Outsourcing gives companies the freedom to concentrate on core competencies by facilitating the reallocation of valuable resources resulting in increased efficiency, reduced operating costs and risk sharing with partnering companies. Stikeman Elliott combines sophisticated business law experience with a deep understanding of the strategic, efficiency and other drivers that shape outsourcing mandates.

Acting on behalf of a broad range of corporate, financial and public sector clients, the team specializes in the evaluation, structuring and negotiation of commercial outsourcing agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Transactions are structured to meet the needs of clients while promoting the long-term stability of the interdependent relationship of the parties. We are experts at negotiating and drafting complex contractual arrangements that are required in domestic and international outsourcings, including service level and scope of services agreements as well as provisions for change management and ongoing governance. Our lawyers assess risk allocation, provide critical input on whether a position or provision is “market”, and understand the practical and financial implications of outsourcing transactions for our clients.

Our Expertise

  • Business process outsourcings
  • Offshore captives
  • OSFI B-10
  • Service descriptions and service level agreements
  • Technology development and transformational procurements