About Me

I am a technology, copyright and data protection lawyer with a focus on technology transactions, data-driven projects and especially collaborative software development.

As a partner in our Technology and Communications, Commercial, and Privacy and Data Protection groups, I specialise in technology, software, digital media, copyright, data and data protection law. I advise clients on their technology projects and transactions, copyright and data protection, drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and software agreements with a particular focus on the collaborative development of open source software, open data and open hardware.

In 2018, I was elected to the advisory council of the Legal Network of the Free Software Foundation Europe. Since 2015, I have been Chair of the Compliance Work Team at the Linux Foundation's OpenChain project, which developed the ISO standard specifying key requirements of a quality open source license compliance program.

I speak regularly at IT/IP conferences and hold external and in-house seminars on open source license compliance.


  • Legal studies in Passau
  • Doctoral thesis on 'Legal Tech for the Judiciary' at Universität Passau
  • Legal clerkship in Berlin and San José, Costa Rica


  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection from 2009 to 2011
  • Admission to the German bar in 2012
  • JBB Rechtsanwälte from 2012 to 2016
  • Lumesse GmbH from 2016 to 2017

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Podcast: Open data – what can we learn from open source software?

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