Dr. Ulrich Wuermeling advises clients on European, UK, and German data privacy law, both in terms of compliance and disputes. With more than 25 years of experience, he has been recognized as a Senior Statesperson for data protection.

Mr. Wuermeling advises high-profile technology companies, as well as direct marketing, healthcare, and financial services organizations on data privacy best practices. He mainly represents clients in complex — often precedent-setting — litigation, both in administrative proceedings with supervisory authorities and in court proceedings up to the higher courts in Germany.

As a leading professional and academic voice regarding European data privacy law, Mr. Wuermeling teaches and researches as Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University in London and Paris. He chairs Euroforum’s annual German and European Data Protection Conference in Berlin and regularly speaks and publishes on data privacy matters. He is also co-editor of Latham’s Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog (www.globalprivacyblog.com).

Mr. Wuermeling has advised on data privacy matters and handled hundreds of data privacy disputes. He serves as long-term outside counsel for:

  • German Direct Marketing Association (Deutsche Dialogmarketing Verband) on data privacy matters; he wrote the association’s Best Practice Guide on data privacy, which is widely recognized as the industry standard for compliance
  • IQVIA, a global healthcare market research and clinical trials firm, on health data privacy matters
  • SCHUFA Holding, the leading German credit information bureau, which holds reports for more than 65 million people, in numerous data protection litigations regarding financial information

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English