Management

The partner assembly of Scheja & Partner Rechtsanwälte is the law firm’s ultimate decision making body.

The members of the assembly of partners are as follows:

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

Zertifizierung

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

Zertifizierung

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

Zertifizierung

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)

Zertifizierung