Tim Wybitul

Tim Wybitul

Partner, Frankfurt

Email tim.wybitul@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 0

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation

"Always solution-oriented, clever advice with the essential in mind"

JUVE handbook

German JUVE handbook lists Tim Wybitul as a "leading lawyer" both in the fields of data protection and compliance/investigations. He advises on employment and data privacy law, compliance and internal investigations. He also heads the local Compliance & Investigations Group. Tim has in-depth knowledge in the fields of data privacy and labor litigation, including the respective negotiations and lawsuits with works councils. Tim often represents clients in litigation cases. He advises in matters with strong international aspects, in particular with regard to cross-border data transfers, discoveries and cross-border regulatory or criminal investigations.

He further advises on the implementation, review and operation of compliance structures as well as on general employment and data privacy law matters. From March 2008 to September 2010, Tim led a team of over 60 lawyers which assisted UBS AG with internal investigations initiated by the U.S. authorities SEC and DoJ. Tim is co-publisher of the German Journal for Data Privacy Law (Zeitschrift fuer Datenschutz - ZD). He has authored numerous publications on data privacy and employment law as well as on the legal aspects of compliance and internal investigations.

He published the second edition of his successful handbook Data Privacy in Companies (Datenschutz in Unternehmen) in 2014.Both the German Superior Labor Court and the Superior Civil Court have cited several of his publications. Tim has an additional qualification as a specialist employment lawyer.

Awards and recognitions


Leading name in data protection
JUVE handbook


"The actual success story of the [Frankfurt] office is the successful establishment of a strong employment practice and a compliance practice around Tim Wybitul."
JUVE handbook


Leading name in compliance/investigations
JUVE handbook


Notable practitioner in compliance – Germany
Chambers Europe


Recommended in the "Best lawyers in compliance" ranking
Wirtschaftswoche (Wiwo)

Education and admissions


Specialist for employment law, Frankfurt Bar Association, 2005

Second State Exam in Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, 2002

First State Exam in Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, 1998


Co-Publisher of the "Zeitschrift fuer Datenschutz" (law journal for data privacy)

Founding member of the "Frankfurter Datenschutzkreis" (Frankfurt circle for Data Protection)

Member of the "Beirat der Deutschen Universität für Weiterbildung" (advisory board of the German University for further education)

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)

Transparency International, German Chapter

Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. – wistev (Commercial criminal law foundation)

Representative experience

Advising Allianz AG on compliance, data protection and employment matters.

Advising Deutsche Bahn on the operating of internal whistleblowing-systems in compliance with data privacy requirements.

Leading a large team of lawyers supporting UBS AG in relation to investigations initiated by U.S. authorities.

Advising Birkenstock Group on employment matters and employment litigation.

Advising Metro AG on compliance and employment matters.

Advising various insurance companies on compliance and data protection matters.

Advising an international retail company on compliance, labour law and data protection topics.

Appointed as legal expert by the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) for a public hearing on proposed data privacy and employment legislation.

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