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Outsourcing

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

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Publications: 21 JUNE 2021

A guide to Hong Kong’s cyber security laws and practices

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the incidents of cyber crime in Hong Kong. This has been exacerbated by the global pandemic, which has forced criminals online, with the number of cases in…

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News: 16 JUNE 2021

A&O advising American Tower on its long-term strategic partnership with Allianz

Allen & Overy is advising American Tower Corporation (American Tower) on the acquisition of a 10% stake in ATC Europe, American Tower’s European platform, by Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of…

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telecommunications technology

News: 16 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises Charterhouse Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Telio Group

Allen & Overy has advised Charterhouse Capital Partners on the acquisition of the telecommunications and software company Telio from Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). DBAG invests a portion of the sale…

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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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