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Philip Kempermann, LL.M.

Philip Kempermann, LL.M.


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

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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


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
Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.

CJEU Judgment on the Facebook Like Button - A New Chapter of Joint Controllership
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, August 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") published its long-awaited decision on the use of the Facebook Like-Button on July 29, 2019 (Case C-40/17). One major aspect of the judgment is the question to what extent Facebook and website operators who incorporate the Like-Button into their website are joint controllers under European data protection law. As a result, the CJEU affirms this question and takes a firm stand on the conditions for joint controllership...

Risk for International Data Transfers
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, July 2019

The international transfer of personal data is part of daily business for many companies. They work with international service providers, have affiliates abroad or cooperate with foreign customers and suppliers. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides a narrow scope for transferring personal data to non-EU countries. According to art...

Rejection of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: What do Companies Have to Consider Now?
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2019

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the European Union and the United Kingdom envisaged that during the United Kingdom's transitional period data protection legislation would have been treated in the same way as with the countries of the European Economic Area. This would have allowed a transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United Kingdom without additional measures to ensure adequate levels of data protection...

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