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Dr Alexander Duisberg

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Information Technology


Alexander is a partner based in our Munich office. He is the Joint Head of our International IT Sector Group and Head of the German IT Sector Group and his practices includes contentious and non-contentious matters, agile development, big data, cloud migration, data protection compliance, IoT, major technology projects, outsourcing and open source


Partner at Bird & Bird since 2005 and previously associate at Baker & McKenzie


Alexander speaks German, English, Italian, Spanish and French.


German Society of Law and Informatics (DGRI e.V.),Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, The German-Italian Chamber of Commerce. Appointed panelist to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.


Admitted to German Bar in 1995

Germany: IT and outsourcing

Information technology (including contracts)

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Duisberg - Bird & Bird

Within: Information technology (including contracts)

Considered one of the ‘absolute market leaders in Germany’, Bird & Bird’s IT practice stands out for its ‘understanding of specific sectors, very good knowledge of client-specific features’ and the ‘good coordination also in cross-border matters’. The eight-partner team, whose ‘manner is always professional, polite and goal-oriented’, often advises on digital matters and in 2017 again saw many mandates in the context of Industry 4.0: It assisted a British software company with the development of a platform for the international distribution of software solutions and maintenance and further advancement of the products and also continuously advises a high-end automotive corporation on the digital transformation process. In traditional IT law the team surrounding practice head Alexander Duisberg often handles large IT projects, acts in IT disputes and additionally has longstanding experience in licence agreements. The diverse client portfolio includes SAP, Workday and adidas. The ‘outstanding’ Henriette Picot ‘always contributes to a positive atmosphere, but in case of disagreements also demonstrates the strength to enforce key points’. Lennart Schüßler was promoted to partner.

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Within: Outsourcing

Also in outsourcing matters Bird & Bird’s IT team is ‘always available, reacts with high flexibility and has mastered the subject within an extremely short amount of time’; both providers and customers benefit from the firm’s ‘impressive’ expertise. It advises companies in the consumer goods, technology and media sectors on the outsourcing of business processes, IT outsourcings and data protection aspects and often handles matters with a cross-border element. Alexander Duisberg is widely recognised.

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