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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Technology Procurement & Major IT Transactions

Members of our longstanding dedicated technology practice understand the peculiar risks and demands inherent in technology contracts, which can run into millions of dollars and frequently go wrong unless handled properly. With our broad legal experience and deep industry knowledge, we deliver real value to both buyers and sellers in procuring IT systems and services.

How can we help you with your technology and systems procurement needs?

  • Drafting and negotiating term sheets
  • Advising on structuring the deal, especially if it covers many countries, as most do
  • Advising on when to have a terms sheet followed by a detailed contract; when to have a master agreement with local variations or how else to structure a multi-country deal
  • Drafting and negotiating, in a constructive and nonconfrontational style, the terms of the contract, including assistance with technical schedules, which must inter-relate closely with the legal terms
  • Advising on contract governance to avoid problems developing, it to ensure that the contractual obligations and the parties' expectations are properly aligned
  • Post-contract advice on how to manage the contract going forward to avoid disputes

On 20 August 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a draft legislation that introduces mandatory IT and cyber security measures designed to ensure the protection of IT systems. The Draft IT Security Act is part of the Federal Government's Digital Agenda 2014-2017, and provides for binding minimum IT security standards for critical infrastructures. The attached Client Alert outlines the draft and discusses its requirements.
The legal requirements concerning direct marketing are becoming ever less transparent. What requirements do I have to comply with when I call someone or send an e-mail? This small guide outlines the “rules of the road” – the consent requirements for direct marketing under German law.
Doing Business in the Netherlands 2014 provides easy access to information about the legal and fiscal environment of the Netherlands and the rules and regulations that companies must consider when doing business here. The booklet describes the main implications for customs, distribution and sales, considers the legal forms of companies, tax rules and regulations and labor law. These are all important aspects to consider when establishing a profitable firm.
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 76 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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