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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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...
Markus Häuser
Dr. Markus Häuser
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of TMC Group, 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...
Michael Kraus
Dr. Michael Kraus
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Michael Kraus represents and advises companies on all aspects of IT and data protection law. He specialises in IT and outsourcing contracts and in this context primarily advises companies in the...
Ole Jani
Dr. Ole Jani
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Ole Jani provides copyright and media law advice to clients across the media, technology and communications sector, in particular those offering content via digital platforms and with a focus on...
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) | Head of TMC Group, CMS Germany
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...
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)...
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....
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...
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...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his clients...