For operators of critical infrastructures, such as energy suppliers, but also cloud providers, it is imminently clear that IT security also has a legal component. But also for other providers, such as SaaS (Software as a Service), online shops and web portals, it is important that the focus is not only on the technical aspects of IT security and the threat of cybercrime, but also on possible legal consequences and the corresponding risk minimisation.

As a law firm specialising in data protection, IT law and IT security law, Piltz Legal advises and accompanies you both in the analysis, drafting of appropriate security measures and contractual texts and in legal disputes. Moreover, with the corresponding technical and content-related understanding.

Our view is directed in three directions.

Firstly, the regulations vis-à-vis your customers, from the offer to the contracts, data protection declarations to service level agreements and software contracts.

On the other hand, your internal regulations, for example corresponding company guidelines, confidentiality agreements and contracts with subcontractors and IT partners.

And last but not least, legal risk minimisation against attacks by unauthorised third parties and precautions in the event of possible damage.

Our goal: to identify risk factors from a legal perspective and with an understanding of technology and to contribute in the best possible way to safeguarding your business.

  • Review of existing contracts, legal texts and regulations
  • Advice and support for projects
  • Contract offers and customer contracts
  • Support in the creation of IT security guidelines
  • Legal assessment of the legal security requirements applicable to you
  • Internal processing of security breaches
  • Examination of possible reporting obligations to authorities

Your Piltz Legal contacts

Business Lawyer, Counsel
Philipp Quiel, LL.M.
Business Lawyer, Counsel
Philipp Quiel, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.


Piltz Legal was named one of the TOP Commercial Law Firms 2022 in the field of data protection by FOCUS magazine

In the latest edition of the FOCUS magazin, Piltz Legal has been awarded as one of the top commercial law firms in the field of data protection.

Wirtschaftswoche awards Piltz Legal in the category "Top Law Firm for Data Protection Law“

We are very pleased that Dr. Carlo Piltz and his team have been recognized by Wirtschaftswoche in the category "Top Law Firm for Data Protection Law". We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and are very pleased with this recognition.

Germany's Best Lawyers 2022 - Triple Award for Piltz Legal

We are very pleased to have received three awards in the ranking "Germany's Best Lawyers 2022" by Handelsblatt in cooperation with the US publisher Best Lawyers. Prof. Dr. Burghard Piltz was awarded in the legal field of foreign trade law in the category Germany's Best Lawyers. Dr. Carlo Piltz was recommended in the category Germany's Best Lawyers in both data protection law and IT law. The ranking is based on an extensive peer-to-peer survey in which lawyers provide their recommendations among competitors. We would like to thank all colleagues who recommended us.