Bird & Bird
Sep 2018 – Present
San Francisco Bay Area / U.S.A.


Development of the U.S.-related business of Bird & Bird (inbound and outbound), support of U.S. and international clients with focus on European information technology law, data protection, compliance, intellectual property and copyright law, internationalization of U.S. companies to Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as international technology transactions and venture capital.

Taylor Wessing (US) Inc
2014 – 2018
Silicon Valley / U.S.A.


Achievements: Managing Director, Co-Head of the U.S.-Group and Co-Founder of the U.S. representative offices in Silicon Valley / Menlo Park and New York; international business development and client support on EU law, in particular information technology and privacy law.


Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft
2003 – 2014
Frankfurt am Main / Germany


Areas of Expertise: Information technology law, data protection, outsourcing and other technology transactions, licensing, multimedia law, copyright law, intellectual property law.
09/2012 – 09/2014 Speaker of the Board of Partners
05/2005 – 12/2009 Local Managing Partner of Frankfurt Office

Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
1998 – 2003
Frankfurt am Main / Germany


Areas of Expertise: Information technology law, licensing, outsourcing and technology transactions, multimedia law.
09/2000 – 02/2001 Secondment at Squire Sanders & Dempsey, San Francisco / U.S.A.

Clifford Chance LLP
1996 – 1998
Frankfurt am Main / Germany


Areas of Expertise: Intellectual property law, unfair competition law, information technology law.

Assistant Professor
University of Trier
1994 – 1996
Trier / Germany


Assistant to Prof. Dr. Walter F. Lindacher, Chair in Civil Law, Commercial Law, Civil Procedure Law, and International Comparative Law.