Dr. Kai Westerwelle is the Co-Chair of Taylor Wessing’s U.S. Group and of the Silicon Valley / Menlo Park office.
He is a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Information Technology Law and advises major national and international companies in all areas of IT-law, e-commerce, multimedia, data protection, and compliance. He has supported various projects for national and international restructuring, cloud implementations, outsourcing as well as many M&A transactions and IPOs. He also focuses on international business relations.
Kai is author of numerous publications mainly in the areas of competition law, information technology law, multimedia law, and privacy. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and lectures at the University of Dresden (Data Protection) and the Frankfurt School of Business and Finance (Compliance). He is an active member of the German Society of Law and Information, Bitkom e.V. (Germany’s leading association for IT & Telecom companies), and the German American Business Association.
He is permanently listed in iam 250 “The World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers”, “Best Lawyers” of Handelsblatt, Juve, Legal 500, and Chambers. In addition, Kai was awarded the “ILO Client Choice Award” for IT-Law in Germany several times and is one of the most recommended data protection specialists according to the German Association of In-house Counsels.
Kai was chair and member of the Board of Directors of different technology companies and a venture capital group.
He speaks German, English, and French.