Overview


Dr. Ralf Weisser advises on mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing and licensing transactions, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, regulatory matters and litigation. He is co-head of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) and the Firm’s Licensing, Technology and Media practice groups.

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Results


  • Advising the shareholders of Team! Licensing GmbH, a German licensing agency in the entertainment sector (Peanuts, Pippi Longstocking, Hello Kitty), on the complete sale of their shares in the company to Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG)
  • Advising one of Europe’s leaders in the savory snack industry, Intersnack Group, on the outsourcing of its IT infrastructure and negotiating the master outsourcing and WAN services agreements as well as all ancillary documents with the two chosen service providers, Getronics and GTT
  • Drafting and negotiating a software development and maintenance agreement for the creation of an app for the networking of various types of smart kitchen devices (Smart Kitchen, Internet of Things) of a leading German cutlery and kitchenware manufacturer

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Recognitions


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Media, Copyright and Telecommunications Law
  • Chambers Europe 2018-2020, Germany: clients value his “high expertise” and further describe him as “effective, cost-sensitive, hands-on and service-oriented“.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Technology and Outsourcing: Ralf Weisser, who has “excellent industry and legal expertise”, (…) is “recommended without reservation due to his engagement”.
  • JUVE Handbook 2018/2019: „absolute expert“, competitor.
  • Chambers Europe 2017/2018, Germany: Ralf Weisser is described by clients as “knowledgeable and pleasant to work with“. “He is very dedicated to clients’ needs” a source also reports. He has substantial expertise in conducting transactions for clients in the IT sector, including outsourcing.

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Community


  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, member of the Legal Committee
  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, Medal of Honor

Credentials


Education
University of Constance, Dr. jur. (PhD), 1993
Duke University School of Law, LLM, (Fulbright Scholarship), 1991
University of Constance, State Exam, 1988

Admissions
Munich
New York

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Dr. Ralf Weisser

Insights & Events / Media

Virtual Conference / McDermott Event / September 29, 2020

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 24, 2019

Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (Germany) / December 1, 2016

Betriebs-Berater (Germany) / April 4, 2016

MMR Multimedia und Recht, Issue 11 / November 12, 2015

Der Betrieb, Issue 45 / November 6, 2015

Munich, Germany / Diversity Event / September 24, 2014

MMR MultiMedia und Recht, Issue 6 / June 2014

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / May 20 - 22, 2014

Munich, Germany / Diversity Event / March 17, 2014

Legal Tribune online / July 3, 2012

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / May 14, 2012

Munich, Germany / Diversity Event / March 30, 2011

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / February 23 - 24, 2011

Bundesanzeiger Verlag's Praxishandbuch lnternationaler Know-how-schutz / December 5, 2010

Munich, Germany / Diversity Event / March 24, 2010

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / February 24, 2010

ZUM, Issue 12 / December 1, 2009

Handbuch der Telekommunikation / February 2, 2009

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / April 7 - 8, 2008

Ismaning, Germany / Diversity Event / July 23, 2008

Cologne, Germany / McDermott Event / February 26 - 27, 2008

Publications / June 4, 2007

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / November 7 - 9, 2007

Kommunikation & Recht, Issue 7/8 / August 1, 2007

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / July 17 - 18, 2007

On the Subject / June, 2007

Cologne, Germany / Speaking Engagements / May 22 - 24, 2007

Frankfurt, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 21 - 22, 2007

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / November 8, 2006

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / October 19, 2006

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / July 14, 2006

Bergisch Gladbach, Germany / Speaking Engagements / April 4, 2006

Frankfurt, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2006

Communications Handbook 2005, PLC Cross-border Handbook, Edition 4 / June 1, 2005

Cologne, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2005

International News / February 1, 2005

McDermott Event / October 2, 2004

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / May 11, 2004

BNA's Medical Research Law & Policy Report / April 7, 2004

Cologne, Germany / McDermott Event / February 11, 2004

Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht (ZUM), Issue 8/9 / August 1, 2003

Cologne, Germany / Speaking Engagements / May 20 - 23, 2003

McDermott Event / Oct 17, 2002

Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW), Issue 48 / November 27, 2000

Kommunikation & Recht, Issue 6 / June 3, 2000

Wirtschaft & Wettbewerb, Issue 9 / September, 1998

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