Dr Thomas Thalhofer

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Partner
Co-Head Digital Business

Thomas Thalhofer specialises in legal issues surrounding the digitalisation of the economy, contract drafting and legal project advice in complex national and international IT projects, cloud projects and IT outsourcing initiatives. He also focuses on corporate transactions in the fields of technology, IT dispute resolution and litigation, as well as software licensing and data protection law. Alongside his extensive practical work, Thomas regularly writes articles for publi-cation. He is a Member of the Board of Directors ITechLaw Assosiation, co-chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee, co-chair of the Outsourcing Committee of the German Association of Law and Informatics and a member of the German Lawyers’ Association (IT working group). Thomas also lectures on the programme for certified specialists in IT law and is a lecturer in IT law at the University of Passau.

Thomas is ranked 6th among German thought leaders in IT law by Who’s Who Legal and is recommended as a leading expert in IT law by JUVE Handbook, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 Deutschland, Who’s Who Legal TMT and Best Lawyers Germany.

Expertise

  • Outsourcing
  • IT law
  • IT contract law
  • IT conflict resultion
  • IT litigation
  • Software licensing law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Data protection law
  • IT security law

Career

  • Legal studies at the University of Passau
  • Visiting attorney at one of the world’s largest software companies in the USA
  • At Noerr since 2006
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Distinctions

  • Recommended as a leading expert in IT law by JUVE Handbook, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 Deutschland, Who’s Who Legal TMT and Best Lawyers Germany

Memberships

  • Member of the Board of Directors ITechLaw Assosiation
  • Vice chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the ITechLaw Association
  • Co-leader of the outsourcing expert committee of the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI)
  • German Lawyers’ Association (DAV) (IT working group)

Selected Publications

  • The Legal 500: Technology Country Comparative Guide (with Prof. Dr. Peter Bräutigam), The In-House Lawyer, 2. Edition, 09/2018
  • Outsourcing, in: Auer-Reinsdorff/Conrad, Handbuch IT-und Datenschutzrecht, 3.condition, Munich 2019
  • Outsourcing, in: Thomson Reuters Practical Law Outsourcing Guide 2017/18 (with Prof. Dr. Peter Bräutigam, Yvonne Dietzel, Fabian Vilgertshofer), 02/2018
  • Recht an Daten in der Smart Factory, GRUR 10/2017, S. 225
  • BGH Urteilsbesprechung vom 16.05.2017 - VI ZR 135/13; Speichern von IP-Adressen (with Dr. Stefanie Hagemeier), DER BETRIEB, Handelsblatt Fachmedien GmbH, 09/2017
  • Rechtliche Aspekte der Blockchain (with Joachim Schrey), NJW 20/2017, S. 1431
  • Auswirkungen von Solvency II auf das IT-Outsourcing bei Versicherungen (with Magdalena Beck), CR 2016, p.1
  • Suchmaschinen und Pluralitätsanforderungen (with Prof. Dr. Johannes Kreile), in: ZUM 2014, p. 620
  • Praktische Herausforderungen von AGB und Individualvertrag bei IT-Projekten (with Stefan Wilmer), in: CR 2014, p. 765
  • Lieferung eines kompletten EDV-Systems (with Prof. Dr. Peter Bräutigam), in: Redeker, Handbuch der IT-Verträge, Köln 2014
Download Publications