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Michael Hopp

Attorney-at-Law, Partner
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Plesner

Copenhagen, Denmark
    Local Time: Saturday 07:14

Practice Expertise

  • Data Protection Law
  • IP Law
  • E-commerce
  • IT Law

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection Law
  • E-commerce
  • IP Law
  • IT Law
  • IT contracts
  • Marketing Law and Consumer Law
  • Operational Compliance
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology & Outsourcing
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law
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WSG Leadership

  • Compliance Group - Member
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group - Member
  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member

Profile

Michael Hopp is a partner and head of our Data Protection Law team. 

Michael is a leading specialist in data protection law, and he was one of the first lawyers in Denmark to specialise within this area. He has built up a unique market-leading personal data team at Plesner.

Michael advises some of the most important Danish and multinational companies across industries on all aspects of data protection law, for instance data security, international data transfers, risk assessments, whistleblower hotlines and security breaches. He also has thorough experience of crisis management from handling a number of security breaches.

Michael has an extensive network, nationally as well as internationally, which he uses actively for knowledge sharing and solving specific tasks for clients.

Based on his long-standing experience with respect to personal data law and data protection, Michael has been involved in launching several innovative initiatives in the industry. Michael is in charge of Plesner's GDPR Master Class and Plesner's 4-day course "Plesner Certificate in Data Protection" which have had more than 700 participants. In addition, Michael was involved in launching the popular compliance software RISMAgdpr and Plesner's GDPR e-learning programme and he recently initiated Plesner's digital knowledge platform "Plesner LegalHub". 

Michael has in-depth knowledge of data-driven marketing and particularly the commercial gains to be made from using data-driven marketing. Michael is a value-adding adviser, particularly with respect to the dynamic interpretation of legislation relating to the diffusion of new technologies. 

Bar Admissions

Danish Anti-Counterfeiting Group


Danish Association for the Protection of Industrial Rights


The Association of Entertainment and Media Law


AIPPI

Education
2014 Certified IT-Attorney
2009 Admitted to the Danish High Court
2004 Professional Specialization Certificate in International Intellectual Property Law, University of Victoria, Canada
2003 Admitted to the bar
1998 Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen
1996-1997 Manchester Metropolitan University

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection Law
  • E-commerce
  • IP Law
  • IT Law
  • IT contracts
  • Marketing Law and Consumer Law
  • Operational Compliance
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology & Outsourcing
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law

Professional Career


Professional Activities and Experience
Accolades
  • 2022 Legal 500
  • 2022 Chambers Europe
  • 2021 Legal 500
  • 2021 Chambers Europe
  • 2020 Legal 500
  • 2020 Chambers Europe
  • 2019 Legal 500
  • 2019 Chambers Europe
  • 2018 Chambers Europe
  • 2018 Legal 500
  • 2017 WhosWho
  • 2017 Chambers Global
  • 2017 Chambers Europe
  • 2017 Legal 500
  • 2016 Chambers Global
  • 2016 Chambers Europe
  • 2016 Legal 500
  • 2016 WhosWho
  • 2015 Chambers Global
  • 2015 Chambers Europe
  • 2015 Legal 500
  • 2014 Chambers Global
  • 2014 Chambers Europe
  • 2014 Legal 500
  • 2013 Chambers Global
  • 2013 Chambers Europe

Articles

Interpretation of "Civil rights and obligations", ECHR, art. 6(1)), Justitia, 1998


"Denmark: The end of cloud computing as we knew it?", Privacy Law & Business International, Vol. 119, October 2012

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