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Markus Häuser

Dr. Markus Häuser

Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of TMC Group, CMS Germany

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

Technology law expert Markus Häuser advises international technology and media companies as well as companies from various other industry sectors, e.g., finance, insurance and healthcare, on digital business and technology transactions, such as outsourcing and IT projects and complex development cooperations. His practice furthermore focuses on the legal issues surrounding data analytics, cloud services, smart data, mobile services and e-payment systems. Markus’ special legal expertise is also regularly sought by industrial companies in the context of Industry 4.0, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and Internet of Things (IoT) questions. He also advises selected start-ups through the CMS equIP programme.

Markus joined CMS in 2001 and was made partner in 2008. He was a Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Intellectual Property Law scholar and also worked as a research assistant at the institute. Markus regularly publishes on technology and media law topics and is much in demand as an expert speaker at congresses and seminars.

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"Markus Häuser is described as an ‘experienced practitioner’ who is recommended by peers for his superb work advising clients on technology transactions and outsourcing issues."

Who's Who Legal 2020 - Data


  • PhD; topic: copyright law (German/US comparative law thesis)
  • Scholar and research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law
  • Law studies in Munich
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  • International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw)
  • German Association of Law and Information Technology (DGRI)
  • IT Group of German Bar Association (DAV-IT)
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  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Computer und Recht (CR), Otto-Schmidt-Verlag, April 2018
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für den Einsatz von intelligenten Robotern - Eigene Persönlichkeit, it-administrator, Mai 2017
  • Recht und Robotik: Brauchen wir neue rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für den Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik?, Channelpartner.de, Mai 2017
  • Haben Roboter Rechte? Europäisches Parlament äußert sich zu künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik, Deutscher Anwaltsspiegel, März 2017
  • EU plant Roboterrecht, IT Business, Februar 2017
  • Künstliche Intelligenz: Rechte für Roboter?, PLATOW Brief, Februar 2017
  • Digital Economy & Recht: Rechtliche Herausforderungen der Digitalen Transformation und Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Rechtsabteilung, Gemeinschaftsstudie des BUJ und CMS, November 2016
  • "The Digitalization of Mobility", Internationales Verkehrswesen IV/2015
  • "M2M and Intelligent Objects cause new Product Liability Challenge"s, SPS Magazin, March 2015
  • "Liability Issues regarding Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories", VDI-Z, Springer-VDI Verlag, Düsseldorf, April 2015
  • "When machines go wrong" – legal issues surrounding M2M Communication, , IT&Production, TeDo Verlag, Marburg, April 2015
  • "Industry 4.0 - Digital Business, Autonomous Systems and the Legal Challenges", Business & Law Magazine, FAZ Verlag, September 2014
  • "Handbuch der IT-Verträge, Forschungs- und Entwicklungsvertrag", Dr. Otto Schmidt Verlag 2009
  • "Handbuch des Fachanwalts für Informationstechnologierecht, IT-Projektverträge", Luchterhand 2008
  • "German Federal Supreme Court Decides Liability of Web Forum Operators for Outside Contributions", ITECHLAW E-Bulletin, 2008
  • "Pauschalvergütung und digitale Privatkopie", Computer und Recht (CR) 2004
  • "Wenig Freiraum - gesetzliche Reglementierungen im B2C E-Commerce", e-Praxis - Sonderheft e-commerce magazine, IWT-Verlag 2003
  • "Service Level in IT-Outsourcing Verträgen", Computer und Recht (CR) 2003
  • "Die Wertersatzpflicht des Verbrauchers bei Rückabwicklung von B2C E-Commerce- und anderen Fernabsatzverträgen", IT-Rechtsberater (ITRB), Dr. Otto Schmidt Verlag 2003
  • "Rückabwicklung von B2C E-Commerce- und anderen Fernabsatzverträgen", IT-Rechtsberater (ITRB), Dr. Otto Schmidt Verlag 2003
  • "Sound und Sampling, Der Schutz der Urheber, ausübenden Künstler und Tonträgerhersteller gegen digitales Soundsampling nach deutschem und US-amerikanischem Recht", Verlag C. H. Beck 2002
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Lectures list

