Lawyers

All of the advisors of Scheja& Partner are Attorneys at law (Germany) with special expertise in the field of data protection law and IT security, who have obtained corresponding certifications.

Tobias Babilon, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • His main areas of practice as a lawyer are data protection law, information law, IT law, media law, intellectual property law, and copyright law
  • Previously worked for a law firm with main areas of practice in the field of advisory services in particular provided to medium-sized and internationally operating companies as to issues relating to commercial law and corporate law as well as media law and telecommunication law
  • Previously worked as a case officer and legal advisor in the Sozialdezernat des Landschaftsverbands Westfalen-Lippe [Social Department of the Regional Authority of Westphalia-Lippe]
  • Author of a specialized chapter in a professional publication dedicated to media law

Education

  • Law studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) in Münster [University of Münster]
  • Core study area: “Information Law, Telecommunication Law, and Media Law” (data protection law, information law, broadcasting law, copyright law, telecommunication law, antitrust law) at the WWU Münster [University of Münster]
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Hamm [Hamm higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Ulmer Akademie für Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit

Caroline Beyss, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Certified specialist lawyer for administrative law
  • External data protection officer
  • Associate lawyer specializing in administrative law, European law, as well as data protection law, telecommunication law, and IT law
  • Advises numerous companies and corporate groups on all questions relating to German and international data protection law
  • Previously worked for many years as certified specialist lawyer for administrative law in various areas relating to administrative law, in particular, civil service law and public service law
  • Special expert knowledge in European law as well as in all issues pertaining to public service
  • Comprehensive litigation experience before any and all administrative courts

Education

  • Law studies at Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg [University of Würzburg]
  • Accompanying studies in European law, graduated with the title of Europajuristin (Univ. Würzburg) [European jurist, University of Würzburg]
  • Referendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district]
  • Certified specialist lawyer for administrative law since July 2016

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Isabel Boymanns, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, internet law, media law, intellectual property law and competition law
  • Extensive industry experience, especially in the areas of telecommunication, financial services providers, online banking, eCommerce, electronics, IT/internet service providers
  • Previously worked in the internal audit department of an IT service provider, exclusively for banks and savings banks
  • Support, coordination, and post-processing of internal and external IT audits and management of the subsequent monitoring of the effectiveness of measures
  • Special knowledge in the field of IT security and risk management (inter alia, BSI standards, COBIT, and ISO 27001 standard)
  • Previously worked for several medium-sized law firms

Education

  • Law studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn], core study area: “Criminology” (especially international and European criminal law)
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Sabine Büchel, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law and IT law
  • Key areas of her advisory services are protection of data concerning health, protection of social data, and corporate data protection
  • Many years of experience as a lawyer and external data protection officer in law firms that specialize in data protection law
  • Lectures on data protection law
  • (Co-)Author of various legal publications

Education

  • Law studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn] and at Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Sabine Büchel ist als betriebliche Datenschutzbeauftragte beim TÜV Nord zertifiziert.

Dr. Jens Grabosch, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Previously employed by medium-sized law firms in the fields of IT law and data protection law as well as banking law and capital markets law

Education

  • Rechtreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Düsseldorf [Düsseldorf higher regional court district], with stations in Wuppertal, Düsseldorf and Dublin
  • Awarded the degree of Dr. iur. [doctor of laws] from Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf]
  • Law studies at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf], core study area: “Companies and Markets” (inter alia, courses in trademark law, copyright law, and competition law)

Publications

  • Analoges Recht in der digitalen Welt – Braucht das BGB ein Update? Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel digitaler Inhalte [Analogue law in the digital world – is the German Civil Code in need of an update? An analysis based on digital content] (Thesis, year of publication: 2019)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Jens-Martin Heidemann, LL.M. (Commercial Law), Attorney at law (Germany), Partner

