Robert, associate at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is member of Data Privacy and Technology Company Group in Germany. He focuses on counseling in the area of Data Privacy, IP/IT and mergers and acquisitions in this field.

Robert has always been fascinated by new technologies and the digitization. Following 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 provided a software as a platform solution and working for a German venture capital investor. His legal advice in mergers and acquisitions or legal assessments regarding data privacy will thus reflect not only his legal expertise but also his experience and fascination for new technology. For our clients, he prepares, among other things, privacy policies or data processing agreements or is involved in conducting a due diligence or drafting a shareholders' agreement. Robert is also advising in GDPR readiness and general data privacy compliance and works on various aspects of trademark and competition law.

He joined Orrick in 2017, after working as a scientific researcher in the field of Data Privacy.

  • Data Privacy / Cybersecurity

    • GDPR Compliance Programs: Advising multinational companies on GDPR and general Data Privacy compliance, advising on international data transfers, drafting data sharing agreements and privacy policies, supporting with data processing records, analysing data processing activities, setting up compliance structure and privacy-by-design programs, assisting with Privacy Impact Assessments, aligning electronic marketing with Data Privacy requirements.
    • Data Privacy Agreements: Advising multinational tech companies on tailored data processing agreements and intra-group data privacy agreements. 
    • Tech Start-ups on Data Privacy: Advising start-ups from the U.S. and Germany on IT and data privacy matters, e.g. compliance with the of products and services with GDPR, consumer privacy and data protection principles. This in particular includes drafting legal frameworks, terms and conditions or privacy policies.

    Unfair Trade and IP

    • Unfair Trade Practices: Advising startup from the U.S. regarding unfair advertising und German law.
    • Unfair Trade Practices Litigation: Representing several software and e-commerce companies in unfair competition litigation, e.g. regarding unfair advertising and breach of consumer protection regulations.

    M&A Technolgy / Joint Venture Transactions

    Robert advised on numerous transactions, including:

    • KUKA Home on acquisition of Rolf Benz.
    • Client on acquisition of Pintsch Bubenzer.
    • Client on acquisition of Polytech Health & Aesthetics.
    • Flexera on acuqisition of Brainware Group.
    • Creditshelf on IPO.
    • Client on Acquisition of a majority share in Auto-Pflege-Zentrum, Germany's largest nationwide provider of vehicle preparation services, from TÜV SÜD AG.