Sebastian Dienst

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Data Privacy
Practice Group: Digital Business

Sebastian Dienst is an associated partner based in Noerr’s Munich office and a member of the Data Privacy and Digital Business practice groups. He specialises in data protection law and IT law.

Sebastian has wide-ranging expertise in advising international companies from various industry sectors, especially in the areas of data protection governance, data protection by design, data breach management and data protection litigation.

Sebastian contributes as an author to publications such as the international handbook “The New European General Data Protection Regulation, Impact on Corporate Practice – A Practitioner’s Guide” (Rücker/Kugler, 2018) and the legal handbooks “Internet of Things” (Bräutigam/Kraul, 2021) and “E-Commerce” (Bräutigam/Rücker, 2016).


  • Data protection law
  • IT law


  • Studied law at the University of Passau (10/2006 – 01/2012)
  • English language training for lawyers at the University of Passau (10/2006 – 10/2007)
  • At Noerr since 2014
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers


  • “Senior associate Sebastian Dienst is regarded as an ‘excellent newcomer’ with impressive ‘business focus and good networking’”, (Legal 500, Germany 2018)
  • “Associate Sebastian Dienst, who is extremely active in the field of data protection, is also recognised on the market” (Legal 500, Germany 2019)
  • “Outstanding knowledge of the GDPR. Easy to reach, pragmatic and pleasant to work with”, (Legal 500, Germany 2019) 
  • One of Germany’s best IT lawyers (Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2020 und 2021)

Selected Publications

  • Datenschutz, Bräutigam/Kraul, Rechtshandbuch Internet of Things, 2021
  • Commentary on section 38 (data protection officers) and section 39 German Federal Data Protection Act (certification), Gola/Heckmann, BDSG, 13th edition 2019
  • Lawful processing of personal data in companies under the General Data Protection Regulation, Rücker/Kugler, New European General Data Protection Regulation, 2018
  • E-Commerce und das Internet der Dinge, Bräutigam/Rücker, Rechtshandbuch E-Commerce, 2016
  • Klarnamenpflicht bei Facebook – Der Streit um die Anwendbarkeit des deutschen Datenschutzrechts geht in eine neue Runde, juris PraxisReport Datenschutzrecht 2/2015, note 6
  • Gültigkeitsfristen von Online-Gutscheinen bei Groupon & Co., VuR 2013, p. 83
  • Zivilrechtliche Rechtsfragen bei Gutscheinkäufen auf Online-Gutscheinplattformen (Couponing), JurPC Web-Dok. 147/2012, paras 1-103
  • Der verdeckte hoheitliche Zugriff auf informationstechnische Systeme – Rechtsfragen von Online-Durchsuchung und Quellen-TKÜ, JurPC Web-Dok. 5/2012, paras 1- 65
  • Der praktische Fall: Elektronischer Müll?, VR 2011, p. 168
  • Fach- und Sachkunde der Beauftragten für den Datenschutz – Praktische Hinweise zu § 4f BDSG, JurPC Web-Dok. 19/2011, paras 1- 36
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