Axel Funk

Axel Funk is a partner at CMS Hasche Sigle, and heads the firm’s Technology team in Stuttgart (Germany). He specializes in technology transactions, IT and Business Process Outsourcing projects as well as IT project agreements and distribution, license and maintenance agreements for hardware and software. He has special expertise in the legal aspects of electronic commerce and data protection. Chambers Global and JUVE ranked him as one of the leading German lawyers in the field of IT law.

Mr. Funk is a frequent speaker at international technology conferences in Europe, the United States, and India. Mr. Funk is a member of the Board of the German Association for Law and IT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V.). He is also a member of the Civil Law Committee of the German Bar Association, and chairs the review committee for IT specialist lawyers in Stuttgart. Mr. Funk lectures at the Hochschule für Medien in Stuttgart in IT, Internet law, and media law.

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Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus is a partner at CMS Hasche Sigle. He advises companies on all aspects of IT and data protection law. He specializes in IT and outsourcing contracts and in this context primarily advises companies in the automotive and finance industry. Mr. Kraus’s practice also includes all IT law and data protection aspects of new technologies, such as automation (Industry 4.0), fintech, IoT, connected cars and big data and he advises his clients on new digital business models. In the context of M&A transactions, Mr. Kraus drafts and negotiates transitional services agreements. He also advises selected start-ups through the CMS equIP program.

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