Bird & Bird appoints Tobias Bräutigam as counsel in the Helsinki office

28 September 2016

Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Tobias Bräutigam as counsel in the Privacy and Data Protection Group, based in the Helsinki office. He joins from Microsoft, where he was a senior legal counsel with responsibility for privacy and data protection. Originally qualified in Germany, Tobias defended his PhD in information law at University of Helsinki.

Tobias specialises in advising on a range of Finnish and international data compliance projects, including the implementation of global data management strategies, international data transfers and local data protection compliance. He has longstanding experience in the field of privacy compliance, including privacy impact assessments, guideline drafting and incident handling. As a training and awareness officer for privacy, Tobias also has a broad experience in giving training sessions in different formats and to different audiences. He recently led a global project on notification coordinating a pan-European team under extremely tight deadlines.

Ruth Boardman and Ariane Mole, Co-Heads of the International Privacy and Data Protection Group comment: "Tobias is highly regarded across the data protection community. It's exciting that we are able to offer clients access to his technical and very practical in-house expertise."

Jesper Nevalainen, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's Technology & Communications Group in Finland, says: "It's a pleasure to welcome Tobias to Bird & Bird's international Privacy and Data Protection team. His unrivalled experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection create new opportunities for us to further develop our practice in Finland and in the wider international context, and adds true value to our clients seeking legal advice for data protection issues."

Tobias added: "I'm very happy to be joining. I look forward to providing clients with practical solutions using my international and in-house background. I am also very excited about working with my colleagues in the Privacy and Data Protection Group that is among the best in Europe and globally."