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Outsourcing and Technology Transactions

The economic problems of recent years continue to put a variety of pressures on outsourcing contracts arranged in better times. As relationships between companies and their outsourced service providers are freshly scrutinized in light of the new realities, clients call on our Outsourcing group to negotiate—or re-negotiate—transactions that are in line with their current business objectives.

At the heart of our practice lies a deep understanding, not only of the technologies being deployed in an outsourcing situation, but also of the underlying strategic and commercial needs being addressed in the arrangement. Our integrated group of corporate and intellectual property attorneys offers both the legal savvy and the technological sophistication to bring practical, value-added counsel to every stage of an outsourcing transaction.

We are keenly aware of both the short- and long-term risks assumed by companies that place crucial, often mission-critical, functions in the hands of outside service providers. Our clients rely on us to be true business advisors, charged not just with documenting a pre-arranged deal, but with assessing the risks, gauging the rewards, and structuring the deal accordingly.

Our experience extends to several broad types of outsourcing transactions, among them:

  • Business process outsourcing
  • Information technology outsourcing
  • Offshore outsourcing
  • Life sciences outsourcing