Practice Areas

  • High-Tech and Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing and other Commercial Transactions,
  • Corporate and Venture Capital including Equity and Debt Financing Transactions
  • StartUp-Advisory
  • Trademarks
  • Commercial Contracts Law
  • Press & Media
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2017
  • Licensed specialist for Intellectual Property
  • Foreign Lawyer Germany (Israel Bar Association)
  • Employment and Partner at various major law firms in the area of IP / IT mainly for companies from the technology and internet sector
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (2006)
  • Doctorate at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Dr. jur.)
  • University of Augsburg
Languages
  • English, French, German, Hebrew
Memberships
  • Member of German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Awards
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022” in the area of “Data Security and Privacy Law, IT Law, Intellectual Property Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Data Protection” (The Legal 500 2022)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Corporate Law”, “Private-Equity-Transactions (Mid-Cap)” and “Venture Capital” (Juve Handbuch 2021/2022)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021” in the area of “Data Protection Law, Intellectual Property Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Data Protection” (The Legal 500 2021)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “IP/IT, Data Protection” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
Publications
  • Ritzmann, Katy / Mössner, Philipp / Bernau, Timo: Initial Public Offerings 2022 – Germany, in: Global Legal Insights – Initial Public Offerings 2022, Sixth Edition, p. 62ff.
  • Ritzmann, Katy / Bernau, Timo Patrick: Mehr Einhörner aus der Start-up-Hauptstadt, in: Börsen-Zeitung, 17.03.2022.
  • Ritzmann, Katy / Mössner, Philipp / Bernau, Timo: Initial Public Offerings 2021- Jurisdiction Chapter: Germany, in: Global Legal Insights, Fifth Edition, p. 73 – 83.
  • Ritzmann, Katy: In Israel you simply sign a contract and send it per email, in Venture Capital Magazin Special, 14f.
  • Ritzmann, Katy / Hänig, Andreas: Das Safe Harbor-Urteil und seine Folgen, in: K&R, 2016, Beilage 1 zu Heft 9, 40 ff. (The Safe-Harbor decision and it‘s consequences)
  • Ritzmann, Katy: Was das Pick-Up-Urteil für RTL bedeutet, in: HORIZONT, 18.02.2016.
  • Ritzmann, Katy: EuGH bringt Geschäftsmodell der IT-Riesen ins Wanken, in: Die Welt, 06.10.2015.
  • Ritzmann, Katy: Kachelmann siegt gegen Springer-Verlag, in: Der Tagesspiegel, 30.09.2015.
  • Ritzmann, Katy: Der Markenschutz von Werbeslogans, Tectum Verlag Marburg, 2009 (Dissertation)
  • Media review
    03 June 2022

    Initial Public Offerings 2022 - Germany

    GSK Stockmann has contributed the chapter “IPO 2022 – Germany” for the current sixth edition of Global Legal Insights "IPO - 2022", in which we provide an in-depth overview of the ...

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  • Deal News
    01 June 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises Horizons Ventures on USD 15 million financing round of fintech Getquin

    GSK Stockmann provided comprehensive advice to Hong Kong-based investor Horizons Ventures on its investment in Berlin-based fintech Getquin. The social network for investors saw co...

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  • Deal News
    20 April 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises Target Global and co-lead investor on Luca financing round

    GSK Stockmann provided comprehensive advice to the Berlin-based venture capital investor Target Global and another co-lead investor on the current financing round of the creators o...

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