Dr. Philip Radlanski

Senior Associate | Berlin

pradlanski@mofo.com | 49 30 72622-1332 pradlanski@mofo.com
49 30 72622-1332

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Philip is a senior associate at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our market-leading Global Privacy and Data Security Group. He advises clients ranging from early-stage start-ups to large corporations in the technology, media, and communications industries on privacy, cybersecurity, and strategic regulatory issues.

His work particularly focuses on complex and innovative data-heavy projects, often with cross-border aspects. He also assists on cybersecurity issues, including data breach incident management and response. In the first judgment rendered by a German court on a GDPR fine, Philip represented telecoms provider 1&1 and was able to secure a reduction of a multimillion-Euro fine by more than 90%.

Philip studied law (area of focused studies: Law within the information society) at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and the University of Sheffield, UK. He also holds a master’s degree (LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law, with distinction) from King’s College London, UK. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis in the area of data protection law for which he also conducted research in New York, NY/USA, and London, UK.

As a secondee, Philip spent five months at a leading German internet services provider, assisting the in-house legal team with negotiating and administrating various contracts (carrier access, distribution, advertising, data processing, content licensing, etc.). He also spent one year at Morrison & Foerster’s New York office, working on complex cross-border projects, supporting GDPR compliance efforts (including BCRs), and assisting with cybersecurity issues.

Prior to practicing as an attorney, Philip worked as a research assistant at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and as a visiting tutor at King’s College London, UK. He also worked for the German Federal Film Board and for different international law firms in Berlin, Germany, New York, NY/USA, and Sydney, Australia.

He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), and the Bauhaus Archive.

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