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Dr. Daniel André Pauly

Global Co-Head of Automotive and Head of TMT Germany, Partner, Frankfurt

“I am a technology lawyer focusing on IT and data privacy, offering clients in-depth expertise, with pragmatism and in their best commercial interests. I have particular knowledge  in cross-border tech transactions and projects.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Languages

Overview

Daniel is head of the German TMT practice, and advises a wide range of corporate and financial institutional clients on domestic and cross-border information technology (IT) and business process outsourcings (BPOs) as well as on the legal structuring of IT systems across organisations in multiple jurisdictions. He has particular expertise in data protection, EU GDPR implementation projects, information management including record retention, Cloud Computing, Big Data applications, software development, licensing and maintenance, as well as in issues arising from e-commerce and m-commerce.

Daniel has also advised many businesses operating in highly regulated sectors such as banking, insurance, chartered accountants and healthcare.

In 2006, Daniel was seconded for six months to QSC, a German provider of telecommunication services, from which he gained valuable insight into business requirements for their lawyers to deliver clear, responsive and commercially feasible advice.

In his doctoral thesis, Daniel was the first lawyer to develop a solution for m-commerce transactions that complied with Germany’s mandatory consumer protection laws, which has since been widely adopted as the market standard.

Work highlights

Daniel has led on many of the German market’s most significant IT and outsourcing transactions. These include advising:

  • Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA), the “bad” bank created out of the winding-up of WestLB, on the outsourcing of almost all banking functions, including IT; and HSH Portfoliomanagement, the “bad” bank created out of the insolvency of HSH Nordbank, on the outsourcing of almost all portfolio management functions, including IT. Both were major outsourcing transactions, requiring particular expertise to ensure that the outsourcing banks continued to have control over the outsourced functions, to comply with BaFin (the Germany financial regulatory authority) regulations
  • Bayer on the divestment of Covestro, its material sciences division, on all IT, data protection and transitional services issues, a transaction which involved advice in more than 30 jurisdictions           
  • TEVA, the generic drugs manufacturer, on the data protection law structuring of internal investigations in more than 50 jurisdictions
  • Telecom Italia on the IT, telco and data protection aspects arising from its sale of HanseNet to Telefónica

Professional experience

Daniel is a member of the German Association for Law and Information Technology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik).

Daniel frequently writes in legal journals and speaks at seminars on IT and data privacy. He is the co-publisher of Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, published by C.H. Beck in October 2016, the first comprehensive commentary on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the German market.

Education and qualifications

Daniel studied law and political science at the University of Bonn, the Institute of Political Sciences of Aix-en-Provence (France) and the University of Constance, before completing a doctorate in law at the University of Oldenburg.

Languages

German, English, French