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Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe

  • Text
  • European
  • Digital
  • Liability
  • Digitalisation
  • Ownership
  • Businesseurope
  • Noerr
Europe needs better rules for the digital revolution of the economy. Businesses want a standardised, EU-wide legal framework and room for contractual solutions when dealing with data. This emerges from a cross-European survey carried out by Noerr LLP and BusinessEurope, the European umbrella association of national industrial and employers' associations. Business leaders from companies in 20 different countries were interviewed.

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Who we are BusinessEurope is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and compaigning on the issue that most influence their performance. A recognised social partner, we speak for allsized enterprises in 34 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members. EDITORIAL TEAM Guido Lobrano, Deputy Director Legal Affairs Department Internal Market Department (BusinessEurope) E-mail: Patrick Grant, Adviser Internal Market Department (BusinessEurope) E-mail: Dr Heiko Willems, Chair of Legal Affairs Committee (BusinessEurope) Email: Professor Dr Peter Bräutigam, Partner (Noerr) Email: Dr Christiane Hinerasky, Research Analyst (Noerr) Email: BUSINESSEUROPE 2 Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe 2017

About Noerr Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm. Entrepreneurial thinking Noerr’s advisors make their clients’ challenges their own and are always thinking one step ahead. In doing so, they assume responsibility and are at liberty to make their own decisions. The firm is committed to always going the extra mile for its clients and to resolving complex matters with the perfect mix of experience, excellence and sound judgement. Innovative solutions In complex and dynamic markets new approaches are regularly required – and delivered by experts who bring both the know-how and the necessary passion. This is precisely what Noerr excels at: implementing integrated and innovative solutions in the most efficient way. Global reach As one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divest-ments in Central and Eastern Europe by investors from all over the world. With around 100 professionals, Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region. Noerr Group Noerr LLP – Noerr Consulting AG – TEAM Treuhand GmbH – NOERR AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Offices Alicante, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Moscow, Munich, New York, Prague, Warsaw Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe 2017 3 BUSINESSEUROPE


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