Dr Kay Oelschlägel

Dr Kay Oelschlägel

Dr Kay Oelschlägel


T +49 40 18067 12175

Certified Specialist in IT law
Industries Health Care & Life Science , Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of Practice

Dr Kay Oelschlägel advises national and international clients in judicial and extrajudicial matters pertaining to IT law, in particular, when drafting and negotiating contracts with large software producers, IT outsourcing contracts, software licence agreements, and IT project agreements. His advisory services further focus on e-commerce and data protection law. Additional areas of advice are copyright, trademark, and competition law, as well as press law.


Dr Kay Oelschlägel was admitted to the German Bar in 1998 and joined Luther (or its respective predecessor) the same year. He is one of the founding authors of the professional journal “IP-Rechtsberater”, which was first published by Otto Schmidt Verlag at the beginning of 2010, a co-editor and author of the compendium “Versandhandelsrecht, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, Katalog”, and the author of numerous further publications. From 2005 to 2009, he worked as an assistant lecturer for industrial property and competition law at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and, from 2007 to 2009, was a lecturer for Dr Granneman & Fürstenberg, where he trained lawyers to become certified specialists in IT law (“Fachanwalt IT Recht”). Since 2006, Kay Oelschlägel has been the deputy chairman of the expert committee IT law of the Hamburg Bar Association. He is a certified specialist lawyer for IT law.

Honors and Distinctions
  • kanzleimonitor.de (2019/2020): Recommendation in "IT Law"
  • Law firms in Germany (2010, 2012): Ranking in the category "IP and media".

  • Advising numerous international groups of companies on the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts with large software producers (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, etc.)
  • Advising important software producers and IT service providers on the drafting and negotiation of customer contracts
  • Providing long-term e-commerce law advice to one of the world’s largest fashion groups
  • Providing long-term e-commerce law advice to a major shoe chain store company in Northern Germany
  • Advising an international IT service company on IT and contract law
  • Advising an international software provider on matters pertaining to IT contract law
  • Advising a municipal cooperative on a large IT outsourcing project


  • Ihr Weg zur Cloud, Compliance, Datenschutz und Sicherheit sind kein "Show-Stopper" - Die Wolke aus rechtlicher Sicht, Roadshow: Ihr Weg zur Cloud,
  • Rechtsschutz und Grundlagen der Lizensierung von Software, Roadshow 2013: Gebrauchte Software - Potential oder Konflikt
  • Neue rechtliche Entwicklungen im E-Commerce, HAV-Mittagrunde
  • Neue rechtliche Entwicklungen im E-Commerce,
  • Die Buttonlösung – Neue gesetzliche Anforderungen an den Bestellvorgang im Webshop, Forum der Hamburg@work Law Group zum Thema:
  • Rechtliche Aspekte der IT-Lizenzoptimierung, Veranstaltung Licenseworld der Honico Group
  • Handel mit Gebrauchtsoftware, Lawjahresveranstaltung von Hamburg@Work
  • Marken und Märkte – Schutzrechtsstrategien für Marken und Unternehmenskennzeichen, Businessclub Hamburg
  • Managerhaftung - Risiken und gesteigerte gesetzliche Anforderungen – Worauf Sie achten müssen, Businessclub Hamburg
  • Der Online-Shop – Rechtliche Fallstricke und aktuelle Rechtsentwicklungen, media.net berlinbrandenburg