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).

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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Key is­sues around the di­git­al eco­nomy and their leg­al...


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Petra Heemskerk
Self-driv­ing cars – op­por­tun­it­ies for pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
22 Nov 18
CMS Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um
The Big Bang - Tech­no­lo­gies re­volu­tion­ising Life Sci­ences...
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, the Com­mis­sion also fo­cused on the use of pri­cing al­gorithms.
October 2018
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment in a nut­shell
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 up and a bill has been draf­ted to ob­lige op­er­at­ors.
Ini­tial Coin Of­fer­ings – An in­sight in­to the reg­u­lat­ory...
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 every­day life through­out the world.
Mon­it­or­ing em­ploy­ee be­ha­viour through AI
Do hu­mans dream of elec­tron­ic ad­visors?
Oct 2018
Re­mu­ner­a­tion in tokens
26 Sep 2018
The over-con­nec­ted doll, a Toy Story gone awry
Sep 2018
Di­git­isa­tion in health­care: From uto­pia to real­ity...