Focusing on IT and tech law, I advise domestic and international corporations on all aspects of digitisation from our Frankfurt office.

As a member of our Commercial Practice Group, I support our clients in all forms of IT-related contract design. This includes drafting and negotiation of contracts, the support of corporate transactions and restructuring, as well as consulting on licensing issues and disputes. The aforementioned legal assistance mainly covers data-driven business models – such as Cloud, Big Data, AI and Open Source solutions.

Within IT contract law, one of my focuses is on regulated and unregulated outsourcing. I support regulated outsourcing primarily in the banking and financial services sector by ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements – such as MaRisk, BAIT or EBA Guidelines. In this area I support both outsourcing financial institutions as well as IT companies that provide services within the scope of an outsourcing.

Furthermore, I advise in all matters of data protection law, no matter whether they relate to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) or to industry-specific laws with special data protection provisions. For instance, I support our clients in structuring innovative tech products prior to market launch to be compliant with European data protection legislation.

  • Six-month secondment at a major German med-tech company to support their in-house data protection department; in particular in the area of employee data protection and in the processing of health data.
  • Comprehensive legal advice for an international software company with respect to several severe licence infringements by a customer; multiple jurisdictions involved, amount in dispute in the double-digit million range.
  • Long-term support of a service provider for payment transaction processing during the discontinuation of outsourcing in the banking sector in multiple cases; classic demigration as well as sale of affected business unit to succeeding service provider.
  • Consulting on the development of an IT concept in the insolvency of an international tourism group; amongst others, separation of previously jointly procured IT infrastructure among the group companies.
  • Support and advice to outsourcing companies on solving issues in large-scale cross-border outsourcing projects (project volumes in some cases in the three-digit million range); e.g. declaration of termination or claiming of damages due to delays or inadequate performance.
  • Implementation of regulatory requirements for outsourcing in the financial sector in the contracts of an international software company (DAX-30); negotiation of corresponding regulations with customers and US cloud computing providers (sub-outsourcing).
  • Legal advice during the market entry of innovative AI solutions; e.g. for medical diagnostics (IT contract law) or for automatic detection of fraudulent payments in e-commerce (data protection law).
Education
  • Studies of law with a focus on commercial law at the University of Mannheim; teaching and working as a research assistant thereafter
  • Legal traineeship with stages in Mannheim, Speyer, Leipzig, Frankfurt and in Tokyo – the latter funded by a scholarship of the Robert Bosch Foundation
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German Bar (Bar association Frankfurt am Main) as Rechtsanwalt (attorney-at-law)