Dirk Spacek is a managing associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include all legal aspects of information technology (IT), intellectual property (in particular patent and copyright), data protection as well as general contract and commercial matters. He primarily advises companies of the media, technology and industry sector as well as financial institutions on the commercialization and procurement of knowledge. Among various matters, he handles new internet-business models (e-commerce), technology-joint-ventures, outsourcing-projects, software-procurement, license and distribution matters as well as digital media matters. In addition, Dirk has vast experience in the representation of clients in contract 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 International Media, Entertainment, Technology and Corporate M&A). 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 media 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