Software escrow consulting

Are you a software manufacturer and want or must store the source code of delivered software for your customers without disclosing it? Have you purchased software critical to your business and have concerns as to whether the investment will be sustainable over time? Do you require an escrow contract to stipulate the conditions of storing and generating source code in detail in order to stabilize the risks for both contracting parties?

What we offer

We will advise you in all questions regarding escrow contracts related to the storing of the source code for software critical to the business and the generating thereof in certain cases, particularly in the case of the insolvency of the software company or the stopping of the software product. We design and check escrow contracts, obtain suitable storage points, and take on the handling of the contract in the event that a condition occurs. Regardless of whether this is a one-time use or the design of general escrow conditions for multiple use, we have suitable design ideas and will accompany you even during subsequent contract execution. Furthermore, we can revise existing escrow contracts and adapt them to current legal and actual circumstances. If necessary, we can represent you as well in disputes in connection with escrow contracts.

Scope of service

  • Design revision of escrow contracts
  • Review of escrow contracts
  • Negotiation of individual contractual conditions
  • Legal support during contract execution
  • Representation in court and out-of-court during disputes


We normally offer our consulting services to you calculated according to the time spent at a suitable hourly rate. We believe that cost transparency and cost reliability form the basis of successful cooperation. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate of the expected costs before taking the job.

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Dr. Markus Wekwerth

Attorney . Partner
Certified Expert for:
Intellectual Property
+49 711 41019074

Clemens Pfitzer

Attorney . Partner
Certified Expert for:
Intellectual Property Law
IT Law
+49 711 41019072