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that share a common aspiration to provide the best service to clients throughout the world, in the full spectrum of IT law. Through recommending expert lawyers with strong international connections we are able to provide an array of services that one firm alone may not have the capacity to do.
World IT Lawyers is an established global alliance of member firms
World IT Lawyers is an
established global alliance of member firms that share a common aspiration to provide the best service to clients throughout the world, in the full spectrum of IT law. Through recommending expert lawyers with strong international connections we are able to provide an array of services that one firm alone may not have the capacity to do.
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World IT Lawyers offers you outstanding service through:
Quality and Focus
While World IT Lawyers individual member firms practice law in many different areas, our network focuses specifically on IP and IT law. We offer professional competence and in-depth knowledge concerning intellectual property, data protection, telecommunications and other laws affecting the IT industry. This focus, along with the close cooperation between the member firms, yields top quality work for our clients.
Value
World IT Lawyers understand technology-driven companies and appreciate their needs. Network members provide prompt and practical legal solutions, at prices commensurate with the value received by the client.
Integration
World IT Lawyers is more than a directory of law firms or contributors to a newsletter. Our network of 13 member law firms from around the world came into existence in 2001. We communicate with each other on a regular basis, conduct research projects on current developments in IP law and share each other’s know-how and expertise. World IT Lawyers also holds regular conferences for these purposes. This collaboration allows us to deliver more efficient and effective legal services to our clients.
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Time.lex
Time.lex
01
Belgium
Time.lex is a law firm based in Brussels, specialised in information and technology law in the broadest sense, including privacy protection, data and information management, e-business, intellectual property and telecommunications. Its activities cover all legal issues encountered in the creation, management and exploitation of information and technology, in all of its diverse forms.

While Time.lex itself is still young, having been founded in July 2007 by prof. Jos Dumortier, Geert Somers and Hans Graux, the team behind it already has an established track record in its field of expertise. Collectively, the founders represent well over 25 years of experience in information and technology law, from an academic, business and policy perspective, spanning every aspect of this discipline.

Key fields of expertises

The Time.lex team has extensive experience in most aspects of information and technology law, both from a pragmatic perspective as lawyers at het bar of Brussels, and from a scientific perspective as academics at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT of the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven).

The Time.lex team is specifically known for its European policy studies in a variety of subjects, including electronic signatures, electronic identity management, e-business and e-government, in which they can rely on an extensive network of IT law experts covering all European countries.

From a business perspective, Time.lex frequently assists companies in establishing suitable policies and legal frameworks in their data management activities, including with regard to the cross border transfer and processing of personal data, data security and liability management issues. Its clients include private companies and public sector bodies in the IT sector, financial services, e-health, marketing and e-commerce.
Geert Somers
geert.somers@timelex.eu

Joseph Stevensstraat 7 rue
Joseph Stevens
1000 Brussels
Belgium
+32 2 893 20 95
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.
02
Bulgaria
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a pioneer and market leader in TMT Law in Bulgaria and has been actively involved in the development of the current ICT legal framework in the country. Established in 1997, DPC currently has offices in Sofia and Varna and 50 talented and skilled professionals who provide effective and innovative best-in-class legal solutions. The significant experience and niche expertise of the law firm in the area of IT law is widely acknowledged and consistently ranked as top tier by the world’s most prestigious legal guides and directories like The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal.

Practice areas

DPC has the expertise and resources necessary to provide top-notch services in all the key areas of business law – corporate and M&A, information technologies, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, telecom and media, banking and securities, competition, life sciences, real estate, construction, tax, energy, public procurement, litigation, employment.
George Dimitrov
george.dimitrov@dpc.bg
Desislava Krusteva-Doncheva
desislava.krusteva@dpc.bg

28 Todor Alexandrov Blvd
Sofia 1303
Bulgaria
+359 2 421 4201
WAN Avocats
WAN Avocats
03
France
WAN AVOCATS is an independent practice business law firm located in Paris and Geneva.

Founded in 2000 by Isabelle Wekstein and Raphaël Naccach, the firm brings together six partners and some thirty attorneys and paralegals. As a qualified firm in corporate and litigation, the firm advises a very diverse international clientele made of international corporations and SMEs. It also offers its services to entrepreneurs and individuals.

WAN operates on behalf of clients in litigation (pre-litigation, instigation and follow-up of legal action), legal advice (legal-op, drafting and follow-up of standard contracts, legal and financial packages, shareholders and joint venture agreements general business matters), negotiation (all kinds of contracts, agreements, packages, transactions, alternative dispute resolution processes) and auditing (monitoring of businesses’ legal activities, due diligence) in all areas.

