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Thomas Lindqvist

Thomas Lindqvist is a partner and one of the founders of Hammarskiöld & Co, specializing within IP/TMT (head of the firm’s group), Labour Law (head of the firm’s group), M&A, Public Procurement.

Thomas Lindqvist has participated in several of the most significant transactions within the IP/TMT field in the recent years. Thomas Lindqvist has also broad experience from significant and complex labour law issues relating to cross border transactions and mergers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EXPERT APPOINTMENTS:

Service with Swedish Courts, 1977-1980; Employment with Swedish law firms since 1982. Member of the Swedish Bar Association and Member of ICC Digital Committee.

Appointed by Mondaq Professional Survey as leading E-commerce lawyer; Chairman of ICC:s Swedish Intellectual Commission group; appointed by ICC, task force on global sourcing contracts, task force on Internet and IT services; appointed by Who’s Who as leading Regulatory Communications lawyer; appointed by Chambers & Partners as leading lawyer in TMT; appointed by Legal500 as recommended lawyer in Employment and Intellectual Property and Media; appointed by Corporatelivewire as Lawyer of the Year in Marketing, Media & Telecom; appointed by Intellectual Asset Management as “one of Sweden’s most experienced IT lawyers” and recommended by Practical Law Company as “recommended labour and employee benefit lawyer”.

MEMBERSHIPS:

He is admitted to the Swedish Bar Association (since 1985); ICC (Task force on Global source and contracts and Task force on Global Internet and IT-services); The Intellectual Property Group; Data and Telecom Group; Itech Law Association; The Marketing Law Association; The Copyright Association; The Labour Law Association.

Hammarskiöld & Co:

Hammarskiöld & Co is a dynamic and innovative business law firm.

Our lawyers have broad experience across the range of legal issues that companies can expect to confront on the Swedish market. The firm’s core practice focuses on Swedish law, but we also offer substantial expertise in advising on and handling the international implications of business law issues.

Hammarskiöld & Co is a true partnership. To meet our clients’ needs, we have formed a number of specialist groups focusing on different practice areas. At the same time, the full resources of the firm are always available to clients to ensure that their needs are met with optimum efficiency.

Hammarskiöld & Co is committed to providing the highest quality legal services. Clients of the firm can count on our full commitment to resolving the matters that they entrust to us. We attach great significance to collegiality and friendliness in client relationships and in the relationships between and among firm lawyers.

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Clement Osuya

Clement Ighodarho Osuya is a partner at leading Nigerian law firm, Osuya & Osuya Law Firm.

Clement has rendered several legal services to the Federal Government of Nigeria; among them is the drafting of “legal framework on software usage and licensing in Nigeria”. He has settled multi-million dollars negotiation on consumer rights disputes. As a consumer law and developmental law expert, he has advised clients on consumer protection and consumer satisfaction.

Clement hosted and delivered speech at several consumer summits and IP conference in Nigeria and abroad. As a trained IP Lawyer, he obtained a Certificate on; Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet and ICT (IPR) from the Indian Law Institute; New Delhi India, Certificate in public Administration (CPA) IN 2006.

EDUCATION:
  • Edo State University, Edo (Dip. Social works)
  • Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State Nigeria (LLB)
  • Nigerian Law School (BL)
  • National Open University of Nigeria (MBA)
MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS:
  • Member International Law Association Headquarters London
  • Assistant general secretary NBA; Agbor branch
  • Member Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member International Law Association, Nigerian Branch
  • African Solidarity for Defense of Freedom
  • President; ICT and Internet Lawyers Association
  • Member Human Right Restoration movement
  • Member World Consumer Forum
  • Chairman Editorial Board and member Legal News Magazine
  • Chairman IPR (Intellectual property Right) Group Africa

The IP & IT Law Practice:

Osuya & Osuya Law Firm offers a international standard practice that protects the rights of clients to maintain an economic monopoly for their creative works, innovation and their exclusive right to production, reproduction or adaptation of their creative work.

We give advice to clients on commercialization of their intellectual property through licensing, lease and sales as well as guiding them through the IP aspects associated with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offering, securitizations, private placements and other corporate and finance transactions that will earn those rebates.

