Andrea advises clients in all fields of intellectual property law, with particular focus on trademark and design, unfair competition and employee inventor law. Besides representing companies in court proceedings, she advises clients during complex M&A transactions and on their international trademark strategy, including the licensing of IP rights. Andrea advises a wide range of clients from various industries, including fashion and luxury goods, travel, transportation and logistics, automotive, as well as food and beverages.
Andrea has many years' experience advising well-known fashion brands in enforcing their trademarks, including customs cases and criminal proceedings. She has represented companies in trademark and competition law disputes as well as in extensive proceedings relating to employee inventor law.
In recent years, Andrea has advised the following companies with respect to transactional IP issues: Finedining Capital AG on the sale of WMF Group GmbH to Groupe SEB, Advent International on the dual-track sale of Douglas to CVC Capital Partners, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on its merger with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to form Coca-Cola European Partners Plc, Charterhouse on the dual-track sale of Armacell, BorgWarner on its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG, Neiman Marcus on its acquisition of mytheresa.com, and the founders of BackWerk on the sale of a majority interest in the BackWerk group to EQT.
- Admitted to bar 2000
- Universities of Trier und Düsseldorf (Dr. iur.)
- Co-author: The Luxury Law Reference Book: Jurisdictional Comparisons, 1st ed. 2016
- Co-author: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015, 4th ed. 2015
- Co-author: Trade Mark Litigation, Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2nd ed. 2013