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Martin Kilgus

Martin Kilgus

Senior Associate

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Languages German, English

Martin Kilgus advises medium-sized and listed companies on software licensing and outsourcing projects. His IT and data protection law expertise is also regularly sought after in the context of M&A transactions and compliance projects.

Martin joined CMS in 2016. He previously worked for an international law firm that specialises in patent and unfair competition disputes.

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  • 2014: Second state examination in law, Hamburg
  • 2012 - 2014: Trainee lawyer in Hamburg
  • 2010 - 2012: Coach and arbitrator at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna and Hong Kong
  • Subject-specific English-language training for lawyers
  • Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Karsten Thorn (Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and International Commercial Law and Comparative Law)
  • 2010: First state examination in law, Hamburg
  • Law studies in Hamburg and Cambridge (UK) with a focus on international commercial and civil procedure law
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