6 Dec.

Dbriefs Legal | Compensation for Damages in Case of Data Protection Law Violations - European Developments

Tuesday, 01:00 p.m.  CET
Event language: English

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 | 13.00 a.m. CEST



More than four years have passed since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR also introduced a basis for affected persons to claim compensation for material/immaterial damage for data protection violations. Our panel from Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Austria will look at how courts within Europe have been dealing with the new rules and damage claims. Could there be potential for mass claims and/or class actions? We’ll discuss:

  • Legal basics of compensation claims relating to data protection law violations.
  • Developments in legal services markets: mass claim service providers at the gates?
  • How courts in Germany, UK, Italy and Austria deal with respective damages claims, especially the potential of mass claims/class actions in this context.
  • Corporate defense options against potential mass actions.

Learn more about the newest developments - potential threats as well as defence possibilities.


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Andreas Jentgens

Andreas Jentgens


Andreas Jentgens is a lawyer and partner who has been with Deloitte Legal since 2000. Starting from June 1, 2023, Andreas Jentgens has also taken on the role of Managing Partner for Deloitte Legal Germany. Andreas Jentgens provides legal advice to companies and entrepreneurs on matters pertaining to corporate and reorganization law, as well as in the context of predominantly cross-border M&A transactions. His clientele includes internationally operating medium-sized companies as well as publicly listed corporations, who appreciate his combination of legally sound expertise and a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach. In his capacity as the head of Deloitte Legal's Japan Desk, he also specializes in advising Japanese companies. With his extensive experience and proven expertise, Andreas Jentgens has successfully advised on numerous often cross-border mergers, demergers, changes of legal form, cross-border relocations of registered offices, capital measures, affiliation agreements, and the establishment of holding entities and group structures. Andreas Jentgens has been consistently recognized for his outstanding work in the field of M&A. He has been consistently ranked among the best lawyers in Germany for M&A by publications such as Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt, and is listed as a frequently recommended lawyer for M&A by Legal500 (Legalease) and in the JUVE Handbook. Hs expertise in corporate restructurings has been acknowledged in the JUVE Handbook already in 2010. He studied at the University of Cologne and completed his legal clerkship in Aachen. He is fluent in both German and English.

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