We are very pleased to announce that Marco Stief LL.M. has joined our Munich office in April 2013, together with four other IP/IT colleagues.
This expansion of our team will sustainably further enhance our legal practice so that we will be able to offer legal services concerning all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular in the field of contracts and technology transfer.
Marco Stief brings a new perspective, tremendous experience and knowledge, and further enhances our ability to advise clients on IP matters. We are delighted to welcome Marco to Maiwald.
Marco has more than 12 years of experience during which he worked for Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance and Freshfields and most recently as Legal Director for Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA and has outstanding knowledge of IP-related contract law and intellectual property law, with a focus on patent law.
Dirk Bühler, managing director and partner in the Munich office:
"I have worked with Marco Stief several times in the past and know him as a highly qualified lawyer with an outstanding technical understanding. We are very pleased that we are now able to extend this collaboration with him and are delighted that he has joined our Munich office together with the other lawyers so that we can offer our clients an even broader range of legal advice in international matters."
Heike Röder-Hitschke is a lawyer specialized and certified in intellectual property law, in particular in the areas of patent infringement and technology transfer and, in the past, she worked for renowned national and international law firms in Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt. Most recently, she worked for Kaye Scholer LLP before joining Maiwald.
Gisela Grabow, a lawyer trained in Germany and England, who has been registered since 2009 in England, possesses particular experience in the area of cross-border intellectual property law, IP-related contract law and international negotiations.
Matthias Schmid is a freelance lawyer in the new team of Marco Stief. He has advised clients in the context of complex IT projects for several years. Thanks to his own technical expertise in software development and handling of IT systems, he is highly competent in providing legal expertise for these areas.
The team is completed by Margaret Walsh, a German American and freelance lawyer who, beyond her expertise in the field of intellectual property law, is specialized on questions of corporate law touching on IP matters.
With Marco Stief and his colleagues, the legal team working in our offices in Munich and Dusseldorf has grown to a total of eleven lawyers.