Working as a senior associate in our Technology & Communications Sector Group, I provide pragmatic and solution-driven advice to our clients on all issues around data protection and information technology law, in mobile commerce and ecommerce as well as around product safety and product compliance topics.

My experience includes providing expert advice to clients on various aspects of technology and data protection law, in particular on GDPR and security issues, mobile commerce, ecommerce and data analytics. I have designed and run GDPR compliance programmes as well as provided advice on other complex GDPR issues to a number of major companies, including several DAX 30 companies. In this context, my focus has been on topical issues such as the Internet of things, big data, machine learning and AI.

I also advise both providers and customers on the preparation and negotiation of complex IT agreements and projects as well as IT hardware manufacturers on issues of European and German product safety and compliance matters, including representation before market surveillance authorities.

My extensive knowledge of the mobile apps sector further allows me to advise clients on all questions related to the app economy in a hands-on and effective manner.

I frequently coordinate these issues with my international colleagues, a normal practice within our firm's international network that was recently supported by my three-month secondment to our London office.

  • Advising on various data protection law issues including for four DAX 30 companies but also many international clients. A snapshot of the work for the DAX 30 companies includes (each of the mentioned projects is dedicated to a different DAX 30 company): managing a comprehensive GDPR project as a contact person; advising on a pioneering AI projects in relation to GDPR; providing advice with regard to the utilisation and commercialisation of geolocation data under GDPR; supporting with regard to sensitive data security related incidents; other typical data protection law work relates to online profiling / behavioural targeting.
  • Advising on multiple commercial contracts, including in connection with data protection law (e.g. data use and licensing issues), such as cloud and data-driven business models and their contractual design in an international context (e.g. the set-up of an IoT platform).
  • Advising on various technology transactions such as on the purchase of an innovative health app company or on the purchase of a review platform.
  • Advising innovative IT hardware manufacturers on product safety and product compliance matters including representation before various market surveillance authorities.
  • Other projects include comprehensive advice to a big US retailer in its set-up and distribution of an app loyalty programme and advising a subsidiary of the German government in sensitive and highly complex litigations around its provision of electronic identification, authentication and trust services.
Education
  • Legal studies with a focus on information technology, including data protection law
  • Legal traineeship with the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, with stations at specialist IT law firms including a firm in Los Angeles
  • Doctoral thesis at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law in Münster on issues in law and economics relating to the app economy
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German bar in 2013