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February 2010
What Happens on the Outsourcer’s Insolvency: A Comparison of Relevant Insolvency Principles in the US, India and China
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Joshua B. Konvisser

Joshua B. Konvisser

What Happens On the Outsourcers Insolvency: A Comparison of Relevant Insolvency Principles in the U.S., India and China
Source: PLC Cross-border Outsourcing Handbook
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Yusuf H. Safdari, Nishith Desai, Joseph Chan, Michael Murphy
Top-ranked IT and outsourcing lawyer Michael Murphy, nationally recognized outsourcing lawyer Joshua Konvisser and Pillsbury senior counsel Yusuf Safdari, along with Nishith Desai and Joseph Chan, explain U.S. bankruptcy law principles and issues most relevant to customers of insolvent outsourcing service providers. The authors provide a comparison of those principles with the insolvency frameworks in India and China in order to put customers in the best position to navigate the complexities of local insolvency laws. This article originally appeared in the PLC Cross-border Outsourcing Handbook 2011/12
India Moves to Tax the Foreign Income of Its Outsourcers—End of the Offshore 'Vacation'?
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Sanjeev Sachdeva
On February 28, 2011, the new Indian Union Budget was presented to the Indian Parliament.1 Although the budget includes numerous changes relevant to businesses operating in India, certain tax-related provisions are particularly salient to the customers of Indian outsourcing providers.

February 2010
What Happens on the Outsourcer’s Insolvency: A Comparison of Relevant Insolvency Principles in the US, India and China
Source: Practical Law Company
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Yusuf H. Safdari, Joseph W. K. Chan, Nishith Desai, Michael Murphy
When Vendors Collapse
Companies, firms need to ask the right questions up front and use appropriate contract language.
Source: The National Law Journal
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Wayne C. Matus, John E. Davis
New IT Security: Protecting Your Company Against Outsourcing Supplier Insolvency
Authors: Leo T. Crowley, Joshua B. Konvisser, Vipul N. Nishawala, Rick B. Antonoff, Kent P. Woods, Erica Edman Carrig
Conventional wisdom was that bankruptcy was not a major consideration when outsourcing to “blue chip” sourcing suppliers. However, with recent market changes characterized by giant corporations effectively disappearing in a cloud of insolvency over a weekend—and with the proliferation of smaller, less well-capitalized suppliers—the rules of the game have changed.
Satyam: A Timely Warning for Outsourcing Customers
Protect Your Company Against Outsourcing Supplier Instability
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Vipul N. Nishawala, Jonathan D. Butler, Michael Murphy
Conventional wisdom was that bankruptcy and insolvency were not major considerations when receiving outsourcing services from reputable, credit-worthy suppliers. Recent market conditions—characterized by even giant corporations disappearing over a weekend in a cloud of insolvency, and an increasing scarcity of operating capital—have changed the rules of the game.
First Quarter 2008
Don't Let Your Service Levels "Do a Number" on You
Source: FSO Magazine
Authors: Joshua B. Konvisser, Vipul N. Nishawala
Joshua Konvisser and Vipul Nishawala, partners in Pillsbury's Global Sourcing practice, co-authored this article which originally appeared in FSO Magazine, 1Q 2008.
Incentive Alignment Pricing: A "Win-Winning" Framework for Sourcing Transactions
Source: PLI Course Handbook
Author: Joshua B. Konvisser
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