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Latham & Watkins LLP

Thies Deike

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Thies Deike is a counsel in the firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on information technology, outsourcing, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital media. Mr. Deike's expertise includes:

  • IT, outsourcing and other technology-related projects
  • Commercial transactions, including complex technology-related and general commercial contracts
  • Consumer protection law
  • Distribution systems
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Joint ventures and transitional service arrangements in the context of M&A, private equity and other transactions

Germany: Information technology

Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

Key names in Latham & Watkins LLP’s IT practice, which has a focus on transactional IT advice, include counsels Thies Deike and Christian Engelhardt. The firm assisted ZF Friedrichshafen with IT law matters relating to the sale of its body control systems division to Luxshare and Bosch as part of the spin-off of its start motor and generator business. It also acts for Daimler, which is involved in the toll collection for heavy trucks on motorways and federal highways, including representing the client in two arbitrations against the Federal Republic of Germany and advice on data protection and IT matters. The team is also handling a series of fintech matters; clients in this space include BillFront and CrossLend tätig.

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Within: Outsourcing

Latham & Watkins LLP advises on traditional outsourcings and outsourcing matters relating to M&A transactions and cloud computing services, where it acts for service providers and large buyers. The firm assisted BC Partners with the acquisition of PlusServer, a market leader in the area of managed hosting in Germany, from GoDaddy. The team recently handled ZF Friedrichshafen’s outsourcing of its Global Body Control Systems business unit to Luxshare by means of a carve-out structure spanning over ten jurisdictions. It also has a focus on outsourcing projects in the banking sector. Another longstanding client is Deutsche Bank; Siemens is also a key client. Counsel Thies Deike is particularly active and focuses on outsourcings in the financial services sector.

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