The sourcing market is varied and thriving, offering excellent opportunities for strategic cost reduction, managing and sharing risk and specialised service adoption.
The lasting nature of the business relationship allows buy-side corporates to focus on their core business while receiving specialist support and advice from their chosen provider.
With new solutions launching every day, tech is often at the forefront of many sourcing relationships. We work closely with our supplier clients to understand their solutions and capabilities to help them partner with their customers. Our tech clients are seeing a variety of opportunities to be best in class with their solutions, their customers and willingness to embrace new ways of contracting. Charles Russell Speechlys understands the converging tech markets and work across a full sector range, offering buy-side businesses a competitive edge in converging and competitive markets.
Our sourcing team helps clients efficiently structure their sourcing portfolio and offer advice across the entire sourcing lifecycle. From tender to contract signing and beyond, Charles Russell Speechlys works closely with our clients to offer advice that is a true extension of the in house team.
Our team offers the additional benefit of wider firm support in many of the legal disciplines supporting an outsourcing agreement, including employment, IP, technology and data privacy. This enables us to provide you with a comprehensive service for all your outsourcing, and related, needs.
The strength in our team lies in our ability to act for both customers and suppliers, giving us insight into the requirements of both sides of the commercial relationship. As a result, we have a firm understanding of customer demands and supplier’s technical issues and best practice. The strength is galvanised by our in house expertise. All of our team have worked in house, whether with clients who are the buyers of services or with the fast-paced technology providers leading the digital transformation.
Our experience includes outsourcing in the following sectors:
- Facilities management
- Information technology
- Public procurement
- Finance and financial services
Meet the team
Fiona Edmond and Mark Smith write for Property Week on data centres as an infrastructure asset class
The complexity of operational issues is something those new to the sector may not anticipate and interest is likely to increase.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises discoverIE on its acquisition of Antenova
discoverIE is a leading international designer, manufacturer and supplier of customised electronics to industry.
Gareth Mills writes for Lexology Getting The Deal Through on technology disputes in Bahrain
The most common disputes occur following perceived or actual failures to deliver required technology services an lack of clarity.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on acquisition of Westgate IT
Westgate IT specialises in providing IT support to businesses in the South West.
Grab the tail by the horns - Why is tail spend so critical in today’s outsourced portfolio?
It’s usually invisible, but in all likelihood, you’ve got tail spend.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Appital Ltd on £2.5m Investment led by Frontline Ventures
Appital is an Equity Capital Marketplace which aims to bring innovation to Equity Capital Markets.
Mark Hill writes for In-House Community Magazine on solutions templating, a new priority for in-house legal teams
Removing the burden from legal teams, contract managers and administrators.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Metier on US$39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks
AMN builds, owns, operates and maintains mobile network infrastructure in Africa.
The regulation of big tech: a changing tide?
Sonia takes a look at the two main areas where the UK is increasing the regulation of Big Tech in 2021
Top 7 Data Protection Tips for Employers
Here are our top 7 data protection tips for employers.
There has been an increase in online phising attacks over the past year - but why?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises IFS on acquisition of Axios Systems
Axios Systems PLC is a global provider of cloud-based Enterprise Service Management (ESM) software.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apollo Aerospace Components on acquisition of NYK Component Solutions
Apollo is an aerospace and defence supplier.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited - An analysis
Slow and chaotic – lessons from a digital transformation disaster in CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.
Michael Powner quoted by Bloomberg, PA Media and People Management on the Supreme Court's ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers
The Supreme Court unanimously found that Uber drivers are workers under UK law.
Tech Connect Newsletter - February 2021
Welcome to the February edition of our Tech Connect Newsletter.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of The People Development Team (PDT Global) on sale to LTG plc
The People Development Team is a leading provider of online diversity and inclusion training and consultancy services.
The Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey – Private Equity Buyouts
The third in a series of articles mapping out The Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey , this time exploring private equity buyouts.