Professional activities

  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer focusing on the fields of data protection law, IT law, and eCommerce
  • Key areas of his advisory services are corporate data protection and ensuring compliance with data protection laws
  • Special expertise in the field of international data protection law
  • Develops data protection concepts and data security concepts and advises on their implementation, in particular with respect to corporate data protection, employee data protection, and customer data protection
  • Regularly provides advice, on location, to numerous US American companies when they join the Privacy Shield
  • Ensures the data protection compliant design of marketing activities and eCommerce
  • Author for DataGuidance, a global information database and special database for data protection
  • Previously worked for law firms specialized in providing advice relating to commercial law to medium-sized enterprises as well as in intellectual property law, the main focus being corporate law and trademark law
  • Designs contracts in the field of corporate law for companies operating in Germany and internationally

Education

  • Law studies at Universität Bayreuth [University of Bayreuth] and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg [Heidelberg University]
  • Graduated with a Master of Laws (Commercial Law) in 2009 from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), core study areas: IP law, internet law, and in the field of international commercial disputes

Certifications

  • Certified expert data protection officer according to the Ulm model (udis-zert)
  • Certified International Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals

Memberships

  • Member of various supra-regional associations and work forces (BvD, DGRI, GDD, IAPP)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Ulmer Akademie für Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional

Frederik Jehle, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law.
  • In his role as external data protection officer, Frederik Jehle advises companies, corporate groups, and associations from various industries in all fields pertaining to data protection law, in particular on the implementation of the requirements set forth by the General Data Protection Regulation

Education

  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Koblenz [Koblenz higher regional court district]
  • Law studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn], core study area: “Economy & Competition” (inter alia, telecommunication law, energy law, antitrust law, trademark law and design law)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Dr. Thomas Kahler, Attorney at law (Germany)

Berufliche Tätigkeiten

  • Of Counsel with Scheja & Partner since November 2017
  • 2015 – 2017 External data protection officer of ING-DiBa AG
  • 2009 – 2015 Legal department of Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Systems)
  • 2008 – 2009 Legal department of Accenture
  • 2003 – 2008 Data protection of Dresdner Bank and Allianz Global Investors (AGI)
  • 2002 – 2003 IT purchasing of Allianz Group (AGIS GmbH)
  • 2000 – 2002 IT purchasing of Dresdner Bank
  • 1999 – 2000 Press officer of the Department Head of Planning, Economy, and Safety of the City of Frankfurt am Main.

Education

  • Law and political science, "Philipps-Universität" Marburg [Philipps University of Marburg] and Kingston Law School, London (GB)
  • Referendariat [legal traineeship] in Marburg and Brussels
  • Training as IT organizer

Publications

  • Several publications on data protection law in CR, DuD, K&R, and RDV
  • Awarded doctorate degree in 2016 by the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt [University of Frankfurt], Thesis supervised by Prof. Simits and Prof. Prittwitz
  • Founder of DPOblog

Memberships

  • Member of DGRI

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certified data protection officer (Udis, Ulm)

Dr. Markus Lang, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Of Counsel with Scheja & Partner since October 2018
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, IT law, and telecommunication law
  • Experience in advising large and medium-sized companies from various sectors at national and international level on all questions relating to data protection law (inter alia, financial services, healthcare, IT, and telecommunication)
  • Managed or participated in IT projects, including outsourcing, and projects for the purpose of the implementation of the GDPR
  • Associate lecturer at the Hochschule Düsseldorf [University of Applied Sciences] (Compliance Module (data protection law and liability law) in the Business Analytics master study programme)
  • Author of numerous expert articles, in particular in the fields of data protection and IT compliance (inter alia, on video surveillance, financial services, data protection management, and data protection audit) as well as commentaries on provisions of the GDPR, the BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act], and the DSG M-V [Data Protection Act Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]
  • 2011-2018 IT Compliance Officer and data protection officer of apoBank and several subsidiaries
  • 2010-2011 Associate lawyer in two international corporate law firms (main areas of practice: IT law, data protection law, and telecommunication law)
  • 2008 Admission as Attorney at law (Germany)
  • 2007-2009 Deputy data protection officer and employee in the risk management department of the auditing company KPMG AG

