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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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Web 2.0 Services

By their very nature Web 2.0 services are novel and disruptive. Through our understanding of the technology we have no learning curve and, in particular, the context in which they are developed, commercialized and used by customers (and the way this varies across jurisdictions). We understand the culture of companies providing Web 2.0 service and so can tailor our advice for practical and immediate implementation. Baker & McKenzie can deliver value to you because we understand the economics behind the services and can spot the issues where others can't.

Drawing on our top rated IP, Media and IT practices and our unrivaled experience at the forefront of technological development to provide practical, implementable advice, on a national and global level, we can help you by:

  • Advising on 'red flag' issues when considering or launching a new service/feature and providing risk assessments and risk mitigation solutions
  • Focusing on intermediary liability (copyright infringement, trademark infringement, illegal content), data protection and child protection issues
  • Providing advice and transactional support on deals involving Web 2.0 services
  • Liaising with regulators and law enforcement in relation to Web 2.0 services
  • Providing litigation support in disputes involving Web 2.0 services
  • Lobbying governments/agencies (both national and at EU level) on regulatory issues impacting Web 2.0 services
  • Managing the localization of terms of service and privacy policies for Web 2.0 services across multiple jurisdictions

The national Data Retention Act has been approved by the German Bundesrat on 06 November 2015. Following the Bundesrat's approval, the bill is now sent to the Federal President who will most likely sign it. Therefore, the Act will likely enter into force before the end of November 2015. Our Client Alert outlines the new law and discusses its requirements.
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior has recently published its administrative guidance regarding a "no spy guarantee" for companies that enter into certain procurement contracts with the German Federal Government. Several recent press articles also purport that a number of Federal States, so far including the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Saxony-Anhalt, also plan to introduce comparable guarantee requirements for their IT tender procedures.
2015 has been a landmark year for the regulation of franchising in Australia, introducing a significantly enhanced Franchising Code with financial penalties for certain breaches.
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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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Passionately global
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 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
*Associated Firms
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados
Other Geographic Initiatives

We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

 India Africa Central America 
  Central Europe   
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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