Restructuring, rationalising or streamlining a business: considering the potential benefits that an outsourced function can bring is always on clients’ agendas. We assist our clients in realising these benefits and in minimising the risks at the same time.
VJT & Partners' Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) practice group has considerable expertise in a wide range of legal matters arising from various outsourcing transactions. Our lawyers have been involved in every phase of the outsourcing lifecycle: from reviewing a request for proposals and deal structuring, through negotiating and drafting outsourcing contracts, to managing change control and exit procedures.
Our team has advised clients on various structures (from “captive” to BOT), on the outsourcing of different functions (including IT, payroll and call centres) and on a broad range of legal issues, from general contract law matters through bespoke employee transfer solutions to complex taxation aspects.
Our ICT practice group boasts a number of high-profile transactions. We recently represented the Hungarian arm of one of the world’s leading outsourcing service providers. Our lawyers have also worked on a major IT outsourcing deal in the telecommunications sector from the negotiating phase through to exit, a complex public procurement procedure related to the planned introduction of electronic ticketing system by a Hungarian transport company, and recently we provided legal advice on the customer side in connection with the outsourcing of the call centre services of a global financial services provider.
János Tamás has developed real expertise and experience across a wide range of practices, transactions and legal matters with cross-border elements over the last 20 years. His experience includes acting for both service providers and customers on a wide range of outsourcing transactions. He has advised market leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) services providers on their biggest Hungarian projects in the financial services, telecommunications, energy and utility industries, and he also advises leading financial services providers as customers of BPO service providers.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
The ‘approachable, fast and efficient’ team at VJT & Partners is noted for its ‘tailor-made solutions’. It is ‘especially strong in data protection, privacy issues and internet-related matters’, and has been advising Google on right-to-be-forgotten matters. Gábor Hacsi and János Tamás Varga are well regarded.
The team at VJT & Partners is "on top of recent developments" and is led by managing partner János Tamás Varga, who has been active in this space since the late 1990s. The "highly competent" Gábor Hacsi and "very responsive" associate Endre Várady are advising [..] on the Hungarian aspects of establishing cloud computing services.
Chambers Europe, 2017
"They have truly experienced specialists for all types of IT, internet and data protection matters. They are the best technology team in the market with wide international reach."
Others state: "They are always ready to work out truly tailor-made solutions for every single matter. They are especially strong at data protection, privacy issues and all types of internet-related matters."
Chambers Europe, 2016
"This firm was always very careful to design terms and conditions to protect its client's interests and, at the same time, not to create unacceptable conditions. The methods used to prepare for results-oriented negotiations were very effective."
"The team is able to understand our business goals and interests, which is a very valuable and rare attribute."