About

IT & Privacy Lawyer (Imprint of my law firm) and founder of matterius.

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells in Munich in the practice area „Technology, Media & Telecommunications“
  • Head of Compliance Data Protection at the truck manufacturer MAN (today part of Volkswagen), responsible for the global data protection programme 
  • Since 2009 lawyer in solo practice

Education

  • two state exams "with honors" (each with two-digit points)
  • Ph.D. in telecommunications law 

Recognitions

  • Handelsblatt - named in "Germany's Best Lawyers" for Data Protection Law and IT-Law in the years 2020 and 2021
  • Kanzleimonitor -  listed number 1 in "Leading Lawyers for IT Law" and number 2 in "Leading Lawyers for Data Protection", each for the years 2021/22 

Selected Publications

Client Voices

"excellent legal knowledge" (6x)

"goal-oriented approach" (6x)

"pragmatic and practical " (5x)

"thinks entrepreneurially" (4x)

"understands well business objectives" (4x)

"predictable costs" (2x)

Matters handled by Dr. Thomas Helbing

Matter preview:
20 matters found (displaying 1 – 10)

Advising a leading German scientific research institution on data protection in research projects and employee data

Anonymization
Coopertation Agreements
Data Protection Consent
Joint Controller
Privacy Policy
Scientific Research
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Leading german scientific research organization
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Information Technology
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Large (>1000 employees)
Germany
Data Protection Law
Advice
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
251 - 1000 hours
Go to matter
Major German bank with over 4 million customers
Financial (Banking & Insurance)
Large (>1000 employees)
Germany
Data Protection Law
Advice
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
> 1000 hours
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client
Vilisto (Anbieter einer selbstlernenden Heizungssteuerung)
Energie und Versorgung
Informationstechnologie (IT)
Klein (10-100 Mitarbeiter)
Deutschland
"Herr Helbing hat uns 2019 ein umfangreiches Vertragswerk für sämtliche Datenschutzrechtlichen Themen erstellt. Dieses Vertragswerk nutzen wir mit wenigen Änderungen bis heute. "
Lasse Stehnken, CTO, vilisto GmbH, April 2022
Datenschutzrecht
Informationstechnologierecht / IT-Recht
Verträge
Allein beratender Anwalt
2022
Deutschland
51 - 250 Stunden
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client

Advising Personio, a German unicorn for cloud-based HR software, on data protection and T&Cs.

Cloud Computing / SaaS
HR Software
Payroll Accounting
Recruiting
Unicorn
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Personio (Cloud-based HR software provider)
Information Technology
Large (>1000 employees)
Germany
"Toller Branchenexperte, mit dem das Arbeiten sehr effizient ist und daher Spaß macht!"
Dr. Alexander Deicke , Interim Head of Legal, Personio GmbH, May 2022
Data Protection Law
Information Technology Law / IT-Law
Advice
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client

Durchführung eines Transfer Impact Assessments (TIA) zum Einsatz von Amazon Cloud Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Transfer Impact Assessment (TIA)
Schrems II
Drittlandsübermittlung
Internationaler Datentransfer
SaaS Anbieter
Informationstechnologie (IT)
Groß (>1000 Mitarbeiter)
Deutschland
"Thomas Helbing geht sehr lösungsorientiert vor und überzeugt auch im direkten Umgang mit den Fachbereichen. Die schnelle und pragmatische Herangehensweise und das praxisnahe Ergebnis seiner Arbeit macht ihn zum geschätzten Berater für Unternehmen."
Datenschutzkoordinator, May 2022
Datenschutzrecht
Beratung
Allein beratender Anwalt
2022
Deutschland
AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client

Advising a clinical trial service provider on data protection and contract matters

Clinical Research Organization (CRO)
Clinical Trials
Data Processing Agreement (DPA)
Privacy Policy
Data Protection Consent
Joint Controllership
Sponsor
Service provider for clinical trials
Information Technology
Pharma
Micro ( < 10 employees)
Germany
"Wir sind mit Dr. Thomas Helbing sehr zufrieden und können Ihn uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen."
CEO, April 2022
Data Protection Law
Contracts
2022
Germany
51 - 250 hours
CRO, Sponsors
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client

Advising an IT consulting firm specialized in digital analytics on data protection and contracts

Adobe Analytics
Digital Marketing
Google Analytics
Optimizely
Tableau
Tealium
Tracking
Usercentrics
Web Analytics
Cookies
Digital analytics consulting firm
Information Technology
Small (10-100 employees)
Germany
May 2022
Data Protection Law
Information Technology Law / IT-Law
Advice
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
51 - 250 hours
Go to matter
Confirmed
by client
Confirmed by client

Beratung eines Open Banking und Data Analytics FinTechs zum Datenschutz

Data Analytics
Kontodatenanalyse
Kontoinformationsdienst
Open Banking
PSD2
ZAG
Zahlungsauslösedienst
Big Data
FinTech
B2B Infrastruktur FinTech
Finanzwesen (Banken & Versicherungen)
Informationstechnologie (IT)
May 2022
Datenschutzrecht
Beratung
Allein beratender Anwalt
2021
Deutschland
51 - 250 Stunden
Go to matter

Data protection law review of SAP's controller processor agreements for cloud and support services (Cloud DPA).

Data Processing Agreement (DPA)
EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC)
GDPR
SAP
SAP Cloud Services
SAP DPA
SAP Professional Services
SAP SuccessFactors
Schrems II
SAP Clouddienste Kunden
Financial (Banking & Insurance)
Industrial Machinery & Equipment
Large (>1000 employees)
Germany
Data Protection Law
Contracts
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
500.000 - 5 Mio. EUR
10 - 50 hours
SAP
Go to matter

Drafting of an audit concept and data protection audit of video surveillance systems in public transport systems

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Checklist
Public Transportation
Accountability
Video Surveillance (CCTV)
Public transport provider with over 100 million pa
Governmental
Transportation and Logistics
Large (>1000 employees)
Germany
Data Protection Law
Advice
Sole advising lawyer
2022
Germany
10 - 50 hours
Go to matter
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