Dr. Alexander Niethammer is a partner in the Munich office of Eversheds Sutherland, a global legal service provider with 66 offices in 32 countries. Alexander heads the Company Commercial Practice Group in Germany and specializes in IT transactions (incl. Outsourcing), Data Protection, Cybersecurity as well as commercial transactions (distribution law). For over 14 years Alexander advises Fortune 100 companies from the IT, Diversified Industrial, Consumer and Financial Sector on global projects. Currently he leads multiple European wide GDPR compliance projects for companies from all sectors. Alexander has a dual legal qualification as attorney-at-law in New York (USA) as well as in Germany and is recognized as a leading IT and data protection lawyer by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 Germany. He also has been awarded the 2016 ILO/Lexology’s Client Choice Award and was named Germany’s best IT and Internet lawyer.