More than 20 jobs are set to go in the Birmingham office of law firm DLA Piper as it plans to move roles to a central hub in Poland.
The firm has announced that 200 business support roles could be shed across its network of offices including 23 in Birmingham.
DLA Piper said it was proposing to "streamline and modernize" its IT, finance, marketing and business development, human resources and secretarial teams by automating some administrative tasks.
It said it was also planning to transfer some business processes to its global service centre in Warsaw.
Chief operating officer Andrew Darwin said: "The firm has grown rapidly over the past decade and many of our systems and processes reflect the history of the firm rather than its future.
"It is a key part of our strategy to modernize our business service functions in order to operate more effectively on a global basis and improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the way we deliver our services to our clients.
"Following a comprehensive review of the firm's operations, and the successful pilot of a global shared services centre in Warsaw, we have begun a period of consultation in the UK.
"Until the consultation is completed, we will not be making any final decisions and we will be actively supporting our people during this process."
A consultation with affected staff will begin on May 31 and be completed by the end of July.
Across the UK, DLA Piper employs around 1,100 business support staff.