The firm is active in a wide range of sectors from arts (music industry, IT, entertainment, audiovisual and film production, book publishing, trademarks and designs) to emerging technologies and in the sectors of banking, finance, business competition & distribution (corporate formalities, M&A, competition) as well as employment (employment agreements, contract management, employee representation, criminal Labor Law), aviation and maritime.
Isabelle Wekstein
i.wekstein@wan-avocats.com

22 rue du Général Foy
75008 Paris
France
+33 01 55 30 10 10
UNVERZAGT Rechtsanwälte
UNVERZAGT Rechtsanwälte
04
Germany
UNVERZAGT advises clients from all over the world on matters of media, IP, and IT law, with a special focus on film and TV, photography, design, online marketing, and e-commerce.

The firm was established in 1990 by a group of attorneys with legal expertise in the areas of copyright and media law. Today, it has offices in Hamburg and Berlin.

In the tradition of Anglo-American law firms, the firm is organised into teams of attorneys offering special expertise in all areas of media, IP, and IT law, to provide the firm’s discerning clients with personalised service and the highest degree of professional competence and know-how.

What makes our services unique is that our attorneys bring to the table highly a specialised knowledge of the media and entertainment as well as online marketing and ecommerce industries. This ensures that our legal services are based on a thorough understanding of the relevant industry and a sound business judgment.

In addition to extensive practical experience and knowledge of the industry, the firm’s partners and associates also enjoy an excellent reputation in the academic world. Our attorneys hold various lecturing positions at universities and other academic institutions in Germany and abroad, offer seminars on a regular basis, and have contributed numerous articles to professional journals, handbooks, and other publications.

Many of the firm’s attorneys hold degrees from foreign jurisdictions and are admitted to practice law in other countries. The firm maintains professional contacts and affiliations with other law firms in all of the world’s major media and entertainment centers and IT hubs.

Together with ePrivacy GmbH, an IT and data protection consultancy closely affiliated with the firm, UNVERZAGT also offers its services in joint teams of IT professionals, privacy experts and lawyers where an interdisciplinary approach is required. As a special service, we are also able to provide the “Privacyseal” GDPR compliance certificate, which has become an internationally leading brand for GDPR compliance in the fields of online marketing, e-commerce, and e-health.
Dr. Andreas Pense
pense@unverzagt.law

Heimhuder Straße 71
20148 Hamburg
Germany
+49 40 414 000 0
Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners
Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners
05
Hungary
Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the leading independent business law firms in Hungary.
The firm has always had a strong focus on IT/TMT matters.

Clients include foreign corporations, the Hungarian businesses of multinational companies and medium to large Hungarian businesses, as well as private individuals. The firm is typically instructed in complex transactions and legal disputes, cases of a cross-border nature, those demanding high quality English language documentation and/or involving clients who require an international level of service.

Areas of expertise: Whilst the firm provides business clients with all the benefits of a full service law firm, it prides itself in an especially strong track record in the fields of TMT, M&A and private equity transactions, employment law, and dispute resolution.

The firm handles all legal aspects of IT companies on a daily basis, including the drafting and negotiation of IT related contracts, handling IT related legal disputes, assisting transactions within the IT industry, advising clients in connection with data protection and telecom related issues.
Viktor Vasi
VasiV@fdlaw.hu

1123 Budapest
Alkotás u. 17-19
Hungary
+36 1 214 0080
Cugia Cuomo & Associati
Cugia Cuomo & Associati
06
Italy
Cugia Cuomo & Associati is an independent Italian law Firm founded in 2006, offering premium assistance on corporate & commercial law, IT, TMT, data protection, cyber security, antitrust & competition, business compliance, intellectual property, civil and criminal law.

In IT and TMT Cugia Cuomo & Associati ensures advice and regulatory compliance reviews on TMT services, IT privacy, security obligations, OTT network assess, site sharing and co-hosting deployments, M2M and IoT, Alias, SMS and eSMS services, webcasting, satellite internet access, Government golden power regulation and filings, on-line gaming, e-publishing regulation, computer crime law, NFT and digital artwork negotiations and scarce resources assignment.

The Firm also provides regulatory compliance analysis and legal advice on satellite TMT services (including use of 26/28 GHz frequency bands for WLL/5G), Fixed Satellite Services and Earth Stations in Motion, privacy and security assessments and security review, firewall validation, NFT and blockchain ledgers, privacy and data breach notifications under GDPR, transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, negotiation and validation of outsourcing agreements and in general M2M/IoT services compliance assessments.

