Jan-Dierk Schaal, LL.M. (Melbourne)

Local Partner Hamburg


PwC Legal

Alsterufer 1

20354 Hamburg


Tel.  +49 40 6378-2293

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  • Specialist lawyer (Fachanwalt) for industrial property rights since 2007
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2003
  • Master of Commercial Law (University of Melbourne)


  • Intellectual property (brands, designs, patents, know-how)
  • Competition law
  • E-commerce
  • IT contracts


  • German
  • English
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About me

Jan-Dierk Schaal is a specialist lawyer (Fachanwalt) for industrial property rights and is responsible for the area of intellectual property and property rights management at PwC Legal. He also works in the areas of IT contract law and data protection. He has written numerous specialist contributions in the area of industrial property rights. In recent years, he has been listed by Best Lawyers in the areas of data privacy law and IT law.

  • Since 2019: PwC Legal, Hamburg
  • Until 2019: lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and head of a practice group for technology and media at a Big Four legal firm
  • Until 2017: lecturer of IT law for the master programme at the business university Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft
  • Until 2013: Partner at a medium-sized law firm
  • 2003: Second State Examination in Law
  • "Anmeldestrategien zum europäischen Markenrechtsschutz" (WRP Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 5/2022, Seite 555ff.)
  • "Zur praktischen (Ir)relevanz der "Total Buy Out"-Rechtsprechung des BFH für den Steuerabzug nach § 50a EStG" (iStR 22/21, Seite 887ff.)
  • "Schadensermittlung bei Schutzrechtsverletzungen" (Intellectual Property Magazin 8/2021)
  • Data privacy law (Best Lawyers 2021/2022)
  • IT law (Best Lawyers 2021/2022)
  • Data security and privacy law (Best Lawyers 2020)