Bird & Bird appoints Michael Gorm Madsen as partner in Copenhagen, expanding its Privacy and Data Protection group

06 November 2017

International law firm Bird & Bird appoints Michael Gorm Madsen as a corporate and commercial partner in the firm's Privacy and Data Protection group in Copenhagen.

Michael joins from Lundgrens and has been advising clients on data protection issues for more than 17 years. A data protection specialist with a CIPP/E certification (IAPP), Michael has a vast knowledge of both national and international data protection issues. He advises on corporate and commercial matters including commercial contracts, disputes, consumer law and marketing law. Michael also has substantial expertise within white collar employment law which will complement our International HR Services practice.

Joining with Michael from Lundgrens is associate Maja Erritsø Horne Krarup.

Jesper Langemark, Managing Partner of Denmark at Bird & Bird says: "A fundamental part of our strategy for the Danish office is to strengthen our data protection capabilities, especially as the date when the GDPR comes into force fast approaches. We are very pleased to welcome Michael, a well-known partner who is highly respected in the Danish market, to our Copenhagen office. We're sure his expertise will help grow our data protection offering and greatly assist clients as they navigate this period of great change."

Ruth Boardman, Head of the International Privacy and Data Protection group at Bird & Bird says: "The data protection market is expanding dramatically in anticipation of the new General Data Protection Regulation which introduces new requirements to businesses' data processing and severe penalties for non-compliance. The appointment of Michael in our dedicated Privacy and Data Protection group will significantly increase our ability to advise clients in Denmark during this transition period." 

Michael says: "Bird & Bird's international network offers me the perfect platform to grow and further develop my practice in the Privacy and Data Protection group, especially as the data protection market continues to evolve. I am very much looking forward to joining the firm and working with my new Danish and international colleagues.