Technologies & IP
The team of our Technologies & IP department has established itself as one of the best in Luxembourg. It combines specific legal expertise with a thorough understanding of the market their clients operate in.
MNKS’ specialists advise clients on a wide range of information technology and communications matters. They have extensive experience in outsourcing agreements, Internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, privacy matters and data protection issues, including formalities with the Luxembourg authorities. The team notably advised Google on interlocutory proceedings in the Luxembourg Court of Appeal related to a ‘right to be forgotten’ case brought by a claimant wanting the company to de-list information from searches of the claimant’s name.
They also handle issues related to protecting, enforcing and defending intellectual property rights and are very active in the area of media law, including marketing, advertising, market regulation and unfair competition.
The team is involved on a regular basis in the tailored drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements, such as service level agreements, agency and distribution agreements.
Our main strength is our cutting edge understanding of the technical aspects of the IP and technologies sector which ensures the provision of efficient legal advice to businesses that are active in or rely on technology and communications and to which IP is an essential asset. This is why, MNKS is chosen by other law firms worldwide for legal services in Luxembourg.
MNKS’ specialists advise domestic private and public sector and multinational companies, notably US and UK based, in both contractual and regulatory matters. A balanced buyer and supplier clientele ensures the advice we offer is effective, well-informed and rounded.
The Technologies & IP team also works closely with the Private Equity, Corporate Structuring, Tax and Employment teams, amongst which are consistently awarded top tier rankings in the major global legal directories. This allows us to provide assistance in multidisciplinary transactions requiring an integrated approach, with all skills necessary for M&A and restructuring deals on hand.
FOCUS DATA PROTECTION – NEW EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
Our team counts among the most skilled specialists in data protection. They have exceptional expertise in data protection regulation and frequent contacts with the regulator.
On 27 April 2016, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted. The GDPR contains new obligations for companies, established or not in the EU, which will have to re-examine their internal data protection processes and procedures to be able to ensure compliance with this new data protection landscape.
The GDPR will be directly applicable on 25 May 2018 in all Member States, most organisations should therefore begin the process of getting GDPR ready.
Our specialists have prepared a “compliance package” and are ready to assist clients in every step to be taken in this context. Indeed, it is now important for clients to (i) know their obligations and understand the changes introduced by the GDPR, (ii) identify where they are in terms of compliance and what they need to do and (iii) design and implement solutions and processes.
The team notably assisted SGG with a GDPR compliance project, which included a review of all the data processing performed by the company.