Pascal Schumacher

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Telecommunications
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition

Pascal Schumacher is a technology lawyer with a focus on digital business models. He advises start-ups and established companies on Cloud, OTT and IoT services and the roll-out of broadband internet. Clients value his grasp of complex technology issues.

Pascal Schumacher is Noerr`s data protection officer.

Expertise

  • Telecommunications, IT law
  • Data Protection
  • Antitrust law

Career

  • Legal studies and traineeship in Berlin, Paris, Muenster and Düsseldorf
  • European Commission expert in the EU-China InfoSoc Project, Beijing (telecoms working group)
  • Head of the regulatory research group at the institute for IT, telecommunication and media law
  • Lawyer with a boutique for regulatory law
  • With Noerr since 2013
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Bidder consortium on the tender procedure regarding the German toll for passenger cars; negotiation of contracts with possible subcontractors Setup of the operator for the German toll for passenger cars and negotiation of its commercial agreements
  • Deutsche Telekom on the establishment of the worldwide carrier alliance "ngena"
  • Microsoft on the positioning of its cloud and online services on the German and European markets
  • Inmarsat on the provision of high-speed inflight WiFi services onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet
  • Various start-ups on IT platform and app development contracts
  • DFL on TV and OTT broadcasting rights for the German football league (Bundesliga)
  • Various broadcasters on the establishment of joint ventures, video-on-demand portals and antitrust topics

Distinctions

  • Recommended Lawyer for Telecommunications, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers 2019
  • "Further important contacts are [...] the 'very good' Pascal Schumacher [...]", Legal 500 2019

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI)
  • Internet & Gesellschaft Collaboratory e.V.
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Selected Publications

  • Part 5 - Data Protection, in: Bräutigam, IT-Outsourcing und Cloud-Computing, ESV, 4. ed. 2019
  • Co-author of chapters B and D, in: von Rücker/Kugler, New European General Data Protection Regulation - A practitioner`s Guide, Nomos 2017.
  • OTT-Dienste und Telekommunikationsrecht – Einordnung der neuen Dienste im Kontext der TK-Regulierung, in: K&R 12/2015, pp. 771-776
  • Ein Abgesang auf den Routerzwang? – Plädoyer für eine funktional differenzierende Auslegung der einschlägigen Regelungen (with Michael Bergmann), in: MMR 2015, pp. 13 et seq.
  • Beck’scher TKG-Kommentar (co-author §§ 77a-77e TKG), C.H. Beck, 4. ed. 2013
  • Incentive regulation law, Energy - Railway (co-aothor), C.H. Beck, 2. ed. 2019
  • EU-Vorstoß zum infrastrukturübergreifenden Breitbandausbau – Kommissionsvorschlag für eine Verordnung zum zügigen Ausbau von Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetzen (with Marc Schramm), in: MMR 2013, pp. 571 et seq.
  • Netzpolitik ist nicht Medienpolitik – Wie man zwei gegensätzliche Welten neu ausbalancieren könnte, in: Hachmeister/Anschlag (ed.), Rundfunkpolitik und Netzpolitik – Strukturwandel der Medienpolitik in Deutschland (with Bernd Holznagel), Köln 2013, pp. 99 et seq.
  • Energienetze für ein schnelles Internet, in: RdE 2013, pp. 213 et seq.
  • Jurisdictional Requirements for the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Defendants and their Ownership Interest in Subsidiaries – a Comparative Review, International Arbitration Law Review (with Jarred Pinkston, Zhong Guan, Genevieve Poirier und Wesley Pydiamah), 3/2012, pp. 97 et seq.
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