Konstantin Ewald is Osborne Clarke Germany’s Head of Tech, Media and Comms and leads the team of Digital Transformation specialists. With 20+ years of experience of advising on strategic IT and technology projects, digital regulation, ecommerce and consumer law as well as interactive entertainment Konstantin Ewald is recognized as one of the leading IT, digital media and entertainment lawyers in Germany.
Konstantin is a trusted advisor to emerging, high-growth and mature technology and digital media companies.
He is a specialist in ecommerce law with a special focus on consumer law and multi-jurisdictional platform compliance projects. Konstantin has been advising leading Internet companies as well as traditional retailers on product launch issues, including commercial agreements, platform terms and conditions, regulated activities and platform liability.
Konstantin regularly acts for major computer and mobile games developers and publishers as well as other rights owners who are licensing rights for use in interactive software products. He regularly counsels clients during the product development phase, providing advice about how to design games/apps and other digital media products to avoid claims for infringement and to comply with privacy and youth protection regulations.
Konstantin’s IT and technology practice focuses on advising on technology related matters with a particular emphasis on SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud deployment models, complex software implementation and licensing projects, distribution agreements and white labelling strategies that safeguard IP.
Additionally, Konstantin counsels clients in IP-driven transactions – particularly in VC, M&A and other corporate transactions.
Konstantin has published the first legal handbook on mobile apps and is editor-in-chief of Germany’s leading blog about legal aspects of games www.onlinegameslaw.com.
Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of IT & Data Protection and Technology & Media several times.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I like providing strategic advice to great companies and helping clients to navigate through the opportunities and risks presented by novel technologies and complex transactions and business models. I translate legal advice into business consequences and business actions. I provide proactive problem-solving, creative strategic thinking and a 360 view on the relevant topic.
Clients and peers emphasize his “substantial expertise and profound transactional know how“ and “high responsiveness”. They praise him as "super committed and strong negotiator", as well as “unbelievably knowledgeable of the industry".
The JUVE Handbook as well as Legal500 and Chambers continuously recognize and award Konstantin for the categories IT and Media.
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