Hogan Lovells Asia Outsourcing Guide 2020

Outsourcing, technology transformation, and cloud in Asia: the legal and regulatory essentials

Businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region continue to push forward with technology transformation initiatives, with efforts to drive competitive advantage and reduce operating costs through outsourcing and other forms of technology transformation emerging as a significant feature of 2020 business strategies across a wide range of business sectors.

The unprecedented challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have in many ways accelerated this trend, as organizations become more focused on reaching their customers in their homes and connecting with their employees remotely through digital technologies. Driving business value from data has never been more critical, and however brief the post-COVID-19 economic downturn may prove to be, reducing operating costs is high on every business's agenda for this year.

At this stage, staying in business is the biggest challenge of this crisis. Outsourcing in the APAC region has seen significant growth in recent years, and as the process of recovery begins, the need to rationalize and optimize business operations will continue. The consolidation of platforms through strategic technology collaborations and outsourcing arrangements is now driven as much by a desire to consolidate and better leverage data as it is to reduce costs. These opportunities do, however, come with significant challenges.

Our briefing "Outsourcing, technology transformation and cloud in Asia" addresses the legal and regulatory challenges which organizations face in pursuing technology transformation. Key topics addressed include:

• Material outsourcing regulation.
• Data protection and cybersecurity regulation. 
• Employment regulations.
• Key considerations for contracting structure and terms, including limitations of liability and ensuring that the contract adapts for changing regulations and market conditions.

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