Dr. Michael Thiesen | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Michael Thiesen

Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


German, English

Thiesen Michael

Dr. Michael Thiesen
Thiesen Michael
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Michael Thiesen advises national and international clients on all aspects of data protection, information technology law and intellectual property law.

His area of expertise lies especially in the area of data protection compliance issues, outsourcing and IT implementation from which our clients can benefit both in contractual matters and M&A transactions.

Michael counsels on data protection matters, including data transfers, app and website compliance and the implementation of data protection policies. His practice also includes the drafting and negotiation of IT agreements with clients from a wide range of industries, including finance, insurance and life sciences.

He is CIPP/E certified.

Michael studied law at the University Muenster and early focused on intellectual property and information technology law. Michael worked at the chair for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law in Muenster for a total of seven years as student assistant and research associate and obtained a Ph.D. in law with a thesis on digital inheritance. During his legal traineeship, Michael gained experience working at the German Embassy in Wellington (New Zealand) and the Dusseldorf office of Hogan Lovells International LLP.

Representative experience

Advising an international manufacturer of life-style and sports equipment on the launch of new apps.
Advising an international insurance company on data protection issues in an M&A transaction.
Advising an international financial services company on data protection and outsourcing.
Advising an energy company on contractual issues in relation to a complex IT outsourcing contract.
Advising an international management consulting company on IT and IP related issues.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, 2019
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2017
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2014
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Association for the Promotion of the Civil Law Department of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law e.V.