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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Outsourcing 2018, 3rd Edition

Author(s): Simon Hodgett, Wendy Gross

Aug 3, 2018

While there are no national laws in Canada applicable to all sectors that specifically regulate outsourcing, Canadian businesses that engage in cross-border outsourcing activities must be cognizant of the regulatory framework in which they operate.

The OSFI Guideline B-10 regulates outsourcing in the financial services sector and provides a set of practices, procedures and standards that are expected to be applied by federally regulated entities to an outsourcing arrangement.

In the Canada chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Outsourcing 2018, 3rd Edition, authors Simon Hodgett and Wendy Gross, partners in Osler’s Technology Practice Group, offer in-depth explanations of outsourcing within the Canadian legal framework, providing valuable insight on the following topics:

  • Regulatory framework
  • Common types of legal structures used for an outsourcing transaction
  • Procurement process used to select a supplier
  • Term of an outsourcing agreement
  • Charging methods used in outsourcing transactions
  • Transfer of assets
  • Employment law
  • Data protection issues and information security
  • Tax issues
  • Service levels and service credits
  • Customer remedies
  • Types of insurance that should be considered
  • Termination of an outsourcing agreement
  • Intellectual property and liability
  • Dispute resolution and good faith

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