Our Services

We understand the documents that give you concern. They are sometimes unduly long and difficult to comprehend. IT contracts, service descriptions, Terms, SLAs, and EULAs, not to mention the details of court decisions, legislation, technical papers must be understood and presented by trained advisory. In law and IT, in particular, the devil is often in the details, as every word and notation carries meaning. With this in mind we carry your interests in court, if no amicable solution can be found.

We hope we have illustrated the situations where we are the right partner for you. But what then and what exactly will do for you? How much will this cost? And why are you making the right choice by contacting us? Please scroll down to find out.

Our Solutions

It is clear that by contacting us, you have a specific concern – likely one or many that have been illustrated here. We propose concrete solutions to your problems and guide you to move from a better position than before.

Better Deals

We offer the following solutions to improve your IT operations:
  • You receive high quality, sleek in-house contracts and related documentation for your operations that fit your business model in Germany and the German market - whether they are originally drafted or tailored from pre-existing templates following our assessment. We explain clearly and intelligibly where the differences lie between our recommendations under German law and the law of your jurisdiction. We also provide updates to these documents to ensure they remain legally current and reflect best practices.
  • We prepare clear and simple guidelines for change requests and the processing of contract documentation of your customers and suppliers under German law. We also independently review and negotiate contractual documents for you on the basis of these guidelines. If deviations from these guidelines are necessary, you will receive a report to allow you to make an informed decision on whether you wish to proceed with the deal.
  • We accompany you through private and public tenders in Germany and ensure that no mistakes occur that could lead to your exclusion.
  • We manage your contracts automatically according to jointly defined standards and best practices.

You are thereby able to create professional structures in your business that lay the foundation for further growth in the German market and increase the value of your company.

Clean and Quick

We do the following to ensure that your business is operating within applicable German law and other legal requirements:
  • We examine your business processes in detail and give clear and workable tips on what should be changed in order to bring your operations in compliance. We clarify the German laws that apply and manners by which these can be potentially circumvented. If you are in danger of violating German law, we clarify your risks and outcomes and make suggestions for improvement.
  • If doubt exists, we help you to clarify your legal position through the competent German authorities and, as necessary, by obtaining the necessary statements from German courts.
  • We help you set up and implement processes that you must carry out to meet your obligations as an online provider according to German precedence and law.

This gives you the confidence of knowing exactly what you can and cannot do on the German market. You obtain clarity on what risks your business entails and how to act if those risks materialize.

Solve Conflicts

When a conflict emerges, we assist you as the particular case requires:
  • We examine your chances of success and share our findings with you in a clear and comprehensive report, upon request.
  • We cull, examine and evaluate your evidentiary materials; this being recommended even when a conflict has not materialized yet is potentially on the horizon.
  • We draft and access pleadings and correspondences as part of out-of-court dispute resolution. Moreover, we can ghostwrite for you.
  • We accompany and represent you in out of court settlement negotiations and draft settlement documentation to meet the requirements of German law.
  • We will represent you in default, enforcement and of course legal proceedings before German civil courts (excluding the Federal Court of Justice (BGH)).
  • We support you in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediation, conciliation or arbitration proceedings conducted under German law.

Conflicts are always unpleasant and one should do everything to avoid them. However, we do our part to ensure that you remain able to reasonable assess your situation in realistic terms at any time. A conflict should not invoke fear. For us, it's not just about winning but rather finding the best commercial and economical solution for you.

Protect Assets

We do the following to protect your business assets:
  • We aggressively ferret out and pursue hackers and software pirates in Germany and abroad and as necessary utilize the assistance of your (online) service providers and bring German investigative and customs authorities and courts to bear.
  • We take action against companies that violate your rights in Germany or misuse your confidential information and business secrets - and as necessary, enforce these rights before competent tribunals.
  • We defend against unjustified accusations from your competition both extrajudicially and before German courts.
  • We assist in the negotiation, drafting and execution of escrow agreements with your customers to ensure that your source code and other material assets of your company are safeguarded against unjustified use.
  • Moreover, if such issues confront your enterprise often, we create with you clear processes by which we may represent you independently.

Our counsel thereby enables you to maintain control over the material assets ​​of your company. You preserve your professional reputation in the market by utilizing all reasonable options to protect yourself under German law.

Steadfast support

The following services allow you to easily turn to us as your permanent and steadfast counsel:
  • First Level Support: Both Small businesses and legal departments of larger companies abroad that lack German offices repeatedly have brief and recurring questions on IT law in Germany. We answer these quickly and comprehensively by phone and e-mail in plain understandable language for a low monthly fee.
  • Permanent Support: We provide continuous support in processing your IT matters in Germany. Once we jointly determine your IT legal needs, we perform this service for a fixed, discrete amount.
  • Project Support: We can support your company and its legal department throughout a specific project. This can, for example, be a large bid or an adversarial proceeding in Germany or one involving German companies.
  • Procedural Support: We understand that your legal department can only be specialized in particular matters. We thus support you most importantly where you cannot: German court proceedings.

Our Qualities

Good lawyers have an eye for things that you do not see. They know things that you do not. They do things for you that you cannot perform yourself. Therefore, our clients trust comp / lex.

We provide important value-added: We do everything to ensure our cooperation is enjoyable and as easy as possible. This includes the following:

Versed in Technology

We understand and enjoy technology. Moreover, we know what it means to man t­­­he front lines and bear responsibility for a (small) company’s legal future - prerequisites for understanding each other well.

Big for Little

We have an insider’s knowledge of both biglaw and large IT companies. We know and understand what the giants do to keep their IT operations in compliance and under their control. Bringing this know-how to bear in crafting tailored solutions to your specific matter is an essential part of our legal advisory.

Clear Language

We speak with you as our trusted client: Clearly, comprehensively and in friendly and courteous terms. We prefer implementing concrete proposals over perpetuating an endless advisory waltz.

New Pathways

We heed your feedback and new ideas and aim to continuously improve ourselves and our firm. This affects not only what and how we deliver our services and how we use IT and execute your mandate, but also how we structure our cost-effective pricing.

Our Prices

Quality services can be given for a quality price. We understand that an accurate idea of what our advisory will cost helps create confidence on all sides.

We apply these general ideas in setting prices that work with you:

  • You will pay for what we have clearly agreed only. It will cost you nothing to have your need for advice clarified.
  • We believe that the value of our services has more to do with their quality than the time we put into providing them. Therefore, we pursue other options than expenditure-based compensation (i.e., hourly and daily rates).
  • We customarily arrange single sum or ongoing fixed rates that are oriented on the value of our services to you. We prefer to litigate based of the discrete amount in dispute. We only bill based on expenditure, if you prefer or another means is not available.
  • If it is convenient to you, we try to standardize and automate our services to meet your needs. This is reflected in the prices we offer.

Other Services

As you see, IT lawyers can do a lot – and some even more. This website describes the scenarios re which we are most frequently contacted. If you believe other services could better assist you, please contact us. We enjoy finding solutions to any situation, in which our expertise can assist you.

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