Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuster

Personal Details

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuster is since more than 20 years successful as lawyer and is known as one of the leading lawyers in the area IT-Law. He is registered specialized lawyer for IT Law, Certified Data Protection Officer (TÜV) as well as associate lecturer and honorary professor for IT Law at the University of Cologne.

Education/ Professional Experience

Studies of Business Administration and Law in Cologne
Specialized lawyer for IT-Law
Certified Data Protection Officer (TÜV)

Professional Experience
1994 to 1995 lawyer in the law-firm Kapellman
1996 to 1998 In-House lawyer at Thyssen Handelsunion AG
Since 1998 Partner in his own law-firm

Awards

  • Leading law firm for IT-Law, WirtschaftsWoche 11/2016
  • Who´s Who Legal for TMT (Telecom Media Technology), 2016
  • Handelsblatt Germany’s best Lawyers for IT- and Telecommunication Law, 2015
  • Best Lawyers IT- and Telecommunication Law Germany, 2015
  • Handelsblatt Germany’s best lawyers for IT Law, 2014
  • Best Lawyers for IT-Law Germany, 2014
  • Handelsblatt Germany’s best lawyers for IT Law, 2013
  • Best Lawyers for IT-Law Germany, 2013
  • Who´s Who Legal for Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection, 2013
  • JUVE, regularly recommended for Telecommunication Law, 2012

Miscellaneous

  • Foreign languages: English, Dutch
  • Member of the editorial board of the leading German professional journal for IT Law, Computer and Law (CR)
  • Member of the German society for Law and Computer Science

Publications

 

IT- and Internet Law

  • Legitimacy of data transfers to the US under the new Safe-Harbour-decision, CR 2015, 787 (together with Hunzinger)
  • Pre- and post-contractual obligations in the IT contract – Part II: post-contractual obligations, CR 2015, 277 (together with Hunzinger)
  • Pre- and post-contractual obligations in the IT contract – Part I: pre-contractual obligations, CR 2015, 209 (together with Hunzinger)
  • Law re. electronic media, 3. Edition 2015 (together with Spindler)
  • Limitation of performance in IT contracts, CR 2013, 690 0
  • Liability, reimbursements and rescission of IT contracts, CR 2011,4
  • Cloud computing & SaaS: What are the really new questions?, CR 2010, 1
  • Legal nature of the Service Level at IT contracts, Cr 2009, 205
  • Compendium on Telemedia Contracts, Munich 2001
  • Disturber Liability of search engine operators for snippets, CR 2007, 443
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws, in the year 2006, MMR enclosure 5/2007,(together with Kemper et al)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws, in the year 2005, MMR enclosure 5/2006,(together with Kemper et al)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws, in the year 2004, MMR enclosure 5/2005,(together with Kemper et al)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws, in the year 2003, MMR enclosure 4/2004,(together with Kemper et al)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws, in the year 2002, MMR enclosure 5/2003, (together with Kemper et al)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws in the time April – December 2001, MMR enclosure 3/2002, (together with Müller/ Drewes)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws in the time July 2000 – March 2001, MMR enclosure 7/2001, (together with Müller/ Drewes)
  • Developments of Internet-, Multimedia and Telecommunication Laws in the time January 1999 – June 2000, MMR enclosure 10/2000, (together with Müller)

 

