Dr. Siegmar Pohl, co-chair of the German Practice, specializes in cross-border transactions, with a particular knowledge of US and German law. Siegmar is uniquely qualified to address the differences between business cultures, legal systems and languages that can make cross-border transactions challenging. He has extensive experience facilitating corporate deals with multinational elements – including M&A, joint ventures, formation, and venture capital – with a strong focus on crossborder intellectual property and technology issues.
Siegmar’s practical approach to analyzing and addressing complex legal issues brings important perspective to deals involving multiple jurisdictions. His ability to move seamlessly between US and German codes has added significant value to negotiations, not just in the US and Germany, but in Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Singapore and Japan, as well. He understands the concepts being raised on each side of the table, understands the “legal culture” behind them, and proposes solutions that bridge the divide.
With his strong grounding in technical fields – especially in technology law – Siegmar is notably adept at formulating and implementing strategies for the protection and handling of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights) across jurisdictions. Siegmar also has particular experience dealing with transaction involving technology assets and multicultural negotiation.
(England) (with honours)