Counsel in the IP and Technology group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Gernot is a counsel in the IP, data and technology group at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He co-heads the TMT practice in Vienna and leads on data, data privacy, IT and IP related matters in cross-border M&A transactions, commercial collaborations, joint ventures and litigation.
Further to being an acknowledged expert in Austrian and European data law and data privacy law, Gernot specialises in advising on the legal implications of the carve-out, separation, integration and transitional services aspects of transactions and joint ventures as well as on intellectual property transfer and licence arrangements and long-term commercial arrangements in this regard.
Also having an academic background in computer science (ie, a bachelor’s degree in software and information engineering and a master’s degree in computational intelligence), Gernot has extensive experience in assisting multinational and domestic companies from many different business sectors on the legal implications of and setting-up data-driven or technology-driven innovation and digital projects as well as projects involving software, cloud services and legal tech.