Clifford Chance advised German government on Covid-19 tracing app

Clifford Chance provided legal advice to the German government on its Covid-19 tracing smartphone app, which has been downloaded 6.5 million times in the first 24 hours of its launch.

The app, which was released on 17 June, warns users if they come into contact with anyone who has tested positive with the virus.

The Magic Circle law firm said on 17 June that it had assisted the German Federal Ministry of Health in negotiating the contracts between software company SAP and telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom who were both responsible for delivering the app.

The law firm’s advisory team of seven was led by Munich-based corporate partner Markus Muhs.

“The app is a crucial part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The innovative integration of the open source community has enabled the Federal Ministry of Health to create maximum transparency,” Muhs said.

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