Before joining K&L Gates in June 2010, Mr. Derlin worked for two years as a lawyer in the Cologne office of an international law firm. From 2005 to 2008 he was a telecoms, media and technology lawyer at an-other international law firm, where he worked 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.