Bird & Bird

Outsourcing Department

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What the team is known for Benefits from the firm's extensive experience representing government bodies, financial institutions and a number of outsourcing service providers. Its client roster additionally features high-profile international companies in industry sectors such as aviation, media and hospitality. Recognised for its excellent advisory work on contract management issues, re-tenderings and exit-planning matters. Further noted for its expertise in IT infrastructure, network services agreements and application maintenance and development. Remains a market leader in the UK and also noted for its depth of resources in continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's technical and commercial ability: "They are a good team with bright, capable lawyers who are detail-focused and have a pragmatic approach."

Another client noted: "They understand how to position their advice and support to our greater benefit."

Notable practitioners

Mark Leach, based in London, heads the firm's global outsourcing group.