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 is a certified specialist in information technology (IT) law. Based on over 20 years of experience working as a lawyer and his extensive expertise, he advises national and international clients on judicial and extrajudicial matters pertaining to IT law, in particular, when drafting and negotiating software licence agreements with large software producers (SAP (S/4 HANA), Microsoft, IBM, Oracle), IT outsourcing contracts, software supply agreements, IT migration projects and also in contract award procedures regarding IT services. Other important areas of work are data protection law (amongst other things, negotiating with supervisory authorities (notification obligations and administrative fine proceedings), protection of employee data, data protection and co-determination, e-health data protection, outsourcing and cloud computing) and advising on digital transformation projects. Additional areas of advice are e-commerce, trademark, copyright and competition law, as well as press law.


Dr Kay Oelschlägel has provided advisory and litigation services in IT and data protection law for more than 20 years now. He has worked for Luther or its predecessor companies since he was first admitted to the German Bar. Kay Oelschlägel 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, and, since 2020, has been a permanent author of the professional journal “IT-Rechtsberater” from the same publisher. In addition, he is a co-editor and author of the legal compendium “Online-Shop” 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”). From 2006, Kay Oelschlägel was the deputy chairman, and since 2019 has been the chairman of the expert committee IT law of the Hamburg Bar Association. He is a certified specialist in IT law.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Mention in the category "Information Technology - Data Protection" (first recommendation in 2023)
  • kanzleimonitor.de 2022/2023: Recommended in "IT Law" (first recommendation in 2019/2020)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Information Technology Law" 
  • Law Firms in Germany 2012: Recommended in "IP and Media" (first recommended in 2010)

  • Advising numerous DAX-listed corporations on the drafting and negotiation of software licence agreements with large software producers (SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, etc.)
  • Advising important software producers and IT service providers on the drafting and negotiation of IT project agreements/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



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