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 publication. He is a Member of the Board of Directors ITechLaw Assosiation, 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.

Thomas is ranked 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
  • 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

  • LexGTDT Market Intelligence – Digital Transformation 2021 Digital Edition – Germany /12.17.2021 / https://www.lexology.com/gtdt/intelligence/digital-transformation/germany
  • Schuldrechtsreform 2022 - ein digitales Update für den Verbraucherschutz 13.12.2021 www.haufe.de
  • The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides Germany TECHNOLOGY, 6-08-2021 www.legal500.com
  • Vertragsgestaltung bei IoT, in: Rechtshandbuch Internet of Things, 1st edition, 2021 C.H.BECK. ISBN 978-3-406-74898-1
  • Rechtliche Regeln für die IT-Sicherheit in Organisationen, in: Hornung / Schallbruch (Hrsg.), IT-Sicherheitsrecht; 1st edition 2020 Nomos. ISBN 978-3-8487-5764-0
  • "Coronavius und Force Majeure in IT-Verträgen" in: CR Computer und Recht, edition 05/2020
  • Outsourcing, in: Auer-Reinsdorff/Conrad, Handbuch IT-und Datenschutzrecht, 3. edition, Munich 2019
  • IT-Outsourcing und Cloud-Computing, Bräutigam (Hrsg.) 4th edition 2019 ESV. ISBN 978-3-503-18173-5
  • Handbuch IT- und Datenschutzrecht, Auer-Reinsdorff / Conrad, 3rd. edition, 2019 C.H.BECK. ISBN 978-3-406-72177-9
  • The Legal 500: Technology Country Comparative Guide (with Prof. Dr. Peter Bräutigam), The In-House Lawyer, 2nd Edition, 09/2018
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