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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Philip Kempermann, LL.M.

Philip Kempermann, LL.M.



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

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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


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
    Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.

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...

Does E-Mail Communication Need to be Encrypted?
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, July 2020

Setting the right standard to ensure compliance with the technical and organizational safeguards for data security required under Art. 32 GDPR is a challenge for many companies when it comes to electronic communications – not least e-mail. The German Conference of Independent German Federal and State Data Protection Supervisory Authorities (DSK) has issued guidance on the topic. The guidance represents a majority resolution of the German states, with Bavaria dissenting...

Use of the Corona-Warn-App in the Workplace
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, June 2020

On June 16, 2020 the German government released its Corona-Warn-App. There are some key points employers should be aware of concerning the app: NO OBLIGATION FOR EMPLOYEES TO USE THE APP ON THEIR PERSONAL SMARTPHONES An employer may be thinking about instructing its employees to install and use the Corona-Warn-App on their own devices to reduce the infection risk among its employees. That is not permitted...

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