Our experience in this field help to advice clients on related issues such as regulatory matters, privacy, data protection, distribution agreements and branding.

We are the leading Firm in Africa with respect to Digital technology IP rights and protection; we offer software licensing advice, software testing and agreements. ICT consumables are given required protection against hawks who steal IP works of clients globally, our firm offer legal services to protect IP as it relates ICT products.

We also provide a full range of litigation and arbitration services in intellectual property disputes, patents, technology transfers, copyrights, trademarks, franchising, licensing, and trade secrets.

Osuya & Osuya Law Firm:

Osuya & Osuya Law Firm is a leading law firm in Nigeria, providing comprehensive legal solution services to both the private and public sector. Our Firm is known for being approachable, responsive and efficient.

This Law Firm believes that the professional qualifications of its lawyers are the key to its success. Over the years, the firm has almost exclusively recruited graduates of prestigious law schools in Nigeria and abroad, many of whom have practiced in leading reputable law firms. The breadth of Osuya and Osuya Law Firm lawyers’ expertise is reflected in the scope of our practice. This Law Firm has earned an outstanding reputation both in Nigeria and abroad.

At Osuya & Osuya Law Firm, we are poised to providing distinctive services to client across all stages. We are experienced and more than capable of offering legal services to clients even in the hardest situation.

To boost the capacity of our cases, we collaborate as team, with each lawyer bringing his/her own rear insight, skill and professional view to bear. We believe that working as a team of dedicated lawyers is the most effective way to increase our clients’ chances of overcoming their charges and walking away “not guilty”!

Osuya & Osuya Law Firm is committed to creating a “one firm” culture, in which our legal professionals with verse expertise and experience spanning various practice areas are prepared to deliver superior results efficiently. This culture has earned Osuya and Osuya law firm an outstanding reputation both in Nigeria and abroad. Because of our aligned culture and well-earned excellent dignity, we are aptly positioned to become one of the leading full service law firms in Africa.

For so many years, Osuya and Osuya law firm has enjoyed vast network of friends and allies who allows us to draw expertise and advice globally.

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Lukáš Steiniger

Co-Founder of STEINIGER | law firm and modern lawyer who knows the current trends in law and business.

Part of his young career he spent in national and international law firms and auction company what helped him to gain a lots of experience and knowledge. He is able to provide our clients with the best advices on the international level and support them in their business and other activities.

Education:

Law Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Magister (Mgr.)

Languages:

Slovakian, English, German, Czech

Specialization:
  • IT law
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Trademarks, Patents, Designs

Expertise:

Extent of STEINIGER | law firm practice area is based on the effort to cover the total legal agenda. That is why we can provide full and comprehensive legal services in all directions.
As a result of globalization and openness of the world economy is this need more and more current and therefore we constantly update our knowledge in different legal directions and different legal cultures.

In addition to specified key practice areas, STEINIGER l law firm is also available for legal services in other areas of public and private law, such as Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property & IT or Competition Law.

In our legal and commercial practice, we have had the opportunity to deal with many cases on which we have developed a sophisticated system of solutions of individual legal and economic problems.

STEINIGER Law Firm:

We are a team of dedicated lawyers and advisors who understand people, business and society.
But above all, we understand the law in all its infinite depth and width, and therefore it is the STEINIGER l law firm which is able to determine trends and change the unchangeable.

Wide range, expertise, appropriate contacts and successful cooperation, it is only a few foundations of our work. We do not hold only customary convention. We are building a modern law firm that is able to respond flexibly and actively contribute to quality of legal environment at home and abroad.

We believe that provision of legal services is not just a normal job, but it is a life mission, which requires predetermined characteristics and abilities.

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Paolo Balboni

Paolo Balboni (Ph.D.) is a top tier European ICT, Privacy & Data Protection lawyer and serves as Data Protection Officer (DPO) for multinational companies. Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (IRCA Certified).

Balboni (qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC), a law firm with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, an International Desk in Amsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world. Together with his team, he provides legal counsel across Europe to multinational companies specializing in the fields of Personal Data Protection, Data Security, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Intellectual Property Law. Balboni has considerable experience in Information Technologies including Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics, and the Internet of Things, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Fashion, Insurance, Banking, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT). Balboni also advises personalities on privacy and copyright matters.

