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Out-Law Guides

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    Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.

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    Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination. 

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    This guide provides an overview of the role and potential liability of directors of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in China. 

  • Managing an Outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Detailed strategic procurement planning and stakeholder ownership are key to success in outsourcing projects, says Simon Colvin ...

  • IR35: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2013.

  • An introduction to IT outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008 The trend in outsourcing continues to grow – both in the number and value of outsourcing transactions and in the variety of...

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Expertise in Sourcing

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