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Nominations and Awards for Vogel & Partner

December 2018
Legal 500

The “excellent” IT and IP boutique law firm Vogel & Partner is headed by leading partner Rupert Vogel and has particular expertise on issues concerning the digitization of business models. One example is the advice provided to a globally active Swiss group of specialty chemicals companies with regard to the group’s digitization strategy. Advice is also provided regularly on R&D contracts, the focus being on the automotive industry: The law firm supports a globally active supplier of automotive parts with regard to new digital business models, intelligent products and smart services, advises a leading global enterprise in the field of automotive electronics regarding a major project in the area of autonomous driving, a chip platform for medical technology, and provides advice on R&D contracts and licensing arrangements in other areas of technology. Advice from Vogel & Partner is also sought by an auditing company on issues of IT law in view of the increased use of IT and software in tax advice scenarios, especially with regard to open source compliance. Advice is provided to Blackroll in relation to a web shop and an app.


October 2018
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/2019

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“Vogel & Partner - similarly to SSW - focuses entirely on IT law. Its success is based on two principles: Firstly, the law firm has excellent connections on its local markets in and around Karlsruhe and Stuttgart; its regular clients include several medium-sized enterprises. Secondly, renowned enterprises including an group of electronics companies and a major chemical enterprise also place their trust in the V&P team. This includes market-relevant issues such as the legal background to autonomous driving. As is the case with Reed Smith, for example, a number of established clients are now entrusting data protection matters to the team surrounding Prof. Dr. Rupert Vogel so that the business of the law firm has expanded considerably.”


October 2018
Wirtschaftswoche

Vogel & Partner continues to be listed among the top German IT law firms. According to a recent report in the journal WirtschaftsWoche, it was listed by a selection of 538 experts in IT law as being one of the top law firms from a total of 74 law firms. Prof. Dr. Rupert Vogel and Prof. Dr. Marc Strittmatter were expressly mentioned as top lawyers in IT law.

We are pleased to see that note of our work is taken in German business publications!


October 2018
FOCUS Spezial Nr. 4/2018

In cooperation with statista, Burda publishing company published a list of the best commercial law firms in Germany in its journal FOCUS Spezial “Top Anwälte 2018”. On the basis of data collected independently while taking account of recommendations made by colleagues and corporate lawyers, the FOCUS editors ranked Vogel & Partner among the best commercial law firms in the area of IT and telecommunications (IT & TK).


November 2017
The Legal 500

IT law (including contracts), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The IT/IP boutique Vogel & Partner was able to expand its traditional, technology-savvy client base in the course of ongoing digitization to include a large number of traditional, medium-sized enterprises, and now advises frequently on matters of industry 4.0 in addition to traditional IT issues, including IoT, e-health, artificial intelligence and autonomous driving. The most recent highlights were advice delivered to an IT service provider for banks regarding an IT project that had gone awry, to Blackroll concerning terms and conditions as well as licensing agreements for apps, and guidance provided to a leading international group of chemicals companies with regard to a digitization strategy for the entire group. The team surrounding the highly respected Rupert Vogel also advises at the interface to trademark, competition and copyright law.”


November 2017
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2017/2018

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“Boutique recommended for IT, with a clear focus on IT law, especially as regards the ‘Internet of Things’. This was successful with regard, for example, to a well-known group of electronics companies. This client matter is also an example of the fact that in addition to providers, the law firm increasingly counts users among its client base. It also benefits from its expertise at the interface between IP and employment law, both strongly represented in Stuttgart, as became clear from Blackroll, whom the law firm supports comprehensively.


October 2017
FOCUS Spezial Nr. 3/2017

In cooperation with statista, Burda Verlag published a list of the best business law firms in Germany in its journal FOCUS Spezial “Top Anwälte 2017”. On the basis of data collected independently while taking account of recommendations made by colleagues and corporate lawyers, the FOCUS editors ranked Vogel & Partner among the best business law firms in the area of IT and telecommunications (IT & TK).


June 2017
Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2017/2018

In June the Handelsblatt journal published the ranking of “Best Lawyers - Germany’s best lawyers 2017” in cooperation with the US Best Lawyers publishing company. The best legal advisors in Germany are established for the ranking by means of an extensive peer-to-peer procedure. Lawyers, and lawyers alone, are asked about the reputation of their competitors and about which colleague they would recommend if they were unable to take on a client due to a conflict of interests. According to this ranking, Vogel & Partner is one of the best IT law firms in Germany. The strong expertise of the law firm in this area of law was emphasized once again in 2017. Rupert Vogel, Oliver Meyer-van Raay, Uwe K. Schneider and Marc Strittmatter were specifically mentioned.


