Short Profile

Communicative, legal bridge builder between IT law, data protection, compliance, IT, people and processes. Proactive, reliable, interdisciplinary team player Likes to find pragmatic solutions to complex problems in international scenarios.

Professional expertise (excerpt)

2023 Supporting and advising the group data protection department of a globally active distributor of chemicals and ingredients based in Germany: review and revision of contractual material with international trading partners, development of concepts for group-wide handling of data protection processes in the digitalization of fleet management using AI functions in video surveillance.
2022 Supporting and advising the group data protection officer of a globally active medical device manufacturer based in Germany: reviewing and revising contractual material with international trading partners, developing concepts for the group-wide handling of data protection processes regarding health data in R&D and compliance.
2022-2023 Accompanying and advising the marketing department of an internationally active company in the field of aesthetic medicine: preparation of expert opinions and concepts for the legally compliant implementation of marketing projects.
2019-today Implementation and conception of data protection seminars for the Akademie für Arbeits- und Sozialrecht (aas) for works council committees (open as well as in-house).
2018-today Support of a German medium-sized provider of e-learning solutions incl. cloud platform: development of concepts, contract material and support of the legal department in all kinds of IT law issues incl. data protection.
2018-today Conducting seminars, symposia and workshops for the Akademie der Genossenschaften (ADG) related to data protection, IT security and banking supervision.
2016-today Conception, realization and production of the podcast of the law firm Stiegler Legal "Legal Bits" on IT law topics including guests from professional circles and companies as well as state data protection commissioners.
2016-2022 Advising an international pharmaceutical company based in Germany on various aspects of data protection and competition law, in support of the global marketing department, also advising the compliance department.
2015 Lecture and publication at the Herbstakademie der Deutschen Stiftung für Recht und Informatik (German Foundation for Law and Informatics), title: „Opt-In zum E-Mail-Newsletter: Dogmatik, Rechtsprechung, Praxis“ ("Opt-In to the Email Newsletter: Dogmatics, Case Law, Practice").
2015 Creation of a guide to double opt-in provisions in e-mail marketing for 75 countries for an international corporation active in measurement technology

Professional stages

2003-today Self-employed lawyer since 2003, since 2011 as owner of Stiegler Legal, with focus on IT law, again therein since 2012 focus on data protection law.
2017-today Data protection officer since 2017 (since 2019 via Innara UG & Co. KG, founded for this purpose) for currently four small and medium-sized companies.
2009-2011 In-house lawyer and account manager at rabbit eMarketing GmbH (Frankfurt), support for customer projects in e-mail marketing, handling of legal issues relating to contract law and data protection topics.
2008-2009 Consulting attorney for data protection at Corporate Privacy Management Group GmbH (Düsseldorf): development of the data protection service portfolio, independent client consulting.
2008-2009 Lecturer at Macromedia GmbH (Macromedia University of Applied Sciences for Media and Communication, Cologne): Student instruction in the content-related and commercial conception of Internet portals, position and evaluation of semester final papers.
2005-2008 Lawyer at KordtRechtsanwälte (Essen), main focus of work there: Private international law, intellectual property law incl. copyright and licensing law, independent handling of mandates, support of the senior partner, coordination of the activities at Alliance of Business Lawyers.


2002-2005 Trainee solicitorship at the Regional Court of Bielefeld, elective clerkship with attorney Gruenig in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), 2nd state law examination (grade point average: 5.22).
2000-2002 Studied law at the University of Bielefeld,1st state law examination (grade point average: 4.36).
1997-2000 Law studies at the University of Marburg

Language skills

(Self-assessment according to the European Reference Framework)

English business fluent in spoken and written (C2), regarding legal terminology C1 to B2.
French Written comprehension: B1, Comprehension Word: A2. Writing and speaking: A2 to A1.
Spanish Basic comprehension in speaking and writing: A1 to A2.
Latin Latinum after six years ("Großes Latinum") with "very good" (grade A).