Dirk Spacek is partner and in charge of the practice groups TMC and IP. He primarily deals with new business models arising in the media, internet and technology sector, data protection and intellectual property law. He mainly advises clients from the media, technology, industry and financial services sectors on technology-savvy legal matters, in particular intellectual property law (patents and copyrights), IT-contract law and outsourcing, internet of things projects (IoT) and data protection law. Dirk conducts advisory, transactional and contentious work. He specialised early with a dissertation in intellectual property law on the subject of Protection of TV Formats (Schutz von TV-Formaten) and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2009. He then gained many years of experience in large, prestigious law firms and as an in-house lawyer during multiple in-house secondments.