November 2016
The Legal 500

IT law (including contracts), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

Vogel & Partner distinguishes itself through “an excellent knowledge of the industry”, “individual attention paid to client matters” and “very good and personal contact maintained with clients”. The “very strong” team comprised of nine IT lawyers places a clear emphasis on contract law, but also advises national medium-sized and international clients in court disputes at the interface between publishing, copyright and medical law, and in all sectors of Industry 4.0. Recently, for example, the German department store Karstadt was advised regarding the selection of a new ERP system, an SAP and Microsoft-AX provider, and on restructuring of the current licensing and maintenance contracts with SAP. In cross-border matters advice was also delivered to a Japanese software provider during the establishment of its German business, and to a ports company regarding an IT project for setting up a platform for the management of container traffic on the Rhine river in the border area between Germany, France and Switzerland. Of Counsel Marc Strittmatter is an “outstanding strategist and communicator”, Ralf Klühe is considered an “expert in procedural law”, and Rupert Vogel is “bothunfailingly pleasant and an excellent lawyer”.


November 2016
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2016/2017

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The IT boutique law firm has established a solid position on the market: On the one hand, it advises on traditional IT law while also keeping in mind the interfaces to labour and employment law as well as IP. The team can hold its own on the trending issue of data protection, especially because one partner focuses on the particularly sensitive topic of data privacy protection of patients. In addition to its regular clients dominated by SMEs, it regularly advises groups of companies and, increasingly, start-ups.


June 2016
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2016/2017

In June the Handelsblatt journal published the ranking of “Best Lawyers - Germany’s best lawyers 2016” in cooperation with the US Best Lawyers publishing company. The best legal advisors in Germany are established for the ranking by means of an extensive peer-to-peer procedure. Lawyers, and lawyers alone, are asked about the reputation of their competitors and about which colleague they would recommend if they were unable to take on a client due to a conflict of interests. According to this ranking, Vogel & Partner is one of the best IT law firms in Germany. The strong expertise of the law firm in this area of law was emphasized once again in 2016. Rupert Vogel, Oliver Meyer-van Raay, Uwe K. Schneider and Marc Strittmatter were specifically mentioned.


March 2016
WirtschaftsWoche

According to the current report of WirtschaftsWoche, Vogel & Partner is among the top 25 German law firms for IT law. Rupert Vogel is mentioned by name.


January 2016
WHO’S WHO Legal Germany
Telecommunications Media & Technology

The US publication WHOS’S WHO Legal (“The law firms of the leading lawyers”) mentions Vogel & Partner as specialists in the areas of telecommunications, media and technology law in Germany. Rupert Vogel is recommended.


November 2015
The Legal 500

IT law, excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The ‘highly professional and reliable team” at Vogel & Partner possesses ‘a sound knowledge of the industry and IT expertise’ and, based on a boutique approach, advises a predominantly medium-sized base of clients on issues such as cloud computing, IT contract law, M2M communication, IoT, IT compliance and IT dispute resolution. For example, the law firm advised a German bank on the development and operation of an online platform, including contractual negotiations, and guides TMF - Technologie und Methodenplatform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung - on issues concerning Big Data and Cloud Computing. The varied portfolio of client matters also includes extensive advice provided at the interfaces to digital media and to IT-based art law. Marc Strittmatter, Rupert Vogel and Ralf Klühe are recommended."


October 2015
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2015/2016

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The boutique law firm highly regarded for IT has gained a good reputation on the market based on the clear focus it places on IT law and on advice at the interfaces to employment law and IP. As a result, international enterprises have taken note of the law firm, helping it to improve its position consistently vis-à-vis larger competitors. At the same time the law firm retains its medium-sized base of clients who also consult founding partner Vogel regularly in arbitration proceedings. The addition of an IP specialist in Stuttgart also strengthens the axis to Karlsruhe.”


June 2015
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2015/2016

Vogel & Partner has once again been named among Germany’s best IT lawyers by the Handelsblatt together with its cooperation partner Best Lawyers (Übersicht, p. 45/46). In 2015 the law firm’s strong expertise in IT law was again emphasized.  Rupert Vogel and Marc Strittmatter are mentioned by name.


November 2014
The Legal 500

IT law, excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The ‘excellent boutique’ Vogel & Partner has rapidly established itself on the market within three years of separating from Bartsch. In the meantime the IT team surrounding founding partner Rupert Vogel is comprised of six partners. The majority of the law firm’s work comprises advisory services on contracts, but interfaces especially to medical law have been significantly expanded. For example, the law firm represents an e-health provider with regard to a software development agreement for a health insurance scheme in Abu Dhabi and in litigation against a Munich Re subsidiary relating to software. There are also connections to employment law, copyright and art law. There is burgeoning cooperation with patent attorneys in the increasingly important advisory area of software patents. Furthermore, Tobias Haar is General Counsel at Gameforge; another recommended lawyer is Oliver Meyer-van Raay. In addition to the Karlsruhe office, the continued expansion of the second office in Stuttgart is planned.”


