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Michael Winkler

Employee, Senior Director Legal Services, Cerence Inc.

Degree: Dipl.-Jur. Univ., LL.M. Eur., Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München / University of Munich

Aachen, Germany

Skills

Experienced commercial IT-Law lawyer
Experienced commercial IP-Law lawyer
Experienced commercial corporate lawyer
Experienced litigation attorney
Admitted to the bar as Rechtsanwalt and Syndikusrechtsanwalt
Fifteen years of in-house and law firm experience
Gained experience from working for international technology companies as well as for international law firms
in roles as Associate
Counsel and Manager and Director
managing greater teams of Legal Managers Legal Counsels and Paralegals in the regions of EMEA LATAM NA and APAC
Specialities: Contract drafting and negotiating
Sales contracts
Distributor contracts
SaaS contracts hosting services
Professional Services
Software/hardware development
Agency
Procurement
R&D
NDA
Intellectual property law (licensing of software technology & patents)
E-Commerce
M-Commerce
Data Privacy law
Employment law
Litigation management as in-house counsel and longstanding practical experience as attorney-at-law (including IPR
employment & commercial matters)
Corporate matters
Policy development
Compliance
Mergers & Aquisition
Due diligence
Integration of acquired companies
Outsourcing
Transfer of undertakings (Betriebsübergang)
Real estate law (e.g. sale & leaseback funding)

Timeline

Professional experience for Michael Winkler

  • Current 6 months, since Jan 2021

    Senior Director Legal Services

    Cerence Inc.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2019 - Dec 2020

    Director Legal Services

    Cerence Inc.

  • 7 months, Mar 2019 - Sep 2019

    Director Legal Services, Automotive Division

    Nuance Communications

  • 4 years and 5 months, Oct 2014 - Feb 2019

    Director Legal Services, EMEA & LATAM

    Nuance Communications

    Director Legal Services - EMEA & LATAM

  • 1 year, Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

    Senior Manager Legal Services, EMEA & Japan

    Nuance Communications

  • 2 years and 11 months, Nov 2010 - Sep 2013

    Senior Legal Counsel

    Nuance Communications

  • 4 years and 5 months, Jun 2006 - Oct 2010

    Corporate Counsel

    Océ (Canon Group)

  • 5 years and 4 months, Feb 2001 - May 2006

    Associate Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)

    CMS Hasche Sigle

Educational background for Michael Winkler

  • Law

    Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München / University of Munich

    International and European Business Law, IT/IP law, post-graduate Master's Degree for International and European Business Law

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

Wants

Interesting Contacts

Interests

Psychology
Applied Ethics
Running
Fencing (Foil)
Tennis
Ski
Squash
Rock Climbing
Sailing
Badminton

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