Dirk Spacek is a Partner in the TMC/IP-Department of CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd., Switzerland. His preferred areas of practice include all legal aspects of information technology (IT), intellectual property, 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 technology-related matters.
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, Communications&Technology (IP/IT)/Corporate M&A). Already 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 entertainment 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 and later managing associate (Mandatsleiter) in two 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