International Visiting Associate Program (IVAP)

Axel Funk (Vice Chair, EU) contact
CMS Hasche Sigle
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
Herrn Dr. Axel Funk
Schöttlestrasse 8
D-70597 Stuttgart

Axel Funk is partner in the Stuttgart office of the law firm CMS Hasche Sigle and member of the firm’s practice group „Technology – IT, E-Media, Telecommunications”. He acquired his doctoral degree at the University of Munich with a thesis on US and German trademark law. He is trained as a banker at Deutsche Bank AG, studied law in Augsburg, Tübingen and Munich, spent 6 months at patent lawyers AJ Park & Son in Wellington, New Zealand, was an academic assistant at Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich. Axel practiced law in the United States as a foreign associate with Miller Martin LLP (formerly Glass McCullough Sherrill & Harrold, LLP), Atlanta, Georgia.

Axel is a frequent speaker at international technology conferences in Europe, the US and India in the IT, e-business and media sector. Axel is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Technology Law Association. His work focuses on complex and outsourcing technology projects in the IT, media and financial industry. Chambers Global ranks him as one of the leading German lawyers in the field of information technology law.