Education

  • Law studies at Universität Hamburg [University of Hamburg] and University of Liverpool, core study area “Information and Communication”
  • Awarded doctorate degree from Universität Hamburg [University of Hamburg] with a thesis on private video surveillance in public spaces
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in Berlin, inter alia with the data protection supervisory authority of the Land of Berlin

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certifications

  • In-house data protection officer (GDDcert),
  • Data protection auditor (TÜV Rheinland)

Morris Lee, LL.M., Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Lawyer, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in media law and media management
  • Advises mainly on data protection law, information technology law, and media law
  • Advises medium-sized companies and corporate groups on data protection compliance programmes
  • Provides support in the context of the preparation of data protection contracts, documentation, and policies (inter alia, commissioned data processing, authorization and deletion concepts, data protection concepts for video surveillance systems)
  • Previously worked for various medium-sized law firms, inter alia in the area of commercial law and corporate law

Education

  • Law studies at Universität zu Köln [University of Cologne]
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district]
  • Graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in media law and media management from the Kölner Forschungsstelle für Medienrecht [Cologne Research Centre for Media Law]

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Ulf Nadarzinski, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • His main areas of practice are data protection law, telecommunication law, internet law and media law, intellectual property law and competition law
  • Previously worked as a lawyer for a medium-sized law firm in Cologne, specializing in commercial law, employment law, and data protection law
  • Previously worked for several years as an author and editor for an internationally operating media corporation
  • Previously worked for a law firm in Cape Town (South Africa), inter alia in the area of commercial law

Education

  • Law studies at Universität zu Köln [University of Cologne]
  • Core study areas: media law and communication law (telecommunication law, copyright law, intellectual property law, broadcasting law, media criminal law)
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district] and in Cape Town, South Africa

Memberships

  • Kölner Anwaltsverein [Cologne Lawyers’ Asscociation]

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Simon Quae, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Previously worked for an international medium-sized law firm in Hamburg, in the practice group IT & Digital Business
  • Previously worked for a law firm in Lübeck, in the field of media law
  • Previously worked for the Niedersächsischen Landesmedienanstalt [Lower Saxony Media Office for Private Broadcasting] in Hanover
  • Advises international companies in the area of corporate data protection and employee data protection
  • Provides support in the context of the implementation of data loss prevention systems

Education

  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] at the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberlandesgericht [higher regional court of Schleswig-Holstein]
  • Law studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen [University of Göttingen]
  • Core study area “Private and public media law” (data protection law, competition law, telecommunication law, broadcasting law, press law, copyright law) at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen [University of Göttingen]

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Kristina Radtke, LL.M. (Information Law), Attorney at law (Germany), Certified specialist lawyer for IT law

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, internet law and media law, intellectual property law and competition law
  • Certified specialist lawyer for information technology law
  • Drafts general terms and conditions as well as contracts in the field of IT/IP law for companies
  • Comprehensive experience in the industry, especially in the areas of telecommunication, mobile operators, banks, financial service providers, eCommerce, electronics, IT service providers/internet service providers, advertising
  • Several years of experience as a lawyer, inter alia in a medium-sized law firm, specializing in IT law, IP law, contract law, and telecommunication law
  • Lectures on IT law as well as IP law and media law
  • Research assistant at the Department for Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law, Commercial Law and Business Law at Ruhr-Universität Bochum [Ruhr University Bochum]

Education

  • Law studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • [Ruhr University Bochum]
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Hamm [Hamm higher regional court district]
  • Graduated with a Master of Laws – LL.M. (information law) with distinction at the top of her class from Düsseldorf Law School of Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf] focusing on the
  • areas
  • of IT law, IP law, internet law, telecommunication law, and media law
  • Thesis for doctorate degree (in progress) on a topic relating to internet law and intellectual property law, at Ruhr-Universität Bochum [Ruhr University Bochum]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Boris Reibach, LL.M. Attorney at law (Germany), (Partner)

