• Contractual Design Helps...
  • to Prevent Costly Litigation.

Intellectual Property & Information TechnologyM&A, CorporateReal Estate

More Details

I offer advice

in legal and commercial questions as well as in “special situations”, e.g. crisis or conflict management. If you are in a conflict which neither you nor the other party wants to take to court – and if all parties approve – I also act as mediator or arbitrator in what is called Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Contractual Design Above the Rooftops & Below the Basements

- -

My Areas of Expertise

The times in which attorneys were supposed to be able to give counsel in all areas of law are long gone. As with so many other professions, one needs to focus on specific areas to be at the top of one's game.

I counsel developers and system houses – at times also their clients – when they are entering into project agreements, e.g. the setup or relaunch of web pages, games development and distribution and all other license- and copyright related matters.
In an M&A scenario most of the times the services of a civil notary is needed. As a civil notary is sworn to independence, he or she cannot and may not represent the interests of the parties. The complexity and commercial scope of a merger with or the acquisition of another enterprise call for the advice of an experienced lawyer. You will find a sample of some of the transaction I was involved in below.
Real Estate
Many of the aspects of M&A-deals also apply to real estate transactions, e.g. if you want to buy/sell a piece of land or want to establish hereditary building rights. These agreements also need to be notarised in order to secure a balanced contract. However, as with the M&A agreements, the notaries have to be impartial and may not give counsel to one of the parties. Aside from typical real estate sale contracts I also work in restitution law, i.e. if you either want to assert claims for expropriated real estate in the former GDR or need to defend yourself against such claims.

If You Are Out Looking for Human Beings, it is Acrobats that You Will Find.

- Peter Sloterdijk, You Have To Change Your Life -


Between 1991 and 1994 I worked for a major international law firm. Starting in 1995 my partners and I operated our own law firm. In 2012 I started working as an independent counsel for a major (and also independent) German law firm. Since January 2018 I am an independent sole practitioner again.

Water’s wet, the sky’s blue. And old Satan Claus, he’s out there. And he’s just getting stronger.

- Joe Hallenbeck, Last Boy Scout -

Select Projects

Among other clients, I advised developers or system houses in these cases:

  • youwant.com AG

    First internet-radio in Germany

  • N24

    Relaunch with Live-Content

  • BBC

    Development of the world-wide used integrated media database

  • ProSiebenSat.1-Group

    Several online- and games developments

  • Red Bull

    Several games- and web-developments

  • Fraunhofer Institut

    Relaunch of web-presence

  • Bild Digital

    Several games- and web-developments

  • Audi


  • Weberbank

    Relaunch of online-presence

  • SPD-Parliamentary Faction

    Relaunch online presence

  • BVG

    Online-Applications and mobile-apps

  • Universal Music

    Joint Venture/sale of interests; online-apps

  • Heineken

    Online-Presence of „Desperados“-Beer

  • Deutsche Telekom

    Online-Broadcasting of German premier league football

  • EWE-Tel

    Development of the regional IPTV-Net of EWE

  • Relaunch ATV

    Relaunch of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation’s web-presence

  • Projekt ELSTER vis-à-vis the Bavarian tax authorities

    Sale of a license to the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the use of a printing tool for the electronic financial statement (ELSTER)/carousel_client_testimonial]

  • Counseling of FMK GmbH

  • Developer of one of the leading FM-Softeware; license agreements (amongst others with the German Parliamentary Administration; MBO and Exit

  • Counseling of Recotech GmbH

    Developer of a space-optimizing software; counseling at the setup, raising of venture capital, restructuring and internationalization

Select Transactions

Here you will find links - albeit in German only - to some of the transactions I worked on:





Here you may send me an e-mail:click to get to the contact-form

Kurfuerstendamm 194, D-10707 Berlin

Contact Form

Please use the form below to contact me.

Please do not send confidential information as the safety of this means of communication cannot be guaranteed. Please also note that I cannot accept a mandate or any other instructions via e-mail without having at least spoken to you in person.

Your Name (mandatory)

Your E-Mail-Address (mandatory)


Your Message

I confirm that I have read and fully understood the Privacy Policy and that I fully agree to it.
Read Privacy Policy