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Projects / Positions

  • Supporting ORACLE’s US headquarters in the implementation of a legal framework for the purposes of software financing in Germany (revenue recognition)
  • Ongoing project support for the entire German ORACLE consulting organization
  • Member of the steering committee for large-scale projects at the Consulting Director, ORACLE
  • Data protection officer
  • Software distribution: Concluding numerous contracts with well-known large enterprises
  • Corporate group-wide implementation of contractual legal structures, both in Germany and abroad
  • Contract negotiations for large-scale software development projects with a London-based company
  • Establishing a contractual basis for corporate group-wide global networks (e.g. with Deutsche Telekom Group)
  • Contract negotiations for joint strategic software development and distribution (e.g. with SAP)
  • Company-wide introduction of SAP, including branch-specific solutions and an accompanying outsourcing project
  • Introducing a Remote Service Platform, hosting services
  • Numerous support assignments in audit situations as well as investment optimizations for user organizations running SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, with the advisory bundle auditprotect
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Legal Opinions / Statements

  • The permissibility of SAP actions regarding price increases/mass terminations of support services affecting SAP users from a contractual and anti-trust perspective
  • The necessity of acquiring SAP licenses in the case of a highly complex business model
  • The contractual obligations of the provider in the area of corporate networks/telecommunications
  • The copyright/commercial usage rights to software developed under an employment contract
  • The extent of obligations to adapt the features in SAP updates in response to changes in legislation in the context of an ongoing software support contract 

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Instructor / Speaker

Considerable teaching experience in the fields of software contract law and IT project management

  • In-house education programs, e.g. for Sales and Consulting teams
  • Planning, managing and implementing IT / IP education for both major commercial providers and for organizations promoting technology and business
  • Universities in Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Mannheim, Germany / Master’s degree programs (LL.M., MBA):
    • “IT Management (MBA)”
    • “Business Informatics”
    • “Negotiating and Designing Contracts”
    • “International Contract Law”