Dr. Balboni is the President of the European Privacy Association based in Brussels, the Cloud Computing Sector Director and Responsible for Foreign Affairs at the Italian Institute for Privacy in Rome, Italy.

Balboni is actively involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and is a regularly invited expert in the revision of the EU Commission proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. He participated in the drafting group of the European Union Commission Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers (under Key Action 2: Safe and fair contract terms and conditions of the European Union Cloud Strategy).

He co-chairs the Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group of Cloud Security Alliance and has acted as the legal counsel for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) projects on ‘Cloud Computing Risk Assessment’‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’, and ‘Procure Secure: A guide to monitoring of security service levels in cloud contracts’.Balboni has spoken on the legal aspects of ICT, Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security matters at more than 100 international conferences around the world.

Balboni is the author of the book Trustmarks in E-Commerce: The Value of Web Seals and the Liability of their Providers (T.M.C Asser Press), and of numerous journal articles published in leading European Law reviews.

He is Lecturer at the Master in Digital Media Management at theEuropean Institute of Design and Research Associate at Tilburg University.

He obtained his Law Degree with distinction from the University of Bologna in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Comparative ICT Law from Tilburg University in 2008. He speaks Italian, English and Dutch fluently and has good knowledge of French, Spanish, and German.

ICT Legal Consulting:

ICT Legal Consulting is an Italian law firm founded in 2011 with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome and Amsterdam, and presence in nineteen other countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA).

The firm has been established by Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini, who have put together a network of trusted highly-skilled lawyers specialised in the fields of Information and Communication Technology Law and Privacy.

With their unique expertise in ICT, our lawyers regularly advise multinational companies on legal issues related to: data protection, IT contracts, e-health, e-commerce, e-marketing, advertising, cloud computing, Web2.0 Service Providers’ liability, Internet content providers’ liability, online gambling, online gaming, e-signatures, digital retention of documents. Moreover, we provide full service IP advice: copyright, trademarks, design, patents, unfair competition, consumer protection, green energy. We have developed significant expertise in the following sectors: communications, media & entertainment, IT, healthcare, fashion, energetic and smart grids, banking/financial services and e- Government, SOX/corporate compliance and corporateaccountability in Italy.

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Árpád Geréd

Árpád Geréd is an international IT-lawyer and founding partner of Viennese business law firm Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

Over the last 10 years, Árpád has specialized in consultation in and negotiating of technology-related deals, with a strong focus on Cloud Computing and Cyber Security. His second are of focus is the support of businesses from Eastern Europe, especially from Romania and Hungary.

Since 2001, Árpád acted as a speaker on IT- and technology-related topics, such as Cyber Crime, Smart Metering and Cloud Computing in Austria and abroad, also publishing corresponding articles. Among others he is also an author and master editor for the legal part of the 3rd edition of the multinational and interdisciplinary book “Cloud Migration”, to which he has already contributed in the 1st and 2nd edition.

In 2014, Árpád has been elected Vice-President Technology of the Commission for Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (IP/TMT) of the AIJA, the most important international association devoted to lawyers and inhouse counsel aged 45 and under.

His more recent accolades include “Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Cyber Security”, “Information Technology Lawyer of the Year” and “IT Law Firm of the Year in Austria – 2015”.

The IT Law Practice:

‘Information technology’ is the sign of our times and the lifeblood of today’s information society. It is everywhere, all the time – we cannot even begin to think of living without it. But behind the term lies a complex web of different technologies that is constantly in a state of flux, creating problems of a particularly multi-faceted nature.

New technologies and concepts such as cloud computing, bring-your-own-device or smart grids need to be used efficiently, but above all legally. For that however specialists are required who, in addition to having outstanding legal knowledge, also have a profound understanding of the relevant technologies. Only then do you have the guarantee that long-lasting solutions can be found for your company in a steadily changing environment.

