Dr. Daniel Ashkar



Daniel Ashkar advises global and German multinational clients on data privacy, cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and intellectual property (IP) matters, including on legal disputes in these areas. His focus is advising on complex multi-jurisdictional data privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Having concentrated on data privacy law since 2012, Daniel provides comprehensive data privacy and cybersecurity advisory support to clients and has extensive experience in the areas of international data transfers (including on EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules) as well as topics relating to the “Schrems II” judgment.

Daniel further drafts data privacy contracts (such as data processing agreements and joint controller agreements) as well as data privacy policies/notices and consent forms. On transactional matters, he supports clients with outsourcings and due diligences in the course of M&A transactions. Daniel also advises on data subject rights requests, data breaches and notification requirements related thereto, e-discovery requests, website tracking, marketing measures, privacy impact assessments as well as data privacy topics in the employment and reinsurance context.

He further advises on IT/IP and technology-related matters, including on contracts and matters relating to unfair and deceptive trade practices. Daniel also possesses years of experience regarding legal disputes and litigation matters and has represented clients in proceedings before different courts in Germany.

Prior to joining Orrick, Daniel was an in-house counsel for a German car maker and for one of the largest reinsurance corporations in the world. His in-house experiences at these large German multinationals allow him to understand the needs and requirements of globally operating clients.

Daniel started his career at another global law firm where he worked for several years with a focus on data privacy and litigation matters. He also wrote his doctoral thesis on data privacy law.