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We have extensive global reach to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional outsourcing transactions.

Acting for both leading suppliers and corporate customers from a wide range of jurisdictions and business sectors enhances our understanding of the commercial requirements and priorities of both parties, as well as our ability to identify and anticipate the latest trends in outsourcing. We have significant experience of advising clients on how to structure a procurement process to take best advantage of the various procurement models, as well as on how best to approach a response to a tender in order to win the business.

The breadth of our practice is demonstrated by the range of commercial transactions that we have advised on, including those involving IT and communications services, business process outsourcing (including procurement, asset and cash management, finance and accounting, facilities and logistics management, clinical trial services, call centre and security services), and human resources outsourcing.

With an integrated global team combining expertise in employment and benefits, tax, antitrust, corporate finance and regulation to harness insights and best practice, creating innovative outsourcing solutions. We also have a first class team of litigators with extensive experience in outsourcing disputes across all the major industry sectors.

We work closely with both clients and industry experts to develop market-leading training materials and strategies that address key concerns in the outsourcing process, including in relation to service levels, benchmarking, human resources, relationship management, liability, business continuity planning and exit management. 

News & insights

A&O advising Sampo and RMI on their recommended cash offer for Hastings Group

News: 05 AUGUST 2020

A&O advising Sampo and RMI on their recommended cash offer for Hastings Group

Allen & Overy is lead counsel to the consortium, made up of Finnish insurer Sampo and South Africa’s Rand Merchant Investment (RMI), on its recommended cash offer for Hastings Group Holdings plc…

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Publications: 31 JULY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 31 July 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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News: 30 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy ranked as top legal M&A adviser in Latin America by Latinvex

Allen & Overy announced that it has been ranked as one of the top 25 legal merger and acquisition advisers in Latin America for the first half of the year by Latinvex. 

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Publications: 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Podcast: How in-house lawyers can help their companies achieve digital transformation

In-house lawyers have a leading role to play in helping their companies navigate the strategic, regulatory and operational challenges of digital transformation. Tom Levine, partner, discusses the…

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