I'm a partner in our Frankfurt office specialising in communications, IT and data protection law. Since 2015, I have been operating as Head of Germany and am a member of our international Executive Committee.
I offer many years of in-depth legal and regulatory experience in the areas of communications, IT, ecommerce, internet and data protection that is endorsed by my constant listings as leading professional in legal directories such as Chambers, ExpertGuides Best of the Best, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, JUVE, Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal. My team and I advise network operators, service providers, investors and corporate customers in the information and communication technology (ICT) and related energy markets, with a particular focus on resources (such as infrastructure assets, rights of way and frequencies), industry convergence and digitisation (such as cloud computing, M2M, smart grid/metering, internet of things, connected cars and telematics), outsourcing and platform projects, as well as on regulatory and data protection compliance, often combined with multi-jurisdictional project management.
My practice areas in the ICT-related markets include the following:
• Legal, regulatory and strategic advice in projects and transactions,
• The structuring, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts,
• Representation before national and European regulatory and antitrust authorities,
• Administrative, antitrust and civil court litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Most of the projects, cases and matters that my team and I are entrusted with are based on long-standing client relationships and in-depth knowledge of our clients' business and strategies. I am therefore very proud to have won the Client Choice Awards for Telecommunications in Germany four times in a row from 2016 to 2019.
Next to being editor and author of the "Handbuch Telekommunikationsrecht", I've published numerous articles on legal questions in telecoms, IT, data protection and ecommerce law in leading legal reviews such as "Computer und Recht" and in treatises such as the "Handbuch Fachanwalt IT-Recht", as well as most recently in the new editions of the "Auernhammer" data protection commentary.
My roles in professional associations include being co-chairman of the working party on Telecommunications of the German Computer Law Association (DGRI).