Dr. Martin Munz | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Martin Munz
Martin Munz

Dr. Martin Munz

Partner, Hamburg

Martin Munz is recognized as a highly recommended lawyer in Information Technology, Trademarks and Unfair Competition by JUVE 2013/2014. He is also highly recommended as an Information Technology and Intellectual Property lawyer by Best Lawyers/ Handelsblatt since 2014.

Overview

Martin mainly practices in the areas of information technology (IT), sourcing and contract law, including financial technology (fintech). Clients benefit from his experience in copyright, licensing, internet, data protection and competition law, as well as his particular knowledge of issues regarding general business terms and conditions.

Martin primarily advises national and international companies, as well as public authorities as customers of providers, on the sourcing of complex IT, telecommunication and business processes.

In addition, he provides ongoing advice to companies from all sectors on issues relating to data protection, including the cross-border transfer of personal data, as well as on compliance requirements. His clients in the area of general terms and conditions, distribution and contracts law include dealers, financial institutions as well as national and international manufacturers.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Dr jur, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • LLM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • First State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

German banks

Advising a group of several German banks on the implementation of a new German online payment system "PayDirect"), in particular with respect to contracts with customers and online merchants.

German credit platform

Advising a leading German FinTech online platform on peer to peer lending and marketplace lending, including its agreements with servicing banks.

German FinTech company

Advising a German FinTech company with respect to an online platform that allows customer to acquire and sell bundled financial instruments.

German Banks

Advising several German banks on cooperation agreements with payment and credit card providers regarding virtual credit card "wallets" for use by consumes for online purchases.

Leading German bank

Advising a German bank on major amendments to its cooperation agreement with an European aircarrier bonus system, including changes to its customer T&C.

International Car Manufacturer

Regular and ongoing advice regarding IT outsourcing and out-tasking projects, IT licenses and online content agreements with suppliers and  customers.

Largest German Regional Bank

Advising on the outsourcing of credit card processing.

Scandinavian worldwide operating industry conglomerate

Advising on the carve-out of IT services and equipment for the sale of one of its divisions.

US/Swiss technology group

Advising on worldwide privacy policies and the international transfer of personal data within the group.

Speaking Engagements

Since 2010, Martin has spoken regularly at bi-annual seminars on contract law and contract drafting, held in Hamburg, Munich and Erfurt.

Publications

  • Datenschutzklauseln (data protection clauses), Vertragsrecht und AGB Klauselwerke, Ed. Graf von Westphalen, Munich, 2012
  • Telekommunikationsverträge (Telecommunication Contracts), Vertragsrecht und AGB Klauselwerke, Ed. Graf von Westphalen, Munich, 2014
  • Data protection issues in the telecommunications sector and in the field of opinion and market research, Kommentar zum BDSG und zu den Datenschutzvorschriften des TKG und TMG, Eds. Jürgen Taeger and Detlev Gabel, Frankfurt am Main, 2nd ed., 2013, (Datenschutz im Telekommunikationssektor und im Bereich der Meinungs- und Marktforschung)
  • Terms & Conditions and Standard Form Contracts, in: Business Laws of Germany, Business Laws of Germany, Ed. Thomas Wegerich, Vol. 1, Chapter 1, New York, 3rd. ed., 2012

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2015

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2013–2014

Information Technology

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2013–2014

Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Lawyer of the Year 2013, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2014

Information Technology