Dr. Christian Tinnefeld

Dr. Christian Tinnefeld


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 238

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Christian Tinnefeld combines expert knowledge in legal counseling of data privacy, cyber security and IT related matters with excellent skills in contract drafting and negotiating. He is experienced in representing his clients at data protection authorities and other administrative bodies. Christian is passionate about giving speeches and lectures in client workshops and as a PhD (Law School).

In data protection and data security law, Christian is an expert for digital projects, international data transfers and EU General Data Protection Regulation advice. Christian is representing clients of various industries at the Data Protection Authorities (DPA) on a regular basis. Furthermore, he advises on internal investigations (including data protection requirements in US e-discovery proceedings), the processing of customer and health data, personal management tools (HR data), CCTV and call recordings, website compliance, online marketing tools, drafting of internal and outside-facing privacy policies for clients in different industries (with a focus on Technology, Media, and Online Retail). He is regularly representing clients in privacy litigation and runs workshops on privacy matters for clients.

In IT related matters, he advises both, international company groups requesting  IT services and national and international IT companies offering these services. Christian's expertise covers full scope of IT contracts, particularly IT projects, software licensing, cloud computing, hosting contracts, SAP services, IT service contracts, and hardware purchase agreements. Due to his longstanding advice and IP litigation for internet providers, online marketplaces and owners of digital content he knows the challenges, perspectives and needs of globally operating company groups. 

Awards and recognitions


Best Lawyers 2019 (Data Protection)
Best Lawyers


Top lawyer for data protection


Recommended lawyer for health, privacy, information technology and digitisation
Legal 500


"Lawyer of the Year" for Data Security and Privacy Law - Hamburg

Education and admissions


University of Hamburg, 2000

Related knowledge

Real Estate Horizons

Representative experience

Advising several clients in different industry sectors on international data transfer (HR tools, customer data, payroll services).

Advising international pharmaceuticals, retail, online marketing, food and beverage, and engineering companies on employment data protection.

Advising international pharmaceuticals, retail, online marketing, food and beverage, and engineering companies on online and direct marketing.

Advising international pharmaceuticals, retail, online marketing, food & beverage, and engineering companies on website compliance.

Advising several clients of different industry sectors on data protection requirements in US e-discovery proceedings.

Advising several providers of pharmaceutical services in the home-care sector on treatment of patient data and electronic consent declarations.

Advising energy companies on negotiating IT projects (SAP utilities/services, project management software, IT consulting, service contracts and software licensing.

Advising energy and electricity suppliers on disputes after termination of a complex IT project for grid operations and retail (SAP IS-U, CRM, user platforms).

Representing a Danish software developing company during negotiations of IT projects (software customizing, development, implementation, support, maintenance, licensing).

Advising an international operating retailer on conciliation proceedings (product information management, media assets, steering marketing channels, and retail).

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