Telecommunications Law

  • Legal questions related to the construction of the broadband local area network by the public sector, CR 7/2015 (Schuster/Hunzinger)
  • Verträge über Datennetze (WAN & VPN); in: Recht der Daten und Datenbanken, Köln 2014 (Schuster, hrsg. durch Conrad/Grützmacher)
  • The EU-guideline governing the reduction of costs associated with the construction of the broadband local area network, CR 2014,436 (Schuster/ Kubach/Ruhle)
  • The employer and the German Telecommunication Law, CR 2014, 21 (Schuster)
  • Monitoring and fraud detection by telecommunication service providers, CR 2011, 15 (together with Th. Sassenberg)
  • The Telecommunication Contract (Fixed Line Network, Internet, Cellular Phone network), CR 2006, 444 (Schuster)
  • Claim to Compensation acc. to § 76 par. 2 German Telecommunication Law. In compendium re. rights of way, Munich 2006 (Schuster, publ. by Hoeren)
  • Beck’scher Telecommunication Commentary, 3. Ed. , Munich, 2006 (Schuster et al)
  • Access, Call origination and Voice Call Termination in Mobile Networks, Communications Strategies 2005, 117 (together with Lundborg, Ruhle)
  • Question of principles in the area Telecommunication contract law –new technology and regulation in the light of the German Telecommunications Act and German Civil Law Act, CR 2005, 730
  • Comments to the decision of the Administrative Court Cologne: Enforceability of the first partial decision acc. To § 25 par. 6 p.1 German Telecommunication Act, CR 2005, 108
  • Comments to the decision of the German Federal Civil Court re. Network access and compensation approval – Dial & Benefit, MMR 2004, 471
  • Regulation and Capital Market valuation in the Telecommunication, Regulation Law and Regulation Economics, vol. 3, Lohmar – Cologne, 2004 (together with Piepenbrock, Ruhle)
  • The TAL decision of the EU: Analysis and consequences, MMR 2003, 648 (together with Ruhle)
  • Incentives for infrastructure investments for interconnection agreement in the telecommunication, Regulation Law and Regulation Economics, Vol. 2, Lohmar – Cologne, 2003 (together with Piepenbrock)
  • Significance of factoring and collection for mobile telecommunication services Regulation Law and Regulation Economics, Vol. 1, Lohmar – Cologne, 2003 (together with Piepenbrock)
  • Selection of interconnection network provider and compensation regulation for mobile services, MMR enclosure 1/ 2002, 35 (together with Müller)
  • Act against restraints of competition and German Federal Telecommunications Act, Coexistence or Cooperation?, CR 2002, 98 (together with Piepenbrock)
  • Comments to the decision of the German Federal Civil Court regarding the legitimacy of a deactivation fee, MMR 2002, 543
  • German Telecommunication Law and the New Regulatory Framework, Cologne, 2002 (together with Piepenbrock)
  • Compendium re. Law and Practice of the Telecommunication, Vol. 2, Baden-Baden (together with Geppert, Ruhle)
  • UMTS license fees as costs of an efficient service provision in case of a mandatory interconnection, K&R 2001, 555 (together with Ruhle)
  • Comments to the decision of the Administrative Court Cologne regarding the obligation to secure the network provider portability, CR 2001, 515
  • EBC, flat-rate, T-DSL, TAL – quo vadis, compensation regulation?, MMR 2001, 298
  • Comments to the decision of the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications regarding network interconnection compensation 1.6.2001 to 31.5.2003, MMR 2001, 262
  • Comments to the decision of the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications regarding compensation for option proposal Talk2Friends in voice telephone services MMR 2001, 197
  • Comments to the decision of the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications regarding flatrate-compensation for connections to online services, MMR 2001, 121
  • UMTS –License allocation, Nomos-Verlag, 2001 (Schuster et al)
  • Compendium Telemedia Contracts, Munich 2001
  • Comments to the decision of the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications regarding network interconnection compensation 2000, MMR 2000, 233
  • Comments to the decision of the German Federal Administrative Court regarding § 57 par. 1 old version, MMR 2000, 87
  • Legal basis and practice of frequency allocation by the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications, MMR 2000, 26 (together with Müller)
  • 18 months of German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications a critical review, MMR 1999, 525 (together with Müller)
  • Comments to the decision of the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications regarding the so called atypical traffic, MMR 1999, 496
  • Way of rights acc. to § 57 German Telecommunications Act under scrutiny by the Courts, MMR 1999, 137
  • Definition of network: right to interconnection and procedure, MMR 1999, XVI

 

General Commercial Law

  • Lessons of the law on the energy industry. Parallels and experiences from the regulation of the telecommunication, in Journal of the Power Industry (ZfE) 2004, 121 (together with Ruhle)
  • Employee, Corporation and employment term in the Works Council Constitution Act, 1997 Darmstadt (Dissertation Cologne)
  • Co-determination, WISU 1994, 113
  • Interplant Co-determination, WISU 1993, 504
  • HR Management in Corporation and EU Law 1993, 219 (together with Oechsler)
  • Institutionalised Co-determination: From a works council on plant level to a European worker's representation - The case of Bayer AG, 1992 (80 page case study during the study course of the Fernuniversität Hagen)

 

 

 

 

 

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