Raoul Sandner, born 1965, studied law at the Universities of Saarbrücken, Hamburg and Vienna. After his practical legal training he was admitted as a lawyer in 1997 and became a member of the Hanseatic Bar Association of Hamburg. He started his occupational career as a company lawyer for Talkline GmbH & Co.KG (today freenet AG), where as proxy holder he finally headed the legal and regulatory department. In 2001 he established his own law firm. Raoul is familiar with all legal questions of small and medium-sized businesses. Beyond that as a Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law he is a designated expert in the areas trademark law, copyright law as well as competition law. He possesses comprehensive litigation experience.