Dr. Katharina Scheja
Digital Business, IT/IP
Katharina Scheja joined Deloitte Legal as an expert in information technology, intellectual property and outsoucing in October 2017. She advises national and international clients in all kinds of technology transactions (e.g. IT/BPO-outsourcing, digitization & cloud projects, application development and distribution, licensing contracts). In this context she represents the customer side in its procurement of IT services.
Katharina’s expertise covers all areas of law related to IT and IP transactions and the procurement process of such transactions in all stages (RFP to down-select to contract negotiations and post-closing contract support). Recent transactions comprised IT/BPO-outsourcing projects (e.g. infrastructure, SAP-maintenance, HR, Logistics, telecommunication, digital transformation and cloud) and distribution and licensing contracts. Katharina also enjoys a strong reputation as a litigator in the areas of IP cases (with a focus on software, Internet and e-commerce) as well as technology project failure and mal-performance. Before joining Deloitte Legal, Katharina Scheja was a partner in leading international law firms. Chambers, Juve, Legal 500 and all others have ranked her as a highly recommended IT lawyer; Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche have continually listed her amongst the top IT lawyers in Germany. In 2016 she was awarded “IP Lawyer of the Year” in Frankfurt by Handelsblatt.
Katharina Scheja speaks German and English.