Hendrik advises on IT law and data protection law as well as entertainment law.
Hendrik has many years of experience with consulting, drafting and negotiating of complex IT projects. He focuses on legal matters regarding IoT, ASP and cloud computing. He advises on software licensing models in the fields of data protection law and of open source software. His clients include international technology groups and well-known IT and e-business companies.
Hendrik became a lawyer in 2005 and joined Osborne Clarke in 2007. He was seconded to legal departments of IT companies several times. In addition, he spent a number of years as a software developer at the Institute for Legal Informatics of Saarland University. His clients benefit from his practical experience and his technical know-how when introducing cutting edge technologies.
Hendrik is recommended by Legal 500 Germany, which highlights his “very good IT knowledge, even regarding exotic questions” and his “very fast understanding of technical details”. In 2015 he received Lexology’s and the International Law Office’s International Client Choice Award, winning the German IT & Internet category.
He is the author of numerous publications and co-author of several handbooks and commentaries, including the Beck’sches Handbuch IT- und Datenschutzrecht [Handbook on IT law and data protection law] and the juris Praxiskommentar BGB (a commentary on the German Civil Code).
Hendrik is a lecturer in IT law at the Deutsche Anwaltakademie (German Lawyers’ Academy) and a frequent speaker on topics relating to IT law.
He is a member of the Data Protection Law Committee of the German Federal Bar, a member of the information technology working group of the German Lawyers Association (DAV), and a member of the German Society for Law and Computer Science.
An up-to-date list of speaking engagements and publications can be found here.