Doctoral Award for Dr. Christina-Maria Leeb on the Subject Legal Tech

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Dr. Christina-Maria Leeb, Research Assistant at HEUSSEN and member of the firm‘s IT/IP & Media Law Practice Group, was made recipient of the 2019 Doctoral Award of the Munich Bar Association for her doctoral thesis on the subject of digitation, legal technology and innovation as part of the exam und doctoral award celebrations hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau. Dr. Leeb’s centered her thesis on the idea of deliberately taking a very broad approach to creating a profile of requirements for the legal profession in light of present-day society’s reliance on information technology and supporting it with fundamental, jurisprudential arguments.

In doing so, Dr. Leeb raises one of the top issues facing the legal profession today, given the profound changes that digital transformation entails for law practices everywhere. Indeed, the greater the advance of digital transformation, the greater the advance of new business models coming into the limelight. The same profound changes are also inevitable in law practice marketing and external communications. The same is true for internal business processes, internal communications and, moreover, the very essence of legal consultancy. Having dedicated several years of research to the issue, Dr. Leeb also won the "Woman of Legal Tech" Award in 2018.

Says Dr. Hermann Waldhauser, Head of the IT/IP & Media Law Practice Group at HEUSSEN, “We’re all very happy for Dr. Leeb and her award, which she truly deserves, as it reflects her in-depth understanding of legal tech and the role of innovation in this field. At the same time, we’re very proud of having Dr. Leeb on our team, and we’re quite proud of the fact that she could count on our support and, moreover, the immense value of her intellectual contributions and the practical results she presents us with, which benefit all of us.”

About IT/IP & Media Law IT law, industrial property rights, copyrights as well as media and entertainment law all form part of the traditional core competencies of HEUSSEN. Lawyers in this practice group are recommended accordingly by leading publications like the JUVE Handbook, Chambers and LEGAL500. In 2017, HEUSSEN was nominated by JUVE as Law Firm of the Year in the area of media and technology laws. This team combines technical and business expertise, industry expertise and legal expertise with result-driven strategies and solutions. Clients include both national and international corporations from the film, television and radio industry as well as publishing houses and media outlets. Also, HEUSSEN advises business start-up clients on the implementation of their ideas as well as market launch and expansion strategies for their start-ups. In addition, HEUSSEN advises music and game producers, Internet service providers as well as merchandising and advertising agencies. Other clients of HEUSSEN in this field include providers of gambling and sports betting services as well as companies in the sports industry.

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