IP, IT&C and Privacy & Data Protection

Biris Goran has been at the forefront of legal developments in the IP and IT&C field in Romania.

Biriș Goran has substantial expertise in advising clients on matters ranging from small start-up projects to some of the largest and most complex transactions of recent years. In addition, our team has long standing expertise on Privacy and Data Protection, advising on all aspects of compliance with data protection legislation. Observing of data protection and privacy-related matters is now more important than ever in a continuously developing and ever changing environment. Our support includes advice on surveys and assessments in order to identify risks and implications of potential data breach, processing grounds examination, cross boarder data transfers, implementation of privacy by design/default business practices, preparing of processing agreements, as well as privacy policies and terms of use for various fields and sectors. With considerable experience on structuring, drafting and reviewing general corporate group and HR policies, we also provide support to our clients with employee privacy compliance, telephone, internet and email use, and customer data.

Our practice group is led by our expert in IP, Privacy & Data Protection related matters Roxana Guiman (Drilea) and brings together separate areas of law for delivering well rounded, knowledgeable advice with a special aim to digital economy. Types of documents that we routinely handle include: investment documents (shareholder agreements and other corporate documents), various software acquisition agreements, works for hire agreements and personnel employment or consulting agreements, all types of software licensing agreements, copyright assignments, as well as terms of use and privacy policies for various types of apps, online platforms or websites.

Recent major transactions include: 

Assisted Bosch Siemens Haushaltsgeräte, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in this sector on a global scale, related to a comprehensive and exhaustive assessment of all framework conditions and risks applicable to the services rendered by the Home Connect App, a service that inter alia permits the user to remote control their households appliances, in several markets worldwide. The project implied an extensive analysis of the personal data processing legal implications and regulatory and compliance in this regard;

Assisted Cloud Treats Inc., software and mobile app developer, with all their legal endeavors in Romania, including terms of use and privacy policies for their apps, services and license agreements, trademark portfolio etc. Our ongoing assistance covers data protection compliance with regard to the HipMenu and HipFleet mobile apps and online platforms for services in the food delivery and transportation tracking industries;

Assisted LeasePlan, a leading European leasing company, on various data protection related aspects, including geo-location tracking compliance matters;

Assisted Ponderas, a leading Romanian private hospital with regard to data protection compliance in relation to medical services (processing of patients personal data, including sensitive medical data and image rights); 

Assisted Getlokal, a user generated website and mobile application, with respect to an international IPR corporate restructuring and various commercial, regulatory, IP and corporate matters, as well as data protection and privacy related aspects and trademark portfolio management;

Assisted Advantage Software Factory, leading provider of software products and custom developed solutions, with the preparation and negotiation of a complex License and Services Agreement for a debt collection software sollution, with an international group of companies;   

Assisted Vector Watch, a Romanian smart watch technology start-up, on a venture capital investment round from GECAD Group, international investor in technology, e-commerce and internet start-up companies.