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Rio Tinto in Legal Outsourcing Deal to India

by Editors on June 22, 2009

For those tracking legal outsourcing deals, another entry for your books:

Jersey-based CPA Global are providing a team of 12 Delhi-based lawyers to handle tasks such as contract review, drafting and legal research – in a move projected to reduce Rio Tinto's annual legal spend by 20%. The company estimates that the new India venture, which became operational on 1 May, will be seven times cheaper than its lawyers in London.

The Delhi-based team is expected to double in size within a year. Although Rio Tinto is currently going through a cost-cutting procedure which is expected to lead to significant job losses, there are no current plans to reduce headcount in the existing 100-strong global legal group.

via Rio Tinto seals deal to outsource legal work to India- Legalweek.

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