Dr. Christian Schröder Partner, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Technology Transactions
Conference | February.01.2017 | 10am - 1pm (Central Europe Standard Time)Hotel de la Ville, via Hoepli 6 - Milan
Orrick partners Alessandro De Nicola, Marco Dell’Antonia, Cristina Martorana and Christian Schröder, together with Francesco Pizzetti (Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Turin, Professor of Constitutional Law and Data Privacy Protection at LUISS University in Rome and former President of the Italian Data Protection Authority) will provide a comprehensive picture of the new European Regulation on Privacy, entered into force on 24 May 2016.
Conference topics will include: the Data Privacy Officer, the privacy impact assessment, data protection by design and by default, data portability, the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), the Supervisory Authorities, an insight into the regulation of data circulation in Europe, business cases about the implementation of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity compliance programs, risks for companies.
Dr. Christian Schröder leads Orrick's Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Group in Europe and collaborates with team members in the United States (U.S.), Europe (EU), and Asia to provide support to global clients. As a technology-focused partner, Christian advises on cybersecurity and privacy regulatory compliance, incident response, regulatory investigations and enforcement, litigation and intellectual property licensing, and transactional matters.
Christian helps clients consider the privacy and artificial intelligence implications of new technology, supports their compliance programs, and helps them stay ahead of enforcement trends. One particular focus of his work deals with internal data transfer agreements, external data transfers with external providers, and product launches that comply with international data protection standards, as well as privacy requirements for connected cars. Christian provides guidance on privacy and data protection considerations for developing, acquiring, using, licensing and selling technology, data and intellectual property, including M&A transactions and 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 information technology (IT) project agreements.
Christian maintains strong working relationships with German data protection authorities and EU regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over privacy and data security matters. He effectively defends companies in cybersecurity and privacy-related investigations initiated by EU regulatory authorities. He also engages with authorities on behalf of clients and helps clients avoid proceedings and possible litigation. When litigation can't be avoided, Christian vigorously defends his clients.
For companies facing global cybersecurity incidents, Christian helps with crisis mitigation, including counseling on notification requirements, coordinating media strategies, and representing clients before data protection authorities in related regulatory investigations.
Christian regularly contributes practical thought leadership to global privacy industry publications and German privacy books and journals. Christian authors the Chapter V (international data transfers) of Germany’s leading GDPR commentary Kühling/Buchner (3rd ed.) and is co-author to the Corporate Privacy Handbook (Betrieblicher Datenschutz). As an active member of the Sedona Conference, Christian drives the development and understanding of cross border privacy. He also participates in, hosts and moderates speaking programs with fellow private practitioners, EU data protection authorities, and academics focused on privacy and data security. Legal 500 Germany named Christian one of the top 15 practitioners in 2022 and noted that he is "a pioneer in the legal field, a data protection guru." They also recognized Christian and Orrick as "truly global" and how that it is "vital as they require the various leaders of each region to participate and bring issues to the table as a forum".
Prior to working in private practice, Christian interned with the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner and www.epic.org.
Alessandro De Nicola is member of Orrick's Global Board of Directors, Senior Partner of the Italian offices in Milan and Rome, and has acted as European Corporate Group Leader.
Alessandro has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, M&A, competition law and corporate governance. He has worked on complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including acquisitions and corporate restructurings for some of the most important players in the market. He leads extensive corporate governance projects with a particular focus on Legislative Decree 231.
Alessandro has pleaded before the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCOM), Consob (the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market), and before civil and administrative courts.
Marco Dell'Antonia, a partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has a specific experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.
He advises primary Italian and international banks, financial institutions and major Italian and multinational corporations, working on complex corporate transactions including banking, industrial and manufacturing clients.
Marco's experience is recognized by Italian and international clients in the field of corporate governance in general and in particular in the application of the Italian Legislative Decree 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities deriving from specific crimes identified by the decree.
Marco assists or is member of a substantial number of Vigilance Bodies of companies (also listed and regulated).
Marco is scientific coordinator of the legal area of NIBI - Master in Business Internationalization promoted by Camera di Commercio di Milano (Chamber of Commerce of Milan); he is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and of the Master "Corporate Counsel" organized by LUISS Business School; he has been adjunct professor at the IULM University in intellectual property law until 2009 and competition law until 2012.
He is member of the Board of the Association of the Members of the Vigilance Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001.
Prior to joining Orrick, Marco developed his experience in international M&A transactions at Studio Legale Associato Laghi & Tabacchi in Treviso.