Olswang's award winning Sourcing practice provides legal and commercial advice to support clients in everything from complex sourcing strategies to everyday procurement transactions. The team works with a broad range of clients from FTSE 100 multi nationals to domestic SMEs.
Olswang understands that the success of a modern business is increasingly dependent on having successful relationships with its suppliers. Today's sourcing arrangements are complex financial and technical arrangements that require flexible execution and financial certainty.
Olswang supports the whole range of ITO, BPO, HR, finance and accounting, and network sourcing transactions. We also support manufacturing arrangements including complex pharma manufacturing joint ventures. Our lawyers have worked on some of the largest procurements in both the private and public sectors in Europe, and have supported global transactions across 200 countries.
Many of our lawyers have worked in large services and technology organisations and act for both suppliers and customers. This gives Olswang the ability to provide holistic advice, to deal with both the details and the bigger commercial picture, and ultimately to support the creation of successful relationships.
As lawyers we understand that we need to remain focused on the business objectives of the transaction whilst ensuring that the parties' intention is clearly captured and risk appropriately apportioned. Our involvement does not finish when the transaction completes; we support the full life cycle of procurement. This means offering our clients contract management support and becoming involved in complex renegotiations and re-procurement strategy.
At Olswang sourcing is a team sport and we regularly work with specialists from our Employment, Pensions, Tax, Data Protection, Competition and IP teams.