Outsourcing services to overseas providers is a popular strategy for information technology businesses, but while the practice can provide a number of benefits, that doesn't mean things always go smoothly. Conflicts can and do arise between stateside companies and foreign firms. Before taking legal action, legal experts recommend exhausting all other options, since a lawsuit with an offshore provider can be expensive and laborious. Try withholding payment to make the provider more cooperative, or try seeking arbitration if it is available, because foreign courts are more likely to uphold an arbitration ruling, experts say.

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