About Me

I work as a partner in our Munich office where I'm a member of our Intellectual Property and Media, Entertainment and Sports Groups. Beside my legal advice, I am a member of the German Management Team of Bird & Bird.

Specialising in IP, in particular trade mark, competition and design law, as well as copyright and domain name law, I focus on litigation, strategic advice and contractual work (in particular licence agreements). My work also features the international coordination of proceedings and projects – such as advertising, but also large IP transaction projects – for national and multinational brands from a variety of industries including technology.

I also work in sports and media law, particularly in TV rights agreements, advertising, sponsorship and licence agreements. One of my consulting highlights in this area is the support of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group and its subsidiaries, which I have advised on numerous transactions.

I was admitted to the Munich bar in 2000 and I was a founding member of the Munich Bird & Bird office in 2003. Today, I speak and write regularly on the protection of industrial property.

I am a member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR), of MARQUES and of the International Sports Lawyers Association (ISLA). I'm also an arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration of Sport (DIS).
  • Advising ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and its subsidiaries NUCOM and ParshipElite on the acquisition of the leading US dating platform eharmony
  • Advising ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE on the acquisition of the dating site ParshipElite Group, the German market leader for adventure/leisure experiences 'Jochen Schweizer' from Aboalarm and Flaconi


  • Legal studies at Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn and Université de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Doctoral thesis in Bonn on the topic: „Die rechtliche Stellung des Sportlers bei der Vermarktung" ('the athlete's legal status in the Marketing')
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Cologne and in Melbourne, Australia


  • Admitted to the bar in 2000
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Recognised as a true professional, able to turn his hand to licensing agreements and courtroom enforcement with equal ease

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His main strength is his ability to negotiate contracts, although he also litigates very well. He is deeply trustworthy and maintains client relationships well

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Listed as an expert in the field of Sports & Entertainment

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