Hosted and Sponsored by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP
Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 12.30 pm to 5 pm (Registration and buffet lunch from 12 pm; drinks and networking after the event from 5 pm)
Venue: Milbank LLP, 10 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7JD Map
Kit Burden, Partner, DLA Piper
Kit Burden, Partner DLA Piper
Steve Holmes, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Matthew Costelloe, General Counsel, Capgemini UK
Daniel Gabriel, Legal Director, Accenture
Shobana Iyer, Barrister, Swan Chambers
Laurence Jacobs, Partner, Milbank
Vik Khurana, Senior Associate, Bristows
Kevin Nordin, Associate, Baker McKenzie
Nick Pantlin, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Annabel Gillham, Partner, Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP
Join us for this special half-day masterclass devoted to Outsourcing. Based around the typical lifecycle of an Outsourcing project – from Deal Structuring through to Exit and (potentially!) Disputes – and featuring expert speakers from both private practice and industry, this is an essential event for anyone working in the outsourcing sector of tech law.
12 pm – 12.30 pm – Registration and buffet lunch
12.30 pm – 12.45 pm – Introduction: Lifecycle of an Outsourcing Project
12.45 pm – 1.30 pm – Session 1 – Deal Structuring
Fail to prepare? If so, prepare to fail. A well-worn cliché but also one which is particularly appropriate in the context of outsourcing transactions. What then should both the buy and sell side be doing as part of the set up for both the outsourcing project and the negotiation process, and so as to maximise the chances for success? What are the particular pitfalls and problems to be avoided, and the best practice approaches which should be assiduously adopted?
1.30 pm – 2.15 pm – Session 2 – Regulatory Perspective
A panel discussion focusing on regulatory issues in outsourcing projects, including regulatory aspects of doing deals in the financial services sector, how to approach data protection issues in outsourcing deals and the impact of current trends in protectionism and sanctions.
2.15 pm – 2.45pm – Coffee break
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm – Session 3 – Incentivisation
Looking at how to develop, implement and manage incentive schemes that actually deliver value to both customers and suppliers. In particular: why a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach will often not deliver the intended benefits; sharing risks and rewards, with a focus on collaboration and gain-share; and building a pricing model that incentivises performance.
3.30 pm – 4.15 pm – Session 4 – Exit
Planning an exit strategy that helps to avoid the common pitfalls that can arise on expiry (or termination) of the outsourcing deal, including unnecessary disruption, unplanned costs, and loss of key assets, IPR and know-how. A practical look at what goes wrong and how to mitigate and manage issues when drafting and negotiating the contract.
4.15 pm – 5.00 pm – Session 5 – Disputes
Focusing on distressed projects, drafting/interpretation, what goes wrong in practice, legal reminders e.g. privilege.
5.00 pm – Drinks and Networking
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