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Markus Spitz

Markus Spitz is a lawyer who mainly advises his clients on information technology and data protection law as well as company and trade law. He advises and assists chemical companies, plant engineering firms, car manufacturers and energy suppliers, telecommunication, IT and roadside hospitality companies in particular on the implementation of corporate processes, IT and outsourcing projects as well as compliance issues and questions concerning business law in line with data protection regulations. He also deals with company acquisitions and sales, attending to matters such as the drawing up and negotiation of transitional services agreements. In addition, Markus Spitz acts as a speaker on topics involving data protection laws, in particular, within the context of medical law.

Practice areas
  • IT project and software contract law
  • Data protection law
  • Corporation and partnership law as well as trade law
  • Comprehensive advice and legal assistance for medium-sized and listed companies
  • Compliance cases
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 2010 - 2016 Studies of Law and specialist foreign language studies focusing on English law at Heidelberg and Aberystwyth (Wales)
  • 2016 - 2018 Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Heilbronn
  • 2018 Admitted to the German Bar
  • 2018 - 2020 Stint at a large corporate law firm covering the field of IT and data protection law, while working on his doctorate
  • 2018 - 2021 Scientific assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law of Heidelberg University, assisting with the LinCDat (Learning from Clinical Data. Ethical, Social and Legal Aspects) interdisciplinary project and completing his doctoral thesis on the “Secondary Use of Clinical Data for Medical Research Purposes” at Heidelberg University
Other activities and memberships
  • Member of the Association of Former Scholarship Holders of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Altstipendiaten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.)
  • Member of Lebenswende e.V. Drogenhilfe, a German association helping drug addicts to turn their lives around)
Selected publications
  • “Is patient consent always necessary to use clinical data for biomedical research?“, Vortrag auf der 69th Heidelberg Grand Round, Responsible Use of Clinical Data for Research Purposes, 15. Juni 2021
  • „Auskunfts- und Einsichtnahmerechte von Patienten im digitalisierten Gesundheitswesen“, GesR 2016, S. 69 (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Kai Cornelius LL.M.)
  • „Rechtlicher Rahmen für eine privilegierte Nutzung klinischer Daten zu Forschungszwecken“, MedR 2021, S. 499 (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Kai Cornelius LL.M., Dr. Martin Jungkunz und Dr. Christoph Schickhardt)
  • „Personenbezogene Daten im Kontext biomedizinischer Sekundärforschungsnutzung“, in: Richter, Loh, Buyx, von Kielmansegg (Hrsg.), Datenreiche Medizin und das Problem der Einwilligung Ethische, rechtliche und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, 2021, S. 101 (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Kai Cornelius LL.M.)
  • Kommentierung zu §§ 28, 29 ProdSG, in: Ehring/Taeger (Hrsg.), Handkommentar Produkthaftungs- und Produktsicherheitsrecht, 2021 (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Kai Cornelius LL.M.) (im Druck)
  • „Datenschutz – Aktuelles zur Unterscheidung personenbezogener Daten von sonstigen Daten“, Vortrag auf dem 17. Karlsruher IT-Rechtstag, 26. September 2020 (gemeinsam mit Dr. Axel Funk)
  • „Learning from Clinical Data - Sekundärnutzung medizinischer Daten für Forschungszwecke“, Vortrag auf der Vortragsveranstaltung des Vereins zur Förderung des Deutschen, Europäischen und Internationalen Medizinrechts, Gesundheitsrechts und der Bioethik in Heidelberg und Mannheim zu Compliance im Krankenhaus, 12. Dezember 2019 und der Winter School der TU München, 17. Oktober 2019

My motto

“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.” Muhammad Ali

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