Dr. Nils Gruske
Rechtsanwalt, Counsel

Dr. Nils Gruske is responsible for Intellectual property and IT law at kallan. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property, IT and internet law, marketing law and data protection. In addition to drafting and negotiating complex, cross-border licensing and IT outsourcing agreements, he advises clients e.g on the legal issues surrounding their internet platforms and advertising campaigns. He is the point of contact at kallan for start-ups. Compliance with the enhanced data protection rules under the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a key focus of his current practice.

T +49 - 30 - 22 66 99 - 46

M +49 - 172 - 67 75 364

Dr. Nils Gruske

German, English

  • kallan Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (since 2016)
  • Accredited lecturer for trademark and copyright law at Hochschule Mittweida, EC Europa Campus, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt a.M. (since 2015)
  • Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå (2011-2016)
  • Kalckreuth Rechtsanwälte (2008-2011)
  • University of Münster (postgraduate law studies, Dr. iur.)
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) at Kammergericht, stages at, inter alia, Hogan & Hartson Raue
  • Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster and University Carlos III, Madrid (law studies)
Recent experience
  • Advising Hexagon in the acquisition of Volume Graphics
  • Advising Loomis AB in the acquisition of Ziemann Sicherheit Holding GmbH
  • Advising Glooko Inc. on IP, IT and privacy law in
    the merger with Diasend AB to form the worldleading diabetes management platform
  • Advising a software and host provider in the carve- out of a business unit
  • Ongoing advice and draft of IT and technology licensing agreements for
    a worldwide leading supplier of design, measurement and visualization technologies
  • Advising a real estate developer on privacy law in the implementation
    of a US-based communication system
  • Advising a Swedish retail company in privacy and marketing law for its Ger- man online shop
  • Ongoing advice and draft of research and development agreements for a Swedish medical technology company
  • Ongoing advice to a hotel chain in marketing and copyright law
  • Ongoing advice to an optician chain in marketing law
Publications and lectures




Activities and memberships


  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR)
Special Appointments