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Sourcing World
Sourcing World
Jurisdictional Comparisons
2nd Edition
Series:  The European Lawyer Ref Series
ISBN:  9780414035218
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  02 Dec 2014
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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The second edition of Sourcing World creates a single starting point of reference for all players involved in cross-border sourcing transactions. The first part of the book includes an overview of general topics of sourcing transactions from representatives of major market participants (customers, suppliers, business advisers). In the second part, the book contains chapters from leading lawyers in about 35 selected jurisdictions worldwide. The Q&A format follows a common order enabling the reader to make quick and accurate comparisons.

The general topics, as well as the legal country contributions, are strongly business-oriented making the book attractive for all companies and professionals active in the growing field of international outsourcing.

NEW TO THIS EDITION
Among other updates, a new section on due diligence has been added, covering:
  • Due diligence processes and methods commonly used by suppliers and customers
  • How suppliers usually (try to) protect their business case
  • How services are usually measured upon service commencement (defined SLA, baselining, other)

CONTENTS
GENERAL CHAPTERS
1. Best practices trends in outsourcing 
2. Global outsourcing practices – a consolidation of the country chapters into survey style diagrams showing trans-border trends and how to align and structure terms and conditions to meet commercial practices and statutory requirements in as many jurisdictions as possible
3. Outsourcing and risk management
4. Benchmarking global best practice
5. Outcome based outsourcing deals

COUNTRY SPECIFIC CHAPTERS
2. Business practice (international division of labour, breaking-up value chains) 
3. Procurement process, role of business advisors and maturity of the consultancy industry
4. Statutory rules, industry specific requirements and regulations
5. Data protection, trans-border data flows, professional secrecies, cloud computing
6. Asset deal, legal concepts and mechanics
7. HR, transfer of undertaking, mass dismissal, reputation aspects
8. Due Diligence, Transition, Service Commencement, True-Up
9. Charging, adjustment of fees, auditing, benchmarking
10. Tax aspects, tax efficiency in group structures, transfer pricing
11. Term and termination, notice periods, mandatory termination, prolongation rights, termination management
12. Remedies, risk management and proactive measures
13. Insurance
14. Subcontracting and assignment
15. Jurisdiction, litigation, arbitration, mediation, fast track dispute resolution

JURISDICTIONAL COVERAGE
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
UK
USA
CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION
Lukas Morscher
Lukas Morscher is Head of the IT, telecoms and media practice in the Zurich office of Lenz & Staehelin and an expert on corporate and M&A. He advises regularly on international and domestic transactions, and is considered an eminent practitioner in outsourcing, technology and telecom matters in Switzerland. 

Ole Horsfeldt
Ole Horsfeldt is vice-head of IP & Technology at Gorrissen Federspiel. Ole Horsfeldt's practice includes outsourcing of IT and business processes, ERP-projects, systems acquisitions and software licensing. Ole Horsfeldt has long experience in complex IT contracts, including international outsourcing projects and offshore outsourcing.
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Interested in contributing?
If you are interested in contributing to one of our cross-jurisdictional titles please contact Emily Kyriacou - emily.kyriacou@thomsonreuters.com - specifying your law firm, country and practice area specialisation.
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