Dr Stefanie Hellmich, LL.M.

Dr Stefanie Hellmich, LL.M.

Dr Stefanie Hellmich, LL.M.

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 24118

Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Dr Stefanie Hellmich provides legal counsel in copyright and competition law, data privacy law, and electronic business dealings. She also specialises in issues in IT and licensing law in the context of drafting contracts and agreements for distribution, outsourcing, cooperative agreements, maintenance, and support. She offers assistance during business transactions and provides legal advice to both providers and users in designing and revising IT contracts including complex ERP projects, ASP and outsourcing contracts, Shared Service and Service Level Agreements, distribution contracts, leasing contracts, and General Terms and Conditions. Dr Hellmich also advises on the implementation of the EBA Guidelines.


After finishing her degree at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1994, Dr Stefanie Hellmich completed a Master de Derecho de la Unión Europea at the University of Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, in 1995 and was admitted to the bar in 1998. In the same year, she completed a secondment at Garrigues Andersen in Madrid. She joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1998 and has remained with the firm ever since.

Honors and distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2022): Award in "Data Security and Privacy Law"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): "Next Generation Names" Award in Data Protection and Nomination in FinTech
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Data Security and Privacy Law"
  • Chambers & Partners FinTech Guide (2020): listed as a "Notable Practitioner"
  • In 2019, Chambers & Partners extended their Fin Tech Guide to include Europe. Luther, with Stefanie Hellmich, was straightaway ranked among Germany’s best law firms (band 3 of 4). Chambers & Partners stated as a reason for recommending Luther in the area of Fin Tech: “Luther, whose FinTech activity is buttressed by their robust banking regulation, IT and IP practices, is especially present on co-operation agreements. The firm has a well-rounded client roster, featuring disruptors as well as incumbents. With ten offices in Germany alone, Luther is an excellent choice for European FinTech clients who require skilful contract drafting and negotiation services.”

  • Drafting Software-as-a-Service terms and conditions for voucher products for a financial commerce platform
  • Drafting terms and conditions for end customers and cooperation partners for an open banking deposit platform
  • Providing GDPR compliance advice to an international data analytics services provider
  • Drafting predictive maintenance Software-as-a-Service terms and conditions as part of an Industry 4.0 project
  • Providing legal assistance with a data protection impact assessment for a fleet telematics product
  • Providing legal assistance with introducing applicant management platforms
  • Providing legal assistance with setting up a cloud services platform
  • Drafting joint controller contract terms and conditions for service providers employed by Adtech

Blog posts

She is a member of the German Association of Law and Informatics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. – DGRI), a co-author of the data protection law commentary Taeger/Gabel, DSGVO BDSG, and frequently publishes articles and gives lectures on topics related to IT and data protection law, for example, on mobile payment systems, usage of AI, data analytics and Big Data in the financial industry, outsourcing in the banking sector, and the implementation of the requirements stipulated in the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.