Stephan advises German and international companies in commercial, intellectual property and information technology law matters, with a particular focus on the automotive and IT sectors. His practice includes advising on the negotiation and implementation of all types of IT related agreements (including software development, licensing, maintenance services, software distribution and software-as-a-service) and outsourcing transactions, as well as providing strategic advice to clients concerning IT law matters (e.g. open source software, cloud computing and e-commerce) and related regulatory issues (including data protection and data security matters). Stephan assists clients in IT and IP disputes before regular courts and in arbitration proceedings. Stephan regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences.