Rio Tinto seals deal to outsource legal work to India

Rio Tinto has entered into an agreement with outsourcing provider CPA Global to offshore legal work to a team of lawyers in India. Jersey-based CPA Global are providing a team of 12 Delhi-based lawyers to handle tasks such as contract review, drafting and legal research - in a move projected to reduce Rio Tinto's annual legal spend by 20%. The company estimates that the new India venture, which became operational on 1 May, will be seven times cheaper than its lawyers in London.

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