Dr. Christian Schröder heads Orrick's IP/IT & Data Privacy Practice Group in Germany in Orrick’s Düsseldorf Office. Christian advises medium sized (Mittelstand) companies to large multinationals on IP, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, E-Commerce, IT and Data Privacy/Data Protection.

Christian provides IP/IT advice in M&A transactions and advises on IP focused joint ventures. He supports companies on the set-up of webshops, outsourcings, license agreements, in cases of trademark or unfair and deceptive trade practice issues as well as on hard and software license and IT project agreements.

As a core member of Orrick's global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy team, Christian has a special focus on data privacy/data protection matters. In particular, Christian advises on a risk-based approach to privacy, on implementing databases and new software applications, in particular, cloud based solutions. He advises on data privacy contracts, internal data privacy policies, binding corporate rules, user agreements on BYOD, whistleblowing schemes, e-discovery, security breaches, and intra-group data sharing on a national and international basis. He also regularly defends companies against unfair access to their know-how by competitors and against unfair poaching of customers and employees.

  • Christian writes frequently for Orrick's Trust Anchor blog and publishes articles in Germany's leading data privacy journal ZD. Christian authored a comparison between US and German data privacy laws, co-authored a Handbook on Corporate Data Privacy and prepared the Chapter on International Data Transfers under the new European Data Privacy Regulation in one of the main German legal commentaries on the new EU Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). He provides litigious and non-litigious advice and represents clients before supervisory authorities and patent and trademark offices.

    Prior to working in private practice, Christian interned with the Federal Data Protection Commissioner and www.epic.org.

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