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Osborne Clarke

15 INNERE KANALSTR, 50823 KĂ–LN, GERMANY
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Work +49 221 5108 4000
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www.osborneclarke.com

Konstantin Ewald

Tel:
Work +49 221 5108 4160
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Osborne Clarke

Work Department

Digital Business, Internet and e-commerce, Media, Telecoms, Interactive entertainment, Data protection and privacy

Position

Konstantin Ewald is a Partner and Head of Digital Business at Osborne Clarke, Germany. He advises leaders in the digital media and software industry throughout Europe and the US on all matters of digital media and IT law as well as IP/technology-related transactions. Konstantin's practice focuses on advising on technology related matters with a particular emphasis on SaaS and PaaS cloud deployment models, complex software implementation and licensing projects, distribution agreements and white labelling strategies that safeguard IP. He is a specialist in E- and M-commerce law, as well as data protection issues. A large part of his practice is working with clients in the digital media/video game/mobile sector. Konstantin regularly acts for major computer and mobile games developers and publishers as well as other rights owners who are licensing rights for use in interactive software products. He regularly counsels clients during the product development phase, providing advice about how to design games/apps and other digital media products to avoid claims for infringement and to comply with privacy and youth protection regulations.

Languages

German, English


Germany: IT and outsourcing

Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

Osborne Clarke clearly is amongst the first addresses both for domestic and international clients seeking IT law advice: Drawing on a very broad practice, the eight-partner team is active in traditional IT licence and transactional matters, but is also increasingly gaining a reputation in the digital segment, particularly in the finance, pharma, PropertyTech and automotive industry. Recently the recognised Konstantin Ewald represented Gameforge in landmark proceedings regarding the right of revocation for virtual currency; Ulrich Bäumer regularly assists L&T Infotech with digitalisation projects; and Hendrik Schöttle advised mantro on the market launch of a smart home device for consumption control in the household and Vorwerk on the international rollout of an IoT device in 11 countries. Clients also sought out the team for numerous IT-driven M&A transactions, including FUNKE Digital regarding a majority share in Media Partisans and software company Mindjet concerning the sale of a business division in four European jurisdictions. Besides various Indian and US companies, such as Motorola Mobility, the client portfolio also includes Ferrero Deutschland and Sixt. Marc Störing was promoted to partner.

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Germany: Media

Entertainment

Within: Entertainment

Osborne Clarke’s activity in media law matters is tightly linked with the digital expertise of its industry focus group Digital Business: The team surrounding the renowned Konstantin Ewald has a particular focus on online topics and eCommerce. It recently advised Facebook on the introduction of an eCommerce function on its website and GoPro on the establishment of a new eCommerce shop. Providing comprehensive advice to the games industry constitutes another pillar of the practice: Clients include the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) regarding the development of draft legislation for tax incentives for the games industry and Gameforge concerning regular strategic advice and representation in contentious matters. In the area of copyright disputes Martin Soppe represented Beautylane in connection with product images and in a transactional highlight the firm advised Funke Medien on the acquisition of media partisans. The team also works in close collaboration with the venture capital practice and frequently handles VC deals in the media sector.

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