The digital value chain encompasses all stages from the development to the delivery and subsequent servicing of products. This is where data from the underlying processes is collected and shared with all internal and external units and participants for further processing. This networking of organisations and business partners in a value chain, which often extends beyond national borders, holds great potential for efficiency, quality and speed through the shared use of systems and data. This opens up a wide range of opportunities through the vertical and horizontal integration of process flows and, thus, in the development of new, innovative services and products.
However, this not only relates to the exchange of information, documents and data from sales, development, production or delivery logistics, but also to complex legal issues regarding supply agreements as well as distribution and sales agreements or quality agreements. The value generated by today’s cross-company networks places high demands on the cooperation of all participants, on process and product safety, compliance, data protection and contract design.
Luther can advise companies on all legal issues relating to the digitalisation of the value chain. Our advice includes reviewing antitrust and other regulatory aspects as well as assisting and advising on the further development of business models. We can advise you on issues relating to national and international sales and the procurement of goods, product liability and product safety. Another key area of our expertise is advising on agreements of all kinds (distribution, delivery, logistics, quality) as well as advising on cross-border transactions and disputes.
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