Maybach Görg Lenneis & Partner:

We are a modern full-service law firm for all matters of commercial and corporate law. Our clientele includes both Austrian companies in various branches and renowned international corporations. With professional know-how, many years of experience, maximum flexibility and more than just a shot of creativity, our lawyers apply themselves to your matters. We do not hole up behind paragraphs, but rather set great store by tangible consultation and personal support.

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Hjördís Halldórsdóttir

Hjordis has long been ranked among Iceland‘s leading lawyers in the field of Information Technology Law as well as in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, most recently by Chambers Europe (Band 1) and Legal 500. For a number of years she has also been the leading legal advisor for a number of major Icelandic corporations in diverse industries, ranging from construction and aluminum to technology, and is ranked as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in Projects and Energy. In recent years her litigation practice has grown substantially, and she has been the lead counsel in landmark cases involving a wide variety of commercial and financial disputes.

PUBLICATIONS:
  • Freedom of Expression and Protection of the Private Life. Anniversary edition from the Icelandic Data Protection Authority. Reykjavik. 2007.
  • Enforcement of Copyright. Scandinavian Studies in Law Vol. 47. Peter Wahlgren (Ed.). Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law. Stockholm. 2004. (Compulsory reading, LL.M. in Law and Information Technology, Stockholm University).
  • Overview of New and Changed Remedies in Case of Breach of Contract (translation of original title). Researches in Social Sciences IV. Faculty of Law. Vidar Mar Matthiasson (Ed.). University of Iceland Press. Reykjavik. 2003.
  • Employees’ E-Mail and Privacy (translation of original title). Lögberg, Journal of the Institute of Law. Stefan Mar Stefansson (Ed.) and Vidar Mar Matthiasson (Ed.). University of Iceland Press. Reykjavik. 2003. (Reviewed).

LOGOS:

The history of LOGOS begins in 1907 when Sveinn Bjornsson, who later became the first president of Iceland, established the Counsel Office. The Counsel Office was also the first law firm ever opened in Iceland.

In the year 2000, The Counsel Office merged with another law firm called Adalsteinsson and Partners, which was established in 1969 by Ragnar Adalsteinsson. This marked the beginning of LOGOS which became the largest law firm in Iceland with a powerful team of lawyers and assistants who specialise in services for the business community using their broad range of experience on behalf of our clients in all aspects of business law practice.

As a part of the natural development of the largest and oldest law firm in Iceland, the London office was set up by Gudmundur J. Oddsson and opened in January 2006. For many years our firm has been instrumental in the expansion of the Icelandic economy as well as being the preferred partner of those looking to invest in Iceland. It was therefore a natural step for the firm to set up offices in London, which was and remains the most important financial centre in the world for Icelandic related businesses. The London office has grown steadily over the years and now has three partners and a total of eleven highly qualified lawyers who hold both British and Icelandic qualifications. LOGOS was the first Icelandic law firm to set up an office in London and remains the only Icelandic law firm with operational offices outside of Iceland.

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Alexandra Bessone Cardoso

  • Law degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon in 1990
  • Scientific Master in International Private Law ( International Business Law , Intellectual Property and Public International Law ) , Faculty of Law , University of Lisbon in 1997
  • Graduate in Labor Law and Social Security by Facoltà di Giurisprudenza della Università degli studi di Bologna in 1992
  • Phd in Information Technology Law from Queen Mary and Westfield University in London, with integrated internship at Clifford Chance under the direction of Christopher Millard
  • A Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Committe of Disputes of ILF (International Law Firm)

ABC Legal:

The Alexandra Bessone Cardoso & Associates , Law Firm , RL , also known by its trademark – ABC LEGAL – was established in Lisbon in July 2004 by Alexandra Bessone Cardoso and Arturo Delgado de Almeida, to enable the exchange of Iberian synergies.

ABC LEGAL is a combination of interests and expectations of both partners, with over 60 years of combined professional experience , and their intention to offer a differentiated positioning to its customers.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

ABC LEGAL is structured by tend specialized areas , each covering specificities of law, even though, as a whole , ABC LEGAL function as a single entity and each department and / or unit interacting with others. The result of this symbiosis rooted in good working environment , allowing customers of affairs handled faster and more efficiently.

