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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 23, 2017

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Will the UK save £1.6bn on procurement after Brexit?

May 5, 2017 |

In its campaign against the UK’s continued membership of the European Union, ‘Vote Leave’ claimed that EU procurement rules, which govern the purchase of goods and services by public sector bodies, cost UK taxpayers £1.6bn a year. It also claimed … Read More

TOP TEN: Opportunities and Legal Risks Considerations When Embracing New Technologies

May 5, 2017 |

From customer-facing artificial intelligence systems, to cloud-based applications that have created the digital gig economy, or mobile-based banking systems that facilitate fast payments, in recent years a number of industry sectors have been challenged by the development of digital and … Read More

Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

May 2, 2017 | 1

A 2012 report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, with the highest concentrations found in countries in central and southeastern Europe and in Africa. With complex global supply … Read More

The ‘gig economy’: from the margins to the mainstream

May 2, 2017 |

The ‘gig economy’ is a term that is hard to avoid nowadays. But what is it exactly and what does it mean for the outsourcing professional?

The so-called ‘gig economy’ is a term used to describe a labour market in … Read More

Contracting for emerging technologies: change with the changes

February 20, 2017 |

Emerging technology services have revolutionised the sourcing industry. These disruptive technologies like autonomics, interface technologies, big data analytics and other computing technologies have permitted smaller companies to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses. Specifically, as incumbents focus on improving their products … Read More

Artificial intelligence and the insurance industry: the journey has just begun

January 23, 2017 | 1

By virtue of the risk adverse nature of the insurance sector, the sector has not been considered to be at the vanguard in terms of the adoption of new technologies.

However, the recent announcement that Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is … Read More

Hart, Holmstrom: Contract theory and incomplete contracts

January 6, 2017 |

Professors Bengt Holmström (MIT) and Oliver Hart (Harvard) received the 2016 Nobel Prize in economic science in October for their work in the realm of contract theory and, most intriguing, the nature of contracts as being essentially incomplete.

The Nobel … Read More

Life Lessons: Peter Dickinson

December 20, 2016 |

Peter Dickinson is a partner at international law firm Mayer Brown and co-leads their global Technology Transactions practice; he’s also a hugely respected thought leader and a regular contributor to Outsource, offering insight on a broad range of legal and … Read More

Q&A: Ed Hansen, Morgan Lewis

October 28, 2016 |

Ed Hansen is a Partner at Morgan Lewis, and one of the best-known lawyers in the international sourcing and outsourcing space (as well as an occasional contributor to Outsource). We caught up with Ed earlier this month at the SIG … Read More

Writing Competition: 3rd Place

August 16, 2016 | 4

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Evolution is natural. Change is inevitable. As a professional, if you are not keeping up on trends in your industry, … Read More

The Legal View: Brexit (Part 1)

July 5, 2016 |

Nearly two weeks after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (the ‘Brexit’), very little has become clear in terms of what this means for the country and the EU itself – and the sourcing and outsourcing space in … Read More

Outsourcers in the UK: not too big to fail…

February 12, 2016 |

The Commercial Court ruling in BT Cornwall Limited v Cornwall Council and Others is a sharp reminder that if an outsourced service provider does not provide the service it has promised to provide, to the standard it has promised, it … Read More

Privacy Shield: a new regime for international data transfers

February 8, 2016 |

The basis upon which European businesses are able to send personal data outside of Europe – and, especially, to the United States – has recently been the subject of intense scrutiny and negotiation between the EU Justice Commissioner and the … Read More

New EU data protection regulations: what are the obligations for the outsourcing industry?

October 2, 2015 | 1

Assuming it is finally approved in the next few months, 2017 will see the introduction of new EU data protection regulations that will bring about a shift in responsibilities, impose new obligations relating to the processing of data and harmonise … Read More

The “I” Word: Innovation and the contract

July 17, 2014 |

Innovation is always an interesting topic…! As a starter for ten, I would classify “innovation” as – in the broad sense – changing the services or commercial model behind them in a way to make a beneficial improvement for the … Read More

The Legal View: Contracting for Innovation

July 14, 2014 |

There is an old joke that lawyers write at length because they still think they’re being paid by the length of the legal conveyance. Stitched on the back of junior barristers’ gowns worn in England there is a quaint little … Read More