Ulrich Wuermeling

  • Counsel
  • Eulrich.wuermeling@lw.com
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6502
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  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1865
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Profile

Dr. Ulrich Wuermeling is a counsel in the London and Frankfurt offices. His main area of expertise is European privacy law and his clients predominantly operate in the finance, technology, marketing and media sectors. He is advising clients on data protection compliance requirements and transactional matters as well as representing them in data protection disputes with regulatory authorities and in court proceedings. International and German legal directories consistently recognize Mr. Wuermeling for his Data Protection expertise. The data protection practice is listed in the Rank 1 by The Legal 500 Germany 2017. Mr. Wuermeling is also recognized as leading lawyer in Rank 1 for Data Protection in Chambers Europe Germany 2016, quoting one client: “He is very knowledgeable and focuses on future developments, anticipating issues. It is a pleasure to work with him”.

Mr. Wuermeling teaches privacy law as a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University London. He chairs Euroforum’s annual German and European Data Protection Conference in Berlin and regularly speaks and publishes on data protection matters. He also acts as co-editor of the Latham & Watkins’ Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog, which discusses a wide range of legal developments and controversies involving data protection, privacy issues and practices, trans-border data transfers, data and system security terms as well as breaches across numerous industry sectors.

Thought Leadership

  • RuNet Law Comes Into Force: What Is Next -  November 27, 2019
  • High GDPR Fines: German Data Protection Authority Joins the Club -  August 28, 2019
  • Cybersecurity: UK Government Releases Response to Public Consultation on NIS Directive -  February 20, 2018
  • GDPR Countdown: Latham’s National Implementation Tracker  -  October 16, 2017
  • How to Comply with the New General Data Protection Regulation: A Q&A with Partner Gail Crawford and Counsel Ulrich Wuermeling -  June 01, 2017
  • The Countdown Continues: One Year to the GDPR -  May 25, 2017
  • Germany Implements GDPR -  April 29, 2017
  • European Commission Proposes ePrivacy Regulation -  January 11, 2017
  • What Does Brexit Mean for UK Data Protection Law? -  June 29, 2016
  • Privacy Blog: Privacy Shield Is on Its Way  -  March 23, 2016
  • Privacy Blog: Proposal of EU-US Privacy Shield Leaves Businesses in State of Uncertainty -  February 04, 2016
  • Privacy Blog: Political Agreement on European Data Protection Regulation -  December 16, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: Final Negotiations on European Data Protection Regulation -  December 14, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: European Commission Defends Model Contracts -  November 12, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: European Commission Pushes New Agreement With the US -  October 27, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: Do German Data Protection Authorities Have Hope for Model Contracts? -  October 26, 2015
  • European Data Protection Authorities Grant Grace Period Until End of January 2016  -  October 16, 2015
  • EU Court of Justice Invalidates US Safe Harbor Decision -  October 06, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: European Court of Justice Advocate General Opinion: The End of Safe Harbor?  -  September 23, 2015
  • Privacy Blog: Microsoft Stands Up in Court for European Privacy Rights? -  September 08, 2014
  • Privacy Blog: European Privacy Reform: Council Chooses Quality Over Speed -  March 05, 2014
  • IT Byte, Issue 2, July 2012 -  July 23, 2012
  • IT Byte, Issue 1, September 2011 -  September 12, 2011
  • Rechtssicheres Outsourcing - Hohe Maßstäbe setzen -  February 1, 2011
  • Data Export Model Clauses: Less Paper, More Admin? -  March 9, 2010
  • Germany Introduces Stricter Privacy Laws -  10 July 2009
  • IP/IT Info Newsletter, Issue 11 -  May 2008
  • IP/IT Info Newsletter, Issue 10 -  December 2007
  • IP/IT Info Newsletter - European Edition, Issue 9 -  November 2007
  • IP/IT Info Newsletter - European Edition, Issue 8 -  July 2007
  • New Hope for the Betting Industry in Europe -  March 29, 2007

Presentations

  • Introduction to the Proposed European Privacy Law Reform: The German Perspective -  February 06, 2012
  • Einführung in die geplante europäische Datenschutzreform -  February 01, 2012
“'a renowned name in data protection’ and ‘not only a good lawyer but also a good adviser’, […] has a decade’s experience in data protection litigation.”The Legal 500 EMEA 2014
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Registered European Lawyer)
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
Education
  • Dr. jur., University of Wuerzburg, 1998
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Munich, 1995
  • LLM, University of London, 1993
  • First German State Exam, University of Bayreuth, 1991
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Communications
  • Financial Institutions
  • Information Technology – Systems & Solutions
  • Internet & Digital Media
Languages
  • German
  • English
Practices
  • Technology Transactions
  • Outsourcing
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services
  • Communications Law
  • Advertising & Marketing Regulation