Legal Areas

IT and the Law of Data

"Highest accessibility, high resilience, good atmosphere, diversity in the entire Advant Beiten team, technology interfaces are covered."

(The Legal 500 Germany 2024 & The Legal 500 EMEA 2024)

Whether you are a provider or user, we advise you on all your IT, telecoms, patent, technology, and data protection law matters. We are familiar with the relevant legal issues in cross-border cases and participate in formal and informal negotiations with supervisory authorities – maintaining your anonymity if desired – and represent clients in formal proceedings. 

Our many years of experience mean we can advise on the planning and implementation of even complex IT procurement projects. Our conflict resolution approach is pragmatic, and we structure the legal framework. Where necessary, we represent you before courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Agreements concerning specialised software development, system integration and infrastructure, structuring software distribution models and software licence management are core elements of our advisory services. Further focuses lie in e-commerce and m-commerce, and the competition, trademark, copyright, and liability law issues related to internet shops, platforms, and other online offers.

We advise on the opportunities, risks, and legal issues of cloud computing, social media data and big data, and the creation and distribution of apps for smartphones and tablets.

Thanks to our work for clients in the telecommunications sector, we have vast experience with structuring and implementing complex telecoms projects. Our team is frequently involved during the planning phase to ensure new business models comply with telecoms law requirements.

In addition, we draft legally compliant agreements and terms and conditions of business for providers to use with customers and users of telecoms or related services.

Drafting licencing agreements for content, such as films, apps, music, and games for mobile, is an essential element of our practice.

We are committed to helping you in regulatory and licencing proceedings, tender proceedings, antitrust investigations, and proceedings for the misuse of phone numbers. Our experience with transactions involving telecoms infrastructure, particularly mobile communications, deserves highlighting.

For success, business processes must comply with data protection laws. We create the framework for data transfer within your group and internationally and assist with internal investigations in compliance matters. In the case of hacker attacks or data theft, we aim to protect affected parties and your company’s reputation against damage.

Our advice covers IT compliance, data protection and IT security.

At a glance:

  • Information technology
  • IT compliance and security
  • eCommerce/mCommerce
  • Data protection compliance and audits
  • Telecommunications law

ADVANT Beiten is recommended in the field of IT Law.
(JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022)

BEITEN BURKHARDT is recommended in the field of IT Law.
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)

Our experts in the field of IT Law are recommended.
( 2020/2021)

"The team ist well integrated. Complex matters are solved quickly and competently. Also lawyers not yet involved in a case are drawn on ad hoc.", "Comprehensive expertise. Uncomplicated and quick communication also if there are follow-up questions. Very quick response times.‘", "Extremely quick understanding of industry requirements. Ask the right questions to grasp the matter."
(Legal 500 Germany 2020 & Legal 500 EMEA 2020)

Our experts in the field of IT Law are recommended.
( 2019/2020)

    Information technology

    • (Business process) outsourcing
    • Project and licence agreements including management of difficult IT projects
    • Software development and customisation agreements
    • Equipment agreements
    • Maintenance and service agreements
    • Distribution agreements (OEM, Value Added Reseller, etc.)
    • Source code deposit agreements for your protection in an insolvency event
    • Open source
    • System integration
    • Legal aspects of ownership of data bases

    eCommerce mCommerce

    • Designing of internet shops
    • Content licensing
    • Liability for content and links
    • Legal issues relating to domains
    • Drafting of general terms and conditions
    • Imprint/Legal information
    • Legal aspects of contractual design of applications for smartphones
    • Drafting of contracts relating to applications

    Data protection compliance

    • Data protection audits
    • Support for the company’s data protection officer or function as external data protection officer
    • Codes of conduct and compliance
    • Drafting of data protection and non-disclosure agreements (confidentiality)
    • Cross-border data flow safety
    • Encryption
    • Data protection policies and works council agreements, for example on the use of e-mail and the internet at the workplace
    • Communication with supervisory authorities

    Telecommunications Law

    • Mobile services & mobile payment
    • Mobile network operators and service provider agreements
    • Market regulation and control of abusive practices
    • Customer agreements and general terms & conditions
    • Value-added services and other telecommunications-based services
    • Distribution of mobile content
    • Localisation services
    • Call centre agreements
    • Provision / Transfer of telecommunications infrastructures