Outsourcing to China: Myth and Reality - London Edition


Outsourcing | Europe and Outsourcing


Gordon A. Milner and Alistair Maughan

Gordon A. Milner and Alistair Maughan


China continues to attract an increasing volume of offshore outsourcing business.  The attractions are obvious:  low cost, a very large labour pool, reliable infrastructure, diversifying risk away from India and a strong educational background.  This increased volume comes despite a regulatory regime that is less friendly to overseas business interests than that found in other popular offshore locations.  This presentation, jointly hosted by Morrison & Foerster and the UK’s National Outsourcing Association, will examine aspects of that commercial and regulatory regime and, based on practical case study examples, will demonstrate which issues should continue to concern companies exploiting the Chinese market and which issues can be easily resolved - and how to do so.

Join Us To Discuss:

  • The current state of the outsourcing market in China.
  • Important outsourcing issues raised by the Chinese regulatory regime, in particular by the technology transfer rules. 
  • How to protect IP, trade secrets/confidential information and deal with data security issues. 
  • The business environment, language and cultural issues affecting offshore outsourcing projects in China.
  • The increasing capabilities of local Chinese vendors.
  • How to deal with dispute resolution and enforceability issues.
  • How to deal with these issues by practical measures from long-time China experts.
  • The attitude of the Chinese government to the outsourcing industry.
  • The ways an outsourcing deal in China looks different.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of China as an offshore location.

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