Members of the Firm have strong international experience and solid professional backgrounds, also acting as legal advisors to Governments and international institutions in regulatory assistance projects in Telecommunications/ICT legislative reforms and alignment to WTO principles.
Fabrizio Cugia di Sant’Orsola
f.cugia@cugiacuomo.it

Via Antonio Bertoloni, n. 44
00197 Roma Italia
+39 06 80690224
LG Avocats
LG Avocats
07
Luxemburg
LG Avocats is an independent Luxembourg based law firm, known for its expertise in two branches of activities: business and information technology. Regarding information technology, LG Avocats has developped an expertise in e-commerce, privacy & data protection (in particular in the financial and telecom sectors), intellectual property, media & copyrights, and telecommunication law.

LG Avocats is recommended for many years by The Legal 500 and by Who’s Who Legal in IP&IT practice. Regarding business, LG Avocats is involved in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, commercial and corporate law, employment law, bankruptcy, competition and high level litigation.

The development of our law firm is due essentially to the high professional standards we apply in our law firm and to the professional qualifications and personal dedication of our lawyers, professionals and staff. In addition to a high level of legal education and training, our lawyers have a practical understanding of the needs of business organisations.

The firm’s lawyers maintain and develop their legal expertise via regular publications, by speaking at conferences, occupying academic functions or participating to lawyers’ associations
Hervé Wolff
hw@lgavocats.lu

8-10 rue Mathias Hardt
1717 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
+352 44 37 37 65
BOLT Advocaten
BOLT Advocaten
08
Netherlands
BOLT Advocaten is a specialized law firm in the Netherlands with core practices in Technology & IP, corporate, Employment and Real Estate. Our lawyers offer state of the art services and assistance in corporate and commercial transactions and contracting, dispute handling, litigation and arbitration.

Our clientele consists of both SME and large corporations, including quoted companies, who value our specialized lawyers’ thorough expertise and in-depth industry knowhow. Conveniently located in the centre of our country and at short distance from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport we serve domestic clients from all over the Netherlands, as well as clients from across the globe.

Our team is very well equipped to provide our clients the right guidance and steering in complex matters involving our areas of expertise.
Louise de Gier
degier@boltlaw.nl

Maliebaan 50B
3581CS Utrecht
Netherlandds
+31 30 30 31 200
dLK LEGAL KORUS
dLK LEGAL KORUS
09
Poland
“CONFIDENT SOULITIONS” We are a modern law firm.

We provide world-class legal services to businesses. We have the right competences unique on the Polish and European scale in the area of regulation of financial services and new technologies. We work every day for leaders in banking, fintech, retail commerce (fixed location and e-commerce), telecommunications, outsourcing, IT, Industry 4.0. We provide reliable and proven solutions in the area of regulation, B2B contracts, ESG, transactions, financing, disputes, legislative processes. We represent entities and sector organizations (national, regional) in the Polish and EU legislative processes.

DLK experts are members of key Polish and EU working groups under the auspices of the public administration and the European Commission. We are members of the following prestigious legal associations: World IT Lawyers Key contacts Krzysztof Korus, PhD is a legal counsel, holder of the professional doctorate degree in the field of law and economic expert. He specializes in the area of payment services, new technology law and banking law. From 2015 onwards, he has been annually recommended by Chambers Europe in the Banking & Finance category (“strong experience in banking regulatory matters”, “deep knowledge and long experience”).

Pioneer of regulatory advisory for the fintech sector in Poland. He has advised on, among other things, PSD2 and open banking implementation, dozens of proceedings before financial market regulatory bodies in Poland and Europe, M&A transactions in the fintech market, as well as litigation and arbitration between financial institutions. He participated in the work of the most important industry working groups for the financial technology sector, including the API Evaluation Group at the European Commission, the Polish API team, the Working Group for the Development of Financial Innovation (FinTech) at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies” stream at the Ministry of Administration and Digitization as part of the “From Paper to Digital Poland” program and the working group at the Financial Market Development Council on the implementation of the PSD Directive. He is also a co-author of the reports “Study Impact of the PSD” and “Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law” for the European Commission as well as member of the program board of the monthly magazine “Monitor Prawa Bankowego”.

As a member of the European Payments Consulting Association, he has also cooperated with the Polish-German Centre for Banking Law and London Economics. Author of dozens of publications, legal analyses and commentaries as well as a speaker at numerous industry events in Poland, Europe, America and Asia. He is involved in legislative activities at the Polish and EU level. Michal Mostowik, PhD is an attorney-at-law and a holder of the Juris Doctor degree, graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2019, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “Protection of personal data in the Internet of Things environment according to European Union Law”.

