Dr. Martin Munz

Partner, Hamburg

Biography

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), internet, sourcing and contract law, including financial technology (fintech). Clients benefit from his experience in copyright, licensing, internet, data protection and unfair competition law, as well as his particular knowledge of issues regarding general business terms and conditions. In these fields of law, Martin represents clients before German courts and German and European authorities.

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.

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 and Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer: 
Information Technology, JUVE 2019

Highly Recommended Lawyer: 
Data Protection, JUVE 2019