Companies are going digital.

Gierschmann Legal is a law firm specializing in data protection law, IT/IP law, media and advertising law.



Data protection affects almost all areas of business and business processes. Taking account of data protection at an early stage and on a continuous basis is essential to your success in business. Nowadays, data protection is an important compliance issue.

Interdisciplinary approach

Compliance with data protection regulations requires an interdisciplinary approach. Legal solutions only work in coordination with IT and the affected business divisions. Your individual situation and business decisions are key in this regard. We support you by means of our experience in current privacy practices in Germany and Europe.

In exchange with German and European regulatory authorities

Our expertise and close exchange with regulatory authorities enables us to find practical solutions for you that meet market standards. We provide comprehensive advice on developing data protection management systems, and support you in organizing your business processes to comply with data protection regulations. We assist you in handling operational issues around data protection law.

Examples of where we can support are:


Digital business models require solid legal cover at contractual level and for the protection of know-how. Contract design and negotiation in this regard must be on a case-by-case basis and must take account of special requirements for digitalization.

Today, IT determines the success of your business model

The success of digital business models is largely determined by the IT systems supporting them. The concept of ‘right sizing’ applies equally to contracts as it does to technology. We assist you in drawing up and negotiating contracts as well as in protecting your know-how. We offer advice on the following: For example,


Because of the convergence of media, media law nowadays impacts many business models on the internet. We work closely with our clients right from the start and support them in their technological development in the area of digital media and advertising so as to be able to advise them on conflict avoidance. Our affinity for technology is of great benefit when it comes to applying ‘existing’ rules to new business models.

Our experience in the media sector

The media sector has special requirements, particularly with regard to editorial reporting. It is also clear that many questions that arise in the advertising area overlap with those in other sectors (e.g. in terms of cookies, analytics, tracking, influencer advertising, and direct marketing). Using our experience in the media sector, we provide pragmatic advice in e.g. the following areas:

We have over 20 years of experience in these areas of law. We also support internationally active clients in contentious and non-contentious matters. We closely follow new developments in judicial and administrative practices, as well as legislation, for example in the context of our work for industry associations and our publishing activities. We often manage projects across borders. In this regard, we work together with a network of partner law firms in the relevant jurisdictions who are as technologically savvy as we are.


Often recommended for IT law, “extremely well networked, in particular with data protection authorities. Many years’ experience in data protection is worth its weight in gold.”, client “top lawyer”; often recommended for media law, “extremely well networked”
JUVE Handbook 2018/2019Particularly recommended for data protection law
Kanzleimonitor (BUJ) 2018/2019Highlighted as the Best Lawyer for IT law, and media and copyright law
Best Lawyers in Germany, Handelsblatt 2018Recommended for IT law: “very experienced”
JUVE Handbook 2017/2018Leading name in data protection; “highly regarded in matters of data protection”; “a great deal of experience, very well networked, their advice was always extremely detailed”, client
JUVE Handbook 2016/2017

Contact person

Sibylle Gierschmann,
Dr. iur. LL.M. (Duke University)

Tel. +49 40 696 383 340