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Digital Transformation

Smart data, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 all demonstrate how digital transformation has brought far-reaching changes to the global economy. These changes are now part of everyday corporate life and affect almost every industry. Companies are increasingly seeing digital transformation as an opportunity and reinventing their processes for the digital age.

The challenges of digital transformation

There are, however, still many unresolved issues around legally defensible implementation of digitisation strategies. Innovative business models and the use of new technologies confront companies with completely novel legal challenges. Digital transformation impacts data protection, IT security, contract design, liability and regulation. Accordingly, interdisciplinary collaboration is now more important than ever. You may find further information in our joint study "Digital Economy and Law" with the Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen (BUJ).

Block­chain in Deutsch­land – Ein­satz, Po­ten­ziale, Heraus­for­der­ungen
Die Block­chain-Tech­no­lo­gie ist neben dem Thema Künst­liche In­tel­li­genz eine der spannend­sten tech­no­lo­gis­chen En­twicklun­gen. Im Kern ge­ht es bei der Block­chain dar­um, dass Dat­en­tran­sak­tion­en nicht zen­t­ral auf einem Serv­er gespeich­ert wer­den, son­dern de
January 2019
SECOND STUDY ON THE B2B FINTECH MAR­KET IN GER­MANY
CMS and ING Whole­sale Bank­ing, act­ing in as­so­ci­ation with FIN­ANCE magazine, have pro­duced a B2B fintech study en­titled “Love at third sight – How B2B fintechs and banks get to­geth­er” and are mak­ing it avail­able to the fin­an­cial sec­tor. The study prov
November 2016
Stud­ie: Di­git­al Eco­nomy & Recht
Sind die Rechts­ab­teilun­gen deutscher Un­terneh­men auf die di­gitale Trans­form­a­tion vorbereit­et? Welche Heraus­for­der­ungen, Chan­cen und Risiken er­warten die In­house-An­wälte durch die Di­git­al­is­ier­ung? Was sind die The­men­feld­er und Rechts­ge­bi­ete, die durch

A new approach to legal advice – CMS and legal tech

Digital transformation is also changing the way legal advice is delivered. Legal tech – the application of modern technology – opens up a range of new possibilities, from project management to the use of semi-automated legal services.

Below we present key issues around the digital economy, their legal implications and how CMS can assist you in addressing the challenges posed by digital transformation.

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13/08/2020
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers of soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany in­ma­tion on the...
The Amer­ic­an group Emer­son Elec­tric has ac­quired an equity in­terest in in­ma­tion Soft­ware GmbH. Emer­son's par­ti­cip­a­tion is in­ten­ded to fur­ther strengthen the co­oper­a­tion between the com­pan­ies...
08 April 2019
A new age for copy­right reg­u­la­tion in the EU di­git­al mar­ket - Part 2
The Dir­ect­ive on Copy­right in the Di­git­al Single Mar­ket (the “Dir­ect­ive”) has now been ap­proved by the European Par­lia­ment and once ad­op­ted by the Coun­cil of the EU it will form part of the EU Mem­ber...
04/08/2020
CMS ad­vises Frank­furt-based di­git­al start-up Qual­i­fyze on new fin­an­cing...
Qual­i­fyze, a Frank­furt-based di­git­al start-up com­pany, has re­ceived new cap­it­al of Euro 3.2 mil­lion in a fur­ther fin­an­cing round for the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of its cer­ti­fic­a­tion plat­form in the health­care sec­tor. A CMS team from the firm’s Frank­furt offic
03 April 2019
A new age for copy­right reg­u­la­tion in the EU di­git­al mar­ket - Part 1
The European Par­lia­ment voted on 26 March in fa­vour of the Dir­ect­ive on Copy­right in the Di­git­al Single Mar­ket (the “Dir­ect­ive”). If, as ex­pec­ted, it is ad­op­ted by the Coun­cil of the EU (rep­res­ent­at­ives...
12/03/2020
CMS ad­vises RAAY Real Es­tate on is­su­ing Ger­many’s first di­git­al in­vest­ment...
RAAY Real Es­tate GmbH, a joint ven­ture between di­git­al­isa­tion and real es­tate com­pan­ies Datarella GmbH, Ham­mer AG and WER­T­GRUND Im­mob­i­li­en AG, has is­sued Ger­many’s first di­git­al in­vest­ment product. A CMS team ad­vised RAAY Real Es­tate on all leg­al as­pects
19 March 2019
5G auc­tion star­ted on March 19
Draft of ba­sic frame­work for 5G ap­plic­a­tions presen­ted After a group of com­pan­ies filed a law­suit against award con­di­tions by the Ger­man Fed­er­al Net­work Agency (FNA) to auc­tion off na­tion­al 5G fre­quen­cies...
November 2019
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment in a nut­shell
30 July 2018
New bill tight­ens VAT law for on­line trad­ing and makes op­er­at­ors li­able...
In both 2018 and 2017, the me­dia re­peatedly re­por­ted how on­line deal­ers, par­tic­u­larly from the Far East, have en­joyed a price ad­vant­age by avoid­ing VAT tax­a­tion in Europe. Ger­man le­gis­la­tion is now catch­ing...
August 2019
How block­chain will re­volu­tion­ise the gam­ing in­dustry
30 July 2018
EC: Ef­fects of pri­cing al­gorithms in the con­text of re­sale price main­ten­ance
On 24 Ju­ly 2018, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") im­posed fines on four elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers for fix­ing the prices of their on­line re­tail­ers. In as­sess­ing the im­pact of re­sale price main­ten­ance,...
July 2019
Se­cur­ity tokens as a form of cor­por­ate fin­an­cing
The token­isa­tion of rights in cap­it­al pro­cure­ment her­alds a new era in se­cur­it­ies is­sues. Read more here!
21 June 2018
Switch­ing on to switch­ing off: Dis­con­nect­ing Em­ploy­ees in Europe?
In­tro­duc­tion By Car­oline Fro­ger-Michon, Part­ner, CMS Par­is and Chris­toph­er Jordan, Part­ner, CMS Co­logne Di­git­al­isa­tion is well un­der way and has an in­creas­ing im­pact on the work­ing en­vir­on­ment and...