Julia Kaufmann advises both national and international companies on all legal matters relating to information technology, privacy and data protection, AI, ecommerce, marketing and digital transformation. She focuses on the industry sectors Technology, Media and Communications as well as Life Sciences & Healthcare.

Julia has strong expertise with multi-jurisdictional privacy and data protection as well as ecommerce compliance projects. Furthermore, Julia has a focus on privacy law compliance and legal challenges with AI in the Life Science and Health Care Sector.

Julia's legal advice in this area is important to us.


She has been assisting numerous multi-national companies with global data protection compliance programs, M&A-related privacy due diligence and integration, global digital marketing strategies, implementation of IT tools with AI components, investigations by data protection authorities, internal investigations, and legal requirements for the distribution of digital content and services. 

Julia studied law in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and obtained her LL.M. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She was admitted to the German bar in 2007 and to the New York bar as Attorney-at-Law in 2009. Before joining Osborne Clarke, Julia was a partner at an international law firm headquartered in the US.

She has great experience and connections dealing with state and local agencies.


She is named “Name of Next Generation” in data protection by Legal 500 in 2024 and ranked among “Best Lawyers” for data protection and “Best Lawyers” for information technology by Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers in 2021 through 2024.

In 2022, Julia was named as one of only three German women in the second edition of Women in Data. Women in Data focuses on women who are at the forefront of legislation, regulation and technology.

In addition, Julia has been named one of 565 BTI Client Service All-Stars 2022, where clients identify lawyers who stand above all the others in delivering the absolute best in client service.


Osborne Clarke has advised Backbone, producer of imagery for the real estate market, on the acquisition of property marketer IMOGENT GmbH. Read more.


Osborne Clarke advises CBRE on the acquisition of J&J Worldwide Services. Read more here


Osborne Clarke has advised European tech investor Tenzing on the acquisition of INCREASE YOUR SKILLS GmbH (IYS), a fast-growing cybersecurity training company, by its portfolio company MetaCompliance, read more.

VR Ventures / Redstone

Osborne Clarke has advised VR Ventures / Redstone on its investment in the seed funding round of start-up nuwo, read more.


Osborne Clarke has advised Redstone on its investment in the pre-seed financing round in health tech start-up eaze, read more.

Tobii Dynavox

Osborne Clarke advises Tobii Dynavox on its agreement to acquire Rehadapt Engineering. Read more here

RS Group plc

Osborne Clarke advises RS Group plc on the EUR 365m acquisition of Distrelec B.V. Read more here.

Endeit Capital

Osborne Clarke has advised Endeit Capital as lead investor in the Series B financing round of software start-up Sastrify, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Taxfix on acquisition of start-up Steuerbot, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Secomba on the sale of its encryption software to Dropbox, read more


Osborne Clarke advises eCAPITAL on financing round of Numbat, read more

VR Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises VR Ventures on investment in Empion, read more

Sylphar NV and KaroPharma AB

Osborne Clarke advises Sylphar NV and Karo Pharma AB on purchase of Satin Naturel, read more

Haniel, eCapital and btov

Osborne Clarke advises Haniel, eCapital and btov on due diligence for Series A financing round of 1KOMMA5°, read more

Keen Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more

Highland Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more

coparion and VR Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises coparion and VR Ventures in Series A financing of Finanzguru, read more


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more

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