Prof. Dr. Benno Heussen

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Telefon: +49 89 290 97 0

E-Mail: benno.heussen@heussen-law.de

Prof. Dr. Benno Heussen is a co-founder of our Munich Office. He has worked mainly in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has built up this specialist practice area nationwide. He is a co-editor of one of the standard textbooks in this field ("Computerrechtshandbuch", "Handbook on Computer Law"), but advises on a wide spectrum of matters within the IT industry, as is demonstrated by his numerous publications ("Unternehmerhandbuch", "Handbook for Entrepreneurs"). As an honorary professor at the University of Hanover he teaches young attorneys and other lawyers in the art of contract drafting and contract negotiation ("Handbuch Vertragsverhandlung und Vertragsmanagement", "Handbook on Contract Negotiation and Contract Management").

Curriculum vitae

Universities: Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich


Honorary membership in the Munich Bar Association.


Medal of Honour of the German Bar for serving on the board and founding the Information Technology and Lawyer Management working groups.

Since 2012

Academic and journalistic activities


Benno Heussen Award of the Working Group Law Firm Management in the German Bar Association.

Since 2005

Advising managing partners and partners on decisions and conflicts 

2004 - 2008

Of-Counsel at HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, specialising in national and international arbitration proceedings and conflict management advice 


Honorary professor at the Leibniz University of Hannover


Managing Attorney of the Berlin office


Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Deutsche Revision AG


Founder of the Information Technology and Lawyer Management working groups in the German Bar Association

1999 - 2007

Member of the Board of the German Bar Association


Foundation and management of the Berlin office of HEUSSEN BRAUN von KESSEL with a focus on information technology law


Member of the German Institution of Arbitration. Since then, active as lawyer and judge in arbitration proceedings, mainly in the field of information technology.


Admitted to the Munich Bar, co-founder of the law firm HEUSSEN BRAUN von KESSEL


Doctorate (Dr. jur.) from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (m.c.l.)

Statement of experience

  • Legal questions concerning information technology (contracts, outsourcing, internet etc.)
  • Arbitration proceedings, mediation, preferably in the technical field
  • M&A transactions in the IT industry
  • Advising publicly and semi-publicly owned organisations on international negotiations


HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Brienner Straße 9 / Amiraplatz
80333 München
Deutschland (Tyskland)
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Foreign languages: tyska, engelska

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