Dr. Sibylle Gierschmann, LL.M. (Duke University) – Partner

Sibylle Gierschmann

Isartorplatz 8
80331 Munich

Tel. +49 (0) 89 210 38 0
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Sibylle is a German and U.S. qualified lawyer and partner at Taylor Wessing law firm. She is a trusted advisor in the fields of IT, media and data protection law and heads Taylor Wessing’s industry group “Technology, Communication & Media”.

Her clients often are IT, Telco and media companies, but also companies from other industries who seek her advice on technology-related issues. Part of her technology focus is a long-standing data protection expertise. The German Lawyer's Guide "JUVE" lists Sibylle as a “leading name” in data protection law. Sibylle is member of the data protection works council at the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom e.V.) which is an important stakeholder and standard setter in Germany. She also is an accredited data protection auditor (TÜV).

Sibylle studied law at the University of Hamburg where she earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (Dr. jur.). She also studied in the U.S., where she earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree at Duke University, North Carolina (USA). In 2001 Sibylle passed the New York State bar exam. In Germany, she practices since 1999 and is an accredited specialist lawyer in the field of copyright and media law (“Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht”).

Sibylle is a frequent writer, speaker and commentator on legal issues from her practice. She teaches “media law” at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and regularly trains data protection officers. She was the founding president of the Duke Club of Germany e.V. and now acts as vice president for this non-profit organization.

She is fluent in German (native speaker) and English.

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