ABC LEGAL provides a wide range of legal services , guaranteed by qualified and able to advise clients on all legal aspects of any transactions , national and international

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Anne-Katel Martineau

Anne-Katel has built up ten years of experience in Information and communications technology law. Her broad-based approach to cases and passion for her clients’ sectors enable her to quickly grasp their issues. She is therefore able to truly address their business-related issues.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for law, art, and cutting-edge technologies encouraged her to establish her own law firm – MEDIASTIC – in Paris. She wishes to provide “haute-couture” services at competitive fees to assist start-ups and freelancers in their innovative projects.

The IT Law Practice:

  • E-commerce platforms: supplier and web provider contracts, general and special terms and conditions of sale, general and special terms and conditions of use
  • Legal framework for digital, interactive and non-interactive online content services platforms operating conditions: audio-visual (news), feature length and short films, music, books, photography, video games
  • Electronic communications: distribution contract for telecoms services, telecommunications equipment and associated services, acquisition and supply of dark fibres, VOIP, network deployment and infrastructure connection, and ARCEP assistance (French Regulatory Authority for the Postal Sector and Electronic Communications).
  • Technological risk and insurance: audits and negotiation of insurance contracts with underwriters
  • Mobile phone services: ringtones, wallpaper, triple play services
  • IT policies: drafting and updating policies in relation with evolutions of labour law, enforceability of policies
  • IT contracts: calls for tenders, project owner and project management assistance, development, licences, transfer of rights, integration, information management, sub-contracting, hosting, maintenance, service-level agreements
  • Business software, software and other digital content: development contracts, licences, transfer, distribution, maintenance, sequestration, management of counterfeiting litigation, intrusions in automatic data processing systems and software theft complaints
  • Cloud computing: contract drafting, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Big Data: contract drafting
  • Information system security and integrity: cyber-surveillance and cybercrime
  • Websites: legal notices, general terms and conditions of use, general terms and conditions of sale, hosting
  • Databases: protection, management of registrations with the APP, counterfeiting litigation and advice on the sui generis regime.
  • Personal data: audits, standard and simplified declarations, transfer of data abroad, authorization applications for special processing (surveys and sensitive data), legal support for setting up video surveillance and biometrics systems, assistance following employee complaints to CNIL (French data protection authority)

MARTINEAU AVOCATS:

The firm’s creation arose from the desire to provide “tailor-made” advice to companies and freelancers on matters relating to Information Technology (IT), Intellectual Property (IP) and assist them in litigation.

The firm strongly focuses on digital law and more specifically in the sectors of computer science, media, visual arts, design, audio-visual, cinema, music, photography and fashion.

The firm was founded by Anne-Katel Martineau in late 2007, under the trademark MEDIASTIC, drawing on partnerships with European and American law firms, especially in New York where she used to work and travels regularly. She is therefore able to accompany the firm’s clients’ in their European and international projects.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, the firm MEDIASTIC was distinguished by “Décideurs Stratégies” as being one of the best French law firms for its legal practice in the audio-visual and internet sectors, as well as the art market.

In September 2013, the firm was briefly a partnership under the name MEDIASTIC-MARTINEAU ASSOCIES A.A.R.P.I.

After this partnership of a year and a half, Anne-Katel MARTINEAU continues her international development to assist foreign companies to secure their agreements in the digital sector in France and in Europe.

Recognized for its practice in negotiations and settlement agreements in an international context, the firm has been distinguished multiple times and has already received several awards in 2015 in the category “IT law firm of the year in France” by Corporate Intl, Global Law Experts, ACQ5, Professional Sector Network and Corporate LiveWire.

The firm also has a strong focus on the art market, its team being passionate about contemporary art. The firm provides artists with its legal advice and knowledge of the art market. The firm is able to assist them at an international level, through their agents, galleries, or even as an artistic agent.

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Javier Aparicio

Mr. Aparicio has ample experience in data protection, the Internet, and new technologies, both in litigation and in advising Spanish and international companies on an ongoing basis.

He was director of the legal department of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, participating in the meetings of the European Commissions Article 29 Data Protection Working Party created by the directive on this matter and comprising the data protection authorities of the EU member states, as well as in the groups of experts in this area in the Council of Europe, Interpol and the Schengen.

