TransPerfect Wins Legal Victory Over Lionbridge and H.I.G. in Federal Court As Trade Secret Case Is Permitted to Advance Toward Trial


2020/04/24 19:17  TransPerfect

NEW YORK, April 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced that it achieved a significant victory, as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined that its case for various torts against Lionbridge and H.I.G. Middle Markets had sufficient merit to continue to discovery.

The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for injuries TransPerfect alleges it sustained when H.I.G. and Lionbridge misappropriated trade secrets through fraud and used the information to compete unfairly. The complaint alleges that trade secrets were improperly acquired through false inflated bids made by H.I.G. during the course of the unprecedented forced auction process compelled by the Delaware Chancery Court and overseen by Custodian Robert Pincus. It further alleges that Lionbridge, the company’s largest competitor, which is owned by H.I.G., has been using those trade secrets to unfairly compete since early 2018. To this day, H.I.G. has failed to honor the nondisclosure agreements it executed to gain access to TransPerfect’s trade secrets and confidential information by returning the documents or certifying their destruction.

TransPerfect CEO and Founder Phil Shawe, who prevailed in the government-imposed auction and purchased his former partner’s shares to regain ownership and control of the company, commented that “TransPerfect thrives on fair competition, and we've consistently beaten Lionbridge in the marketplace. Now, we intend to beat them in court as well. It is unfortunate that Lionbridge, and their private equity financier H.I.G., engaged in activity that we view as cheating. We are pleased that the Court agreed our case should proceed, and we're looking forward to proving our claims at trial."

About TransPerfect

TransPerfectis the world’s largest provider oflanguageandtechnology solutionsfor global business. From offices in over 100+ cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’sGlobalLink®Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fullyISO 9001andISO 17100certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website


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该诉讼要求赔偿和惩罚性损害赔偿,TransPerfect声称,当H.I.G.和Lionbridge通过欺诈盗用商业机密,并利用这些信息进行不公平竞争时,他们受到了损害。诉状称,商业秘密是通过H.I.G.在特拉华州法院强制进行、并由保管人Robert Pincus监督的前所未有的强制拍卖过程中虚报出价获得的。该公司还称,自2018年初以来,该公司最大的竞争对手Lionbridge一直在利用这些商业机密进行不公平的竞争。Lionbridge是H.I.G.旗下的公司。到目前为止,H.I.G.一直未能履行其为获取TransPerfect的商业机密和机密信息而执行的保密协议,即归还这些文件或证明它们的销毁。



环球公司是全球最大的语言和技术解决方案供应商。TransPerfect在六大洲100多个城市设有办事处,为全球客户提供170多种语言的全方位服务。超过5,000家全球组织使用TransPerect的GlobalLink产品套件来简化多语言内容的管理。以无与伦比的质量和客户服务承诺,TransPerfect完全通过ISO 9001和ISO 17100认证。TransPerfect公司在纽约设有全球总部,在伦敦和香港设有地区总部。欲了解更多信息,请访问我们的网站。


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