Digital business needs an understanding of digital opportunities and the specifics of this business. Whether you are on the client side and want to conclude contracts for IT projects and the use of hardware and software, or whether you offer digital products and services - we bring the enthusiasm and know-how for these topics with us.

Piltz Legal is the partner for all aspects of IT law, IT security law and data protection. With these areas of expertise, many years of experience and recognised specialists, we offer you an excellent portfolio for your digital business. With short response times and pragmatic solutions.

Especially in digital projects, legal questions arise very quickly and repeatedly in the course of the project. Data protection, contract law and, of course, specific IT law issues all come into play here - IT law is not a sharply defined area of law, but a multi-layered subject matter drawing on various specialist areas.

The projects of our clients are just as diverse. The classic B2C or B2B online shop, trading platforms and mobile applications such as apps are just as common as projects for IT integration or outsourcing or digital products such as software.

Piltz Legal accompanies you from the start in all legal aspects with advice, contract drafting, accompaniment in negotiations and, if necessary, also in out-of-court disputes or in court.

  • Advice and support for IT and eCommerce projects
  • Drafting and negotiating customised IT contracts
  • Licence agreements and user contracts
  • Drafting of GTC, data protection declarations and other legal texts
  • Advice on e-commerce / e-business law
  • Drafting terms of use etc. for platforms
  • Software protection and software contracts
  • Escrow agreements
  • Litigation in IT law

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.


The Legal 500 Germany: Dr. Carlo Piltz as leading name in data protection 2024

Once again Dr. Carlo Piltz is included among the leading names in the field of data protection in the latest edition of the Legal 500 Germany.

ECJ ruling on VIN and general aspects of the term 'personal data'

The consequences of the ECJ's decision in Case C-319/22 (also referred to as the ‘Scania case’) of November 9, 2023 will certainly be discussed in the data protection scene for a long time to come. It is already visible that the judgment creates big waves in the automotive industry and related sectors, but also in the data protection community in general. However, it seems doubtable whether this is justified or whether essentially the same aspects as before the decision must be taken into account when clarifying the question of the existence of personal data. In the exact case dealt with by the ECJ, it will first be decided by the Regional Court of Cologne whether the VIN is indeed personal data for vehicle manufacturers and independent operators. The ECJ ruling itself does not yet provide a direct and unambiguous answer

Advocate General at the CJEU: Concerning the appropriateness of technical and organisational measures and compensation for non-material damages in the event of a hacker attack

Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Giovanni Pitruzzella, published his opinion in case C-340/21 on 27. April 2023 regarding the conditions for compensation for non-material damages and the burden of proof for the appropriateness of technical organizational measures (TOMs) under Art. 32 GDPR in connection with a hacker attack.