IT and outsourcing
All organisations have become dependent upon extensive IT products and services. And they have to be working at full efficiency all the time. IT problems are complicated, often highly expensive to put right, and prolonged glitches can lead to litigation. So your IT contracts have to be as specific and foolproof as possible. Since negotiating and drafting IT contracts is extremely specialised work, it helps if your advisors know the field, and the technology, intimately.
Brinkhof’s IT team assists leading national and international companies, both suppliers and users. They have experience in all types of IT contracts in a full range of areas, such as licensing, distribution, system development, maintenance, outsourcing and e-commerce. Our lawyers are focused on preventing litigation. However, as skilled litigators, we are also experts in complex disputes, for example over licensing compliance or deadlocked IT projects.
A particular specialism of Brinkhof is the legal support of outsourcing, both information technology outsourcing (ITOs) and business process outsourcing (BPOs). Working closely with specialists from other disciplines, our lawyers frequently form part of teams drawing up requests for proposals or offers. If desired, we can also take the lead in negotiations during the contracting phase. And at the other end of the outsourcing lifecycle, our team has regularly guided clients in disentangling various outsourcing arrangements. Brinkhof is a member of Platform Outsourcing Nederland.