Shell to launch offshore legal center to service global operations

The offshoring trend continues to penetrate the legal function, as a recent announcement by Royal Dutch Shell concerning a new offshore legal center illustrates:

“In the latest twist to the offshoring saga…Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to open its own offshore legal centre to service the oil giant’s global operations. A projects team, reporting to the company’s legal director Donny Ching…is currently scouting possible locations and considering headcount numbers….A mixture of non-qualified and qualified lawyers will be doing more high-end work as well as the traditional back office work which is more typically suited to offshore centres.”

Source: Offshoring goes in-house: Shell to launch external legal centre to service global operations | www.legalbusiness.co.uk

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