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Experienced Outsourcing Counsel

Experience counts in structuring and negotiating outsourcing contracts, and that’s why businesses choose to work with Bracewell.

Our lawyers work on large, complex outsourcing transactions, including ground-breaking deals that have set precedent and shaped the industry. Over the past 16 years, we have acted on outsourcing deals with a combined value of more than $25 billion.

We understand that we must not only resolve our clients’ legal needs, but also generate value. Drawing upon our deep understanding of industry practices and market trends, we advise clients in structuring and negotiating innovative and comprehensive contracts based on their business requirements, objectives and constraints.

Working collaboratively with in-house counsel and external advisers allows us to leverage our practical experience to better understand the critical business and technical issues inherent in outsourcing transactions and offer creative and practical solutions. We have dealt with every major multinational and Indian outsourcing vendor, and understand their approaches to deal-making and execution.

We advise clients across multiple industries, including energy, financial services, consumer products, retail, manufacturing and commercial aviation.

Global Recognition for Excellence

Our client work has earned us recognition in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Legal 500.

  • Chambers Global – USA Technology & Outsourcing
  • Chambers USA – Nationwide Technology & Outsourcing; Texas Technology & Outsourcing
  • Legal 500 US – Outsourcing

The practitioners are experts in their field and great negotiators.

Legal 500 US, 2023

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Market-Leading Engagements

We have successfully handled a range of outsourcing matters, many of which are confidential, for clients in various industries.

  • National commercial aviation company in structuring and negotiating outsourcing agreements for data center, IT infrastructure, and application development and maintenance services
  • International fashion design and manufacturing firm in structuring and negotiating outsourcing and cloud agreements for IT infrastructure, strategic marketing and contact center services
  • Petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company in structuring and negotiating contracts for a wide-range of IT services, including system implementation and cloud services, as well as assisting with compliance matters related to GDPR and other data privacy laws
  • Major water and wastewater utility company in structuring and negotiating contracts for a wide range of IT services and other sourcing transactions, including system implementation services and the supply of smart meters
  • International casual dining restaurant company in structuring and negotiating an agreement for IT infrastructure services
  • Major international bank in restructuring and renegotiating an existing IT outsourcing agreement
  • National media company in negotiating a strategic software as a service (SaaS) cloud services agreement
  • Oil field services company in structuring and negotiating an outsourcing agreement for information technology (IT) infrastructure services and an agreement for international co-location services