Dr. Christopher Virreira Winter

Of Counsel

Dr. Christopher Virreira Winter advises national and international companies on all issues of commercial and distribution law as well as intellectual property law and compliance.

He started his professional career as attorney in Frankfurt and represented internationally operating companies, in particular software companies, in and out of court in the areas of copyright, trademark and unfair competition law.

Dr. Virreira Winter also served as in-house counsel in the legal department of an international consumer goods manufacturer in the home and personal care sector. Within the scope of this activity, he mainly drafted and negotiated purchase, distribution and license agreements. Dr. Virreira Winter currently works in the legal department of the distribution company of a worldwide leading storage media manufacturer for the EMEA region. His areas of expertise were expanded to compliance with a focus on data protection law.

Another focus of his work as attorney and in-house counsel were corporate transactions.

Dr. Virreira Winter studied law at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and received his PhD (Dr. iur.) for a doctoral thesis on copyright law. 2018 he has been awarded the title of specialist lawyer in the field of intellectual property law. 

Areas of Specilization

Commercial Law and Distribution Law
Intellectual Property
(Patent LawTrademark LawCopyright Law and Unfair Competition Law)
Compliance (in particular. Data Protection Law)

Languages German
  • Die urheberrechtliche Bewertung des Samplings im Lichte des Unionsrechts, Baden-Baden, Nomos Verlag, Univ.-Diss. Düsseldorf 2018
  • Der Hinwirkungsanspruch bei unwahren Tatsachenbehauptungen, in: Kommunikation & Recht (K&R) 2017, S. 310-318 (gemeinsam mit Dr. Simon Haug)
  • Kommentierung der §§ 230-232 KAGB, in: Baur/Tappen, Investmentgesetze, 3. Auflage, Berlin/München/Bosten, de Gruyter, 2015 (gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Fabian Hinrichs)
Curriculum Vitae
  • 1984 born in Düsseldorf.
  • 2004 - 2010 legal studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
  • 2011 - 2012 research assistant at the deanary of the law faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
  • 2012 - 2014 legal clerkship at the District Court of Darmstadt with stages i.a. at the German National Library and at international law firms in the fields of intellectual property law and real estate law in Frankfurt.
  • 2014 transaction lawyer with an international law firm in Frankfurt.
  • 2015 - 2017 attorney with a German law firm focused on commercial law and intellectual property law in Frankfurt.
  • 2017 - 2019 in-house counsel at an international consumer goods manufacturer of home and personal care products.
  • 2018 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
  • Since 2018 certified specialist lawyer in the field of intellectual property law.
  • Since 2019 in-house counsel at a distribution company of a worldwide leading memory product manufacturer for EMEA region
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