Why a Careful Review of Outsourcing Agreements is Important in International M&A Transactions

By , and on September 29, 2016
Posted In Employment

Outsourcing agreements are behind the most important vendor relationships. They therefore require a detailed review as part of the due diligence process of any M&A deal or spinout transaction. With more and more businesses relying on outsourcing, the underlying agreements have become an important factor in M&A transactions.

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Dr. Claus Färber
  Dr. Claus Färber focuses his practice on all legal aspects related to the telecoms, media and technology industries and is a member of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group in Munich. Claus advises on major cooperation and framework agreements in IT, ecommerce and communications, such as internet access in aircraft, Wi-Fi hotspots, roaming, cloud platforms and machine-to-machine communications (M2M). These projects often break new grounds from a technological and commercial as well as legal view and regularly touch multiple sectors of the law, including telecommunications, information technology and intellectual property law, and also require an understanding of the economic technological background. Read Dr. Claus Färber's full bio.


Ralf Weisser
Dr. Ralf Weisser advises on mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing and licensing transactions, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, regulatory matters and litigation. He is co-head of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) and the Firm’s Licensing, Technology and Media practice groups. With 25 years of experience, Ralf helps clients to manage large and challenging transactions of all types and litigating complex cases. In the technology and IT areas, these include IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing (BPO), software development and licensing, software- and platform-as-a-service (SaaS und PaaS), application service providing (ASP), internet of things, industry 4.0 und connectivity, cloud computing, online shops and conditional access systems, patent and technology licensing and standard setting as well as privacy and data protection. Read Dr. Ralf Weisser's full bio.


Shawn C. Helms
Shawn C. Helms is co-head of the Firm’s Technology & Commercial Transactions and Outsourcing Groups. Shawn has broad experience in the areas of information technology, outsourcing and telecommunications. He focuses his practice on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO), licensing, cloud computing arrangements (infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS)), technology maintenance and services, technology development/customization (including iPhone, Android and other mobile device applications and systems), wireless infrastructure, social media issues, strategic alliances, e-commerce, distribution, internet of things, confidentiality, strategic sourcing and data security/privacy. Read Shawn Helms' full bio.

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