International outsourcing involves complexity and risks not found in typical domestic outsourcing. These risks are cultural, political, financial, technological, managerial and legal. Ultimately, these multiple international risks show up in the process of drafting, negotiating and enforcing the contract. Freedom of contract varies according to the governing laws and attacking the legal issues requires initiatives from the beginning.
Author Bill Bierce
Flexibility in legal outsourcing contracts bears striking similarities to a team of professional athletes under the tutelage of a watchful coach.