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Dr. Daniel Hofmann

Principal Counsel

CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English

Daniel Hofmann has wide-ranging expertise in product compliance as well as German and EU telecommunications and competition law matters. He specialises in the identification of and compliance with German and EU regulations when placing a product on the market and advises on product safety as well as authorisation and administrative proceedings, e.g., technical products, machinery or consumer products. In this context, he also advises his clients in the product development phase, establishes and evaluates product compliance systems and coordinates complex cross-border projects, such as product launches.

His telecommunications and competition law practice covers, amongst others, matters related to frequency and remuneration regulations, drafting and negotiating sector-specific contracts as well as advising on transactions.

Daniel represents his clients in German and European regulatory, administrative as well as civil procedures, provides employee product compliance training and is a certified Product Compliance Officer (ISO/IEC 17024).

Daniel is principal counsel at CMS. He joined CMS in 2006. In 2011, he was seconded to CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in London for a year and prior to that to Vodafone Kabel Deutschland GmbH. He regularly publishes and lectures on telecommunications and product compliance issues, e.g., for institutions such as the European-American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce on product compliance in the EU ("Selling into Europe"). Daniel also co-authored a commentary on the regulations governing electronic media.

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  • Spindler/Schuster, Recht der elektronischen Medien, Kommentar, C.H.Beck, 3. Aufl. 2015
  • Ab 2011 regelmäßige Beiträge zum CMS Quarterly Communications Update, veröffentlicht in Law-Now
  • Beitrag zu kartell- und telekommunikationsrechtlichen Aspekten beim Zugang zu Plattformen in der von der EU-Kommission beauftragten Studie "Interactive Content and Convergences"
  • Die telekommunikationsrechtliche Entgeltregulierung als Form der sektorspezifischen Preismissbrauchsaufsicht, Peter Lang Verlag, 2006
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Lectures list

  • Regelmäßige Vorträge auf Verbandstreffen des VATM e.V. zu Fragen des Telekommunikations- und Kartellrechts
  • Vorträge auf Treffen von Branchenverbänden (u.a. Vortrag auf dem Verbandstreffen des Süßwarenverbandes SGN: "Vertriebskartellrecht für Handel und Industrie")
  • Vortrag auf der Gesellschafterversammlung der Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG: "Zulässigkeit von Einkaufs- und Vertriebskooperationen"
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  • 2005 - 2006: Postgraduate studies in Swiss, EU and US competition law, University of Konstanz
  • 2005: Second state examination in law
  • 2003 - 2005: Trainee lawyer at Frankfurt Higher Regional Court
  • 2000 - 2003: PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs at the University of Konstanz and University of Osnabrueck; thesis on telecommunications law
  • 2000: First state examination in law
  • 1995 - 2000: Law studies at the University of Konstanz
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EGYM com­pletes suc­cess­ful USD 41 mil­lion round of fin­an­cing with CMS sup­port
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CMS ad­vises Afin­um on ma­jor­ity stake in Sander­Stroth­mann Group
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CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers on sale of WOW Tech Group to CDH In­vest­ments
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5G auc­tion star­ted on March 19
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CMS ad­vises AFIN­UM on in­vest­ment in LED torch and head torch man­u­fac­turer...
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