Jyn Schultze-Melling

Partner

Data Privacy & Information Law

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Partner

Data Privacy & Information Law

Expertise

Jyn is an internationally recognised data and privacy law expert with over 20 years of experience in data privacy and information security law. He joined gunnercooke in Berlin, Germany, counselling his clients as a DPO Coach and advising them regarding all aspects of legal and regulatory requirements to successfully work with data.

He does so looking back at a successful career in various multinational corporations. Jyn joined gunnercooke from EY Law, where he was a partner and local practice group lead, also serving as Facebook’s Director for Privacy Policy for Europe working out of the social network’s headquarter office in Dublin. Before that, Jyn steered the global privacy efforts of Allianz SE, the German multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Munich, as their Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), having served as Deputy CPO and Head of the Employee Privacy division of Deutsche Bahn AG, a major multinational transportation and logistics group with nearly 300,000 employees worldwide. Before entering the corporate world back in 2010, he learnt his ropes as a lawyer first for 7 years at Noerr LLP in Munich, followed by a year as a visiting international attorney with Morrisson Foerster LLP in New York.

He studied law and earned his Ph.d. degree at the University of Freiburg and completed an additional masters degree in IT and telecommunications law at the Strathclyde University of Glasgow, UK.

Today, amongst various other engagements and parallel to being a gunnercooke partner and running his own start-up company, Jyn is an university lecturer on privacy law, an active participant to the global community of privacy professionals, a regular speaker, writer and editor of books and articles on the subject, a member of the scientific advisory board of the ZD, the leading German professional journal on data protection law, and a former member of the European advisory board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Jyn Advises

  • Founders of data-driven start-up companies
  • Entrepreneurs and executives in SMEs throughout all industries that want to get a handle on their data compliance
  • DPOs and CPOs who require pragmatic support to master their challenges
  • GCs that need sound legal advice in a business-friendly form and language
  • Board members and members of the board of directors of major national and multinational corporations who need a realistic assessment of their company’s privacy maturity and the corresponding business risks.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Ernst & Young Law GmbH (2017 – 2021)
  • Noerr LLP (2003 – 2010)

Memberships

  • Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Education

  • University of Freiburg (law degree)
  • University of Glasgow (LL.M.)

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com