TMT Department

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What the team is known for Excellent IT and media team that benefits from a deep bench and close collaboration with other departments to attract high-profile mandates. Trusted adviser on large-scale digitalisation and outsourcing projects, as well as cloud-based computing, e-commerce and regulatory-driven data protection issues. Highly recommended for a broad range of media sectors, including television, film, music and publishing, advising on productions, copyright matters and financing. Further expertise lies in regulatory, competition and transactional matters in the telecommunication industry. Clients benefit from the firm's cross-border capacities, frequently advising large clients from Asia on German law issues.

Strengths The firm receives praise from a client for its "excellent knowledge," appreciating that the team "understands both the industry and my business."

Another client remarks on the firm's "excellent performance," adding it is "always responsive and available."

Work highlights Advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co on the takeover of Tele München Gruppe, Universum Film, I & U Information und Unterhaltung TV Produktion and Wiedemann & Berg Film.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Rücker
is a talented advocate whose practice encompasses GDPR implementation projects, data privacy and security issues. He also assists clients with agreements for data exchanges as well as e-commerce related issues. Rücker receives praise from one client who states he "provides intelligent advice beyond legal details, that takes business priorities into account."

Joachim Schrey
is frequently seen advising on contractual software matters, complex AI projects, asset management and data retention issues.

Johannes Kreile
has an excellent standing in the market as an active adviser on a range of licensing and regulatory matters in the media sector. Clients profit from his experience in outsourcing mandates. Additionally Kreile represents clients in proceedings in the music industry.

Peter Bräutigam
maintains his reputation as a dominant figure on IT mandates, advising clients on cloud contracts, outsourcing and software project matters. He offers extensive experience in complex digitalisation matters for large companies. One client describes him as "simply brilliant," valuing his ability to "illustrate highly complex IT topics to a lay person."

Thomas Thalhofer
is an outsourcing specialist, further advising on issues related to e-commerce, digital businesses, licensing and framework agreements. One client endorses his "very high level of knowledge and excellent negotiating skills."

Tobias Bosch
advises clients on a range of issues in the telecommunications sector including transactions, regulatory matters and operational issues. His experience also includes large fibre-optic network projects.

Tobias Frevert
enters the rankings due to his increasing recognition in the market, advising clients on glass fibre-optic matters as well as corporate matters in the telecommunications space.