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Ann Marie Welker

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Ann Marie Welker has been advising large corporations and mid-size companies on the legal aspects of technical projects for more than 16 years. She is a JUVE and Best Lawyers recommended lawyer for information technology.

Ann Marie Welker’s particular areas of focus are contract drafting and technology-related litigation. She is a highly effective trial lawyer, having won and successfully settled landmark cases in the area of information technology. She is admitted to plead before all civil courts at the trial and at the appellate level throughout Germany.

Her expertise includes:

• national and international transactions and outsourcing

• system integration, software development, networks, datacenters

• obtaining damages awards and settlements for customers of engineering   and IT services, among others for companies in the areas of energy, retail   and insurance

• obtaining dismissals and favorable settlements of product liability claims
  for manufacturers

• joint ventures, cooperation agreements, research and development
  contracts

• contracts for engineering services

• commercial contracts for licensing, sales, purchasing, distribution

Ann Marie Welker studied at Georgetown University and Frankfurt University, where she obtained her doctorate in law in 1999. She was admitted to the German bar in 1997.

Before founding Welker Rechtsanwälte in 2008, Ann Marie Welker was an associated partner at Gleiss Lutz, where she co-founded and developed the IT practice group. A native of the United States with a full German legal qualification, Ann Marie Welker is equally fluent in English and German and has a working knowledge of French and Russian.

Ann Marie Welker is a member of the German Lawyer’s Association, the German Computer Law Association and the German-American Lawyers’ Association.

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