Professional activities

  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, and IT law
  • External data protection officer
  • Advises numerous companies and corporate groups on all issues pertaining to German and international data protection law
  • Special knowledge in the field of telecommunications data protection including many years of advisory services provided to network operators, service providers, and hardware suppliers
  • Responsible for data protection compliance in international IT projects (Privacy by Design)
  • Speaker at German and international data protection conferences
  • Author of publications on telecommunications data protection and for DataGuidance, a global information database and special database for data protection
  • Previously worked as an employee and in-house data protection officer of a globally operating telecommunication company
  • Many years of experience as legal advisor for consumer protection organizations in Germany and New Zealand, prior to this, he worked for various law firms that are specialized in banking law and capital markets law

Education

  • Law studies at Universität Augsburg [University of Augsburg]
  • Business administration studies at FernUniversität Hagen [Distance University of Hagen]
  • Thesis for doctorate degree (in progress) on the topic of data protection for connected cars, at Universität Oldenburg [University of Oldenburg]

Memberships

  • Member of various supra-regional associations and working groups (BvD, DGRI, GDD, IAPP)

Certification

  • Certified expert data protection officer according to the Ulm model (udis-zert)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Russian
  • Polish

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Ulmer Akademie für Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit
  • National Expert

Florian Reichert, Attorney at law (Germany), (Partner)

Professional activities

  • His main areas of practice as a lawyer are data protection law, telecommunication law, copyright law, media law, and IT law, and as an advisor, he specializes in the field of data protection and data security
  • External data protection officer
  • Previously worked for an international telecommunications group,the Bundesnetzagentur [German Federal Network Agency], and an international law firm in the areas of IT law, contract law, data protection law, and
  • telecommunication law
  • Previously, he worked for many years as an IT consultant for medium-sized as well as major companies; Comprehensive IT knowledge (inter alia: system administration, databases, web-based applications, and VoIP)
  • Associate lecturer with Dr. Grannemann & von Fürstenberg, Munich, for the training of lawyers as "Fachanwalt IT-Recht [Certified specialist lawyer for IT law]"
  • Co-author of various expert legal publications

Education

  • Law studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn]
  • Studied communication research and phonetics with a focus on information technology

Languages

  • German
  • Englisch

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional

Dr. Franziska Ritter, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Previously worked as research assistant in the Department for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, and Philosophy of Law at Universität Bremen [University of Bremen]
  • Previously worked for a medium-sized law firm focusing on commercial law and corporate law, employment law and municipal law

Education

  • Master study programme “Business Administration for Lawyers” at De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Awarded doctorate degree with a thesis on the topic of “Contractual obligations in the context of contract management”
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] at the Landgericht Erfurt [Erfurt Regional Court]
  • Law studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, core study area: “Criminology”

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certifications

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Volker Schaa, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Advises companies and associations on data protection law
  • Previously worked as a legal assistant for an internationally operating industrial company in the fields of data protection, intellectual property law, competition law and contract law
  • Previously worked for a medium-sized law firm in Münster in the areas of data protection and information technology law

Education

  • Law studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) in Münster [University of Münster]
  • Core study area: “Information Law, Telecommunication Law, and Media Law” at WWU Münster [University of Münster] (data protection law, IT law, telecommunication law, media law, competition law, intellectual property law, copyright law)
  • Foreign-law terminology training “Common Law” at WWU Münster [University of Münster]
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Hamm [Hamm higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Dr. Gregor Scheja, Attorney at law (Germany), (Partner)

Professional activities

  • Lawyer and advisor in the field of data protection and data security since the year 2000 (previously, he worked for the Niedersächsische Aufsichtsbehörde für den Datenschutz [Data Protection Supervisory Authority of Lower Saxony] and the Institut für Rechtsinformatik der Universität Hannover [Institute for Legal Informatics of the University of Hanover]
  • External data protection officer of numerous companies and corporate groups in Germany and abroad
  • Instructor with the Bildungswerk der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Wirtschaft [training academy of the North Rhine Westphalian Economy] for the education and advanced training of in-house data protection officers
  • Author/co-author of numerous publications in the field of data protection law, inter alia, on the GDPR, the BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act], data protection officers, trans-border data flow, commissioned data processing, corporate data protection, and data protection for CRM systems as well as in the area of financial services
  • Associate lecturer with the master’s programme Information Technology Law (LL.M.) of Universität Oldenburg [University of Oldenburg]