October 2014
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2014/2015

Information technology law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“Respected boutique law firm for IT law, which has in the meantime established itself after a solid formation phase. Similarly to SSW it focuses on IT law and advice at the interface, e.g. to labour and employment law. Especially the leading name partner Rupert Vogel is visible and consulted by clients where IT projects go awry. The law firm has recently succeeded not only in expanding its activities for established clients, but also in gaining new clients from medium-sized businesses, including a pharmaceuticals company. In the area of data protection where there is considerable demand, Vogel & Partner profits from its long-standing expertise especially in sensitive areas such as the data privacy protection of patients.”


July 2014
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2014

For the second time Vogel & Partner is represented with nominations in the area of IT law. In 2014 the law firm’s strong expertise in IT law was emphasized.  Rupert Vogel and Marc Strittmatter were expressly mentioned. The number of lawyers mentioned among the Best Lawyers was thus doubled as compared with the previous year.


February 2014
kanzleimonitor.de 2013/2014

According to the law firm monitoring site Kanzleimonitor.de issued by the German Association of Corporate Counsel (BUJ), Vogel & Partner is one of the law firms recommended in the area of IT law.


October 2013
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2013/2014

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“This respected IT boutique has built up a substantial reputation in the market in the two years since it was founded. Through the addition of two new partners it has grown from four attorneys to eight. With Dr. Roman Frik, formerly of Luther, Vogel has strengthened its expertise on relevant aspects of employment law as well as its connections to France. Tobias Haar, who remains general counsel at Gameforge, contributes his knowledge of the games sector. Advice on the interface to medical technology and IT-related copyright law remains a cornerstone in Vogel’s portfolio.”


July 2013
JUVE-Award

Each year JUVE Verlag presents JUVE awards to the most successful law firms in Germany in various categories, as “Law Firm of the Year”. In 2013 Vogel & Partner was among the nominees in the category “Start-up Award”.


June 2013
Handelsblatt

According to the Handelsblatt journal of June 2013, Vogel & Partner is one of the best law firms Germany in the field of IT law (Best Lawyers 2013, p. 30).


March 2013
Kanzleien in Deutschland (NOMOS-Verlag)

Excerpt on Vogel & Partner from the 14th edition:

“The law firm now has eight lawyers and has thus grown substantially in a very short time. Two experts for employment law and two experts in information technology law now belong to the team. Nearly all lawyers lecture at universities. The proven expertise of the partners especially in the field of IT law confirms the character of Vogel & Partner as an IT boutique.

Vogel & Partner continues to cooperate with the well-respected law firm Alexandre, Lévy, Kahn in Strasbourg where German-French legal relations are concerned, and on issues of patent law and industrial property law with the Stuttgart law firm Hössle, which focuses on software patents and whose premises are close to the new offices of Vogel & Partner – something which will facilitate and intensify the cooperation.”


October 2012
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2012/2013

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The respected boutique law firm for IT law has established itself on the market since its formation one year ago.  Beyond what similar boutiques offer, it advises at various interfaces, e.g. to medical technology, IT-related copyright and employment law. The cooperation with the Stuttgart patent law firm Hössle, which specializes in software patents, as well as the opening of Vogel’s own offices in Stuttgart are major steps towards expansion. With the additions of Prof. Dr. Marc Strittmatter (formerly with an enterprise) and Dr. Ralf Klühe (formerly self-employed), an independent IT team has been established in Stuttgart. The tried and tested connection between Vogel & Partner and its Strasbourg cooperation law firm Alexandre, Lévy, Kahn remains firm.”


July 2012
WirtschaftsWoche

According to the current report of WirtschaftsWoche,Vogel & Partner is among the top 25 German law firms for IT law.


October 2011
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2011/2012

IT law (contracts, litigation), excerpt on Vogel & Partner:

“The respected boutique law firm for IT law was founded in mid-2011 by three partners of the former law firm Bartsch. Vogel and his team advise their long-term clients on issues of data privacy protection and compliance in addition to traditional IT law. Several lawyers focus on IT-related issues in the medical industry. The established connection between Vogel and the French law firm Alexandre, Lévy, Kahn in Strasbourg remains unchanged. Vogel is supported here by new partner Alexander Wiele from a small law firm in Karlsruhe, who works on the interface to employment law, also under the aspect of data privacy protection.”