The Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions Practice Group works closely with clients to devise and execute optimal sourcing, technology and commercial solutions to meet targeted goals and achieve critical business objectives.
Sourcing, including outsourcing, offshoring and shared-services arrangements, has become an important strategic tool for organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry worldwide. The U.S. and international sourcing arrangements that we structure and negotiate include offshoring, shared-services, strategic alliances and joint ventures in areas such as:
Other complex technology and commercial transactions that we handle include:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s lawyers partner with clients to leverage strengths and develop strategies and project plans tailored to each client’s distinct circumstances and business objectives. Our lawyers bring unique technical sourcing and commercial experience, practical business orientation, a library of forms and tools, industry knowledge and deep familiarity with legal matters to structure a customized sourcing or commercial transaction relationship and prepare and negotiate legal agreements.
Sourcing offers a range of options to achieve critical business objectives, including reducing operating costs and freeing up capital, increasing focus on core competencies, or improving and transforming service delivery. Outsourced functions may not always be core operations, but they are critical to success, and great care is required in structuring and negotiating these complex transactions.
The right blend of capabilities and skills is needed to respond to unanticipated issues that may arise in complex sourcing transactions. Our practice group members draw on the skill and experience of other Gibson Dunn lawyers and legal professionals as required, including in the areas of labor and employment, tax, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, regulatory compliance and real estate.
The Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions group can help clients develop sourcing strategies, define the scope of services to be outsourced and select service providers to include in an RFP process. We can work with clients to restructure or terminate existing transactions on favorable terms. Our lawyers have successfully completed transactions with virtually every major service provider (and many niche providers as well). We have extensive experience working with outside consulting firms, have deep familiarity with their outsourcing methodologies and processes, and are adept at integrating our practices and results with theirs.
Recent representations include:
-October 12, 2021
-August 13, 2021
-May 20, 2021
-June 25, 2020
-April 23, 2019
-January 11, 2019
-October 17, 2018
-March 7, 2017
-February 10, 2017
-February 1, 2017
-January 30, 2017
-June 27, 2016
-May 26, 2015
-February 23, 2015
-January 22, 2014