Hendrik advises on IT law and data protection law.
Hendrik 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.
He is named in 2019 and 2018 by Handelsblatt, by Best Lawyers and by Wirtschaftswoche, as one of the best lawyers for IT law. The JUVE handbook 2019/2020 recommends him as “leading name in the area of open source”. In Kanzleimonitor 2018/2019 and 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.
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 board member of the BITKOM working group Open Source, 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 IT & Data Protection and Technology & Media in 2019.