Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski
Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Information Technology Lawyer • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer
Christian Czychowski is an expert in all technology-based areas of contract law, whether that be IT law, patent law and licensing law or the technology-related parts of copyright law. A particular focus of Christian’s expertise has for some years been advising technology companies and IT service providers and guiding them in their implementation of M&A projects and R&D projects as well as with licensing issues. In IT law he took part on the defendant´s side of leading court cases in Open Source Law and advises leading technology companies in Open Source Compliance Issues. As a pioneer in data law, he also has extensive expertise in all issues concerning the handling of non-personal data. Christian also advises and supports leading research organisations, as well as higher education institutions in R&D cooperations and contracts. He also uses his related expertise not least to contribute as a member of the respective working group at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In addition to law, Christian Czychowski also studied musicology. In light of that background, he also takes time to advise orchestras, musicians and artists, many of whom are of global renown. His affinity with science can be seen not least in the honorary professorship bestowed upon him by the Law Faculty at the University of Potsdam, as well as in the lectures he gives, including one of the first MOOCs on IT law at the Hasso Plattner Institute.