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Ashurst

Outsourcing

1 ranked lawyersBand 4UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Broad expertise in outsourcing transactions, underpinned by a strategic focus on the digital economy. Experienced in acting for fintech suppliers and for customers in the energy and financial services sectors. Also has longstanding experience advising on complex projects for defence and TMT companies. Additional strength in the government services outsourcing space.

Strengths

One client notes the "strength of their expertise and experience in large-scale strategic projects," adding that "we're very impressed with the service we get from them, both in terms of their output and their support."

Another interviewee reports that "the team is excellent both on day-to-day matters and in dealing with crises."

Work highlights

Represented BAI Communications in its bid to Transport for London, to provide an outsourced mobile communications system on the London Underground.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Bates advises both customers and suppliers on business support and service outsourcing. He is also well known for his defence sector expertise.
"I find Christopher Bates to be very responsive, and he seems to understand the practicality of what the business is trying to achieve.""He steps in when we need heavyweight advice and he's been excellent in that."

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Christopher Bates
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