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Ulrich Wuermeling

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Dr. Ulrich Wuermeling is a counsel in the London and Frankfurt offices. His main area of expertise is European privacy law and his clients predominantly operate in the finance, technology, marketing and media sectors. He is advising clients on data protection compliance requirements and transactional matters as well as representing them in data protection disputes with regulatory authorities and in court proceedings. International and German legal directories consistently recognize Mr. Wuermeling for his Data Protection expertise. The data protection practice is listed in the Rank 1 by The Legal 500 Germany 2017. Mr. Wuermeling is also recognized as leading lawyer in Rank 1 for Data Protection in Chambers Europe Germany 2016, quoting one client: “He is very knowledgeable and focuses on future developments, anticipating issues. It is a pleasure to work with him”.

Mr. Wuermeling teaches privacy law as a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University London. He chairs Euroforum’s annual German and European Data Protection Conference in Berlin and regularly speaks and publishes on data protection matters. He also acts as co-editor of the Latham & Watkins’ Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog, which discusses a wide range of legal developments and controversies involving data protection, privacy issues and practices, trans-border data transfers, data and system security terms as well as breaches across numerous industry sectors.

Germany: Information technology

Data protection

Within: Data protection

In addition to advising on numerous GDPR-related matters, Latham & Watkins LLP continues to focus on representing clients in data protection disputes, consumer protection agencies and data protection authorities. The firm is representing Facebook in abuse proceedings at the German Federal Cartel Office regarding the interaction between data protection regulations and antitrust law and also regularly advises Schufa on data protection compliance and litigation. The team also has expertise in crisis management in the context of data protection scandals and cybercrime; Ipswitch is a client in this space. The team acted for BayWa and clients from Asia and the US on GDPR implementation; it also advises on lobbying activities. Other work includes providing data protection advice to Iqvia (formerly IMS HEALTH) on information services in the healthcare sector, and handling data protection matters for DZ Bank and the German Dialog Marketing Association DDV. Ulrich Wuermeling is ‘quite simply one of the most foremost data protection experts’; he divides his time between London and Frankfurt. The group also welcomed the ‘virtually omnipresent’ and well-known Tim Wybitul from Hogan Lovells International LLP in October 2018; he is noted ‘particularly for his excellent work in employee data protection’.

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