He completed the Certificate in American Law program at the University of California Berkeley and the School of German Law organized by the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the universities of Heidelberg and Mainz. He participated in the work of the working group for the development of financial innovation (FinTech) in Poland at the Office of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and the “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies” stream at the Ministry of Administration and Digitization under the program “From Paper to Digital Poland”, and represented the organization of financial institutions in the legislative process (including the creation of sectoral regulations on personal data protection).

He is a member of the Polish European Law Association. He specializes and advises on banking law, financial technology regulations, personal data protection and European Union Law. He has years of experience in cooperating with banks, financial institutions and technology companies. He is an author of academic and popular publications on banking law and financial technology. He has taught and co-taught academic classes at the Jagiellonian University and he is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences, training courses, and industry events. Areas of practice Banking & Finance Fintech & Blockchain Online & eCommerce Retail Telecommunications IT & Outsourcing Industry 4.0
Krzysztof Korus, PhD
warsaw@dlklegal.com

Ogrodowa 58
00-876 Warsaw
Poland
+48 22 652 26 18
Cardo, Morais, Borges
Cardo, Morais, Borges
10
Portugal
CMBA – Cardo, Morais, Borges, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL. is a law firm incorporated in Lisbon in 1994. It consists of seven lawyers, three of which are partners.

The firm’s expertise is mainly focused on the industries of Life Sciences, TMT and Distribution, covering matters of Corporate, M&A, IP, Regulatory, Data Protection, E-Commerce Domain registration and defense, licensing agreements, Public Procurement, Labour and Litigation.

The office has correspondents in Europe, North America and South America, Asia and the former Portuguese territories. The office corresponds in Portuguese, English, and Spanish
Pedro Oliveira Cardo pcardo@cmba-lawfim.com

Av. 24 de Julho, n.º 60
1200-869 Lisboa
Portugal
+351 213920290
ECIJA Abogados
ECIJA Abogados
11
Spain
ECIJA is the Spanish law firm with the largest presence in Latin America, leader in digital economy, as recognized by the international directories Forbes, Chambers & Partners or Legal 500. ECIJA is also one of the most innovative firms in Europe, as highlighted by Financial Times, thanks to its strong commitment to innovation, excellence and sustainability.

ECIJA has an international team of more than 900 professionals located in the Firm's 31 offices in 16 countries: Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

Our TMT area is an international benchmark. We participate in the main national and international projects in which the legal problems of the new digital environments are studied, both in the public and private spheres, which has led us to become leaders in this area of activity.

Our team helps not only to design and implement the most effective strategies for each organisation, but also to integrate the new realities and business models into the current regulations. We have a group of technical and legal professionals who help our clients defend strategies and resolve conflicts in the digital ecosystem.

From an IP point of view, ECIJA is recognised as the best IP, audiovisual and entertainment law firm in Spain.

Our team specialises in providing end-to-end advice to companies and entities on intellectual property, copyright and media matters. We actively participate in local and international projects in which we provide comprehensive legal advice, making us the One Stop Shop for film and television projects.

Finally, it is worth mentioning our Privacy area, which has the largest team of professionals dedicated exclusively to this area of practice in Spain, having been recognised for more than 5 consecutive years as the best Data Protection Firm in the Spanish market
Alejandro Touriño
atourino@ecija.com

Torre de Cristal
Paseo de la Castellana
259C Madrid
Spain
+34 917 816 160
ММЕ
MME
12
Switzerland
MME is an innovative business law and tax firm with offices in the two Swiss economic centers Zurich and Zug. We advise and represent companies, their key people as well as private clients in commercial as well as private business matters.

Integrated knowhow – Legal | Tax | Compliance: In these three areas we offer compre-hensive, interdisciplinary solutions with speed and efficiency. Our specialists tailor their advice to your needs in order to provide practical, cost-effective solutions that sustain-ably improve your business — whether in a national or an international environment.

Practice Areas: MME provides effective solutions to protect and exploit your innovations. Our IT/IP team specializes in all areas of IT and IP law, including data protection, public procurement, competition, media, advertising, e-finance, crypto currency, gaming, VAT, tax (transfer pricing) and litigation/arbitration. We have extensive experience in managing complex IT projects for the Swiss banking, insurance and financial industry and are proud to have established long-term client-relationships with important players in the IT, Telecom, Internet and high-tech industry (including medical technology).

Beyond your innovations and intellectual property, your reputation and success are also vital to us. We can defend you against unfair behaviour of competitors and ensure that your marketing activities do not meet costly resistance.

