There are many advantages to outsourcing some of your in-house activities, including reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and reducing staff. But of course there are risks involved. So it is essential that you have a strong outsourcing team from the outset. In fact, careful preparation from an early stage, including setting clear commercial and financial objectives and an appropriate structure for the transaction and ongoing management, is key to successful outsourcing.
The Charles Russell Outsourcing team has in-depth experience across a range of sectors including corporate, banking, telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, competition, employment, pensions, data protection and regulatory law. This wide ranging expertise enables us to provide a comprehensive service on all aspects of outsourcing transactions.
At the beginning of any transaction, we work hard to identify and minimise any risks. However, relationships between customers and suppliers do sometimes breakdown. If this happens we have considerable experience of alternative dispute resolution having conducted arbitration and mediation for both communications and IT clients.
The human aspects of any outsourcing are also important. We are experts in advising on and supporting the employee aspects throughout the relationship.
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