The importance of legal aspects in software asset management and licensing is growing. Business practices and the license portfolio are often not in accordance with each other. Furthermore, complex clauses in licensing agreements may be misunderstood by the customer and lead to profound controversies with the software company, e.g. in the course of an inhouse software audit. We provide specialized legal advice already during the preparation of a software purchase, during the negotiation of the licensing agreements and with regard to all possible legal implications of an audit process. Our goal is to protect your rights and make sure that your contractual partner is respecting all applicable laws and not abusing its market position.

Track Records

– Successful court case against SAP Germany concerning certain licensing conditions in 2013/2014 (in particular referring to the possibility of distribution of software and the obligation to purchase additional licenses if a customer is incompliant);

– SAP contract analysis and risk assessment in audit situations and for additional purchase contracts (e.g. for a German DAX company, several big industry companies in Germany, the UK, the US, Switzerland, and Denmark).

– Extensive legal assessments on the SAP indirect usage/access topic including e.g. 100 pages Legal Opinion based on German law and EU law.

– Contract drafting and negotiations for SAP customers.

– Partner law firm to support a competition law procedure at the German Federal Cartel Authority.

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Development

We develop with you the appropriate license model:

  • Evaluation of the different licensing options