About Me

I specialise in information, technology and communications law.

I provide legal advice in situations where innovative technologies face regulatory issues. My expertise includes areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), online services, social media, traditional media and information security.

As an expert on information and data law, the German Lawyers Association (DAV) has appointed me as member of its Committee for Information Law. Within the IAPP, I served as a member of the IAPP's European Advisory Board.

One of my professional interests is Legal Tech and the current transformation of the legal profession.
Experience
  • Advising some of the largest social media companies of the world on topics such as data protection, ePrivacy and content moderation.
  • Representing the largest internet exchange node in the world, the DE-CIX, in its litigation against the German Foreign Intelligence Service (BND) in relation to mass communications surveillance - including in proceedings before the Federal Constitutional Court.
  • Advising media and technology companies in relation to German media law (in particular the 'Medienstaatsvertrag').
  • Regularly advising companies in the fields of telecommunications regulation - inter alia in relation to telecommunications surveillance, communications confidentiality, numbering, frequency assignment and market regulation.
  • Managed a number of GDPR projects for large and medium-sized companies in business sectors such as technology, aviation and finance, and regularly advise these companies on data protection matters.
  • Regularly acting for the mobile network operator Telefónica in relation to the 5G frequency auctions.
Education

Studied

  • Post-graduate J.D. equivalent (Dr. jur.) from the University of Hamburg.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) by the IAPP.
  • Degree in 'Information, Telecommunications and Media Law' from the University of Münster.

Admissions

  • Admitted to the German bar.
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'Especially Simon Assion stands out. Very pragmatic, if necessary, outstanding professional expertise and good IT knowledge.'

Legal 500 Germany 2022

Listed as 'One of Germany's most renowned lawyers for data protection law'

Wirtschaftswoche 2020

'Rising Star' for Data Protection

Legal 500 2020, 2021 & 2022

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