You should do as the old adage pleads, “Trust all men but none too much.”
This isn’t a commentary on doing business with a nearshore partner but cultural differences, language twists and moral barometers differ too widely to leave anything to chance. There was a time, although no one remembers when exactly, that people could do business on a handshake and those days, whether they ever existed or not, are gone. When it comes to business with anyone, be he friend or foe, do both parties a favor and get it in writing. Having your best interests at heart, means writing them down on paper and creating a true sense of partnership between you and your nearshore provider.