Hendrik advises on IT law and data protection law.
Hendrik is named in 2018 by Handelsblatt and by Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers for IT law. In Kanzleimonitor 2017/2018 he is listed as a repeatedly recommended lawyer for IT law. He is also recommended by Legal 500 Germany, due to his “very good IT knowledge, even regarding exotic questions” and his “very fast understanding of technical details”. In 2015 he received the International Client Choice Award from Lexology and the International Law Office, winning the IT & Internet Law category.
He has many years of experience with consulting, drafting and negotiating of complex IT projects. He focuses on legal matters regarding IoT, digitalisation and cloud computing. He advises on software licensing models, in particular relating to open source software and in the field of data protection law. His clients include international technology groups and well-known IT and e-business companies.
Hendrik became a lawyer in 2005 and joined the Munich office of 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 advising on technology-oriented matters.
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 Association, 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.
Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of Information Technology in 2017.