The trend towards leaner organisations is prompting more and more companies to outsource non-core business units and processes. Our team specialises in providing advice and support for outsourcing projects, both in the area of IT infrastructure (ITO) and business processes (BPO).

We assist our clients throughout the entire outsourcing process, from defining the project and drawing up the relevant tender documents, through the actual negotiations, to the legal management of the project during the operating phase once the contract has been concluded. Our lawyers have extensive experience in both national and multinational transactions, and offshore transactions in particular. We are accustomed to working in interdisciplinary project teams and taking a coordinating role in projects.


Outsourcing
Introduction

The trend towards leaner organisations is prompting more and more companies to outsource non-core business units and processes. Our team specialises in providing advice and support for outsourcing projects, both in the area of IT infrastructure (ITO) and business processes (BPO).

We assist our clients throughout the entire outsourcing process, from defining the project and drawing up the relevant tender documents, through the actual negotiations, to the legal management of the project during the operating phase once the contract has been concluded. Our lawyers have extensive experience in both national and multinational transactions, and offshore transactions in particular. We are accustomed to working in interdisciplinary project teams and taking a coordinating role in projects.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Not only do we advise companies that want to spin off business areas or consolidate them into shared service centres, but we also advise national and international providers of outsourcing services
  • Our experience covers transactions from the following sectors: banking, credit cards, insurance, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, healthcare service providers and insurers, private and public transport and logistics firms, public organisations and state-owned enterprises, power suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce providers, media organisations, and various industrial and commercial companies
  • We have extensive experience in cross-border multinational and global transactions, and have an international network of partner law firms that may be quickly and efficiently called upon for support when needed
  • Our ITO project expertise covers practically all outsourceable areas of IT, including desktop services, networks and telecommunications, application management, application development, hosting, data warehousing, and computer centre operations
  • We have a proven track record in the field of BPO in outsourcing areas such as payroll and HR administration, accounts payable/receivable, mailing, printing, postal services, archiving, procurement, and facility management
  • We assist clients in compiling tender documentation, evaluating offers, drafting and negotiating contracts, and monitoring implementation. If circumstances change, we assess whether or not, and how, the contracts concerned need to be amended or replaced
  • We provide interdisciplinary advice on issues relating to public and private employment law, including occupational pensions, competition, antitrust and merger control law, intellectual property and data protection law, and tax law related to outsourcing projects
Publications










Outsourcing 2015

co-authored by David Vasella and Nicola Benz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2015








Outsourcing 2014

co-authored by David Vasella and Nicola Benz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2013










Cloud Computing – Data Protection, E-discovery and Enforceability

Speaker: Julia Bhend
AIJA Annual Congress
Amsterdam 25 August 2011



Investing in Switzerland

Speakers: Martin Busenhart and Marcus Desax
International Taxation Conference
Mumbai 5 December 2009



Outsourcing Gebührenmodelle

by Mark A. Reutter
in: Arter/Morscher (Editor[s]), "ICT Verträge – Outsourcing"
Berne 2008


Benchmarking

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: Oliver Art et al. (Editor[s]), "ICT Verträge"
Bern 2008


IT- und Wettbewerbsrecht(IT- and Competition Law)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: Walter Fellmann/Tomas Poledna (Editor[s]), "Aktuelle Anwaltspraxis 2007"
2008


Lizenzgebührenmodelle(Royalty Models)

by Mark A. Reutter
in: Jörg/Arter (Editor[s]), "IT-Verträge"
Berne 2007


Zunehmende Regulierung des E-Commerce(Increased regulation of e-commerce)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: Oliver Art et al. (Editor[s]), "Internet Recht und Electronic Commerce Law"
Berne 2007


IT Outsourcing: Vertragsaufbau und typische Vertragsklauseln(IT Outsourcing Agreements – Structure and Typical Clauses)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: Berni/Kellerhals (Editor[s]), "Internationales Handelsrecht Outsourcing – Recht und Vertragsgestaltung"
Zurich 2007, pp. 1–18


ICC Task Force on Global Sourcing Contracts/ICC Legal Handbook on Global Sourcing Contracts

Member and contributor: Mark A. Reutter
Paris 2007


Online Business Law Switzerland

by Mark A. Reutter
in: "World Online Business Law"
New York 2006




Kartellrechtliche Rahmenbedingungen des IT-Outsourcing(Antitrust issues in IT-Outsourcing transactions)

by Reto Jacobs
in: "IT-Outsourcing"
2003, pp. 271–284


Financing of technology start-ups – the legal issues

by Martin Kurer, Stefano Codoni and Jasmin Ghandchi
in: "Internet Finance Review 2000/2001" 2000, p. 85


Data Protection Laws of the World, Swiss Chapter

by Stefano Codoni
in: Millard/Ford (Editor[s]), "Data Protection Laws of the World"
London 1998


European Computer Law: Chapter on Contracts

by Stefano Codoni
in: "Computer Law Association publications" 1996, p. 7


Business Law Guide to Switzerland

by Marcus Desax
Wiesbaden 1991