Memberships

  • Member of various supra-regional associations and working groups (inter alia, GDD, DGRI, BvD, VDA, AmCham)

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Auditor
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • European Privacy Seal

Benedikt Schönbrunn, Attorney at law (Germany), Certified specialist lawyer for information technology law (IT law)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, IT law, employment law, media law, and telecommunication law
  • Many years of experience as a lawyer in a law firm specialized in IT law and media law
  • Previously worked for an internationally operating medium-sized law firm in the field of IP

Education

  • Law studies at Universität zu Köln [University of Cologne]
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district]
  • Acquired the special theoretical knowledge required for certified specialist lawyers for employment law

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Katharina Schreiner, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer specializing in data protection law
  • External data protection officer
  • Candidate for Master of Laws (LL.M.) Information Law
  • Previously worked for a medium-sized law firm, inter alia in the field of employment law

Education

  • Law studies at Universität Passau [University of Passau]
  • Core study area: Information Law and Communication Law (data protection law, IT law, media law, copyright law, legal informatics, software contract law)
  • Completed the foreign-law terminology training in English
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Nürnberg [Nuremberg higher regional court district]
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) study programme for working professionals in information law at Universität Oldenburg [University of Oldenburg]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Fabian Schröder, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Main areas of practice are data protection and information technology law
  • Previously worked for a law firm that provides advisory services at a national and international level in the department specialized in data protection and information technology
  • Previously worked for a US American law firm in the fields of media law, IT law, IP law, corporate law and general commercial law

Education

  • Law studies at Universität zu Köln [University of Cologne]
  • Core study area: “Administration of Justice and Notary Services” (professional regulations for lawyers and notaries, drafting of contracts, private international law and international procedural law, insolvency law and enforcement law)
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] with stations in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Köln [Cologne higher regional court district] as well as in Washington, D.C.

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Rechtsanwältin Maria Schumacher

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer specializing in data protection law
  • Many years of experience as a data protection officer for public corporations as well as for various associations and clubs
  • Previously worked for a foundation supervisory authority
  • Special knowledge in the ecclesiastical legal sector, particularly in the field of ecclesiastical data protection

Education

  • Law studies at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen [University of Tübingen]
  • Core study area “Criminology”
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Stuttgart [Stuttgart higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Sebastian Schweda, Attorney at law (Germany), Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth) (business jurist degree awarded by the University of Bayreuth)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, IT law, and media law
  • External data protection officer
  • Provides advice on data protection law to medium-sized and internationally operating companies, in particular from the telecommunications sector, financial industry, and the tourism sector
  • Many years of experience working for the Institut für Europäisches Medienrecht (EMR) [Institute for European Media Law], focusing on data protection law, telecommunication law, and competition law
  • (Co-)Author of numerous publications and expert opinions on issues relating to media law, data protection law, and telecommunication law
  • Lectures, especially on data protection and telecommunication
  • Previously worked for a consulting company in the field of development cooperation (coordination of projects for EU legislation harmonization and justice)
  • Special expertise and experience in the area of European law, in particular data protection law, electronic communications law, and the law of audio-visual media services

Education

  • Law studies at the universities of Bayreuth, Murcia (Spain) and Erlangen-Nürnberg, focusing on European and International Law
  • Successfully completed the additional business study programme at Universität Bayreuth [University of Bayreuth] (Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth [business jurist degree awarded by the University of Bayreuth]))
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Nürnberg [Nuremberg higher regional court district]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional

Delia-Sajani Shaha, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Previously worked as a lawyer in a medium-sized law firm in Bogotá, Columbia, specializing in commercial law, trade law, and corporate law
  • Experience as legal counsel in an international company specializing in data protection, contract drafting, commercial law and corporate law

Education

  • Postgraduate study programme in the field of Columbian commercial and corporate law at the Los Andes University Bogotá, Columbia
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] at the Landgericht Bad Kreuznach [Bad Kreuznach Higher Regional Court]
  • Law studies at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz [Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz] and De Montfort-University Leicester, England
  • Core study area: “International Private Law and International Public Law” at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz [Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Bengali

