Ulrich is a German qualified Partner, advising his clients in all aspects of privacy and data protection law. He is a well-known expert in this area in the German legal market and abroad.
Legal 500 noted Ulrich as “having both, a solid knowledge of IT law and a pragmatic approach.” He is regularly recommended by German legal directoryJUVE as data privacy specialist with “excellent contacts to the supervisory authorities” and a “pragmatic and creative approach”. The German business newspaper Handelsblatt named him one of “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in 2017.
Ulrich advises some of the world’s leading companies on the adoption of global privacy strategies. He acts for a number of international technology companies, including well-known online businesses and platforms as well as digital marketing companies. With a proven track record of more than 13 years in data privacy matters, he brings a wealth of experience in dealing with EU and German data protection regulators. Ulrich’s current focus are GDPR implementation, big data, outsourcing and cloud as well as data-driven business models.
Ulrich joined Osborne Clarke in 2009, after having worked for seven years with the U.S. law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Due to several long-term secondments in the legal departments of various clients (including Amazon), he also understands the in-house perspective and, thus, delivers practical hands-on advice.
He holds an LL.M. degree from King’s College London. He frequently speaks and publishes on data protection-related matters. He is a co-author of the German standard commentary on the GDPR and co-authored a number of other standard books, including the first German book on the legal aspects of mobile apps. Ulrich is a co-chair of the IAPP KnowledgeNet in Munich and a member of the IAPP’s European Advisory Board.
Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of Information Technology in 2017.