Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, is reportedly bypassing its external counsel and working directly with a legal outsourcing company to outsource some of its legal work, saving $1M in legal fees by paying lower rates that its main external counsel Linklaters and Baker & McKenzie. "Outsourcing is taking hold," Financial Post, August 26, 2009.
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