Kerstin Grimhardt advises both national and international companies on all legal matters relating to information technology, privacy and data protection, ecommerce, marketing and internet law. She focuses on the industry sectors Technology, Media and Communications as well as Retail and Consumers.

She has strong expertise with multi-jurisdictional privacy and data protection as well as ecommerce compliance projects. 

She has been assisting numerous multi-national companies with the establishment and implementation of GDPR and global data protection compliance programs, currently focusing on international data transfers and engagement of global service providers as well as with audits and investigations led by data protection authorities. Also, she has been assisting companies with the implementation of the new legal requirements stemming from EU law relating to digital services and digital content as well as the compliance with legal requirements for websites and online platforms. 

Kerstin studied law in Erlangen, Germany, at the Friedrich-Alexander University and in Cork, Ireland, at the University College Cork. Before joining Osborne Clarke, Kerstin worked for a big German automobile manufacturer in Silicon Valley, California, and was an associate at an international law firm headquartered in the US. 

Recent Publications:
  • “Whistleblowing in Germany – Requirements under GDPR and Expected Amendments pursuant to the new EU Whistleblowing Directive”, PinG, March 2020
  • “The new EU Whistleblowing Directive – Considerations from a German employment and data protection law perspective”, Cri, January 2020

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

RS Group plc

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

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


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


Osborne Clarke advises Onit on acquisition of BusyLamp, read more

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