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The law firm Costard is a law firm specializing in IT law, data protection and IT security. We offer you goal-oriented, well-founded and practical solutions on the following topics:

  • IT law & IT labor law
  • Data protection law & external data protection officer, data protection consultant (DACH countries and all European member states)
  • IT security officer and support on IT security issues
  • Support in the certification of the client in the areas of QM (ISO 9001), IT security (ISO 27001) and TISAX (creation of the documents required by the standard, implementation of an IT security management system (ISMS)
  • Media and Copyright
  • E-Commerce and Internet Law
  • Trademark law and domain law
  • IT project management
  • Training on data protection law and IT security (classroom training, webinar, training videos)

The combination of law and information technology is becoming increasingly important, since technical processes must also be optimally regulated from a legal point of view. In particular, “social media”, globalization and increasing technical progress (e.g. artificial intelligence) pose major legal challenges for companies, organizations and institutions of the Catholic and Protestant Church.

We create synergies from information technology know-how and legal expertise. On this basis, we can legally assess the facts or the question, advise you in a goal-oriented and well-founded manner and present a solution proposal specially tailored to you in a time- and cost-saving manner. You receive advice “from a single source” from a specialized law firm.

The law firm Costard was founded in 2003 by Thomas P. Costard. The lawyer and computer scientist and his team look after medium-sized companies, large industrial companies, archbishoprics of the Catholic Church and institutions of the Protestant Church. Due to the growing interdependence of IT infrastructure, the topics of international data transmission, data processing in the group and IT security are increasingly becoming the focus of clients and must be legally and technically secured.

The law firm Costard assumes the function of external data protection officer, data protection consultant or IT security officer for numerous companies, organizations and institutions. In group structures, the law firm Costard covers this function for all European subsidiaries including Switzerland.


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The law firm is located in the south of Nuremberg. How to reach us can be found here: To Contact