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Mark Oliver Kühn LL.M. (Denver)
Attorney at Law (New York)

Mark Oliver Kühn is specialised in offering legal advice on information technology and privacy law, industrial property rights as well as contract and commercial law. Mr Kühn advises and supports national and international companies in designing corporate processes to ensure legal certainty, in particular in the fields of software contract law and open source, IT outsourcing and project contracts, data privacy and protection, e-commerce and multimedia law, electronic payment systems, IT compliance and telecommunications law. Mr Kühn also regularly lectures on current topics relating to IT and privacy law as well as compliance issues. Furthermore, he is honorary member of the International Association of Young Lawyers/ Association International des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).

Practice areas
  • IT project and software contract law (licensing, development, maintenance and service agreements) including open source
  • Privacy law
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Internet and e-commerce law
  • Copyright and media law
  • Industrial property rights
  • Commercial and distribution law
  • Telecommunications law
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 1991 - 1996 Law studies in Mainz with a study visit to Nantes, France
  • 1999 - 2000 Law studies at the University of Denver, USA, graduating with a Master of Laws degree in American and Comparative Law (LL.M.)
  • 2000 Admitted to the German bar
  • 2001 Admitted to the New York State bar as an attorney and counsellor at law, USA
  • 2006 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm
Other activities and memberships
  • Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
  • Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik (DGRI) (German Association of Law and Informatics)
  • Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Informationstechnologierecht beim Deutschen Anwaltsverein (DAVIT) (Working Group for Information Technology Law of the German Bar Association)
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Honorary member of the International Association of Young Lawyers / Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • Member of the Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung (DAJV) (German-American Lawyers’ Association) as well as the Deutsch-Französische Juristen-Vereinigung (DFJV) (German-French Lawyers’ Association)
Publications
  • Kundendaten als Währung der Zukunft? - Aktuelle (datenschutz-)rechtliche Entwicklungen und ihre Auswirkungen auf Werbung und Marketing, Marketing Club Frankfurt, Reihe „MC Legal“, Frankfurt am Main / 28. September 2016
  • Änderung der datenschutzrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen für Unternehmen in Deutschland, aHa Frankfurter „Lunchrunde“ zu Gast bei RITTERSHAUS, Frankfurt am Main / 6. September 2016
  • Die Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung zur Förderung von Schlüsselqualifikationen des SQ Mainz e.V an der Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz / 2. Juni 2016
  • Datenschutz und Unternehmensnachfolge, IHK Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim / 14. März 2016
  • IP und Datenschutz im internationalen Vergleich, Podiumsdiskussion, AIJA Kitzbühel / 30. Januar 2015
  • Datenschutz- und wettbewerbsrechtlicher Workshop im Rahmen der Reihe „MC Legal“ des Marketing Club Frankfurt, 19. November 2013
  • Bring your own device, Vortrag bei Versatel Deutschland im Schulungszentrum von Cisco Systems, Eschborn / 24. Juli 2013
  • Webinar zum Thema Compliance Anforderungen an „Bring you own Device“-Lösungen, IT Haus GmbH und Cisco Systems Deutschland, 3. Juli 2013
  • Bring your own Device, Vortrag anlässlich der „thetakom Hausmesse“, Schuhbeck’s Ceck-Inn, Egelsbach / 10. Oktober 2012
  • Auswirkungen der BDSG Novelle - Spannungsfeld zwischen rechtlichen Grenzen und gestalterischer Ästhetik von Einwilligungserklärungen, Siegfried Vögele Institut/Königstein und Marketing Club Frankfurt, Königstein / 14. August 2012
  • Die geplante EU-Datenschutzreform und Datenschutz in Social Media, AIJA Seminar, Wien / 17. Februar 2012
  • „Die Bundesdatenschutzgesetz-Novelle II und ihre Auswirkungen auf Unternehmen“, Business & Law, Rhein-Neckar Ausgabe 2010
  • „Gesetzliche Aufbewahrungs- und Nachweispflichten und deren Relevanz für Unternehmen und ihre IT-Abteilungen“ (VERITAS Compliance-Roadshow 9-10/2004)
  • „Informationspflicht und Datenschutzrecht“, Dealers Only 10-11/2002
My motto

“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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