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Dr Holger Lutz

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Baker McKenzie's Information Technologie Practice Group in Germany




Dr. Holger Lutz is co-head of the German Information Technology Group and is based in Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office. He studied law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. He also studied at the University of Edinburgh and gained an "LL.M. in Innovation, Technology and the Law". During his legal clerkship he worked for a German data protection authority as well as international law firms. In 2008 he obtained his Doctor of Law degree on a topic related to software licenses in Frankfurt/Main.


  • English
  • German


  • University of Edinburgh (LL.M.) (2006)
  • University of Frankfurt/M. (LL.M.) (2002)

Germany: IT and outsourcing

Data protection

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Holger Lutz - Baker McKenzie

Within: Data protection

In data protection matters Baker McKenzie stands out for its high-end advice to telecoms, pharma, financial, IT and industrial companies characterised by ‘expert knowledge’, ‘quick, uncomplicated contact’ and ‘short response times’. Building on the many ancillary practices of the full-service firm, the four-partner team often advises on data protection in connection with M&A transactions and contentious telecoms matters, such as assisting a large international telecoms company with the Federal Network Agency’s order on the advance deleting of data and GFKL Lowell Group with data protection issues related to the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso. Other highlights included advising the asset management company of a global insurance company on data protection matters related to the introduction and registration of a mechanism for worldwide personal data processing; an international bank on the transfer of documents and information to domestic and foreign authorities and courts in connection with potential money laundering and tax evasion investigations; and a global biotech corporation on the structuring of requirements of EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) transparency systems. The team also sees a constantly high work load related to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Other clients include Siemens Healthcare and Daimler. Holger Lutz has ‘excellent expertise’ and is noted for his ‘practically oriented advice’ and Julia Kaufmann is also recommended.

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Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

Baker McKenzie’s IT practice provides its domestic and international client base in the finance, automotive and technology sectors with ‘good industry expertise and cross-border advice at the touch of a button’. While the team based in Frankfurt and Munich continues to focus on traditional IT and digital matters, particularly the digitalisation of the health and finance sectors have gained in importance for the practice. FinTech expert Holger Lutz, who in July 2017 took over as practice head together with co-head Michael Schmidl from Wolfgang Fritzemeyer, advised a Swiss technology corporation on the establishment of an account management app. Other highlights included assisting a developer of investment management software solutions with a procurement procedure and the subsidiary of a leading German automotive manufacturer regarding the structuring and introduction of an electronic wallet. A US technology company sought the firm’s advice on eCommerce and German remote-purchase law in connection with virtual reality glasses. At the intersection with corporate law the team also advises Dassault Systèmes on the €220m acquisition of the software company CST group.

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Within: Outsourcing

Also in outsourcing matters Baker McKenzie stands out for its longstanding experience and far-reaching expertise: The team advises both companies in the finance, healthcare, technology and insurance sectors and outsourcing providers on ITOs, BPOs and recently increasingly on the outsourcing of data centres and managed operations. Highlights included assisting a global management consultancy, technology and outsourcing services provider with cloud-based outsourcing services for banks and insurers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; and advising an outsourcing provider regarding a public tender procedure for the award of IT outsourcing services to a public bad bank. Also noteworthy is the firm’s advice to the asset management company of an insurer concerning data protection aspects in connection with the implementation of a global outsourcing contract. The particularly visible counsel Björn Helwig and Holger Lutz are the key figures.

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