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Germany: Information technology

Data protection
Data protection - ranked: tier 3

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte focuses on data protection advice in the context of transactions, ongoing data protection matters, GDPR compliance projects and in particular the data protection-related assessment of business-critical issues. The firm is advising Otto on strategic questions about its business model concerning the GDRP and on the data protection aspects of M&A transactions. The team also provides regular data protection advice to Hanoverian public transport utility Üstra and is representing the client at the Federal Administrative Court in model proceedings pertaining to video surveillance in buses and trains. New mandates include a GDPR compliance project for a prominent automotive manufacturer and advice on GDPR issues and whistleblowing policies for a globally operating fashion and accessories corporation. The practice also expanded its work in the venture capital area, including acting for venture capital fund Project A on data protection matters, including in the context of M&A transactions and VC investments. Other clients include Ströer, Körber, Bauer Media Group and a prominent large bank. The well-regarded Kai-Uwe Plath is the key figure.

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Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition
Trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 5

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte’s range of services consists of its representation in contentious matters and advice on the commercialisation of trade mark and design rights but also classic prosecution business and transactional work. Litigation highlights include founding partner Christian Klawitter’s representation of Porsche in a dispute with Acacia at the EJC about design rights to car rims. Kai-Uwe Plath assisted Scout24 with the acquisition of

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Germany: Media

Press and publishing
Press and publishing - ranked: tier 2

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte

Hamburg-based IP, technology and media law boutique KNPZ Rechtsanwälte provides comprehensive advice on copyright, freedom of speech and competition law matters and increasingly focuses on the digital world. The team assists companies across a wide variety of industries, including the financial, real estate and healthcare sectors, with crisis communication and in disputes, but has also seen a rise in preventative advice. Practice head Gerald Neben advises domestic and international publishers as well as advertisement and PR agencies and TV providers. Kai-Uwe Plath has key expertise in data protection and corporate law matters.

Leading individuals

Gerald Neben - KNPZ Rechtsanwälte

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