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Dr. Felix Beck

Attorney-at-Law (admitted in Germany), Associate

Dr. Felix Beck

Felix Beck is Associate with our firm. He specialises in intel­lec­tual property law and, in particular, patent and trademark law.

P +49 211 54 24 40 61 F +49 211 54 24 40 44



  • Born 1990 in Baden-Baden

  • Law studies at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

  • Doctorate (S.J.D. equivalent) in Inter­na­tional Envir­on­mental Law and Biotech­no­logy Law

  • Legal clerkship at the Kammer­gericht (Higher Regional Court) of Berlin with stages at the German Federal Foreign Office and the law firms Posser Spieth Wolfers & Partners and Hogan Lovells

  • Profes­sional experience: 2015 – 2017 Research Associate with Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky at the University of Freiburg (Chair of Public Inter­na­tional Law and Comparative Law); 2017 – 2018 Research Assistant with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; 2018 – 2021 Research Assistant with Posser Spieth Wolfers & Partners; since November 2022 Attorney-at-Law with ARNOLD RUESS


  • Self-Spreading Biotech­no­logy and Inter­na­tional Law: Prevention, Respons­ib­il­ity, and Liability in a Trans­bound­ary Context (Nomos, Baden-Baden 2022)

  • Umwelts­chutz und Menschen­rechte, in: Alexander Proelß (ed.), Inter­na­tionales Umweltrecht (De Gruyter, Berlin, 2nd ed. 2022), Section 5, pp. 191-286 (with S. Vöneky)

  • Schutz der antarkt­ischen und arktischen Umwelt, in: Alexander Proelß (ed.), Inter­na­tionales Umweltrecht (De Gruyter, Berlin, 2nd ed. 2022), Section 14, pp. 781-830 (with S. Vöneky)

  • The Inter­na­tional Regime on Liability for Damage Arising from the Use of Genome Editing and Gene Drives in Agriculture: Current Short­com­ings and Pathways for Future Improvement, in: C. Dürnberger/S. Pfeilmeier/S. Schleissing (eds.), Genome Editing in Agriculture: Between Precaution and Respons­ib­il­ity (Nomos, Baden-Baden 2019), pp. 135-152

  • All About That Risk? A (Re-)Assessment of the CJEU’s Reasoning in the “Genome Editing” Case, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planung­s­recht (EurUP) 2/2019, pp. 246-255

  • Das EuGH-Urteil zu Genscheren in der Pflan­zen­züch­tung: Wenn Gerichte über Gentechnik entscheiden, Legal Tribune Online, 26.07.2018

  • Agri­cul­tural research, or a new bioweapon system?, Science, Vol. 662 Issue 6410 (2018), pp. 35-37 (with R. G. Reeves, p. Voeneky, D. Caetano-Anollés, C. Boëte)

  • Commentary to Articles 143 – 148 (Conduct of States in Deep Sea Mining), in: A. Proelß (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (Beck/Hart/Nomos, München u. a. 2017), pp. 989-1052 (with S. Vöneky)