Technology & Outsourcing
Our integrated Technology & Outsourcing practice is unrivalled in its combination of genuine specialism with full service solutions across the whole range of innovative technologies throughout the world. New business models are constantly emerging and product cycles are growing shorter. Competition is fierce. Clients respond by sourcing supplies - even production capacity - in new places. The integration of new technologies and systems means that our clients are constantly restructuring, resizing and adapting. Our unmatched global expertise enables us to provide our clients with unsurpassed know-how around technology and outsourcing requirements in whatever industry they are in.
Whether your objective is business transformation, cost reduction or a unique combination of goals, outsourcing of information technology or business processes remains a critical competitive strategy. Our full-service offering covers a range of areas, including employment, privacy and information management, tax, intellectual property, trade and commerce and regulatory issues. Our extensive experience in outsourcing arrangements brings to our clients a unique perspective that comes from having represented both users and providers of outsourced services across a wide range of industries. We take a commercial 'fair for all' approach by treating the process of negotiating the agreement as the starting point to build towards a mutually beneficial, lasting relationship. We operate as a single global team offering integrated and cost effective advice at each stage of a project's cycle.
Dynamic change in the technology space has meant that cloud services have emerged from being a promising business concept to a low-cost means of managing data and obtaining services. Companies are increasingly realising that tapping into the cloud provides them with essential additional resources. We can help our clients (both customers and providers of cloud services) overcome the challenges associated with using cloud services - from security concerns to supplier longevity and reducing the dependency on third party users. We offer a tailored full-service approach to risk management around cloud arrangements. Whether you operate in the healthcare, financial services, energy, digital media or other sector, we can help you drive forward your cloud activity. Download our 2015/2016 Cloud Survey.
The highly regulated financial services sector is increasingly looking for ways to ensure compliance, be innovative and reduce costs. Migrating from distributed IT architectures or country-specific business processes to regionalized or centralized shared services is becoming increasingly important in order to remain competitive for financial institutions. We have experts to help clients deal with the legal and compliance issues in the heavily regulated financial services industry whatever its scale, nature or location - captive or outsourced. We also have a team of FinTech specialists that have all the know-how about technology disrupting traditional sectors such as mobile payments, artificial intelligence, money transfer, fundraising an even asset management.
When a technology contract is not working as it should or is threatened with action for breach of contract, companies need advisors who apply their thorough understanding of technologies and industry trends to successfully resolve disputes. Acting on behalf of technology users and suppliers, we review existing contractual arrangements, provide in-depth analysis of liabilities and risks, and tailor strategies to meet our clients' business objectives.
Global Technology Agreements
Signing a deal is just beginning of extracting value from technology transactions. Even the most balanced transaction will not yield maximum benefits unless properly managed. We help support companies to get the most out of their global technology agreements through contract management, assessments to determine whether relationships are working properly, and resolving issues quickly and cost efficiently.
Buyers and providers of technology goods and services need help negotiating procurement contracts because of the cutting-edge nature of these arrangements. Transactions to supply, configure, install, manage and maintain technological systems run into millions of dollars. We have a long-standing, dedicated practice that understands technology contracts are not just any other contract, providing critical advice on deal structuring, contract governance, and contract management going forward.