Nils leads the TMT team in our Frankfurt office. His focus lies on digitisation projects, the protection, use and enforcement of data and intangible rights, notably copyright and trade secrets. Nils advises clients around the globe and assists them in developing and implementing digital sales strategies. His expertise includes portability of online content, geoblocking regulations, ISP liability, GDPR-related advice, audio-visual media and online payment services. He is also valued for his fine experience regarding product promotion.
Nils' clients involve him not only in strategic transactions such as the licensing of Artificial Intelligence ("AI") or Internet of Things ("IoT"). He also enjoys a long-standing reputation as litigator. On numerous occasions, he has represented clients in role model cases before the German federal Court as well as the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Currently, he is handling a much-noticed case for the German Digital Library dealing with the framing technology.
The sector expertise Nils can build on comprehends the automotive sector, finance and FinTech, media, education and research as well as the pharma and cosmetics industry. He is frequently involved in industry 4.0 projects helping in the digitisation of work flows and product life circles.
Clients particular value Nils for his realistic knowledgeable predictions and for keeping his word. Competitors recognize his detailed approach and his capacity to continually find new angles to look at. Nils is a member of the copyright and publishing expert committee of GRUR and member of DGRI. He is lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz as well as speaker at the Academy of German Book Trade.