Christoph Werkmeister

Christoph Werkmeister

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Christoph is a partner in the IP, data and technology group at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Global co-head of Freshfields’ data and technology practice, he regularly leads domestic and cross-border data protection compliance and IT projects.

In particular, Christoph helps design and implement numerous transformational technology projects; advises on some of the highest profile data and cyber cases, as well as on GDPR (fine) proceedings and data-related (mass) litigation; and also advises on new and emerging laws that have an impact on digital businesses and supports global M&A transactions, particularly those involving data- or technology-heavy targets.

He is particularly active in the automotive, financial institutions, insurance, healthcare, technology, media and transport sectors.

Christoph has published widely on the legal issues surrounding digitalisation and is co-author of several standard commentaries on the GDPR and telecoms regulation. He also teaches AI and data law at Dusseldorf and Bonn universities.

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