Klaus advises on complex, national and international IT projects, including those focused on outsourcing and migration, technology-based transactions, compliance, IT security, data protection and privacy.
Klaus helps clients across various industries by shaping a legal environment that supports their technological innovation and enables secure production and distribution. He helps establish their e-commerce capabilities and advises on the many aspects of internet law, including contracts, liability and copyright clearing.
Klaus also advises companies on hardware and software contracts, support them with corporate and technology-based transactions and specialised in eGovernment issues.
His expertise lies in identifying and advising on legal issues for new technologies, such as 3D printing, connected devices, intelligent internet, and wearables. He guides compliance at every stage of the product or service life cycle, from the early stages of development to market launch.
Klaus has written various articles on subjects, including 3D printing technology and regulation in the telecommunications industry, such as "The digital estate - what happens to emails, De-mails and files in hosted storage after death?", as well as written books on "Electronic Signature and Electronic Signature Act", "Leasing of a complete computer system" and “IT Compliance for Financial Services”.
Klaus was named 'Best Lawyer' in the field of intellectual property Handelsblatt >
DWF Germany has founded a new association called "Innovation Network Cologne". The association aims at connecting established companies with innovative startups of the world's technological centres.
Klaus studied in Cologne and Bonn (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and received a Master’s degree from the University San Diego, California.
Klaus has the honour of representing the Los Angeles World Trade Center and the LAEDC Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in Germany and is member of the Advisory Board of the German American Business Association (GABA).
He enjoys classical music and sports, especially football, basketball and golf.