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™ 2020 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Media, Copyright and Telecommunications Law
  • Chambers Europe 2018/2019, Germany: clients value his “high expertise” and further describe him as “effective, cost-sensitive, hands-on and service-oriented“.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018/2019, 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

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

MMR MultiMedia und Recht, Issue 8 / August 7, 2015

The Legal Framework for Connected Cars – An Overview of Legal Issues Relating ...

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

Munich Gaming Convention 2011

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

17th Annual Euroforum Convention: The future of Cable Networks

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

Munich, Germany / Diversity Event / March 24, 2010

Munich Gaming Convention 2010

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / February 24, 2010

16th Annual Euroforum Convention: The Future of Cable-TV-Networks

ZUM, Issue 12 / December 1, 2009

Handbuch der Telekommunikation / February 2, 2009

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

Munich Gaming Convention 2008

Ismaning, Germany / Diversity Event / July 23, 2008

German IPTV Association: Licence Law

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

14th Annual Euroforum Convention

Publications / June 4, 2007

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

Munich Media Days 2007

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

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

Euroforum: Second Life - Business Strategies for a Virtual World

On the Subject / June, 2007

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

ANGA Cable - Trade Fair for Cable, Satellite & Multimedia

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

Euroforum Conference on Mobile TV

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

Euroforum Conference on IPTV

Frankfurt, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2006

12th Euroforum Annual Convention

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

Country Q&A for Germany

Medizinrecht / June 1, 2015

Data Protection Issues in International Clinical Trials

Cologne, Germany / Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2005

11th Euroforum Annual Convention

International News / February 1, 2005

McDermott Event / October 2, 2004

Media Days

Cologne, Germany / Diversity Event / May 11, 2004

ANGA Cable Convention 2004

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

Transfer of Clinical Research Data from the European Union to the United ...

Cologne, Germany / McDermott Event / February 11, 2004

10th Euroforum Annual Convention

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

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

9th Euroforum Annual Convention

McDermott Event / Oct 17, 2002

Media Days

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

The New Broadcasting Agreement

Kommunikation & Recht, Issue 6 / June 3, 2000

Wirtschaft & Wettbewerb, Issue 9 / September, 1998

Access to Digital Television Cable Network Outside of Must-Carry Rules

ZUM, Issue 12 / December, 1997

Services for the Distribution of Digital Pay TV Offerings

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