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

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 6 / June 2014

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / May 14, 2012

Publications / December 5, 2010

Publications / February 2, 2009

McDermott Event / April 7 - 8, 2008

Munich Gaming Convention 2008

McDermott Event / February 26 - 27, 2008

14th Annual Euroforum Convention

Publications / June 4, 2007

McDermott Event / November 7 - 9, 2007

Munich Media Days 2007

Speaking Engagements / July 17 - 18, 2007

Euroforum: Second Life - Business Strategies for a Virtual World

Publications / June, 2007

Speaking Engagements / May 22 - 24, 2007

ANGA Cable - Trade Fair for Cable, Satellite & Multimedia

Speaking Engagements / February 21 - 22, 2007

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / November 8, 2006

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / October 19, 2006

Speaking Engagements / July 14, 2006

Euroforum Conference on Mobile TV

Speaking Engagements / April 4, 2006

Euroforum Conference on IPTV

Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2006

12th Euroforum Annual Convention

Publications / june 1, 2015

Data Protection Issues in International Clinical Trials

Speaking Engagements / February 22, 2005

11th Euroforum Annual Convention

McDermott Event / October 2, 2004

Media Days

Publications / April 7, 2004

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

Speaking Engagements / May 20 - 23, 2003

9th Euroforum Annual Convention

McDermott Event / Oct 17, 2002

Media Days

Publications / June 3, 2000

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