EXPERTISE ​Business Support Services

​Incisive advice for providers and consumers of business support services across all industries.

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Helping to drive growth through focus on core business

The global economy rewards those that drive efficiency and concentrate their focus on their core products and markets. Across the world in almost every industry sector corporates and, increasingly, government-related entities look to achieve this through outsourcing their business support functions to specialised service companies.

The Ashurst team has extensive experience working with such companies, and the business services firms which supply them, across an array of sectors and business contexts such as:

  • information technology services;
  • business processes;
  • logistics;
  • projects/PPP;
  • textile maintenance;
  • government services (health, justice and education sectors);
  • facilities management;
  • procurement;
  • industrial; and
  • heavy equipment.

Navigating complexity with efficiency and clarity

Extracting support services from any business in a way which maximises efficiency and represents true value for money for both parties is complicated. However, our long experience has allowed us to develop an extensive "play book" to help our clients shape the right deal on a wide range of transactions, from pure operational service contracts through to full-scale outsourcing deals on a grand scale.

Global reach for global deals

Corporates operate on an increasingly global basis, which service providers are matching with global support offerings. Efficiency on a consistent basis globally carries the promise of substantial reward and a layer of complexity on which only a law firm with a global reach can advise properly.

We have substantial experience dealing with global outsourcing contracts, in particular in the context of information technology services, and can help clients realise the full potential of transformative global deals.

Holistic legal support for support providers

We recognise the challenges which support providers face in operating their businesses, and offer legal products and services which are tailored to this sector. For example:

  • M&A understanding the requirements of often time sensitive deals in this sector;
  • Employment & regulatory advice – providing significant employment advice, along with environmental and Health & Safety regulatory advice;
  • Disputes – proactively addressing potential and actual disputes (in particular in relation to complex, long term service contracts) and advising on contract renegotiations.
They are technically very sound and have the skills and ability to co-ordinate across jurisdictions. They have a combination of hard and soft skills, and the client care is phenomenal. CHAMBERS, 2016

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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