Michael Hopp > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Data Protection Law,
Operational Compliance,
Marketing Law and Consumer Law,
Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law,


Michael Hopp is a partner in Plesner’s Corporate and Compliance team and head of our Data Protection team. He is co-head of our Operational Compliance team together with partner, Henriette Stakemann.

 Since 2000 Michael has been deeply involved in data protection law and he has acquired broad and in-depth experience in handling all types of data protection law issues. Michael is widely recognised as a leading Danish advisor in the field.

Michael is in high demand among clients for his advice on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the consequences of the regulation for private entities and public authorities. Michael always maintains a both hand-on and holistic approach that ensures value-creating advisory services.

Michael also advises clients on data protection compliance projects, international data transfers, whistle-blower hotlines, privacy policies for customers or employees, employee monitoring and data protection issues in relation to US Discovery.

Furthermore Michael has been instrumental in defining and formulating various large-scale compliance projects on behalf of large Danish businesses. For example, he has vast experience in drawing up binding corporate rules (BCR) then getting approval from the Danish Data Protection Agency.

In the area of marketing Michael has deep knowledge about data-driven marketing. In his work, Michael focuses particularly on the commercial gains to be made from the use of data-driven marketing. Specifically regarding the dynamic interpretation of legislation related to the promotion of new and unforeseen technologies, Michael is a value-adding adviser.

Michael has an extensive network, both nationally and internationally, which he uses actively for knowledge sharing and solving specific tasks for clients. Michael is a very popular speaker on data protection and marketing law.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Michael HoppPlesner

Plesner acts on operational compliance mandates, primarily focusing on the implementation of GDPR. The practice also assists with strategic planning mandates relating to personal data, individual privacy issues and the preparation of draft agreements; the team also assists with compliance programmes and the data elements of specific business processes. Group leader Michael Hopp counts banks, IT service providers, energy companies and companies in the transport sector as clients.