Dr. Christoph Giebel

Dr. Christoph M. Giebel

Christoph represents in particular companies from the technology and real estate sectors in extra-judicial dispute resolution and complex litigation and advises them on important contracts and compliance issues.

His clients benefit from his many years of advisory and industry experience in the areas of IT/IP and real estate when it comes to resolving disputes and proactively avoiding the same. Christoph is a certified lawyer for IT law as well as copyright and media law. As such, he has been continuously advising companies in the areas of software development and licensing, data protection and telecommunications for many years. Christoph specifically focuses on legal issues relating to artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, data analytics, cloud services and data center infrastructures. He also advises companies and investors on real estate law, particularly on commercial and (landlord-side) tenancy law issues.

Christoph’s advisory experience over the last almost 20 years includes activities in a leading international law firm and as an in-house lawyer with leading position for a global IT and telecommunications company. He therefore also has an excellent understanding of the in-house perspective and the specific needs of legal departments.

Christoph speaks German, French (native languages) and English.

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2017 Founding partner of JURICITY Rechtsanwälte
2008 BT Global Services (Germany), since 2012 as Lead Counsel Major Transactions
2008 - 2017 Lawyer in own law firm, Kanzlei Dr. Giebel
2008 Successful capability exam for the profession of lawyer in France, EFB Paris
2005 - 2008 Dr. Ouart & Collegen, Partner
2002 - 2005 Allen & Overy LLP, Associate in the firm's TMT practice (technology, media, telecommunications)
2002 Second State Exam
2000 - 2002 Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, Referendar
2000 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Ph. D.)
1999 University Robert Schuman Strasbourg III, French Master Degree
1997 - 1998 Graduate Academic Assistant / Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
1997 First State Exam
1992 - 1996 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Law School

Dr. Christoph M. Giebel, D.E.S.S.
Rechtsanwalt · Partner
Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht
Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht

T +49-89-81300561
F +49-89-81300562

Helene-Weber-Allee 13
80637 München

Selected professional legal articles

  • Legal assessment: data access and data protection in digital service systems, in: Thomas Schulz (ed.), Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke mit digitalisierten Dienstleistungen, 2021, will appear soon (co-author).
  • Civil law remedies against cyberbullying in social networks, NJW 2017, p. 977 et seq.
  • Objections of the subscriber arising out of or in connection with Section 45i para. 4 of the German Telecommunications Act: legal particularities in the intercarrier relationship, CR 2016, p. 263 et seq. (co-author)
  • Promising Start for the no "single buyer" rule in Germany, WSLR 2016, Vol. 14, Issue 6, p. 11 et seq.
  • Damage claims in case of telecommunications network outages – Liability of the service provider towards corporate customers, MMR 2014, p. 302 et seq. (co-author)
  • Recognition and enforcement of a decision imposing a contempt fine: Commentary regarding the decision of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber), dated 18 October 2011 - C-406/09 (Realchemie Nederland BV/Bayer CropScience AG), NJW 2011, p. 3570
  • Five years of European Enforcement Order in German court practice – Interim results and persisting need for clarification, IPRax 2011, p. 529 et seq.
  • The enforcement of contempt fines according to Section 890 of the German Act on Civil Procedure in other EU Member States, IPRax 2009, p. 324 et seq.
  • Early warning systems in sports betting under the perspective of data protection law, SpuRt 2006, p. 7 et seq.
  • Securitization of loans to telecommunications companies, MMR 2005, p. 217 et seq. (co-author)
  • Private rights of way in the new German Telecommunications Act, ZfIR 2004, p. 661 et seq. (co-author)
  • The interpretation of Sec. 57 of the German Telecommunications Act by the new case law, ZfIR 2003, p. 49 et seq. (co-author)
  • Invalidity of charging the customer for objections to a telecommunications service provider's invoice after eight weeks: Commentary on Federal Supreme Court, Judg. dated 24 June 2004 (III ZR 104/03), EWiR 2004, p. 1151 et seq. (co-author)
  • Compensation claim of the real estate property owner for use through a telecommunications line even without encroachment on the property: Commentary on Federal Supreme Court, Judg. dated 14 May 2004 (V ZR 292/03), EWiR 2004, p. 991 et seq. (co-author)
  • No end-user tariff for telecommunications service providers for connection to the Telekom network: Commentary on Federal Supreme Court, Judg. dated 10 February 2004 (KZR 7/02), EWiR 2004, p. 725 et seq. (co-author)
  • Obligation of the operator of a telecommunications line to bear the costs of relocation due to construction of a new intersecting highway: Commentary on Federal Supreme Court, Judg. dated 27 February 2003 (V ZR 229/02), EWiR 2003, p. 725 et seq. (co-author)
  • No obligation of the real property owner to tolerate buildings pursuant to Section 57 para. 1 of the German Telecommunications Act: Commentary on Higher Regional Court of Naumburg, Judg. dated 23 January 2003 (7 U (Hs) 18/02), ZfIR 2003, p. 818 et seq. (co-author)

Selected lectures

  • Law and ethics in software development, Workshop at the Developer Open Space on 14 October 2016 in Leipzig
  • Current developments in IT and data protection law, lecture to the Lions Club Munich on 15 April 2015 at the Künstlerhaus/Munich
  • Various workshops and client seminars on IT and data protection law issues as well as compliance topics, such as legal issues of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, agile software development, Open Source license management, software licenses in insolvency proceedings, UK Bribery Act, etc.

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