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Change-of-Control Termination Rights Are Critical in Today's IT Outsourcing Contracts

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00225173

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley


Outsourcing providers are acquiring, divesting and merging at an accelerated rate. To terminate an IT services contract due to vendor change of ownership, contract managers must have a solid, contractual change-of-control clause that enables them to exit all or part of the outsourcing deal.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Enforce Mandatory Change-of-Control Clauses in all IT Service Contracts
    • Best Practice Change-of-Control Clause
  • Perform Routine Vendor Risk Assessments for Your IT Service Providers
  • Conclusion

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