Pascal Schumacher

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Telecommunications
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition

Pascal Schumacher is a technology lawyer with a focus on digital business models and data protection in regulated industries. He has particular industry expertise in the infrastructure, telecommunications and eHealth sectors. Clients value his grasp of complex technology issues.

Pascal Schumacher is Noerr`s data protection official.


  • Digitalization, Data Protection
  • Telecommunications, Antitrust law


  • Legal studies and traineeship in Berlin, Paris, Muenster and Düsseldorf
  • European Commission expert in the EU-China InfoSoc Project, Beijing (telecoms working group)
  • Head of the regulatory research group at the institute for IT, telecommunication and media law
  • Lawyer with a boutique for regulatory law
  • With Noerr since 2013
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Design of user flows, privacy policies, contracts and other texts for various start-ups and established companies in the regulated healthcare sector
  • Bidder consortium on the tender procedure regarding the German toll for passenger cars; negotiation of contracts with possible subcontractors Setup of the operator for the German toll for passenger cars and negotiation of its commercial agreements
  • Deutsche Telekom on the establishment of the worldwide carrier alliance "ngena"
  • Microsoft on the positioning of its cloud and online services on the German and European markets
  • Inmarsat on the provision of high-speed inflight WiFi services onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet
  • Various start-ups on IT platform and app development contracts
  • DFL on TV and OTT broadcasting rights for the German football league (Bundesliga)
  • Various broadcasters on the establishment of joint ventures, video-on-demand portals and antitrust topics


  • Recommended Lawyer for Telecommunications, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers 2019
  • "Pascal Schumacher [...] is always excellent, extremely easy to reach and get to the heart of the issue.” Legal 500 2020
  • "Further important contacts are [...] the 'very good' Pascal Schumacher [...]", Legal 500 2019
  • "The strategic focus of a partner on the medical tech sector is a step that was absolutely right, especially in the context of the increasing digitalization - not least due to Corona - of the healthcare system." JUVE 2020
  • "This makes it all the more remarkable that a salary partner advises at the interfaces to telecoms-related IoT products and OTT services, including Microsoft and, more recently, another US tech company." JUVE 2020


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI)
  • Internet & Gesellschaft Collaboratory e.V.
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Selected Publications

  • Review of the judgement of the European Court of Justice of 13 June 2019 (C-193/18) on whether Gmail qualifies as a telecommunication service under European telecom regulation, K&R 2019, 490-491.
  • Part 5 - Data Protection, in: Bräutigam, IT-Outsourcing und Cloud-Computing, ESV, 4. ed. 2019
  • Co-author of chapters B and D, in: von Rücker/Kugler, New European General Data Protection Regulation - A practitioner`s Guide, Nomos 2017.
  • OTT-Dienste und Telekommunikationsrecht – Einordnung der neuen Dienste im Kontext der TK-Regulierung, in: K&R 12/2015, pp. 771-776
  • Ein Abgesang auf den Routerzwang? – Plädoyer für eine funktional differenzierende Auslegung der einschlägigen Regelungen (with Michael Bergmann), in: MMR 2015, pp. 13 et seq.
  • Beck’scher TKG-Kommentar (co-author §§ 77a-77e TKG), C.H. Beck, 4. ed. 2013
  • Incentive regulation law, Energy - Railway (co-aothor), C.H. Beck, 2. ed. 2019
  • EU-Vorstoß zum infrastrukturübergreifenden Breitbandausbau – Kommissionsvorschlag für eine Verordnung zum zügigen Ausbau von Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetzen (with Marc Schramm), in: MMR 2013, pp. 571 et seq.
  • Netzpolitik ist nicht Medienpolitik – Wie man zwei gegensätzliche Welten neu ausbalancieren könnte, in: Hachmeister/Anschlag (ed.), Rundfunkpolitik und Netzpolitik – Strukturwandel der Medienpolitik in Deutschland (with Bernd Holznagel), Köln 2013, pp. 99 et seq.
  • Energienetze für ein schnelles Internet, in: RdE 2013, pp. 213 et seq.
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