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Digitisation is one of the most important aspects of the strategic development of enterprises and authorities. Basically, digitisation has to do with how IT and new technology may contribute to creating business opportunities. As a consequence, many enterprises currently decide to digitise a major part – if not all – of their systems, data and business procedures.

An increasing number of enterprises are choosing to outsource parts or all of their IT operations, some with a view to focusing and improving their core business and others with the object of cutting down on resources, and when new business models, methods and relationships are developed, a legal assessment of risks, implications and compliance is often required. 

We can help
We advise both private and public undertakings on all legal aspects of IT agreements and on new legislation pertaining to digitisation. We have for a great many years advised customers and suppliers on all types of IT agreements. In addition to knowledge on the legal aspects we have accumulated profound technical understanding, which is key to drafting targeted and value-adding contracts.

Our advisory services include:

  • Outsourcing projects
  • IT and systems acquisition
  • IT and technology-based agreements
  • Procurement and RFP processes
  • Telecommunications
  • Licence and maintenance agreements
  • Hosting, storage, operation and cloud
  • Big data.

Due to our broad expertise we consider all aspects at all times, providing you with the best possible advisory services. We will work closely together with your enterprise to arrive at a solution tailored to your specific needs. You will get access to a wide range of legal skills in the areas of IT and digitisation, but just as importantly, you will meet in-depth understanding of your enterprise and the industry as a whole.

We often cooperate with lawyers in our other practice groups, for instance Data Protection, EU & Competition, Intellectual Property, M&A and Corporate Matters, Labour and Employment Law.

IT & Digitisation

TMT

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What the team is known for
Well-regarded team with expertise in an array of IT matters, including outsourcing, data protection and telecoms infrastructure agreements. Also advises on regulatory aspects of transactional and corporate mandates in the IT sector. Maintains a media practice focused on distribution rights and licensing issues. Acts on behalf of private clients in the media, energy and manufacturing industries, as well as local municipalities.

Strengths
One interviewee describes Bech-Bruun as "a firm that takes a genuine interest in knowing their clients."

Work highlights
Assisted Accenture with its acquisition of a Danish advertising and media company, Hjaltelin Stahl, involving due diligence on IP, IT and media-related matters.

Notable practitioners
The "excellent" Niels Andersen is a respected lawyer who regularly advises clients on IT-related M&A transactions, outsourcing proceedings, licensing issues and regulatory matters. One client remarks that he is "constructive at finding solutions,"while another describes him as "exceptionally good at catching the important aspects of cases." 

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Information Technology

Ranked: tier 1

Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. Niels M. Andersen, Thomas Munk Rasmussen and Mikkel Friis Rossa jointly head the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Legal 500, Information technology

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