Philip Kempermann, LL.M.

Philip Kempermann, LL.M.

Managing Partner

Expertise

  • Antitrust Law
  • Compliance
  • Data Processing Law
  • Data Protection Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Germany

WSG Leadership

WSG Group Leaders
Member
IBA Group
Member
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
Group Leader
Profile
Philip Kempermann is a partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, a major German independent law firm with more than 300 lawyers and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Chemnitz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich. The law firm has a full-service approach including, in particular, construction, general corporate and commercial matters, M&A and international arbitration.

Philip Kempermann was admitted to the bar in 2006 and focusses on IT, data protection and media law. He is a member of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s IP, media and technology and antitrust practice groups. Philip Kempermann advises and represents several large national and international corporations with their IT operations and data protection matters. Additionally, Philip Kempermann assists start-ups with setting up their operations and refining their business models. Philip Kempermann has extensive experience with complex international IT projects assisting various companies with bringing such negotiations to a successful ending and supported his clients during ongoing project operations. Additionally, he regularly advises on software licensing, data protection questions concerning IT operations but also cross border data transfers and licensing of content for digital distribution.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2006

Education

Dr. iur. 2009
Legal Trainee (Referendar) in Duesseldorf (2004 - 2006)
LL.M. in Legal Informatics (EULISP), University of Hannover and University of Lapland, Rovaniemi/Fi. (2003 - 2004)
Universities of Bayreuth and Mainz (1997 - 2003)
Areas of Practice

Antitrust Law | Compliance | Data Processing Law | Data Protection Law | Information Technology (IT) | Internet Law | IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions | Media Concentration Law | Media Law | Merger Control | Telecommunications Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    ITechLaw
    Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.
Articles

Brexit and the Need for a UK Representative
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020

The Brexit transition agreement, which governs the relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom in 2020, including arrangements relating to data protection, ends on December 31, 2020. Without an agreement, the UK becomes a third country The European Union and the United Kingdom are still in intensive negotiations over how they will shape future trade relations, and it is so far unclear whether they will arrive at a follow-up agreement...

European Commission Publishes Updated Standard Contractual Clauses
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020

On November 12, 2020, just one day after the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published its recommendations on additional measures for data transfers to third countries (Recommendation 01/2020), the European Commission published a draft of the long-awaited updated Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”). Under Art. 46 GDPR, these can serve as the basis for data transfers to third countries without an adequacy decision...

ECJ Throws Out Privacy Shield Agreement but Confirms Standard Contractual Clauses
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, July 2020

Today (16 July 2020), the ECJ handed down its long-awaited judgment on the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses in international data transfers (ECJ, judgment of 16 July 2020, case C-311/18). In a surprise move the Court of Justice declared the EU Commission's adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield - the agreement that allows data transfers to certain companies in the USA - to be invalid. On the other hand it confirmed the validity of the Standard Contractual Clauses...