Osborne Clarke has strengthened its Berlin office with the appointment of two IT legal experts: Dr Hans-Christian Woger and Benjamin Schaum. Hans-Christian joins as Counsel from CMS Hasche Sigle on 1 September and Benjamin Schaum will join as an Associate from Ernst & Young on 1 October.

Head of IT and data protection at Osborne Clarke in Germany, Flemming Moos, comments: "We are pleased to have gained two talented colleagues. Now we are also able to offer IT and data protection advice from our Berlin office.”

Altogether seven colleagues work in Berlin in the area of corporate, IT and employment, with more to follow.

Hans-Christian Woger specialises in IT and data protection law. He advises mainly small and, mid-sized companies from the online and tech industry on data protection and software and e-commerce law matters.

Benjamin Schaum is an expert in IT and data protection law and advises clients from various sectors with a focus on the video games industry.

Osborne Clarke has one of the largest IT teams in Germany, comprising of 27 lawyers including seven partners. The international IT group comprises of more than 120 lawyers. They advise, amongst others, in the fields of data protection and data security, e-commerce, outsourcing, cloud computing, software licencing and games. The German team advises various DAX and MDAX companies as well as large medium-sized companies on digitalisation projects and on the implementation of the data protection regulation.

Osborne Clarke is a market leader in digital media and stands out for its strong consultancy service in media and IT law. Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE Law Firm of the Year 2017 in IT.

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