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Dr Richard Falk LLM


Dr Richard Falk advises national and international clients on all technology-related legal issues with focus on IT contract law.

His expertise particularly includes the negotiation of complex contracts in the areas of connected industry, cloud computing and software development/deployment.

He also advises on software licensing and open source as well as in the field of IT security.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich


  • Negotiation of hardware and SaaS service contracts for well-known Connected Industry joint venture.
  • Negotiation of business partner contracts for international FinTech start-up.
  • Consulting for a blue-chip chemical manufacturer in data compliance/data analytics.
  • Advice on open-source licensing terms for software components of well-known Connected Industry provider.
  • Numerous debt and equity capital market transactions in Germany, Europe, and the U.S.
The above list includes matters completed whilst Richard was at his previous employer.
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • King’s College London, LLM, 2020
  • Universität Leipzig, Dr iur, 2019
  • Kammergericht Berlin, Second State Examination, 2016

    Universität Leipzig, First State Examination, 2011


  • Artificial Intelligence, Responsibility, and European Regulation, 2020
  • Smart Contracts, 2019

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper in 2021, Richard worked for a magic-circle law firm in capital markets transactions. Prior and during his doctoral thesis and legal traineeship, he worked inter alia for international law firms in Berlin, London, and Yangon and the German Federal Foreign Office. 

Additional Information

  • Human Rights Pro Bono Work