Dirk Spacek is a managing associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include legal aspects of information technology (IT), intellectual property (IP), data protection as well as general contract and commercial matters. He primarily advises companies of the sectors media, art, technology and industry as well as financial institutions on the commercialization of new ideas and technologies (FinTech). Among various matters, he handles new internet business models (e-commerce), joint ventures, outsourcing transactions, IT-procurement and –system integrations, patent- and software-licensing as well as digital strategies for today's interactive media and entertainment sector. In addition, Dirk has vast experience in the representation of contractual and technology-related disputes before state courts.
Dirk Spacek graduated from the University of Zurich (lic.iur. 2002, Dr.iur., 2005) and Columbia University in New York, USA (LL.M. 2012 with a focus on Media, Art, Innovation and Technology Business). Early after his graduate studies in Zurich, he specialized as a teaching and research assistant to Prof. Rolf H. Weber at the University of Zurich and accomplished a doctorate (PhD) in intellectual property and licensing law with a thesis on "The Protection of Television Formats - a Legal an Economic Analysis". He gained practical experiences as a clerk at the district court of Zurich and as an associate in one of Switzerland’s largest law firms. Dirk Spacek speaks German, English, French and Spanish. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.