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Dr. Hauke Hansen


Certified Specialist in IT Law
Certified Specialist in Copyright and Media Law
Certified Data Protection Officer (TÜV®)

Frankfurt am Main
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 95 957-237
F +49 69 95 957-222

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Admitted in: 2004

Universities: Trier, Kiel, Lund (Schweden)

Practice areas
Legal practice

Hauke Hansen has worked as an attorney since 2004, advising national and international clients on IT, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition law both in litigation and non-litigation matters. He advises hardware and software companies, as well as their private and public clients, on the purchase and sale of software and hardware, IT projects, and digitalization of work processes; his clients also include agencies and e-commerce start-up companies. His specialties include IT and data protection law, licensing law including Open Source, unfair competition law, advertising law, and e-commerce. Dr. Hansen is an active member of the Federal Association of Digital Business (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft – BVDW) and the German Association of Law and Informatics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik – DGRI). 

Hauke Hansen also has extensive experience establishing, monitoring, and defending, industrial property rights in various industries. One particular focus of his legal practice is developing and implementing anti-piracy campaigns and litigating infringements, for example under trademark, design patent, or copyright law. Another speciality of Dr. Hansen is combining civil law and criminal law remedies to effectively enforce the interests of his clients.

In addition, Dr. Hansen is a lecturer at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main teaching seminars on litigation management and strategy. He also teaches the Master of Laws course "International Studies in Intellectual Property Law" at the University Dresden. He regularly publishes articles in German legal journals such as "GRUR" and "IT-Rechtsberater."

Areas of expertise

Federal Association of Digital Business (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft – BVDW)

Association of Law and Informatics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik - DGRI)

German Association for Industrial Property Protection and Copyrights (Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht - GRUR)

German Association of Lawyers (Deutscher Anwaltverein - DAV)


German, English

Education and career

Mr. Hansen studied at the Universities of Trier, Kiel, Osnabrück and Lund/Sweden. He received his Masters of Law from the University of Osnabrück in 2001 focusing on commercial law and the relevant criminal law


Hauke Hansen recommended in the WirtschaftsWoche listing 2022, 2021 and 2020 as TOP Lawyer in the field of Data Protection.

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers®
Hauke Hansen selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Germany in the field of Data Protection and Privacy Law as well as Information Technology Law. 

The Legal 500 Deutschland
Dr. Hauke Hansen recommended in information technology and digitalization.