Our team that specialises in solving IT legal problems has many years' experience in the field of "Information Tech and Telecoms" (LINK) and advises IT providers and clients taking into account their particular interests and requirements. Whether it is designing an app, a mobile commerce concept, an agile project or a major Industry 4.0 project – our technology team provides the best solutions for complex problems.
Numerous technological developments in recent years are largely based on software or software-related inventions, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart home or connected cars. Analysing large amounts of data using Big Data would be inconceivable without complex algorithms. In close cooperation with the Intellectual Property (LINK) and Data Protection (LINK) teams, we can advise you on drafting and negotiating contracts, such as software licence agreements, ASP contracts, SaaS contracts and other cloud computing contracts, as well as IT outsourcing projects up to and including contracts which are based on Supplementary Terms of Contract for the Procurement of IT Supplies/Services (EVB-IT).
In the context of IT outsourcing projects, we can advise on the entire process, starting with the needs analysis, the invitation to tender, the award of the contract, the drafting and negotiation of the contract documents and service descriptions, taking into account employment and licensing law issues, IT security and data protection issues as well as regulatory requirements, where applicable. This applies in particular to cloud-based solutions.
When dealing with agile software projects, we are familiar with the challenges of copyright and contract law in the drafting of contracts as well as with employment law issues, which enables us to optimally consider the interests of the client or contractor.
In the field of financial technology (FinTech), we advise companies from the financial sector, technology providers and providers of new technology-based business models on innovative technologies and digitisation strategies. This includes, inter alia, the structuring of legal relationships for platform transactions or electronic market places, identification services and authentication requirements or payment services. We provide strategic legal input to ensure the necessary compliance in a highly regulated legal environment. Our lawyers understand the technological interrelationships, for example, when using open APIs and open banking structures and when using mobile apps and payment systems, including near-field communication standards, and deal with "data ownership" issues in a manner that serves the respective interests.
For example, we advise Industry 4.0 projects from the production industry with regard to the marketing of predictive maintenance services and the intelligent control and networking of processes in the smart factory using 5G mobile radio standards. This enables our clients to optimally design the supply chain.
When deploying artificial intelligence (AI) based systems, our team can help you benefit from the advances in AI across all industries. When using AI technologies, such as machine learning and deep learning, we are familiar with the complex issues involved, including the protection of performance outcomes and the rights to use data as well as liability, enabling us to properly assess the opportunities and risks associated with the use of AI.
In this field, Luther collaborates closely with the developer of the WiBe Framework, Dr Röthig from WiBe-Team PR, who is an internationally recognized expert for economic efficiency assessments.
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