

We measure our success through the eyes of our customers, earning their loyalty through our performance, the value we provide, and the commitment we demonstrate.