Christoph is a founding partner of JURICITY. As a certified lawyer for IT, copyright and media law, he specializes in technology related legal advice. He also has particular experience in the real estate sector (e.g. data center leases, smart home applications).
His professional experience over the last 15 years encompasses both private practice and inhouse roles, including at a premier international law firm and – most recently – a global IT and telecommunications service provider.
Christoph represents sophisticated clients in the full range of legal value creation in the technology sector, e.g. as to software development, outsourcing, telecommunications and data protection.
As a passionate sportsman, Christoph also has substantial experience of more than ten years as to advising in the areas of sports law and sports media law.
Christoph is a native German and French speaker and fluent in English.
Dr. Christoph M. Giebel, D.E.S.S.
Rechtsanwalt · Partner
Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht
Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht
|Workshops on General Data Protection Regulation|
Since 2017 Christoph has been holding workshops for several clients on issues of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), especially for software producers, IT and telecommunications service providers.
In doing so, Christoph not only conveys the key legal information as to GDPR that is essential for non-lawyers. He also creates added value by providing practical guidance for the implementation of the relevant legal requirements, tailored to the needs of each client. These use cases not only relate, in particular, to the implementation of privacy by design and privacy default requirements in software development and maintenance, but also to the optimization of internal data processing activities as well as managing contractual data protection requirements in relation to suppliers and customers.
|Large volume telecommunications and IT services contract|
2014 - 2017ExperienceChristoph GiebelSince the end of 2014, Christoph has - as lead advisor - been representing an international provider of IT and telecommunications services as to the conclusion and implementation of a long-term telecommunications and IT services agreement for the group operations of a blue chip company. Christoph's activities included, inter alia, negotiations during the bid phase and ongoing advice during the transition/transformation phase. The volume of the transaction amounted to a multi three-digit million euro figure.
|Co-organizing the Data Science Open Space in Berlin|
2017EventsChristoph GiebelIn March 2017, Christoph has co-organized the Data Science Open Space in Berlin. During the event Christoph has held several open spaces dealing with topics at the interface between data science and law. On the basis of his decades long affinity to IT and software development, he once again proved capable in the discussion with software developers and data scientists of successfully bringing together legal and technological rationalities.
|Large volume rental agreement on data center capacities|
2013ExperienceChristoph GiebelDuring 2013 Christoph has represented an international provider of IT and telecommunications services in connection with the long-term leasing of capacities in several high-availability data centers. The transaction volume amounted to a three-digit million euro figure.
|Ongoing advice on important IT and telecommunications services and outsourcing agreements|
2008 - 2017ExperienceChristoph GiebelSince 2008 Christoph has been regularly representing an international provider of IT and telecommunications services in the negotiation and implementation of important services and outsourcing agreements with corporate customers, both at retail and wholesale level. Christoph has extensive experience in overseeing from a legal perspective RFP bidding procedures, NGN interconnection agreements, project-related co-operation and indirect sales agreements at an international scale, including the handling of all legal matters and practical requirements of legal project management in interdisciplinary teams. The volume of the transactions handled by Christoph in this respect usually amount to a high single-digit or double-digit million euro range.
|Comprehensive legal steering of software development projects, including real estate applications|
2010 - 2017ExperienceChristoph GiebelChristoph has been continuously supporting software development, app and website projects over the last years. His advisory services range from basic strategic issues (for example, clarification of copyrights and trademark protection) and the early taking into account of legal requirements during the coding phase to conceiving contracts and general terms and conditions as well as providing data protection and regulatory advice. In doing so, Christoph also has gained specific experience in the provision of such services to companies in the real estate sector. Over the past years, he has, in particular, been supporting providers of smart home applications as well as apps relating to self-storage services and the verification of architectural services (including ground plans).
|Software related disputes|
2015 - 2017ExperienceChristoph GiebelIn recent years, Christoph has been repeatedly involved in the assertion of and the defense against claims derived from software counterfeit allegations, thus representing software producers e.g. in the fields of business intelligence, integration solutions or HR administration programs. Thanks to his tech-driven interdisciplinary approach, Christoph was able to create additional value by working together with IT experts and accurately determining key technical facts.
|Technology law publications|
Both founding partners of JURICITY have published on technology law matters.
Since the start of his career, Christoph has been working intensively on matters of IT law, telecommunications law and data protection law, including the respective competition law implications. As from 2003, he has authored a large number of publications in professional legal magazines in these areas, with a particular emphasis on contractual and infrastructure related issues in the fields of telecommunications:
|Sports law and sports media law publications|
2005 - 2016PublicationsChristoph GiebelOn the basis of his long term experience as advisor in the fields of sports law and sports media law, Christoph has authored in these areas since 2005, inter alia, the following publications in professional legal magazines:
|2017||Founding partner of JURICITY Rechtsanwälte|
|Since 2008||BT Global Services (Germany), since 2012 as Lead Counsel Major Transactions|
|Since 2008||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|