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Thought Leaders - Data - Information Technology 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Schmidt possesses strong experience in the field of data protection, with a particular concentration on GDRP implementation projects.

Biography

Stephan Schmidt is an international IT and privacy lawyer and co-founder of the German IT boutique law firm TCI Rechtsanwälte. He has been advising medium-sized companies and international corporations on data protection for many years and focuses on the implementation of the GDPR and data privacy-related disputes. He is appointed as external data protection officer for several companies and acts as EU representative for controllers and processors from third countries according to article 27 of the GDPR. He benefits from his technical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Stephan also supports mergers and acquisitions, and has been involved in several national and cross-border transactions.

Stephan is a certified information privacy professional. He is the author of various legal articles and co-author of various handbooks and commentaries. He is a frequent speaker at congresses and symposia and teaches IT contract law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Stephan is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) and the German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD).

Stephan consults fluently in English and German. He is a member of the Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, and is admitted to practise throughout Germany.

TCI Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading German IT boutique law firm with offices in Mainz, Berlin and Munich, focusing on the practice areas of technology, communication and information – which gives the firm name TCI.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Schmidt attracts commendations from peers who affirm that he is "a proven international expert in IT law and social media matters".

Biography

Stephan Schmidt is an international IT lawyer and co-founder of the German IT boutique law firm TCI Rechtsanwälte. He specialises in advising companies in telecommunications and IT law, software, and data protection law. He drafts, reviews and negotiates licence and project agreements, maintenance agreements, distribution agreements, and general terms and conditions for national and international clients, and is also active in litigation. He benefits from his technical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Stephan also supports mergers and acquisitions and has been involved in several national and cross-border transactions in the IT and telecom sectors.

Stephan has been a specialist lawyer for information technology law since 2008. He is the author of various legal articles and co-author of various handbooks and commentaries. He is a frequent speaker at congresses and symposia and teaches IT contract law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Stephan is a member of the German Society for Law and Informatics (DGRI), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and the Information Technology section of the German Association of Lawyers (DAVIT).

Stephan consults fluently in English and German. He is a member of the Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, and is admitted to practise throughout Germany.

TCI Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading German IT boutique law firms with offices in Mainz, Berlin and Munich, focusing on the practice areas of technology, communication and information – which gives the firm name TCI.

Data - Telecoms & Media 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Schmidt is renowned for his outstanding work on regulatory matters, licence agreements and data protection issues for domestic and international telecoms clients.

Biography

Stephan Schmidt is an international IT lawyer and co-founder of the German IT boutique law firm TCI Rechtsanwälte. He specialises in advising companies in telecommunications and IT law, software, and data protection law. Among his clients are national and international network operators, service providers and corporate clients from the ICT sector. He benefits from his technical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry and regulatory experience. Stephan also supports Mergers & Acquisitions and has been involved in several national and cross-border transactions in the IT and telecom sectors.

Stephan has been a specialist lawyer for information technology law since 2008. He is the author of various legal articles and co-author of various handbooks and commentaries. He is a frequent speaker at congresses and symposia and teaches IT contract law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Stephan is a member of the German Society for Law and Informatics (DGRI), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and the Information Technology section of the German Association of Lawyers (DAVIT).

Stephan consults fluently in English and German. He is a member of the Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, and is admitted to practise throughout Germany.

TCI Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading German IT boutique law firm with offices in Mainz, Berlin and Munich, focusing on the practice areas of technology, communication and information – which gives the firm name TCI.

National Leader

Germany - Data 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Schmidt is a highly regarded name in Germany for IT and telecommunications law, as well as data protection, IT forensics and e-commerce briefs.

Biography

Stephan Schmidt is an international working IT lawyer and co-founder of the German IT boutique law firm TCI Rechtsanwälte. He specializes in advising companies in the areas of Telecommunications- and IT-Law, Software- and Data Protection Law. He drafts, reviews and negotiates license and project agreements, maintenance agreements, distribution agreements and general terms and conditions for national and international clients and is also active in litigation. He benefits from his technical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Stephan also supports Mergers & Acquisitions and has been involved in several national and cross-border transactions in the IT and telecom sectors.

Stephan has been a specialist lawyer for information technology law since 2008 and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He is the author of various legal articles and co-author of various handbooks and commentaries. He is a frequent speaker at congresses and symposia and teaches IT contract law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Stephan is a member of the German Society for Law and Informatics (DGRI), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and the Information Technology section of the German Association of Lawyers (DAVIT).

Stephan is fluent and consults in English and German. He is a member of the Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz and admitted to practice throughout Germany.

TCI Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading German IT boutique law firm with offices in Mainz, Berlin and Munich with its focus on the practice areas of "Technology", Communication" and Information, which "TCI" stands for.

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