Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications
Dr Stefanie Hellmich specialises in IT and data protection law and the protection of industrial property rights. She advises companies on questions of law related to digitalisation and helps them draft and negotiate contractual and business terms and conditions. In the area of FinTech, this includes, in particular, providing advice on outsourcing projects, cooperation agreements and platforms. In the area of data protection law, Stefanie Hellmich provides comprehensive assistance with implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation and with data protection compliance issues, including international data transfers.
Dr Stefanie Hellmich finished her degree at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) in 1994, completed a “Master de Derecho de la Unión Europea” degree at Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain) in 1995, and was admitted to the German Bar in 1998. After working at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Sydney (Australia) and at Garrigues Andersen in Madrid, she joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1998 and has remained with the firm ever since.
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.