Bonn & Schmitt is a leading independent Luxembourg law firm with an extensive international practice.
The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in the Luxembourg legal environment and represent a broad spectrum of expertise that allows them to deliver unrivalled legal solutions in one of Europe’s leading financial centres.
Bonn & Schmitt is a trusted legal partner of leading international financial institutions, industrial corporations, national governments, as well as companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.
Having fostered strong links with leading international law firms, the firm’s global client base stretches through Europe, to Russia, the US, South America, South Africa and Asia. The firm aims to nurture strong client relationships and to address the particular business needs of each client in the most efficient manner.
Bonn & Schmitt’s lawyers are registered with the Luxembourg Bar and many are members of several legal associations, including the International Bar Association, the Union Internationale des Avocats and the International Fiscal Association.
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- Fintech, tokens and distributed ledger technologies
- Software protection licensing
- Music, TV and media licensing
- Gaming and e-sports
- Trademarks and patents
- Data protection
- Technology and intellectual property litigation & dispute resolution
After initial experiences in law firms in France and Luxembourg, Erwin was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007. He has accumulated more than 18 years of professional experience in technology law, as well as in matters associating technology law, fintech, intellectual property, gaming, software, music and media.
Erwin advises and represents several collective management societies in licensing agreements and royalty collection.
During the last years Erwin has focused on Fintech and DLTs where he has also authored a book on crypto currencies edited by Legitech in 2018.
Erwin is a Data Protection Officer with the Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD). He is a board member of the scientific committee of the PIN CODE Journal (International Journal of Intellectual Property and Digital Law).
Before joining Bonn & Schmitt, Erwin had its own law firm and worked in reputable Luxembourg law firms. He regularly publishes articles on technology and Intellectual Property law.
- 2007 CCDL - Cours complémentaires en droit luxembourgeois (University of Luxembourg), Luxembourg
- 2001 DESS - Droit des systèmes d’information (University of Toulouse), France
- 1999 LL.M. - International economic law (University of Warwick), UK
- 1998 - Certificate in English law (University of Warwick), UK
- 1998 - Master’s degree in Private Law (University of Bordeaux), France
- 1995-1997 - Law degree (DEUG & Licence) (University of Bordeaux), France
French, English, Italian
« Précis sur les crypto-monnaies », Legitech, 11.2018
Publications with Legitech and PIN CODE Journal:
- « Le droit d’auteur et le doublage des œuvres audiovisuelles », PIN CODE, Volume 8, August 2021
- « Electronic signatures: life beyond qualified certificates », PIN CODE, Volume 6, December 2020
- « Et si Terminator devenait artiste ? », PIN CODE, Volume 4, June 2020
- « Le Cannabis et les crypto-monnaies », PIN CODE, Volume 3, March 2020
- « Artificial intelligence, auto-driving cars and why robots will not rule mankind… yet ! », PIN CODE, Volume 2, December 2019
- « La proposition de modification de la 4ème directive et les « monnaies virtuelles » : whiskey tango foxtrot ? », Legitech, February 2007
- Luxembourg Data Protection 2015 - ICLG Comparative Guides, April 2015 « Quelle régulation pour le Bitcoin et les autres crypto-monnaies ? », ACE, Volume 9, n° 7, September 2014
- « La protection des données personnelles et le droit à l'oubli numérique », ACE, Volume 9, n° 3, March 2014
- « User identity in online services: The legacy of a decade 2.0 », ACE, n° 5, May 2012
- « MMOG in the entertainment industry: Slaying dragons and dealing with legal issues », ACE, n° 3, March 2012
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