White & Case is considering opening a shared services centre to serve its European offices in what would be the firm’s third worldwide. The US firm already has two back office support centres having launched its first in Manila in April 2007 and its second in Tampa in September last year.

The two centres have a total of around 450 business services roles between them. A third centre, which could be based in the UK, would not only offer White & Case additional time zone flexibility but also a range of European languages that are less available in its current two shared services centres. [continued]

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