Vested®is a sourcing business model, methodology, mindset and movement for creating highly collaborative business relationships that enable true win-win relationships in which both parties are equally committed to each other’s success. A Vested approach fosters an environment that sparks innovation, resulting in improved service, reduced costs and value that did not exist before — for both parties. Vested is based on award-winning research conducted by the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration and funded by the US Air Force. Cirio is a Centre of Excellence for Vested in the Nordics and has been involved in developing this highly successful business model for many years. We have assisted several large Nordic companies in areas such as facility management, business process outsourcing and support and maintenance of infrastructure.

Vested combines a relational contract with an outcome-based economic model implemented through five fundamental rules:

  1. Focus on Outcomes, Not Transactions
  2. Focus on the What, Not the How
  3. Clearly Defined and Measurable Outcomes
  4. Pricing Model with Incentives
  5. Governance for Insight, Not Oversight

Cirio provides, as the only law firm in the Nordics, advice on the Vested model and related matters. Our services in the area include:

  • Vested deal reviews
  • Strategic advice on optimal choices of Vested and alternative sourcing business models
  • Facilitation of Vested implementation
  • Drafting and facilitation of negotiations of Vested contracts
  • Standing neutral services for organisations in Vested partnerships

We believe in combining business with the personal and therefore bring in-depth expertise, strong dedication and hand-picked, engaged, deal teams to our clients. In addition, we offer multi-disciplinary teams from our digital, biological and physical synergy areas such as information and communications technology, life science, real estate, energy and infrastructure.

With our high quality of service and strong determination to deliver outstanding results, we build long-term relationships with our clients with the aim to be not just an exceptional legal advisor, but also their trusted business partner.

For more information, we invite you to contact David Frydlinger or Erik Linnarsson.

To read more, please download our summaries here - An Introduction To Vested and Vested A Business Model.

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David Frydlinger
Partner and Managing Partner
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+46 76 617 09 85