Tim Wybitul

  • Partner
  • Etim.wybitul@lw.com
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6560


Tim Wybitul is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Frankfurt office, advising companies on complex data protection issues. He focuses on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and employee data protection as well as internal investigations, data protection authority probes, respective litigation, and other data privacy-related legal disputes.

He advises clients on a variety of matters, including:

  • Implementing the GDPR
  • Operating data protection systems
  • Reviewing data protection management systems and respective compliance structures
  • Negotiating with data protection authorities and in data protection proceedings before the courts   

He has particular expertise advising on international matters, specifically data protection requirements for intra-group data transfers, discoveries and cross-border legal proceedings, international data transfers, and representing companies in cross-border regulatory and criminal investigations.

Mr. Wybitul is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a specialist lawyer for employment law. The German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) appointed him as the individual expert for a hearing on data protection issues.


Mr. Wybitul's experience includes advising:

  • A leading car manufacturer on the implementation of the GDPR*
  • Allianz Deutschland AG on complex aspects of data protection, compliance, and employment law*
  • Deutsche Bahn on data protection law and compliance structures, particularly in connection with the introduction of an internal whistleblower system*
  • UBS AG on extensive internal investigations in connection with US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations (leading a team of more than 60 lawyers)*
  • Metro AG on compliance, data protection, and labor law*
  • Birkenstock Group in labor court proceedings up to the Federal Labor Court*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • German Data Protection Authorities Adopt New GDPR Fine Model -  October 02, 2019
  • How Are European Supervisory Authorities Exercising Cooperation and Consistency In Practice? -  September 02, 2019
  • High GDPR Fines: German Data Protection Authority Joins the Club -  August 28, 2019
  • Datenschutzklagen als Geschäftsmodell kommerzieller Anbieter – Was müssen Unternehmen jetzt beachten -  August 14, 2019
  • 5 Ways for Companies to Limit GDPR Penalties  -  January 25, 2019
  • German GDPR Fine Proceedings Conclude Favorably for Defending Company -  December 26, 2018
“Clients highlight his ‘excellent knowledge of data privacy, huge experience of US and EU data privacy law and great knowledge in data privacy investigations.’”Chambers EUROPE GERMANY 2018
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Second German State Exam, Regional Court, Frankfurt am Main, 2002
  • First German State Exam, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1998
  • Financial Institutions
  • Information Technology – Systems & Solutions
  • Internet & Digital Media
  • Automotive
  • German
  • English
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Benefits, Compensation & Employment
  • False Claims Act