Carsten Gerlach

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Phone:+49 (0) 30 / 20 05 42-0

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Location:TCI Rechts­an­wäl­te Ber­lin

German(native language)

English(fluent, negotiating level)

Carsten Gerlach

Practice areas

  • IT contract law, particularly the drafting and negotiation of licensing, project and maintenance agreements
  • Open Source licensing and Open Source compliance
  • IT procurement law
  • Copyright and intellectual property law
  • Data protection law


Advice to companies and government agencies as clients and contractors, including providers of standard software and industry solutions, providers of online services / portals, federal and regional official bodies, NGOs, publishers, mechanical engineering companies, banks

Curriculum vitae

Brief biography of Carsten Gerlach

  • Born in 1975
  • Humboldt University Berlin Law School
  • Part-time work as industrial software developer and system administrator
  • Law clerkships in Berlin and Toronto, Canada
  • Member of Wendler Tremml Rechtsanwälte Berlin (2003 – 2011)
  • Member of TCI Rechtsanwälte Berlin since 2011

Publications and lectures

Lectures and publications (selected)

Personenbezug von IP-Adressen [IP-Address as personal data]

Press: CR – Computer und Recht 2013, 478ff.

Vergaberechtsprobleme bei der Verwendung von Open-Source-Fremdkomponenten [Procurement Problems with Open-Source-Components]

Press: CR – Computer und Recht 2012, 691ff.

Copyright, in: Key Aspects of German Business Law

4. Aufl. 2008

Press: v. Michael Wendler/Bernd Tremml/Bernard Buecker

Teaching Activity

  • Regular seminars, e.g. for Führungskräfte-Forum des Behörden-Spiegels, a provider of training conferences for senior civil servants
  • Inhouse seminars for the city of Hamburg (ZAF Hamburg) and federal authorities


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