If you’re a professional in the IT business, you’ll see that we speak the same language.

In our IT law practice, we carefully consider the specific needs of each individual client, be it a start-up, a mid-sized business or an international corporate group. Our consulting services in this area began when the Internet was still in its infancy and e-mail wasn’t quite as common as telex.

Our IT Team knows all the legal ins and outs of e-commerce none , from the legally foolproof design of anything from websites to online shops – on both a national and international level. There’s no sense denying that the Internet along with the New Media • Comprehensive consulting for Internet service providers
• Online media and user-generated content platforms
• Storage services, specifically mail hosting
• Social media offers / social media marketing
• Special cases involving online copyright infringement
• Liability for own and third-party content
• Youth protection on the internet
• Requirements pursuant to telecommunication laws / secrecy of telecommunication
present a whole range of new legal challenges, as do web portals, Web 2.0 and social media • Comprehensive consulting for Internet service providers
• Online media and user-generated content platforms
• Storage services, specifically mail hosting
• Social media offers / social media marketing
• Special cases involving online copyright infringement
• Liability for own and third-party content
• Youth protection on the internet
• Requirements pursuant to telecommunication laws / secrecy of telecommunication
– from user-generated content to youth protection on the internet, you name it.

We’ve ensured that many a client’s new business model in the field of mobile services & apps • Licensing terms and development contract for apps
• Legally sound marketing of apps, advertising for and within apps, imprint regulations
• Legal protection for apps and related components (copyrights and ancillary copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, personality rights, competition law)
• Online storage, cloud computing
• Data protection for mobile applications, including matters of network and data transfer security
fulfills all legal design and marketing requirements. Our worldwide network also makes us the perfect choice in all legal matters having to do with gaming • EULA, master & sub-licenses, licensing
• Legal aspects of online gaming and multiplayer connections
• In-game advertising, integration of third-party contents, content management
• Copy protection
• Legal protection for computer games and related components
• Customer relations, online marketing and social media linkage to computer games
, whether it’s consulting for foreign producers and distributors operating in Germany or domestic ones operating worldwide out of Germany.

Data protection and compliance • Data protection in online & offline applications, privacy policies
• Consulting on corporate data protection, compliance and compliance system establishment
• Support related to regulatory inspections and data protection audits
Special data protection issues (telecommunications data, medical data, bank data, etc.)
• data processing for third parties, corporate group data protection, safe harbor
• Outsourcing of data services/storage
• Secure communication, encryption
are two issues every business should address before its business partners have to. We ensure that all our clients’ business models conform to data protection laws and advise them on any compliance requirements facing them. The only way to ensure legally successful IT outsourcing • Outsourcing contracts, second-generation outsourcing, resourcing
• Storage and cloud computing
• Data processing for third parties
• Data security, data availability and compliance standards
• Service level agreements, maintenance, update & support guarantees
• Contractual provisions for data recovery and supplier change
• Problem & crisis management, insolvency protection
is to rely on an international network of partners highly experienced in IT law. We also offer full-range solutions for hard- and software providers • Software creatorship and ownership issues
• Licensing, maintenance & support agreements
• License management and audit strategies
• Purchasing, renting & leasing of hard-/software (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)
• Special issues in database protection
• Legal consulting pertaining to online integration, mobile solutions/integration
• Data protection/security
• Legal solutions for insolvency protection and source code escrow
: Whether it’s the creation or licensing of software, off- or online distribution, sales models or IaaS/SaaS – we turn every concept into legally sound reality. If you’re a contract bidder, we offer consulting prior to and during IT contract awarding • Strategien bei Verhandlungsverfahren und öffentlichen Ausschreibungen
• Mitarbeiterschulung im Bereich öffentliche Auftragsvergabe
• Vertretung in Nachprüfungsverfahren, insbesondere bei Marktverengung durch technische Kriterien
• BVB, EVB-IT, PreisVO
to secure your chances of success in this market. In fact, you can further count on our support across various law disciplines if your IT matter involves M&A, financing or other fields of law.

The quality of our consultancy is reflected in our top rankings in publications like Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche and JUVE as much as in our vast publication and teaching history.

Your Partners:
Dr. Anselm Brandi-Dohrn
Dr. Angelika Hoche
Jens Horstkotte
Dr. Oliver Stöckel