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Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology (IT)

IT systems with their ever growing importance influence more and more aspects of work and life. If companies wish to fully profit from new opportunities, continuous innovation is mandatory. A more efficient and creative approach to new technologies is hence essential for companies. Providers and users regularly encounter IT law-related issues within the framework of developing, marketing, purchasing and using new technologies and systems. Currently, the industry inter alia has to tackle legal questions in the areas of cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) as well as IT outsourcing in the financial sector and crypto currencies.

Your Team for Information Technology (IT)

Our team of specialised lawyers has considerable experience in advising on all IT law-related matters and offers cross-border and cross-sector consulting services in this area. As an important focus of our activities, we advise companies on complex IT projects, in particular regarding licence issues which might arise upon the development of new products, outsourcing projects or the introduction of new technologies within a company.

Our Services

  • IT contracts of all kinds (e.g. software licence and project agreements, SaaS, ASP, EVB-IT-System)
  • Internet law and e-commerce
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • IT law-related issues in the financial sector, in particular in connection with crypto currencies and official guidelines regarding cloud outsourcing such as EBA, EIOPA and ESMA
  • Software protection, in particular open-source licences and software copyright issues
  • IT security, encryption technologies and electronic signatures
  • IT transactions, IT outsourcing
  • IT litigation (in and out of court)

Our Expertise

  • Comprehensive and ongoing advice to a world leading software company on all questions of IT law, in particular regarding cloud solutions, data security and protection as well as solutions and products for the digital transformation of numerous German corporations and listed companies, inter alia in the areas of automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, banks and financial services, as well as federal and state institutions
  • Ongoing advice to an international classification company on the use of open source software
  • Advice to various crypto currency providers regarding IT law-related issues in the financial services sector
  • Advice to a world leading manufacturer of professional catering technology on the legal framework of an AI solution
  • Advice to various international banks and credit institutions on legal questions around the outsourcing of functions to IT providers
  • Advice to a global market leader for information services within the framework of a joint venture transaction focussed on IT law-related matters
  • Comprehensive and ongoing advice to the operator of a neutral platform for the exchange of agricultural data across manufacturers and products on all questions of IT law, including regarding cloud solutions, data security and data protection and regarding international regulatory requirements
  • Advice to a provider of tele-consultation solutions regarding the facilitation of digital consultations and the cooperation of doctors with university clinics regarding IT outsourcing, cloud solutions as well as data security and protection


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® 2020 recommends Dr. Alexander Niethammer and Dr. Lutz Schreiber for data protection, IT law and outsourcing
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2020 names Eversheds Sutherland as a top legal practice for data protection and IT law - Dr. Alexander Niethammer is particularly recommended for data protection and Dr. Lutz Schreiber for IT law