Thomas Becker, LL.M.Eur.
An experienced project lawyer with a technology focus. Thomas Becker advises clients regarding commercial and technology projects. He has more than 17 years of professional experience, including more than 10 years at a leading international law firm in the fields IT, intellectual property and outsourcing. He has advised clients on numerous commercial projects and corporate transactions in the technology sector.
Thomas Becker is an experienced legal advisor for commercial projects in the area of technology, sourcing and procurement of ITC infrastructure, services, content and information. He has strong experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements. His specialized expertise extends to IP rights, licensing and data protection. Thomas has provided advice for many international projects and transactions, and has worked in London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
While working as a legal advisor, particularly during his time with a major international law firm, Thomas has come across all major parts of the IT and communication sector.
He has actively experienced important market developments during the last decade, such as the privatization and consolidation of telecoms and broad band cable operators, the growth of new Internet based business models, the development of the ITC sector from classical IT projects to multijurisdictional outsourcings and BPOs, to the newest developments in virtualization, cloud services, Big Data and the Internet of things. He has worked on the provider and customer side, and is familiar with the interests of both sides of the table.
Thomas is also an experienced transaction lawyer. Over the years, he has provided advice for numerous M&A transactions regarding technology issues, the supply of goods and services, licensing agreements, and data protection.
Thomas Becker has worked as a lawyer with a leading international law firm from 2002 to 2012, and as counsel since 2008. He studied law at the universities of Mainz and Cologne, and holds a Master of European Law (LL.M. Eur.) degree from the Europa Institute of Saarland University, with a master’s thesis on European competition law.
He speaks German, English and French.
Thomas Becker is, amongst others, co-author of a practitioner’s commentary on the German Data Protection Law.