IT Lawyers

  • Legal advice on IT agreements of all kinds
  • Transactions, IT outsourcing / Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT roll-out projects
  • Developing or reorganising the distribution structures of technology companies
  • Legal advice on public IT invitations to tender (IT procurement law, EVB-IT system (Supplementary Terms of Contract for IT Procurement), etc.)
  • Providing legal advice and representation in IT-related disputes and lawsuits, in particular involving troubled large-scale IT projects
  • Advice on software protection, dealing with open-source licenses and on all other software copyright issues
  • Training project leaders and managers of IT companies to produce legally watertight technology-related agreements
  • Compliance advice, including regulation
  • Legal advice on all aspects of Internet law and e-commerce

Focus

In addition to preparing and negotiating IT agreements of all kinds (software licensing and project agreements, software as a service (SaaS), application service provisioning (ASP), EVB-IT system (Supplementary Terms of Contract for IT Procurement), etc.), we advise companies on all aspects of Internet law and e-commerce. A key area is data protection law and information security. We also represent companies in court and arbitration proceedings involving technology law issues of all kinds and offer companies in-house training on current IT law matters.

Another core activity is providing legal advice on complex IT projects, particularly in relation to outsourcing projects or the roll-out of new technologies within companies. IT-related instructions received from public-sector clients now also play an important role. We often advise private suppliers and public contractors on IT-related procurement law issues and on contract negotiations.

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Alexander Bossel
Dr. Alexander von Bossel, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Alexander von Bossel specialises in IP/IT litigation with a focus on representing international and German companies, many of whom DAX-listed, in unfair competition and trademark law cases. Another core...
Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Winfried Bullinger is one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers. He advises his clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including media law and know-how protection and also represents...
Sebastian Cording
Dr. Sebastian Cording
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law) | Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Certified lawyer for copyright and media law)
Germany, Hamburg
With more than 20 years of experience, Sebastian Cording advises his clients on complex IT and technology projects. He specialises in IT outsourcing and the introduction of ERP systems, drafts and negotiates...
Ralf Dierck
Dr. Ralf Dierck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
For more than 30 years, Ralf Dierck has been a trusted partner for major, globally operating companies, representing their interests on different panels and platforms. He advises and represents them in...
Florian Dietrich
Florian Dietrich
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law) | Co-Head of TMC, CMS Germany
Germany, Cologne
Florian Dietrich is a digital business sector and IT law expert, advising leading digital platform providers on their innovative online business models. He also works with e-commerce and online marketing...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Matthias Eck advises German and international clients on all intellectual property and unfair competition law matters. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and competition law, advises on and negotiates...
Pietro Fringuelli
Dr. Pietro Graf Fringuelli
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Pietro Graf Fringuelli is partner at CMS and global co-head of the CMS "Media and Sports group". His team was awarded in October 2017 by the Financial Times as the most innovative team (Driving Value)...
Axel Funk
Dr. Axel Funk
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Axel Funk is an expert when it comes to drafting and negotiating contracts, in particular in the context of special projects and outsourcing transactions. He also advises on all aspects of software development...
Malte Grützmacher
Dr. Malte Grützmacher, LL.M. (University of London)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law)
Germany, Hamburg
With a focus on software copyright and licensing, Malte Grützmacher advises and represents German and international IT companies. He also advises software users on IT project and outsourcing agreements...
Markus Häuser
Dr. Markus Häuser
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of TMC, CMS Germany
Germany, Munich
Technology law expert Markus Häuser advises international technology and media companies as well as companies from various other industry sectors, e.g., finance, insurance and healthcare, on digital...