He also collaborated with the Spanish parliament as secretary and member of the group of experts who were commissioned to draw up the draft bill for the current Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data.

He also worked as counsel for the state before the Court of Appeals in appeals against decisions by the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

In 2000, Mr. Aparicio took voluntary leave to work as director of the legal department of a company specialized in Internet consultancy, e-commerce and e-building.

IT Law Practice:

Our TMT Group was created to offer clients in the TMT sector a highly specialized and industry-focused service by a coordinated group of professionals from the firm’s different disciplines, each with extensive knowledge of the markets and technologies concerned. This team is recognized for its professional attitude, fast response, sound advice, expert knowledge and holistic approach.

The team comprises lawyers from different departments, including IT/IP, public and administrative law, corporate, competition and litigation, and from our different offices, providing a seamless crossborder service.

Our TMT lawyers are experienced in providing advice with top professionals who are experts in related areas (such as technical engineers, economists and consultants). Together, they provide a full value-added service to the client.

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira:

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira is a leading law firm in Spain and Portugal. We represent some of the largest listed Spanish and Portuguese companies, and advise on strategic transactions and foreign investments in the Iberian market.We have 235 partners and 718 associates, all with the same focus: the client.Our headquarters are located in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. We have international offices in the largest financial centers, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

We are aware of the importance of updating our clients throughout the various processes and are fully dedicated to the matters we work on, striving to resolve them with the maximum diligence possible. Ongoing communication with our clients is fundamentan we inform them of the strategies we apply when handling their cases and continuously update them on the management of those cases.

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Wolfgang Büchner

Wolfgang Büchner, since the mid-1980s, has developed a focus in information technology and digital media law. He advises on private equity, M&A, and capital markets transactions in these fields. With respect to his clients’ business operations, he advises primarily as to data protection, data security, and cybersecurity, specifically in the “cloud” environment; IT outsourcing; and contractual and regulatory issues of broadcasting, telemedia services, and telecommunications, with a link to sports law.

He advises Deutsche Telekom with respect to sports content for its IPTV and mobile TV platforms; SAP AG with respect to IT, commercial, and copyright law issues; and major e-business providers (salesforce.com) on their agreements for web-based services (“software as a service”). He is PTC, Inc.’s point of contact for their M&A activities in Germany and advises the telecom infrastructure provider ADVA Optical Networking SE in corporate and technology transactions.

Wolfgang has extensive experience with the convergence of internet and telecom services and the exploitation of media content via electronic media, including in the form of production, organization, cable re-transmission, feeding-in agreements, and merchandising and sponsorship (including for the FIFA World Cup).

Wolfgang practiced law as a foreign associate in the United States from 1982 to 1983. He is a certified attorney for information technology law and lectures as a honorary professor on telecommunication law at the Wilhelm Leibniz University Hanover. He has served in leading roles at professional associations, most recently until 2012 as president of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA).

Jones Day:

All law firms seek to serve clients effectively. Some do it more consistently than others. Jones Day ranked highly in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2014 “Client Service A-Team” ranking, which identifies the top 30 law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. “Blazing the trail for superior client service delivery, Jones Day earns Best of the Best status in 9 key activities, including Understanding the Client’s Business and Helping to Advise on Business Issues—where Jones Day has earned top honors for an impressive 9 consecutive years.” Jones Day has also ranked in the Top 10 every year since 2000 in the Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting annual survey of the best corporate law firms. These are just two indications that our focus on serving our clients’ needs, and not on the financial metrics that are so commonly used today to measure law firm performance, is recognized by our clients, who reward us with more opportunities to help them meet their interests.

Jones Day is organized as a true partnership, and it operates as such; we are not an LLP or LLC or some other quasi-corporate entity. We see ourselves as a global legal institution based on a set of principles to which a large number of men and women can commit – principles that have a social purpose and permanence, that transcend individual interests. While this may well be a more sociological description than you would see on most law firm web sites, and no doubt is subject to a skeptical reaction from many when they first read or hear it, we believe it accurately describes one important aspect of what makes Jones Day the client service organization that it is.

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