Webinar invitation: Outsourcing in a Troubled Economic Environment in association with BLP
- On October 17, 2013
It’s safe to say the last few years have been somewhat difficult, economically speaking – and the challenges faced by many organisations have had a huge impact on their approaches to outsourcing. But what is the nature of this impact and how has it manifested itself – and what are the ramifications for your own organisation and your partners and suppliers?
To find out, join us for our exclusive webinar ‘Outsourcing in a troubled economic environment’, featuring sourcing legend Mark Lewis of Berwin Leighton Paisner and Outsource editor Jamie Liddell, as we investigate some of the primary risks associated with such a challenging climate – including:
- Distressed asset disposal
- The effects of supplier insolvency or takeover
- The consequences of customer disposal or acquisition
Whether you have a strategic or operational role, these issues could have a direct impact upon your organisation and career – so don’t miss these unique insights, nor the opportunity to share your own experiences in this highly interactive webinar.
Outsourcing is a core area of practice for BLP, we are the sole major law firm with a dedicated focus on outsourcing. Over 50 major providers and users of outsourcing services have relied on BLP to help them make their projects work. Our expert outsourcing team of over 60 lawyers has delivered legal solutions for over 300 outsourcing projects across IT, information services, BPO, business services, property and facilities management.
Our expertise in helping to make outsourcing projects work and experience of navigating the key legal risks and challenges that customers and providers of outsourcing services face, coupled with the quality assurance of working with the five-times UK Law Firm of the Year, makes BLP the best choice of legal adviser to help you achieve your commercial objectives in any outsourcing project.
About Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis, leads the IT and outsourcing practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, the leading City of London law firm. His group has advised on outsourcing and shared services deals with over US$2.9bn in the last eighteen months.
He has a BA (University of Cape Town, 1976), LLB Hons (University of Warwick, 1980) and LLM (London School of Economics & Political Science, 1981). Mark qualified as a Barrister (England & Wales) in 1982 (Lincoln’s Inn, Hardwicke Scholar) and was admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales) in 1991.
In the course of over 29 years as an IT and outsourcing lawyer, first as senior counsel to the UK Treasury and the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency and, since 1989, in the City of London and internationally, he has been involved in some of the first and largest IT and outsourcing transactions in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and India.
He regularly represents major corporates and service providers in IT and outsourcing. On the provider side, he represents a number of global IT and outsourcing companies and, in India, several of the NASSCOM top 15 companies.
He has been at the forefront of offshore and near-shore outsourcing projects in India, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Central and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, East Africa and South Africa.
Increasingly, his practice is at the intersection of IT and outsourcing with M&A, capital markets, private equity, securitisation, acquisition finance, labour and HR. He advises international organisations, development banks and governments on the use of ICT and outsourcing as accelerators of economic development.
He is a co-chair of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s India Group.
Mark was formerly Chairman and subsequently a Non Executive Director of Morgan Chambers plc (now KPMG), one Europe’s foremost sourcing consultancies. He therefore brings to his knowledge, experience and approach as an outsourcing legal adviser a broadly-based commercial background and understanding of the global outsourcing markets.
He is co-author of ITO chapters in Outsourcing Practice Manual (Angel, Sweet & Maxwell, London) and Technology Outsourcing, A Practitioner’s Guide (Angel, The Law Society, London, 2003). Author main ITO chapter in Computer Law, 7th edition (Reed, Oxford University Press, 2011) and “Legal and Contracting Issues” in Negotiating and Managing a Successful Outsourcing Arrangement, Rouse, Ark Group 2012. Contributor to PLC articles on multi-jurisdictional outsourcing and offshoring to India, and outsourcing section in Westlaw UK Insight.