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Karin Schmidtmann

Dr. Karin Schmidtmann

Senior Associate
Rechtsanwältin

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Germany
Languages German, English

Karin Schmidtmann advises German and international clients on all aspects of IT and data protection law. She drafts and negotiates software (licence) agreements, reviews and advises on German and international data processing and data transfer, covers transaction-related IT and data protection law issues and, if necessary, represents her clients in court. Karin also regularly advises on questions related to online and offline marketing in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as national data protection legislation. She furthermore focuses on e-commerce law, advising on issues related to setting up online shops, distance selling, online distribution or pricing information.

Karin’s practice also covers advice and litigation in copyright and media law matters, with a focus on media regulation and new media, e.g., the acquisition and exploitation of rights and licences for usages that involve new technologies and platforms.

Karin joined CMS in 2014 from an internationally operating law firm where she worked for two years as IP/IT lawyer. From 2009 and 2012, she was a research assistant to Professor Dr. Christian von Coelln (Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law and Science and Media Law) at the University of Cologne.

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Education


  • 2013: PhD; thesis on "Categorisation of converging mass media according to constitutional law"
  • 2009: Second state examination in law
  • 2006 - 2009: Trainee lawyer in Bonn Regional Court district, including placements at Westdeutscher Rundfunk (German public-broadcasting institution in Cologne), an internationally active law firm in Cologne (IP/IT practice) and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai, India
  • Law studies in Cologne
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Publications


  • Datenschutzrechtliche Rahmenbedingungen bei Smart-TV - Zulässigkeit von HbbTV-Applikationen, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz, 2014, 448 ff. (together with external lawyer Sebastian Schwiering)
  • Die neue "heute"-App des ZDF - ein presseähnliches Angebot?, Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht, 2013, 536
  • Gaming - Rechtliche Risiken und Möglichkeiten für Spieleanbieter in Deutschland, Kommunikation und Recht, 2012, 782 (together with external lawyer Christian Kuss)
  • Die verfassungsrechtliche Einordnung konvergenter Massenmedien, publishing company: Dr. Kovač, 2013
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