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it & technology law

Schoenherr's experts provide straight to the point legal advice in the field of it & technology law.

'Excellent knowledge of current market developments and market standards; very strong technical and negotiation skills.'
Legal 500

 

 

At Schoenherr we have a strong focus on complex it & technology projects, negotiating it & technology contracts (for projects, outsourcing, carve-outs, cloud computing, SaaS, data maintenance, licensing, procurement, software or source code escrow), and advising on telecoms, e-commerce and internet law issues. We also represent clients in litigation and arbitration in these areas.

In addition, we develop internal policies for the use of social media and the internet in the workplace and advise on the compliance of online terms of use (in particular with consumer protection rules).

We also advise clients in all regulatory aspects of new technology, e.g. automated/autonomous driving, drones, ride-hailing services, e-scooters, vacation rental online marketplaces, new electronic products, blockchain, AI, biotechnology.

our services

The scope of our services is constantly developing in accordance with technical developments and our clients' challenges. We are most active in the following areas:

  • holistic advice on it and technology projects, starting with the tender process covering the entire project cycle
  • it claim management
  • it litigation
  • agreements for:
    • outsourcing, cloud computing, hosting
    • software development
    • software licensing
    • software implementation
    • software escrow
    • ERP implementation
    • run services, support and maintenance
    • technology transfer
    • transitional services
  • legal compliance checks and terms and conditions for:
    • platforms
    • webshops
    • e-commerce services
  • policies for:
    • social media
    • BYOD
    • it security
  • support in software audits
  • all kinds of public law procedures (incl. administrative and constitutional court procedures)
  • preparing and assessing draft legislative bills

 

Especially relevant for:

  • all industries – there is no business that does not depend on its it systems
  • from start-ups to big players
  • we advise both customers and providers
  • special focus on banks, insurance, industry, national technology providers
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news

publication

06 July 2021

austria

G.Kucsko

ecolex podcast: NFT hype in self-experiment

In ecolex's podcast episode 6/21, Schoenherr partner Guido Kucsko was asked to answer a few questions about NFT and the NFT self-experiment he participated in.

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newsletter

09 June 2021

austria

C.Cudlik M.Kern

NFTs: What about energy and climate issues?

When we started our NFT self-experiment, it did not take long before questions relating to energy consumption came up. According to our estimates, the two transactions (i) minting of the token and (ii) authorisation of an eventual sales processing, produced a CO2-footprint of over 100 kg of CO2EQ.

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press release

Austria: Schoenherr and Museum Francisco Carolinum clarify NFT Art

Schoenherr's IP & Technology practice group has set itself the goal of providing clarity on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the art and culture industry. In collaboration with the Museum Francisco Carolinum Linz in Upper Austria, the questions preoccupying artists, collectors and museums will be addressed at one of the world's first art exhibitions on NFTs in art. An important milestone for this has already been reached: The museum recently acquired their first NFT artwork – a work of art by conceptual artist and Schoenherr partner Guido Kucsko, that was also used in a Schoenherr team's self-experiment.

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thinktank

TechnologyLegal

After numerous joint projects and events on current topics in the field of technology regulation, Schoenherr, in collaboration with the University of Vienna, has created the public-law and transdisciplinary "thinktank technologylegal - building the future".

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team

our team

Meet our it & technology law experts in our CEE offices.

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