IT Law & Digital Business

Technological progress in digital business is having a profound and rapid impact on a wide range of economic sectors: Radical changes in entire branches of industry as well as an almost infinite scalability of new business models and software products are confronted with complex national and international legislation and changes. Companies must face these challenges in an increasingly internationalised and networked world.

From agile IT contracts and service level agreements to open source compliance checks and extensive outsourcing projects: Information technology law is our core competence. The highly specialised lawyers in our future-oriented and technology-minded law firm provide you with reliable and all-round support for complex and innovative IT projects.

Questions on information technology law in the digital business are to be considered as a an interdisciplinary issue and move in the area of conflict between data protection law, software law, media law, antitrust law, copyright law and general civil law. We combine IT, innovation and law in order to provide our clients with competitive advantages, both nationally and internationally. We ensure a goal oriented, pragmatic and risk-oriented implementation of your IT projects at all stages.

Our experience and successes prove us right: On 29 October 2020 our technology law firm was awarded the JUVE Award 2020 in the categories “Law Firm of the Year for IT and Data Protection” and “Law Firm of the Year for Technology and Media”. In addition, The Legal 500 and recommend us as the top law firm in IT law.

Our offer

We are at your disposal for the following questions and topics:

Drafting contracts for IT projects / implementation and IT purchasing and sales
  • Development of individual software and customisation, support of IT development and implementation projects
  • Use of standard components, customising and adaptation of standard software
  • Accessibility of white label solutions
Outsourcing of IT
  • Advice on and support of agile projects, e.g. Scrum (contractual design, documentation within the sprints etc.)
  • ESA: Embedded Software
Trade in data and use of interfaces
  • Handling of test data
  • Contractual regulations for software tests and support of acceptance procedures
  • Terms of use for API, liability, design of and for interfaces
Cloud Computing and SaaS
  • Customising of cloud infrastructures
  • ASP contracts
  • Reselling of Cloud applications and SaaS products
  • SaaS contracts or MSA, platform use
  • Public Clouds in business use (general and in heavily regulated industries such as insurance, banking, healthcare)
  • Connection of private and public clouds (hybrid)
  • Licensing models for suppliers and on the licensee side for group-wide use
  • Hosting contracts
Other maintenance and service contracts related to software use and provision
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Software maintenance contracts
  • IT maintenance contracts
  • Master agreements
Open source and licences: strategy, management and reviews
  • Open source compliance checks: Comparison of the source code and legal evaluation of the code components, e.g. with regard to the possibility of commercial use
  • Evaluation of license compatibilities
  • Dual Licensing
  • Review and selection of open source licenses
  • Providing workshops for your IT department and creating of blacklists or whitepapers on the use of different licenses
  • Use of open source software in cloud-based sales models
  • Drafting contracts, depositing and securing source codes
  • Escrow, advice and contracts
  • Notarial deposit via our Blockchain

Do you have any questions about IT law? Our lawyers will be pleased to help you.

You can find further information on how we handle your personal data and what rights you have in our privacy policy.

Law firm of the year technology and media
law firm of the year it and data protection
JUVE Handbuch 2023 2023 SRD Webseite
kanzleimonitor 2023 SRD
Legal 500


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