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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Thomas Jansen

Thomas Jansen



  • IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions
  • Data Protection Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Commercial Contracts

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Automotive Group
Aviation Group
IBA Group
Intellectual Property Group
Shipping Group
Technology, Media & Communications Group

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar since 1996


Promotion Dr. jur. at University Hamburg (1996)
Legal Traineeship OLG Stuttgart (1991 - 1994)
Law Studies at University Heidelberg (1986 - 1991)
Areas of Practice

Aviation | Commercial Contracts | Commercial Law | Compliance | Data Processing Law | Data Protection Law | Distribution Law | General Terms and Conditions | Information Technology (IT) | Internet Law | IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions | Joint Ventures | Licensing Law | Life Sciences | Logistics Law | Medical Law | Product Safety Law | Telecommunications Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Wehrtechnik (DWT)
    International Technology Association (ITechLaw)
    Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Recht und Informatik e.V
    International Association of Privacy Professionals

Professional Activities and Experience

DLA Piper (2004 - 2017)
Linklaters London (2002)
Hale and Dorr Boston (2000)
Linklaters Oppenhoff & Raedler (1996 - 2004)


CJEU: Pre-checked consent to the use of cookies is inadmissible
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, October 2019

On October 1, 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that pre-ticked boxes do not constitute a valid consent by web users prior to storing cookies on their devices (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. and Planet49 GmbH; Case C-673/17). The decision follows a challenge by the German Federation of the Consumer Organisations against the use of a pre-ticked checkbox which had, by default, consented to cookies on behalf of the user...

GDPR Non-Compliance May Adversely Affect the Outcome of the Annual Financial Statement Audit
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2018

When auditing annual financial statements, auditors are required to draw attention to risks that potentially threaten the company. Such risks can result for example from failure to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been in force since May 25, 2018. Given the substantial fines envisaged in the GDPR, these risks can result in high provisions, in the worst case in refusal on the part of the auditor to issue an unqualified audit opinion...

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