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Sven-Erik Heun

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Sven-Erik is a partner in the Frankfurt office of our Commercial Practice and also head of our German Communications Sector Group. Since 2015, he has coordinated the management activities as Head of Country for Germany and serves on the firm’s international management bodies. His practices includes Communications, IT, e-commerce, internet and data protection law in regulatory, compliance, commercial and M&A projects, convergence projects (M2M, IoT, Smart Meter/Grid), outsourcing, cloud and IT platform agreements, administrative litigation.


Partner Bird & Bird 2009-. Previously Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Clifford Chance LLP, Frankfurt am Main.


He is Co-Chairman of the working party on Telecommunications of the German Computer Law Association and a member of the advisory council (Fachbeirat) to the EuroHandelsinstitut e.V. (EHI) in relation to the compliance certification of online shops under


Qualified 1993 and admitted to Frankfurt am Main Bar.

Germany: Industry focus


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Sven-Erik Heun - Bird & Bird

Within: Telecoms

Bird & Bird’s telecoms practice focuses on the high-tech sector, where, in addition to traditional telecoms law issues, the firm also increasingly handles matters at the intersection with ICT projects. Broadband expansion and investments in communcations infrastructure projects are also part of the team’s workload as well as advice on OTT services – providers in this space make up a substantial part of the client base, in addition to network operators and mobile virtual network operators. 450Connect, Telefónica and CenturyLink Communications Germany are key clients. The group represented internet exchange point operator DE-CIX Management in an action against the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the admissibility of strategic telephone tapping. Practice head Sven-Erik Heun and counsel Valerian Jenny make up the core team.

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