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Witzel Erb Backu & Partner is the Latest OpenChain Project Partner

By 2022-10-14News

Witzel Erb Backu & Partner, a law firm founded in 2020 by alumni of the Munich law firm SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller, has joined the OpenChain Partner Program. 

“The importance of Open Source Software shall not be underestimated,” says Stefan Haßdenteufel, Partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner. “The idea of permitting others to use your software free of charge combined with the availability of the source code boosted the entire software industry years ago. Nowadays, it is all about the little IoT devices and the IT services that emerge – all driven by Open Source Software components. While software is still becoming more important for our economy and our everyday life, the need for Open Source Software continues to grow.”

“There is tremendous value in having the option of outside counsel for addressing supply chain questions,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “We are delighted to announce the strengthening of official OpenChain Partner coverage in Germany in this respect, and we expect to work closely with Witzel Erb Backu & Partner as the OpenChain standards for license compliance and security assurance extend more deeply into procurement in Europe and beyond.”

About Witzel Erb Backu & Partner

Witzel Erb Backu & Partner, founded by eleven partners and twelve associates in 2020, has its roots in the law firm SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller, a well-established law firm founded in Munich in 1998. Many years of experience, our depth of knowledge and our genuine enthusiasm are what we stand for. Law is our passion. Our team of currently more than 25 lawyers combines the highest standards with the utmost professional expertise, focusing on four key areas: family law, commercial law, IT law as well as tax criminal and business criminal law. Especially with IT law, our focus lies on issues of technological change, innovation and digitalization in all areas of life.