Kai-Uwe Plath advises on Commercial Agreements, IT/E-Commerce, Biotechnology and on all aspects of IP law in the context of M&A transactions. During the past years, he was involved in a number of prominent transactions, such as establishing the pay-tv station Arena and supporting the Unitymedia group in negotiations for the exploitation of the German football rights. In the pharmaceuticals sector, amongst others, he advised Mylan Laboratories on the acquisition of the Merck Generica unit and advised Probiodrug AG on selling a diabetes research programme to Prosidion OSI. In the IT sector, Kai-Uwe Plath was particularly involved in outsourcing projects.
Kai-Uwe Plath has been a member of the Hamburg Bar of lawyers since 2000. Before the foundation of KNPZ, he was a member of the IP/IT practice group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for over seven years. Kai-Uwe Plath studied law at the University of Hamburg where he earned a Doctor of Law (Doc.iur.) degree in Sports Law. He also received a Master of Law degree in the field of International Transactions and Intellectual Property from Columbia University, New York, where he also worked as a research assistant. He spent further parts of his legal training in London and Los Angeles.
Kai-Uwe Plath is a member of the expert committee on IT law of the Hamburg Bar of Lawyers where he is responsible for awarding the IT-Fachanwalt title, a title awarded to lawyers specialised in this area of law, and of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsinformatik (DGRI). He regularly speaks at conferences and publishes articles in legal journals, particularly in the legal commentary on the German Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation he publishes: http://www.otto-schmidt.de/bdsg-dsgvo.html