  • "Rechtliche Fragen der digitalen WirtschaftIndustrie 4.0, Blockchain & Co.", Digital Legal Counsel - BUJ Zertifikatslehrgang, Bonn, 20.06.2020
  • "Munich as a Smart City, Ausgewählte rechtliche Herausforderungen für intelligente Städte", Digi Slam, München, 01.03.2019
  • "Daten- und haftungsrechtliche Fragen beim automatisierten Fahren", BUJ Regionalgruppentreffen, Nürnberg, 09.10.2018
  • "ICOs für Start-ups", BVDW-Panel auf der DMEXCO, Köln, 13.09.2018
  • "The Future Liability Framework for IOT Devices", Roundtable Produktsicherheit, Berlin, 06.06.2018
  • "Blockchain, Smart Contracts und Datenschutz", Bitkom Forum Recht, Berlin, 10.04.2018
  • "Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Rechtliche Herausforderungen der virtuellen Belegschaft", Kölner IT Tage, Berlin, 15.-16.03.2018
  • "Digitalization & Law – Data Protection and Data Ownership", International VDI Conference – Smart Construction Equipment, München, 28.-29.11.2017
  • "Data Ownership and Data Compliance – Rechtliche Absicherung datengetriebener Geschäftsmodelle", Data Leader Day, Berlin, 09.11.2017
  • "Intelligente Roboter als Rechtspersönlichkeit", Zukunftskongress, Düsseldorf, 07.11.2017
  • "Challenging the M&A processes: digitalisation and cyber security", Mergers & Acquisition, Zürich 28.09.2017
  • "Digitalisierung und Recht - Wohin der Weg führt", Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen, Schloss Elmau, 28.-29.06.2017
  • "Digital Economy und Recht", Unternehmensjuristenkongress, 26.-27.01.2017, Berlin
  • "Digital Business and Data Analytics – Data Compliance", Roundtable BUJ (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen e.V.), Munich, 27.11.2015
  • "Data Rights and Big Data: New Frontier for Competition", EU Competition Law Conference, Brussels, 23.11.2015
  • "Data Analytics – Legal Implications on the example of the automotive industry", Deutscher Anwaltsspiegel, Frankfurt, 17.11.2015
  • "Industry 4.0 – The Legal Challenges of the Digitalization of Classical Industries", In-house Counsel Summit, RAK – Munich, 17.07.2015.
  • "Cyber Security and Data Analytics: Challenges in M&A Transactions", F.A.Z. - Finance Roundtable Investment Ideas, Frankfurt a.M., 20.05.2015
  • "Industrial Internet and M2M Communication - New Business Models and their impact on M&A Transactions", Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum, San Francisco, 21.04.2015
  • "Legal implications of Industry 4.0 – M2M Communication and Smart Data", German Inhouse Counsel Summit, Berlin, 23.01.2015, together with Florian Hilbert, Siemens AG
  • "Smart Mobility "Autonomous Cars – Regulatory and Liability Issues", Forum e-Mobility, Berlin, 17.09.2014
  • "Licence Management and Licence Audits", Compliance Roadshow 2014, Munich, 22.07.2014
  • "Used Software (Usedsoft I/II)", Bitkom Forum Recht, Berlin, 15.05.2014
  • "Mobile Applications" – The Legal Implications Surrounding Mobile Apps, iTechLaw European Conference, Rom, 11.10.2012
  • "Outsourcing Revisited", IIR Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt, 19.07.2006 / 30.01.2007
  • "Critical Selection and Controlling of IT Service Providers", IIR Deutschland, Frankfurt, 06.12.2005, Cologne, 26.04.2006
  • "Compliance in Information Technology", 3. CXO Dialog Berlin, Econique GmbH, Berlin, 31.05.2006
  • "Seminar on Media Law" at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich together with Prof. Hager, winter semester 2005/2006
  • "The Legal Framework for Electronic Payment and Identity Theft", working group for electronic payment, Munich, 27.01.2005
  • "Offshore IT projects - IT outsourcing", IIR Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 31.03.2004 / 01.12.2004 / 11.11.2005, Munich 13.04.2005
  • "IT security - law and liability", "Masterclass IT Security", IIR Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt a. M.: 26.06.2003 / 01.10.2004 / 05.07.2005, Munich: 09.10.2003 / 09.07.2004 / 12.04.2005, Cologne: 13.02.2004 / 10.12.2004 / 14.10.2005
  • "IT Security and Law", 2nd CXO Dialog Berlin, Econique GmbH, Berlin, 01./02.06.2005 "Decision for open source - legal consequences", Euroforum Münchener IT-Rechtsforum, Munich 28.10.2004
  • "The service provider on the net", Autumn Academy of the German Society for Law and Information Technology, Feldafing, 29.09.2002
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