Contact with authorities is often associated with legal challenges for companies. Either in the case of permits applied for or also when companies are subjected to an official review procedure.

Piltz Legal helps you to protect your interests towards public authorities, in purely administrative proceedings or in court. Our advisory focus here is on data protection and IT security law.

Communicating with authorities or even carrying out application procedures are not necessarily favourite topics for companies. Nevertheless, they are necessary under certain circumstances.

Our focus is primarily on communication with authorities in data protection and IT security law. Piltz Legal supports you in administrative proceedings, communicates with the competent authorities and tries to achieve the best result for you.

  • Advice on applying for permits
  • Negotiations with authorities
  • Examination of notices
  • Support in administrative proceedings and hearings as well as in opposition proceedings
  • Legal proceedings before administrative courts
  • Proceedings for interim legal protection

Your Piltz Legal contacts

Lawyer, Partner
Dr. Carlo Piltz
Lawyer, Partner
Dr. Carlo Piltz
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.


Whistleblower protection and the right of access on a collision course – challenges in the parallel application of whistleblower protection and Art. 15 GDPR

The enactment and applicability of the German implementation law (“German Whistleblower Protection Act”) for the Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) is in sight even though the law was not passed yet because the “Bundesrat” did not agree to the text adopted by the “Bundestag”. It might still take some time until the two parliaments agree on a final text. However, there is time pressure due to Germany already falling far behind the deadline for the implementation of the European Directive. This also means that the legal obligation to set up an internal reporting channel is getting closer for very many German companies (all with generally at least 250 employees).

NIS-2 Directive: New provisions to strengthen cyber resilience and security

The Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union ("NIS-2 Directive") published in the Official Journal of the European Union on December 27, 2022, aims to harmonize cybersecurity requirements in the EU and imposes new cybersecurity obligations on companies. It will replace the previously applicable NIS Directive.


Cyber Resilience Act - Overview of new cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements

In September 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for the Cyber Resilience Act ("CRA", Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020).