Monday, November 21, 2011

The Evolution of Corporate Legal Process Outsourcing

Interesting article from Corporate Counsels continue to strengthen their partnerships with LPO providers. The evolution of corporate legal process outsourcing

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How Legal Service Providers Can Overcome Challenges Presented By Globalization

Ana Stolley Persky's article, "Despite Globalization, Lawyers Find New Barriers to Practicing Abroad" in the November 2011 publication of the ABA Journal highlights important issues stemming from globalization that are faced by the legal profession and the clients served by it. One of the issues discussed is how US law firms and attorneys are finding it to be increasingly difficult to fully serve clients, namely business and corporate clients, in emerging market countries.  See the below link to read the article.

Veritas Legal Web is well positioned to help law firms and companies overcome this challenge.  With US licensed attorneys, locally licensed attorneys, and business consultants on the ground in countries like Argentina, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, and Poland, we know how to navigate local markets. Many of our attorneys are dually licensed to practice in both the US and their country of residence.  This translates into efficient and high quality service for our clients.  Please visit our website at for more information on how we can help you.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Expat Outsourcing: The Next India?

For years, thousands of North Americans and Europeans have chosen to live as expatriates in foreign countries. These "expats" pursue a new life in a foreign country for many reasons, from the thrill of experiencing a new culture to the ability to live more cheaply.

A recent article in the Argentine newspaper, La Nacion, discusses the phenomenon of foreigners relocating -- in many cases permanently -- to Argentina. Many North Americans and Europeans have come to Argentina since the peso devaluation in 2001 to live comfortably on their savings, start businesses at a fraction of the cost, invest in property, and in some cases, continue to work in their respective fields as "global freelancers." This sudden interest in Argentina, as well as other Latin America countries, isn't surprising considering the current economic problems in the "First World."

Today, almost every company participates in some form of outsourcing, loosely defined by Wikipedia as "contracting out a work function to an external third party which was previously done in-house." While there is a tendency to associate outsourcing with Indian Call Centers, more and more global companies are beginning to take advantage of the cheap "globally mobile workforce," made-up largely of US and European expats. This group of graphic designers, programmers, consultants, and lawyers (to name a few), have settled in countries throughout South America and are working as freelancers at a fraction of the cost than what they would charge in their home countries. The reason? The majority are living in lower-cost of living countries and can afford to charge clients much less while still earning an excellent wage by local standards. Where can you find an experienced New York corporate attorney that was charging $300US/hr but is now billing US corporate clients $65US/hr? Try Argentina.

So the question is, will more companies seek out these skilled global expats for their services at a fraction of the price? If so, then will "Expat Outsourcing" become the next India?