Dr. Wolf-Tassilo Böhm advises market-leading companies and private equity funds on EU data privacy and cybersecurity, particularly relating to business models in the digital economy.

Mr. Böhm leverages a deep understanding of digital business models across industries to guide clients on:

  • Data protection aspects of corporate transactions
  • Counseling and strategic advice on products; international data transfers; and telecommunications data protection and ePrivacy laws
  • Defense against EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) damages claims and other data protection related civil litigation
  • Cybersecurity and cyber incident response

He forges close relationships with companies to help them invest in digital business models and protect their assets. When data privacy is business-critical to a matter, he identifies potential issues, quantifies risk, and devises strategies that allow clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

Mr. Böhm is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-EU/GDPR) and regularly writes and speaks on data privacy topics. He serves on the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Committees.

He maintains an active pro bono practice and advises on data privacy for nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Böhm’s recent data privacy experience includes advising:

Private Equity and Company Transactions

  • Advent International on forming a global joint venture for high-performance engineering polymers with specialty chemicals group LANXESS, as well as the joint venture partners’ acquisition of Royal DSM’s DSM Engineering Materials business
  • Authentic Brands Group, a global brand owner, on its acquisition of Reebok from Adidas
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital on acquiring a majority stake in:
    • ACTICO
    • Perfect Drive Sports Group
    • Medavis
    • SEMA
  • Cheplapharm on the acquisition of the US Marketing Authorization for Pulmicort Flexhaler, a Budesonide inhalation powder for the treatment of Asthma, from AstraZeneca AB
  • CVC on its:
    • Strategic partnership with adtech company ironSource
    • Acquisition of RGI
  • Dediq on its strategic partnership with SAP
  • EQT and OMERS on acquiring Deutsche Glasfaser from KKR
  • Hg, a leading software and services investor, on its:
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in AUVESY
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Fonds Finanz
    • Strategic investment in LucaNet
    • Sale of MEDIFOX DAN to ResMed, in a transaction valued at US$1 billion
    • Acquisition of Personal und Informatik, in a transaction that valued the company at €2 billion
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Serrala
    • Sale of Transporeon to Trimble, in a transaction valuing the business at €1.88 billion
  • Permira on its
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers
    • Investment in FlixMobility (Flixbus)
  • Riskified, a fraud management platform that enables frictionless eCommerce, on its IPO
  • SK Capital on acquiring Saint-Gobain Crystal
  • Sportradar Group on its IPO

Strategic Advice

  • A publicly listed China-headquartered technology and Internet group on EU data privacy compliance for cross-border products, including products across the social media, gaming, cloud, television, and advertising space
  • An online trading company on using cookies and tracking technologies
  • An international trading company on contracts with an online advertising network

Litigation and Proceedings

  • SCHUFA Holding, the leading German credit information bureau, in numerous data protection litigations regarding financial information
  • A financial services company in litigation regarding claims for damages and data subjects’ rights under the GDPR
  • A healthcare service provider and pharmaceutical manufacturer on a regulatory investigation following large search-and-seizure exercise regarding allegations of systematic fraud and bribery
  • A global telemedia services providers on requests for information by law enforcement authorities

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Nuremberg, 2012
  • Dr. jur., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2011
  • First German State Exam, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English