The India revenues from legal services offshoring are slated to grow from $146 million for the calendar year 2006 to reach $640 million by end 2010. The industry employed around 7,500 people in the legal offshoring space in India as of end 2006. The number of employees is expected to reach 32,000 by end 2010.

The study focuses on eight broad segments: Legal transcription, Document review, Litigation support, Legal research, Intellectual Property, Contract related services, Secretarial and Legal publishing services.

The Indian vendor space has over 100 service providers that can be categorized into three groups: Captive centers of corporates, Third party – Niche service providers (Stand-alone LPOs) and Third party – Multiservice providers. Third party vendors dominate the LPO space by employing the majority of the workforce in the sector. However, vendors with niche focus and multi-service providers differ distinctly in terms of service offerings and capability.

According to Arun Jethmalani, CEO, ValueNotes, “While most vendors start by offering lower value services and gradually move up the value chain by demonstrating domain skills and gaining client confidence, there are others who focus on specific high-end services or niches.” Adds Neeraja Kandala, analyst and co-author of the report, “High volume services like Document review, eDiscovery, Legal publishing as well as niche areas in Intellectual Property and Contract services will drive future growth in legal services offshoring.”

Based on our exhaustive primary research and analysis of this sector, ValueNotes has identified a “List of frontrunners” which includes Evalueserve, Integreon, OfficeTiger, CPA Global, Mindcrest, Pangea3 and Quislex. We have also identified ”Emerging players” that have potential to emerge as winners within their chosen niches. These include players like LawScribe, New Galexy, SDD Global Solutions, Tusker Group, Aptara, Lason and Quattro BPO.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Indian vendor space along with profiles of all major industry players. The report is designed to help:

  • Law Firms, Corporations, Lawyers, Legal publishers looking to outsource/offshore
  • Outsourcing consultants evaluate and compare the offerings of vendors
  • Offshored Legal service providers to assess their competitive environment
  • American and European corporations/lawfirms looking for Indian partners
  • Venture Capital companies looking for investment opportunities
  • Researchers looking for detailed information on legal services outsourcing

Law Firms will find this report invaluable in understanding the capabilities of vendors, and selecting the best fit.

The report is based on secondary data as well as extensive interviews with key people at various legal services outsourcing companies in India.

This report is an update of “Offshoring Legal Services to India”, published by ValueNotes in December 2006. Click here to view a summary of the 2006 report .

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Table Of Contents

 1. Executive Summary
 2. Legal Services: Outsourceability 
2.1 Scope
2.2 Functions and Outsourceability
2.3 Offshoring of Legal Services: Eight Broad Groups
2.4 Outsourcing and offshoring of legal services
2.5 The Legal Services Value Chain
 3. Indian Vendor Analysis 
3.1 The Indian Legal Services Outsourcing Industry
3.2 The Indian Vendor Landscape
3.3 Capability Mapping of Vendors
3.4 Pricing – How is the matrix designed?
3.5 Key Issues, Challenges
3.6 Positioning of Individual Vendors
3.7 Frontrunners in the Space
 4. Future Moves: Trends & Projections 
4.1 Offshore Revenues and Employment Growth
4.2 Shares by Buyer Type
4.3 Share by Market
4.4 Move Towards Longer-Term Contracts
4.5 Innovative Business Models
4.6 Corporates More Likely to Set-up Captives
4.7 Emerging Opportunities (Services)
4.8 Trends in Billing Rates
4.9 More Aggressive Moves by Large BPOs
4.10 M&A Activity Will Gain More Traction
 5. Company Profiles 
Comat Technologies
Intrust Global eServices
Manthan Services
Newgen Imaging Systems
Quatrro Legal Solutions Inc
Scope eKnowledge Center
WNS Global Services
ALMT Synergies
Atlas Legal Research
CPA Global (Intellevate)
Ius Juris
LegalEase Solutions LLC
Legasis Services
Lexadigm Solutions LLC
Pangea3 LLC
SDD Global Solutions
Talwar & Talwar Consultants
Trustman Legal Outsourcing
Tusker Group
Verist Research
 6. Research Methodology
 7. About Valuenotes

Table Of Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Offshorability of Legal Services, 2007
Exhibit 2: Current level of Outsourcing and Offshoring, 2007
Exhibit 3: The Legal Services Value Chain
Exhibit 4: Evaluation of the Indian LPO Space
Exhibit 5: Vendor Groups
Exhibit 6: Manpower
Exhibit 7: Manpower in Legal across Vendor Groups
Exhibit 8: Capabilities Across Indian Vendors
Exhibit 9: Service Focus of Vendors
Exhibit 10: Client Mix
Exhibit 11: Comparative Positioning of Vendor Clusters
Exhibit 12: Third Party (Multi-service) Vendors
Exhibit 13: Clusters among the Multiservice Vendors
Exhibit 14: Comparative Positioning (Multi-service)
Exhibit 15: Third Party (Niche) Vendors
Exhibit 16: Comparative Positioning (Niche)
Exhibit 17: Types of Billing Methods
Exhibit 18: Billing Rates, 2007
Exhibit 19: Key Challenges
Exhibit 20: India Talent Pool
Exhibit 21: Prominent Law Schools in India
Exhibit 22: Wage Comparison: Indian Law Firms vs. LPO
Exhibit 23: Vendors with Offshore Centers
Exhibit 24: Strategies of Vendors
Exhibit 25: Frontrunners among Third Party Vendors
Exhibit 26: Emerging Players
Exhibit 27: LPO space: 2005, 2006
Exhibit 28: Revenue Estimates
Exhibit 29: Manpower Estimates
Exhibit 30: Manpower Additions
Exhibit 31: Comparison of Estimates
Exhibit 32: Share by Buyer Type
Exhibit 33: Offshore Services Buyer Market By Region: 2006
Exhibit 34: Offshoring Maturity
Exhibit 35: Average Billing Rate – 2005, 2007
Exhibit 36: Billing Rate Trend: 2000 – 2010
Exhibit 37: Some Recent M&A Deals

Table Of Contents(Bi-monthly Update)

1. Cover Story
2. Q&A with a CEO
3. Recent News and Articles
4. About ValueNotes

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