Mareike is Salary Partner at TaylorWessing in Düsseldorf and is listed in the Women in Business Law Expert Guide as one of the best TMT experts in Germany. In 2019 she was nominated as “Best in Privacy & Data Protection” at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019. As a specialist lawyer for IT law, Mareike guides clients through the changes of digitalisation. Both companies and authorities value her legal advice. With proven expertise gained from numerous digital projects, she advises on data protection, cybersecurity and IT contracts.
Mareike is familiar with the needs of medium-sized companies and global players, especially in the insurance, healthcare and personnel services sectors. Her practice also includes cross-border work with the Dutch Taylor Wessing team, primarily advising companies entering the German market.
Contribution to Legal Tech
With proven expertise in IT licence management gained from numerous digital projects, Mareike advises on data protection, cybersecurity and IT contracts – including agile software projects, SaaS (software as a service) and IT sourcing.
Mareike has over 8 years experience in drafting and negotiating IT contracts, in particular for the agile development of software. In this context, the question of how software can be created in an agile manner and at the same time in compliance with labour law is being intensively dicussed. Together with her colleague Dr. Anne Förster Mareike Gehrmann is currently involved in the development of a Legal TechTool for the design of agile working (Scrum, Kanban & Co) in accordance with labour law. Interested clients should be able to check whether they comply with labour law requirements in their day-to-day cooperation with their IT service providers or whether they have to adapt their cooperation.
Mareike publishes articles, gives lectures and is a member of the Computerwoche magazine expert network for “IT Compliance, IT Law and IT Security”.