Lawyer at CMS, focus on innovative business models in the tech space. #TopLawyer for IT Law 2020 by WirtschaftsWoche - 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹𝘀 I have a particular experience in blockchain- and AI-related projects, which includes legal advice in tokenization projects (STO, ICO), privacy-friendly blockchain implementations, AI algorithms, machine learning, privacy enhaning technologies like federated learning, financial industries (FinTech), intellectual property, and IT contracts, in brief: topics related to software and data. Our clients include major tech companies, but we also work for many startups with our startup incubator equIP. - 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 Before becoming a lawyer I worked as a software developer for many years, which is why I am still passionate about coding. I am convinced that only by understanding a client's business it is possible to propose an alternative, legally even better or less risky solution. Especially the digital transformation requires a thinking outside the box, to interprete laws in new ways or to slightly adapt a technical approach in order to comply with the law. - 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 Clients include federal ministries (blockchain and digitalization), tier 1 IT provider (blockchain, AI and privacy), tier 1 engineering company (blockchain and FinTech), tier 1 car manufacturers (IT compliance), tier 2 AI software provider (AI, privacy and IT contract law) and many, many tech startups. I love to play my cello and piano, read books with my children and have a beer with interesting people.