Our core services include:
– elaboration of IT and IP strategies and structures
– IT/IP transactions and IP tax and legal due diligence
– IT contracts (outsourcing, licensing, maintenance, advisory)
– IP contracts (licensing and franchising, knowhow and technology transfer, joint ventures, R&D, distribution agreements, ticketing)
– creating and enforcing trademark portfolios, designs, patents, domain names; protection of know-how
– litigation and arbitration
– transfer and management of IPR in license boxes, transfer pricing
– license management
– consulting in advertising and media law
– notable transactions

MME was mandated by several Swiss banks which had to change their core IT system. MME acted as an advisor in outsourcing projects on an international level (supplier and purchaser side). MME advised the first Swiss private bank to outsource its banking IT to an application manager. MME negotiated major research projects (including EU projects) and contracts in the field of medical technology. MME acted as arbitrator in the biggest international pharma patent dispute ever.
Dr. Martin Eckert
martin.eckert@mme.ch

Zollstrasse 62
8031 Zürich
Switzerland
+41442549966
Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law
Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law
13
Turkey
Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law is an Istanbul based boutique technology law firm. The firm has a strong focus on legal matters related to Technology, Media Telecommunications and Data Protection/Cybersecurity.

The firm also has a solid expertise in Cross-Border Transactions, Corporate and Commercial matters, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Compliance, E-commerce, Consumer Protection and Dispute Resolution.

The firm has a dedicated team of 12 lawyers working on IT/data protection/cybersecurity. In particular, the firm is known for its successful representation of its clients on investigations and data breaches before Turkish Data Protection Authority. The firm is ranked in Legal 500 on IT-Telecoms.
Bora Yazıcıoğlu
bora@yazicioglulegal.com

Merdivenkoy Mah. Bora Sok.
No:1 K:7 34732 Kadikoy/Istanbul
Türkiye
+90 216 468 88 50
Juscutum
Juscutum
14
Ukraine
Juscutum is a law firm established to provide legal support to innovative businesses domestically in Ukraine and internationally. Being a law firm with a full range of legal services, we are adjusting the classical legal practices to client's needs. We are bringing technologies into legal services. Juscutum Legal Alarm is the first legal app in Ukraine that provides a new client-lawyer communication level. Juscutum is ranked among the top 30 law firms in Ukraine and recognized as one of the best law firms in the IT and crypto industry in Ukraine and abroad. The firm is named in the top 5 law firms in intellectual property law and white-collar crime according to internal rankings. In addition to being recognized by international legal ratings such as Legal 500 and Chambers, the team was a finalist in the International Customer Centricity Awards 2022 in the Customer Centricity in B2B category. Also, Juscutum, with the COVID Legal Alarm project, was included in the world ranking of the most innovative law firms. The Financial Times recommended the project as a social initiative that changes modern jurisprudence. The firm’s attorneys have top-tier law firms' experience and offer the same level of service.

Our clients: The geography of our clients varies from Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Georgia to the USA, France, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands. Among our key clients are: Diamond International, Ciklum, Miratech, ISM eCompany, DTEK, Hosting Ukraine, BMS Consulting, SportLife, MTI, ERC, TMM.

Core practice areas:
– IT & media
– white collar crime
– tax law
– corporate law
– dispute & conflicts resolution
– international business administration
– telecommunications
Iryna Bilyaeva
iryna.bilyaeva@juscutum.com

Olesya Honchara 35
01054 Kiew
Ukraine
+380975703543
Harbottle & Lewis
Harbottle & Lewis
15
United Kingdom
Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm focused on the Technology, Digital Media and Private Client sectors. Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals. We provide a full service to our clients on corporate and tax, commercial contracts, advertising, data privacy, litigation, finance and insolvency, intellectual property, defamation, property, and employment.

We have a wealth of expertise across the digital arena and regularly advise on matters involving the most cutting-edge and complex of technological issues. In particular, we advise clients on ‘traditional’ IT contracts and technology transactions, tech and digital focused regulatory compliance, and innovative and cutting edge technology such as adtech, blockchain, NFTs, metaverse and AI. Our lawyers work internationally on transactions, disputes and regulatory issues for businesses and organisations at the leading edge.

Sacha Wilson is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with particular expertise in advertising, technology, digital media, and data privacy. He is a Partner and joint head of Harbottle’s cross-departmental Advertising Group. Sacha has advised clients from a variety of sectors including some of the world’s best known brands, agencies, platforms and media companies. He is particularly well known for his expertise in digital advertising and adtech.
Sacha Wilson
Sacha.Wilson@harbottle.com

7 Savoy Court
London WC2R 0EX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7667 5047
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