Simont Braun - Avocats advocaten lawyers

IT Contracting and Litigation

The development of information technologies has brought about an explosion in the use of IT contracting and litigation services, and it is our mission to help clients navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by these new means of doing business.

Our fields of expertise

Our in-depth understanding of our clients' objectives and our long-term strategic approach enable us to achieve a real commercial advantage in IT contract negotiations.

Simont Braun assists clients in a wide range of matters, such as drafting and negotiating agreements for the development, integration and maintenance of software and platforms, data and information provision, disaster recovery, software licensing, cloud computing arrangements, distribution and reseller contracts.

Our expertise covers multiple fields, including big data, cloud services, the internet of things, online payments, open source, cybersecurity and the legitimacy of reverse engineering.

As and when required, we frequently act in civil and criminal proceedings to defend our clients' interests.

Some recent projects

  • Regular assistance provided to a German health insurer and a Belgian all-round insurer in various IP and IT matters including data protection issues, and the negotiation and structuring of several IT outsourcing projects.

  • Assisting a national professional institute in the drafting and negotiation of a major contract with an IT service provider to establish an electronic platform providing client services for the digitisation of administration and invoicing systems.

  • Representing a public authority in criminal proceedings against computer hackers.

  • Assisting a renowned Belgian university in data protection issues within the context of multiple IT projects, including transferring a substantial proportion of their IT assets to a public cloud computing environment.

  • Assisting an online insurance platform throughout their project definition and implementation phases.