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Thorsten Hemme

Thorsten Hemme

Principal Counsel

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Languages German, English

Digital business expert Thorsten Hemme mainly advises on the full range of IT agreements as well on cooperation, agency and marketing agreements in the digital sector. His practice also includes the acquisition and exploitation of media rights, in particular in the context of using new media and technologies, as well as providing the legal framework for innovative online business models, e.g., developing contract and remuneration structures as well as online offers.

Amongst others, Thorsten advises major digital platform providers as well as other leading digital companies, e.g., in the games and eSports sector. He also advises clients in conventional industry sectors with regard to digitisation and developing digital products. For the CMS equIP programme Thorsten advises selected start-ups.

Thorsten joined CMS in 2011 and has been a counsel since 2017.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising eBay and eBay Classifieds Group
  • AXA Konzern AG | Advising AXA Konzern AG on the joint venture with CompuGroup Medical (CGM) in order to develop a digital solution for private health insurances via a secure cloud infrastructure
  • Advising a major international online travel agency platform
  • Organiser of eSports events | Advising a major international eSports events organiser, amongst others on the foundation of the World eSports Association (WESA)
  • Advising a major provider of online quality seals
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  • 2011: Second state examination in law
  • 2009 - 2011: Trainee lawyer at Cologne Higher Regional Court including placements at the Bundesnetzagentur in Bonn and a law firm in Seattle, USA
  • 2004 - 2010: Research assistant at the University of Bonn’s Institute for Criminal Law (Prof. Dr. Puppe)
  • Law studies at the University of Bonn
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Lectures list

  • "Aufbau und Betrieb eines Online-Bewertungsportals – Dos and Don'ts?", ganztägiger Workshop bei dem Anbieter einer führenden Online-Plattform, Berlin, 25.01.2016
  • "Online-Videorecorder", Vortrag an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Rahmen des Freiburger Forums Wirtschaftsrecht, 31.01.2014
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