Robert, an associate at Orrick’s Düsseldorf office, is a member of the Data Privacy and Technology Companies group in Germany. He focuses on counseling in the area of Tech Transactions, Data Privacy, and IP/IT.
Robert has always been fascinated by new technologies and digitization. Pursuing his fascination, he focused his legal studies on media law, intellectual property law and data protection law. Prior to working at Orrick, he also gained experience by founding a company that provided a software as a platform solution and working for a German venture capital investor. His legal advice on technology transactions—in particular, SaaS and IP agreements, e-commerce-related topics, related assistance in mergers and acquisitions or core data privacy—thus reflects not only his legal expertise but also his experience and fascination with new technology. Being an IT and IP lawyer with a very commercial mindset, Robert drafts and negotiates all sorts of IT and IP agreements, for small to medium companies and large multinationals. He advises on privacy compliance—in particular drafts, privacy policies, and national as well as international data processing agreements—or provides his expertise with the assessment of the IP/IT and privacy matters in M&A transactions.
He joined Orrick in 2017 after working as a scientific researcher in the field of Data Privacy.
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