Axel Knabe is an associate at Hambach & Hambach Attorneys at Law in Munich, Germany. His main areas of practice include Information Technology Law, European Law as well as Gaming and Gambling Law. Axel earned his law degree from the University of Mannheim in January 2007. Between May 2007 and May 2009, he successfully completed the compulsory two-year long clerkship program in Germany and became eligible for admittance to the German bar (Ass.iur.). During this time he was, among others, a law clerk at a Federal District Court in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Between November 2008 and April 2009 Axel worked at the law firm Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP in Washington, D.C. as an international fellow. His work there mainly focused on questions of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Law, International Trade Law, Commercial Law and IT Law. From March 2010 to December 2012, Axel worked as a research assistant to the Chair for Public Law, Security Law and Internet Law at the University of Passau, Germany. Axel is a doctoral candidate, supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Cremer, the Chair for Public Law and Legal Philosophy at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He became a TTLF Fellow in January 2011.