Before joining K&L Gates in June 2010, Mr. Derlin worked for two leading international law firms in Cologne as a corporate/M&A lawyer and as a telecoms, media and technology lawyer with a focus on international transactions, acquisitions and joint ventures. From 2002 to 2004 he was a scientific assistant at the Institute for Commercial Law of the University of Freiburg i.Br. He holds an LLD (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg i. Br.