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Germany: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation
Dispute resolution: financial services litigation - ranked: tier 4

Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

The ‘extremely competent’ team at Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB stands out for its ‘sound, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach’ and is particularly active in defending against class actions, most notably in connection with capital markets law. This expertise was recently utilised in the representation of a major bank in two capital markets proceedings, while other highlights included defending a number of credit institutes against claims for damages for Cum-Ex transactions, and defending Commerzbank and comdirect bank against claims filed for irregularities in the global certificate held on a corporate bond. The latter two clients also instructed the team to assert claims for damages from mass counterfeit bank card fraud. Clients single out Marcus Blankenheim and the ‘reliable, goal-oriented and competent’ Christian Faßbender.

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Germany: IT and outsourcing

Information technology (including contracts)
IT and outsourcing: information technology (including contracts) - ranked: tier 5

Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB’s ‘strong’ team is primarily known for its longstanding outsourcing expertise, but also gives ‘quick, legally well thought out and practical’ advice on IT procurement procedures, IT disputes and licence and contract law matters. Recently the firm assisted a provider for eTicket solutions with contract negotiations with a Dutch transport company, advised a ITK provider in connection with tenders of different districts for the initiative Mehr Bandbreite für Deutschland (Higher Bandwidth for Germany) and represented Hyrican in a dispute around copyright charges for PC systems. Other clients include PSI in various IT projects around Industry 4.0 solutions in the area of airport systems, logistics and warehouse management and a automotive supplier regarding the global introduction of an ERP system. Jens-Holger-Petriknows what a company needs’.

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IT and outsourcing: outsourcing - ranked: tier 2

Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Although the breadth of Waldeck Rechtsanwälte PartmbB’s IT expertise is constantly growing with the increased digitalisation of the industry, advice on outsourcings still constitutes the most prominent part of the practice: In addition to traditional BPOs, ITOs and data centre outsourcings the three-partner team advises its primarily domestic, high-end client base also on cloud-based projects and data protection matters in connection with outsourcing projects. While work for Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems provides a steady flow of activity, in 2017 the firm also handled outsourcing matters for RaboBank and ING-DiBa. It furthermore assisted an automotive supplier with a second generation outsourcing concerning the entire data centre operation at all its locations worldwide and on the provider side it advised an outsourcing services provider on data protection matters related to the movement of CRM data into the cloud. Jens-Holger Petri is recommended.

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