I am a partner in our Munich office, where I cover a broad range of tech-related and commercial matters in particular in the automotive, insurance and industrial sectors. I specialise in digital transformation projects, data-driven business models including transactional data protection, cyber security and AI. I also work in various government committees to help shape the legal framework of the future.

In light of the global impact of technology and the multi-national development of sectors and business models my advisory services are driven by helping our clients develop and transform their businesses. I advise on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters in technology law, including AI, data-driven business models, digital transformation projects including transactional data protection and cyber security, IoT and Industry 4.0, on behalf of suppliers and customers particularly within the automotive, industrial and insurance sectors.

I am a panellist of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre for domain disputes, and have in-depth experience in the domestic and international arbitration of technology disputes. I have also been invited to the Federal Government's think tanks on "Trusted Cloud", "Smart Data" and "Plattform Industrie 4.0", and am a member of the Steering Group of the International Data Spaces Association.

As a frequent speaker at national and international events, I contribute regularly to publications on tech-related topics. Some of my most recent related publications are my contribution on the topic of data sovereignty in the the Data Protection Foundation's book 'Dateneigentum und Datenhandel' (Data ownership and data trade) and my publications 'Blockchain und Recht im Kontext von Industrie 4.0' (Blockchain and Law in the Context of Industry 4.0) published by platform Industry 4.0, 'Big Data Projects: A Legal Counsel Perspective' published by ACC Europe Newsletter and "Handbook on The Law of Video and Computer Games".

  • Member of several working groups of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Beside the projects such as "Trusted Cloud" and "Smart Data", I have a determining influence on the task group 4, which deals with the legal conditions of the "Platform Industry 4.0", especially in terms of data sovereignty and data protection. Moreover, I am a member of the steering committee of the Industrial Data Space Association and in January 2018, I represented the position of the Federal Government / platform Industry 4.0 concerning data economy in the German-French-Italian trialogue.
  • One of my most important recent projects is the conduct of a study on the potential and requirements of regulatory experimental spaces (Reallabore) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in collaboration with the VDI Technologiezentrum.
  • VDMA (German Association of Machinery and Industrial Plant Makers): Study on "Digital Market Barriers: the Impact of Protectionism on Industry 4.0", the study analyses the regulatory environment for implementing use cases in the EU, China, Russia and the USA, in order to give private businesses practical indications how to implement their digital business models and to give suggestions to policy makers.
  • German car manufacturer: Advising on connected car services and related data protection issues as well as on proof of concept and contractual framework for innovative data sharing models in regard to telematics services (including joint controllership agreements) between manufacturer, insurance association and select insurance companies.
  • Global IT services company: Comprehensive GDPR compliance advice, including ongoing advice on questions of pseudonymisation, international data transfers, liability issues relating to joint controllership, technical implementation of data portability, BCR Project etc.
  • Global software company: Advising on AI services agreement in conjunction with the client's market-leading, newly-acquired AI business.
  • RWTH Aachen: Advising in connection with a funding project regarding big data and Industry 4.0 applications in the non-woven fabrics sector.
Education
  • Legal studies at the University of Bonn
  • Doctoral thesis at the University of Bonn with a thesis on a topic related to EU competition law
  • Legal clerkship at the Kammergericht Berlin
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German Bar in 1995