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Dr. Nils Rauer, MJI
The Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, is a wide-ranging group of individual legislative initiatives from the European Commission to adapt the European market to the digital age.
The unifying theme of the DSM is to create a pan-European framework of laws for the digital economy, applying the core principles of a single market: free movement of goods, services, people and capital; fair competition and a well-harmonized and level playing field for all stakeholders.
Legislative initiatives have been agreed between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. This means that the initiatives by the Commission – once a promise for the far future – have already become or will become reality soon.
DSM means change for all affected businesses, yet it is uncertain whether the remaining initiatives will still be supported or whether there will be a new strategy deepening the DSM strategy.
Our European team of experienced lawyers closely monitor the progress of the DSM strategy and analyse the legal challenges as well as the opportunities.
For further background on the DSM and to find out how it will impact e-commerce, online platforms, telecoms and data privacy regulations, read more in our special report:
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Nicole advises both listed and unlisted companies on all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures.
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Stephan advises German and international companies in commercial, intellectual property & data protection and information technology law matters, with a particular focus on the automotive and IT sectors.
Marc specialises in the telecom and energy infrastructure sector.
Emmanuel Gougé is a renowned counsel and litigator in IP law, with a strong focus on patents, trade secrets and trademarks. Emmanuel has been involved in a range of multi-jurisdictional IP matters. His practice focuses mainly on electronics, automotive, aerospace, life sciences, and medical devices. Emmanuel has been involved in a wide range of cross-border litigations and has played an instrumental role in advising clients on multi-jurisdictional matters.
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Simon is the Global head of our TMT practice and leads large scale transactions in the technology and telecoms sectors.
Ronald is a corporate partner who specialises in advising German and foreign corporations and investors on national and cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture projects, as well as on the optimisation of group structures, corporate restructurings and reorganisations and on general corporate law.
Sarah supports the advanced manufacturing and technology team, tracks industry developments and trends and facilitates discussion around the commercial and legal implications of these internally and with key clients, and is a regular speaker at technology industry events.
Michele specialises in privacy, data protection and information law. Her previous work with regulators in the UK and Europe means she brings a unique depth of knowledge and understanding to advising clients on the interpretation and application of this complex area of law.
Anna-Lena is member of the IP and TMT team in our Frankfurt office.
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Clare leads Pinsent Masons’ IP and Life Sciences teams.
Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Sector Head Technology, Science & Industry
Florian is the Global Head of Technology, Science & Industry
Andreas specialises in technology and e-commerce, data protection, sourcing and commercial contracts, with a focus on transactional and advisory work. He partners with clients to meet their legal needs and to enable and support them to achieve their commercial objectives.
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Luke Scanlon advises some of the world's leading technology companies, banks and fintech businesses on a range of fintech and legal technology related issues and had been recognised by Legal500 and ranked as a leading fintech lawyer by Chambers. Luke is the Head of Fintech propositions and a Legal Director for Pinsent Masons.
Ann leads the IP and Data Litigation team in Dublin and represents international brands and corporates in leading cases before the Irish Courts.
Annabelle is a dual-qualified French Avocat à la Cour in Paris and Attorney at Law admitted to the New York State Bar. Her strong background in new technologies, from both an operational and regulatory standpoint, as well as her international education, have made her a strong asset on all information technologies, outsourcing, cybersecurity and data protection projects.
Inmaculada is partner in the corporate team at Pinsent Masons in Madrid. She has particular experience in M&A, corporate investment and divestment transactions, and corporate restructuring.
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Partner, Head of German Intellectual Property
Marc leads Pinsent Masons’ German Intellectual Property Group and the German Life Sciences sector. He specialises in supporting pharmaceutical, medical device and other high-tech companies in navigating through the complex world of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property.
Iain leads Pinsent Masons' contentious intellectual property practice having prosecuted many of the UK’s most high profile pieces of IP litigation through the UK courts and then on to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Florian heads Pinsent Masons' trade mark and brand protection team based in our London office, with extensive experience in domestic and international filing, prosecution and portfolio management.
Alex is a technology, media and telecommunications partner in Singapore. His experience covers all aspects of commercial and regulatory work in the Technology and Communications sector in both developed and developing markets.
Partner, Head of Technology & Digital Markets
Andrew specialises in corporate transactions within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.
Rechtsanwältin, Legal Director
Ruth is a specialist in data-driven projects. Recent work includes the full range of IT sourcing and customer-facing general terms and conditions for Industry 4.0 projects, GDPR compliance for the German payment card industry, IT outsourcing contracts under EBA guidelines / MaRisk and negotiating document delivery contracts following Germany's 2018 amendment of the library privilege in copyright law. In addition, Ruth has extensive experience in coordinating trademark enforcement internationally.
David has more than 20 years' experience dealing with complex disputes. He leads Pinsent Masons' TMT Disputes Team. David was named in The Lawyer's "Hot 100" for 2019 for his ground-breaking work in data privacy litigation.
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Joanne is head of the Health sector but sits within the Corporate Group, specialising principally in private company and private equity work including acquisitions and disposals, buy-in and buy-outs, joint ventures and investments.
Mark specialises in patent litigation and other contentious IP disputes, which usually involve a cross-border angle.
Yvonne leads Pinsent Masons Financial services technology practice. She specialises in advising on non-contentious technology matters, including outsourcing, systems development and integration, e-commerce and IT procurement.
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Alexis leads our Financial Services business and has been heavily engaged with the sector throughout his career. Alexis specialises in insurance distribution, regulation and product development and works with a range of insurer and intermediary clients.
Bryan is the Head of our TMT practice in Singapore. He is a very experienced practitioner specialising in local and regional aspects of TMT law that merit his excellent market reputation.
Zeljana is part of the IP and TMT team in our Frankfurt office. Her practice and expertise notably focus on copyright and advertising law. Moreover, she regularly advises on IT and digitisation projects.
Daniel specialises in the digital economy, in particular regarding IT/software, data protection and telecommunication.
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