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Dr Jost Kotthoff

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White & Case

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Sourcing & Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Technology, Media, Telecommunications




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Germany: Information technology

Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

White & Case LLP focuses in particular on digitalisation and handles connectivity issues in various industries from the automotive to the financial services sectors with expertise in autonomous driving and fintech matters. The team continues to see a high volume of work relating to cloud projects, and deploys its comprehensive IT experience in the banking sector in projects surrounding the conversion of the core banking system. In addition to its expertise in IT contracts, the firm is also able to draw on its regulatory strength. Its workloads includes domestic projects and transactions as well as cross-border matters. Jost Kotthoff heads the team and Martin Munz is another key figure.

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Within: Leading individuals

Jost Kotthoff - White & Case LLP

Within: Outsourcing

White & Case LLP’s work in this area includes the outsourcing of IT infrastructure, application management, BPO and facility management. The team has expertise handling complex, often multinational deals and has a particular focus on complex cloud projects in the industrial and financial services sectors and projects concerning the conversion of the core banking system. Various DAX-listed companies sought out the firm’s advice on the sourcing of cloud services, while in the outsourcing space clients predominantly stem from the finance industry; recent clients include a large bank, a cooperative bank, a commercial bank and a stock exchange operator. Jost Kotthoff is noted.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Outsourcing

White & Case LLP ‘quickly comes to terms with its clients' business-specific risks and concerns’ stands out for its complementary skill sets in areas such as intellectual property, facility management and information technology outsourcing. The firm is especially active in the media, consumer technology, financial services and healthcare sectors, and also acts for major food producers such as Nestlé. Working alongside Jost Kotthoff  in the firm's Frankfurt office, ‘exceptional’ New York-based attorney Adam Chernichaw is advising a financial services provider in developing and implementing an outsourcing plan. Other key individuals include Silicon Valley-based Daren Orzechowski, New York-based Arlene Hahn and Washington DC-based Kevin Petrasic.

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Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

White & Case LLP handles technology licensing and development contracts for financial institutions, healthcare companies and IT companies, primarily in the context of joint venture arrangements and M&A. Silicon Valley-based Daren Orzechowski acted for Nestlé México in its acquisition of a majority in Terrafertil, a company selling organic food. Other significant client have included the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, the pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences as well as prominent private equity firms including CVC Capital Partners. Arlene Hahn is also highly regarded. Howard Wettan joined the Silicon Valley office in June 2018, having previously served as the vice president of Visa; however, Palo Alto-based Carrie LeRoy left the firm for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. The global practice group is headed by Jost Kotthoff in Frankfurt, Germany.

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