Pascal Schumacher

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Telecommunications
Practice Group: Data Privacy

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.

His work includes the design of digital platforms, privacy governance and litigation, and complex data/ tech agreements.

Pascal Schumacher is Noerr`s data protection official.

Expertise

  • Data Privacy, Digitalization
  • Telecommunications, Antitrust law

Career

  • 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

  • Starlink on regulatory compliance and user onboarding
  • Microsoft on the positioning of its collaboration and cloud services on the German and European markets
  • • CTS Eventim and Kapsch TrafficCom on the establishment of the operating company (autoTicket GmbH) for the collection of the German toll system for passenger cars and negotiation of its operational contracts; prosecution of claims for damages against the Federal Ministry of Transport after termination of the contract
  • Inmarsat on the provision of high-speed inflight WiFi services onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet
  • 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

Distinctions

  • Recommended Lawyer for Telecommunications, Best Lawyers and Legal 500 (2021). JUVE and Legal 500 Germany list Noerr's telecommunications practice in the first band.
  • "Pascal Schumacher [...] is always excellent, extremely easy to reach and get to the heart of the issue.” Legal 500 2020
  • "I have always found the Noerr teams I have worked with to be very responsive, accessible, thorough and business-oriented. Pascal Schumacher [...] deserves a special mention in this regard." Legal 500 2021
  • "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

Memberships

  • 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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Media

  • Berliner Zeitung, 12.12.2020, "How hypocritical is data protection?", page 2