Category Archives: Outsourcing

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3 Key Considerations Before You Begin Outsourcing in Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the UAE

Outsourcing has historically not been a major pillar in Middle East public and private sector organisation’s strategic architecture. While the benefits of outsourcing are understood and recognised, organisations have sought to engage with major outsourced service providers through managed service agreements and joint ventures. This approach has generally worked well. It has enabled local organisations … Continue Reading

The USA Freedom Act: What it Changes and (Mostly) Doesn’t for Cloud Services – And is it Really the Issue

The recent showdown over renewal of certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act (often called simply the Patriot Act) and the subsequent enactment of the USA Freedom Act have raised a number of questions about the ongoing impact of these laws on data traversing or being stored in the United States. While the new law … Continue Reading

How Oil and Gas Companies can Optimize Technology Performance and Costs During Oil Price Volatility

An unexpected surge in production coupled with weakened global demand has resulted in a 50 percent drop in the price of crude oil since June 2014 and currently averaging US$50 a barrel. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced it would leave market forces to determine crude oil price and would not cut … Continue Reading

How to Effectively Manage Outsourcing Contracts

The Middle East is emerging as one of the biggest growth markets for outsourcing.  Organizations seeking cost and efficiency savings combined with greater continuity and risk management are switching to outsourcing as a method of managing their back-office business operations. MENA outsourcing revenues are predicted to hit US$2.69 billion by 2016 (Frost & Sullivan).  Across … Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the sixth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes a white paper on preparing a statement of work for a technology or sourcing transaction, guidance on US Trade Controls for companies operating in Qatar, Saudi … Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 3

The April edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus, a newsletter from Latham’s Middle East Technology, IP, and Sourcing team, is now available. The new issue considers several topics, including the challenges that organisations looking to implement an outsourcing strategy must consider in their outsourcing agreements, updates on the eGovernment strategy … Continue Reading