Certifications

  • Data Protection Officer (FFD)
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Philip Schweers, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, and IT law
  • Other key areas of his advisory services include: intellectual property law, copyright law, media law, consumer law
  • Previously worked for an international medium-sized law form in Berlin in the field of data protection law, IT law, and media law
  • Previously worked for the Bundesministerium des Innern [German Federal Ministry of the Interior] in the department for data security
  • Many years of experience as a legal advisor in consumer organizations

Education

  • Law studies at Universität Bielefeld [Bielefeld University] as well as Humboldt Universität zu Berlin [Humboldt University of Berlin]
  • Core study areas: the Europeanization and internationalization of private law and commercial law in the field of intangible property rights
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] at the Kammergericht Berlin

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Sebastian Stieldorf, LL.M., Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer and employee for data protection
  • Advises on data protection to medium-sized and internationally operating companies, in particular from the telecommunication and IT sector
  • Other fields of interest and key areas of his advisory services include: intellectual property law, copyright law, media law, corporate law, employment law
  • Previously worked in the legal department of a major German media corporation in the area of “International Distribution & Copyright Law”
  • Previously worked as research assistant for a major leading law firm in the area of “Intellectual property law & IT law” in Leipzig
  • Previously worked for a medium-sized law firm in Leipzig in the area of “Intellectual property law & employment law”

Education

  • Law studies at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn]
  • Area of specialization “Economy & Competition” (inter alia, telecommunication law, intellectual property law, copyright law)
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Dresden [Dresden higher regional court district] (Dresden, Leipzig, Meissen, Riesa)
  • LL.M. study programme “International & European Intellectual Property Law” at Trinity College in Dublin

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certifications

  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional

Jenny Strauß, LL.M. (information law), Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • External data protection officer
  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law, telecommunication law, internet law, and media law
  • Research assistant at the Department for Civil Law, Economic and Commercial Law at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf]
  • Previously worked for the legal department of the Deutsche Telekom AG; focusing, inter alia, on contract drafting and international corporate law
  • Previously worked for various medium-sized law firms

Education

  • Law studies at the Universität Trier [University of Trier] and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn [University of Bonn] with the core study area “Economy and Competition”
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Düsseldorf [Düsseldorf higher regional court district]
  • Graduated with a Master of Laws – LL.M. (Information law) with distinction [Prädikatsabschluss] from Düsseldorf Law School of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf] focusing on the core study areas of IT law, data protection law, telecommunication law and media law; master thesis on employee data protection.
  • Acquired the special theoretical knowledge required for certified specialist lawyers for information technology law
  • Thesis for doctorate degree (in progress) on a topic relating to tort at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf]

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Certifications

  • Data Protection Officer (IHK)
  • IT Security Officer (TÜV)
  • Certification of the Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD) e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.
  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Konstantin Wagner, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Lawyer specializing in data protection law.
  • External data protection officer
  • Previously worked for a medium-sized law firm in the areas of intellectual property law, competition law, trademark law, internet law, and information technology law, copyright law, press law, and general civil law
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Koblenz [Koblenz higher regional court district]

Education

  • Law studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main [University of Frankfurt], core study area: “Criminology”

Languages

  • German
  • English

Certification

  • Certification of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V.

Annabelle Winterhagen, Attorney at law (Germany)

Professional activities

  • Associate lawyer
  • Main area of practice is data protection
  • Previously worked for a law firm in Haifa (Israel) providing services in international civil law and commercial law
  • Previously worked for a law firm providing advisory services at a national and international level specialized in international commercial law

Education

  • Law studies at “Universität Trier” [University of Trier] and foreign law studies at the “University of Reading“ in England
  • Core study area: “International Private Law and International Law”
  • Specialized foreign language training in Anglo-American law in English
  • Rechtsreferendariat [legal traineeship] in the Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Düsseldorf [Düsseldorf higher regional court district] and at the German Embassy in Vilnius (Lithuania)

Languages

  • German
  • English