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With the new year 2023, HÄRTING grows by two partners in Berlin and Zug.

Paula brings many years of experience as an In-house counsel and DPO in international companies. Sebastian has a repertoire of experience from his work in international companies and organisations as well as from his work for the German parliament. For many years, they have successfully advised clients in data privacy law and other areas.

Paula Zimmermann becomes a partner in Zug

“Pragmatic data protection lawyer and political scientist with many years of experience as in-house counsel and DPO in diverse political institutions and international companies. She is passionate about new technologies and related legal issues such as NFTs and Environmental Social Governance (ESG). With my “can do attitude” I make your business fit for these new topics together with you and the implementation of new data protection laws as pleasant as possible for you.”

  • Paula Zimmermann studied political science and law simultaneously in Heidelberg and passed the second state law examination in 2009. In the meantime, she lives and works in Switzerland.
  • The combination of law and politics has accompanied her through her professional life ever since. She first worked in political and policy-related institutions such as the German Bundestag, the United Nations and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.
  • For a good ten years, Paula then worked as an in-house lawyer in international companies and a wide range of industries, but always with a focus on data protection, for example at Huawei and Terex Global and most recently as Data Protection Officer for EY Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • Paula particularly enjoys the combination of technology and law and their translation into legal language. Paula joined HÄRTING Schweiz AG as a lawyer in 2022.
  • More about Paula Zimmermann under “Team”

Sebastian Schulz becomes partner in Berlin

As a certified data protection officer and auditor, Sebastian focuses on data protection law mandates. He leads seminars and networks on data protection law, is an author and commentator on the Act against Unfair Competition (UWG), Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the GDPR and a member of the editorial board of the data protection journal Privacy in Germany (PinG). Sebastian joined HÄRTING in November 2019. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer for data protection law in the Best Lawyers Ranking since 2020.

  • Sebastian studied in Leipzig, Prague and at the Humboldt University in Berlin. From 2012 to 2019, Sebastian headed the Legal Policy & Data Protection department at the bevh
  • Prior to that, he worked as a data protection officer at the German Bundestag and for an international management consultancy focusing on data security and data protection management.
  • More about Sebastian Schulz under “Team”

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