The outsourcing market has shown rapid growth and reached new sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this development. Many businesses face new challenges that require next-level digital solutions. The growing demand for tech services has caused an uptick in the hiring of IT specialists. This sector relies heavily on using outsourced workforces based in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), many of whom are provided by outsourcing companies. IT workers in this region are attractive to foreign companies because of the highly competitive cost base and the quality of service on offer. The hiring process for new IT teams will ultimately require qualified IT/IP lawyers to step in and provide advice and guidance to foreign
This high-level guide is designed to help companies wishing to use outsourced staff in CEE. It focus on seven jurisdictions: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine and provides information on key legal issues that arise when considering the use of outsourced IT personnel in the region.