Data Protection "happened to me" more than ten years ago, when companies were mildly aware of the legislation and ignorant of the potential (low) fines. By now, I am a true data protection aficionado, helping my clients to navigate the German and European landscape and finding solutions for their scientific and commercial propositions of commercializing data. My focus on the context between life sciences and data protection is accompanied by an enjoyable amount of complex questions regarding the collection and use of sensitive data. National and international businesses entrust me with the structure and roll-out of their GDPR projects, advice on e-commerce websites and data flows, employee personal data, and creation of clinical trial consent forms. Not only do I help on the data protection side of things, the underlying commercial contracts and structures are my daily business.
As business of every sector need to comply with regulatory requirements, my clients come from every industry, with a slight focus on the health care and IT sectors due to my practice focus. However, from start-ups in the social media marketing space to long-established pharmaceutical companies, I am happy to say that clients look at me as their trusted advisor. For a medical devices company I have been acting as go-to European counsel for almost every legal aspect, be it reimbursement strategies, health care advertising, competitive advice, or research collaborations.
I am advising my clients in German and English and have basic knowledge of Spanish, French and Greek.