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Dr Jost Kotthoff

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Germany: IT and outsourcing

Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

Besides contract and project-related work in traditional IT law matters White & Case LLP’s IT team also covers digital hot topics such as FinTech, connectivity and cyber security, where it advises in particular domestic and international clients in the automotive, finance and energy sectors. In 2017 the practice led by Jost Kotthoff saw an impressive amount of transactional work in the technology sector, especially stemming from Germany, the US and Russia. In close collaboration with the firm’s corporate and IP practice the team recently assisted Berlin software company Autonomos with its acquisition by TomTom and the payment service provider Equens with the strategic merger with the payment and transactional service provider Worldline. On the contractual level the firm also acted for the state capital Wiesbaden in negotiations of amendments to the existing out-of-home media contract with Wall and Paper Union was a client in proceedings around the distribution of defective ERP software. Martin Munz is a key figure.

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Jost Kotthoff - White & Case LLP

Within: Outsourcing

Primarily focused on providing outsourcing advice on the customers’ side White & Case LLP’s strength lies in particular in the finance sector. Here the team recently advised on an increasing number of projects around the conversion of the core bank system and cloud projects. In the latter segment the firm also acts for multiple corporations in the automotive, insurance and manufacturing industry, which seek advice on cross-border ITOs and the outsourcing of business processes. Jost Kotthoff heads both the German practice and the firm’s global group for sourcing and technology transactions.

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