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 and head of our Data Protection Law team.

Michael is a leading specialist in data protection law, and he was one of the first lawyers in Denmark to specialise within this area. He has built up a unique market-leading personal data team at Plesner.

Michael advises some of the most important Danish and multinational companies across industries on all aspects of data protection law, for instance data security, international data transfers, risk assessments, whistleblower hotlines and security breaches. He also has thorough experience of crisis management from handling a number of security breaches.

Michael has an extensive network, nationally as well as internationally, which he uses actively for knowledge sharing and solving specific tasks for clients.

Based on his long-standing experience with respect to personal data law and data protection, Michael has been involved in launching several innovative initiatives in the industry. Michael is in charge of Plesner’s GDPR Master Class and Plesner’s 4-day course “Plesner Certificate in Data Protection” which have had more than 700 participants. In addition, Michael was involved in launching the popular compliance software RISMAgdpr and Plesner’s GDPR e-learning programme and he recently initiated Plesner’s digital knowledge platform “Plesner LegalHub”.

Michael has in-depth knowledge of data-driven marketing and particularly the commercial gains to be made from using data-driven marketing. Michael is a value-adding adviser, particularly with respect to the dynamic interpretation of legislation relating to the diffusion of new technologies.


Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Michael HoppPlesner

Plesner advises high-profile clients in the finance, IT, energy and transport sectors as well as handling pro bono work for several non-profit organisations. The team specialises in data privacy and data protection matters, with practice head Michael Hopp focusing on GDPR issues as well as compliance projects and international data transfers. The group also collaborates closely with its employment department, working cross-practice to provide advice on issues such as employee monitoring. Director Peter Østerby Mønsted ‘stands out’ and is praised by client as ‘one to look out for’. Tina Brøgger Sørensen joined from Kromann Reumert in early 2022.