Dr. Felix Wittern is Partner in the Hamburg office of Fieldfisher.
Felix advises national and international technology firms,
specifically companies utilising or implementing IT products on IT
law. He regularly works on technology projects including the
development, licensing and distribution of software. He also
advises on telecommunications law including regulation issues as
well as on business outsourcing proceedings.
Felix acts as a data protection officer (DPO)
in numerous companies and for many years has been a very active
figure in data protection law. He provides support with the
implementation of concepts for international data transfers and
develops critical application areas and databases together with his
clients’ internal DPOs.
Felix focuses on the media and information
technology sectors. He also advises online travel agencies as well
as start up companies and Internet companies on data protection
issues. He also assists with technical questions on project
management as well as on expedient website configurations.
Previously Felix worked in the IT group at an
international law firm. He also has seven years’ sector experience
from his position at AOL as Deputy General Counsel where he looked
after the legal developments for technical and content-related
issues as well as numerous central technical agreements and call
Felix studied in Hamburg and San Francisco
with focus on information law and communications. He wrote a
doctoral thesis on privacy law.
Felix is a mediator (DAA) and is qualified for
the additional specialisation „Fachanwalt für IT-Recht” (Specialist
Attorney for IT Law).
Felix has published in the leading commentary
on telecommunications law with respect to data protection and data
security provisions and is the co-author of the book entitled “Data
protection laws of the world” for Germany. He has published several
articles regarding cloud computing and outsourcing and regularly
speaks on data protection issues at German and international
Felix advises his clients in both German and