Ilan Selz lawyer

Ilan Leonard Selz, LL.M. (Minnesota)

Lawyer, associated partner

Consulting Focus
Data protection & telecommunications law, IT law & digital business, competition, marketing and distribution law

Ilan Leonard Selz joined the technology law firm Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer Rechtsanwälte in 2018 and specialises in data protection and telecommunications law as well as competition, marketing and distribution law.

One particular focus of his work is on the topics of cloud computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain applications. This is why he also heads the firm’s own project for blockchain solutions for IP management. He was instrumental in setting up the HPI School Cloud and also assists clients in realising their business ideas, shaping digital transformation processes and defending their legal positions – primarily from the technology and e-commerce industries as well as the insurance, education, banking and financial services sectors.

  • IT contracts, SaaS agreements, outsourcing agreements
  • Advice in the area of FinTech / Insurtech
  • Assisting insurance groups with various digitalisation projects (such as connecting voice and text bots, voice assistants in customer communication)
  • Supervision of payment services (German Payment Services Supervision Act, ZAG)
  • Agile projects
  • Protection of trade secrets (German Trade Secrets Act, GeschGehG)
  • AdTech
  • Cloud computing
  • Blockchain applications
  • Designing and building AI in compliance with data protection law
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Lawyer at Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer Rechtsanwälte since 2018
  • Previously: research associate at the Institute for Information and Communication Technology Law at the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Legal training at the Court of Appeals Berlin (Kammergericht Berlin) with work experience at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at various major international law firms (specialisation: compliance, IT and data protection law)
  • Master of Laws, University of Minnesota Law School, specialisation in intellectual property and technology law

Other activities:

  • Project management of the law firm’s blockchain solutions (Legal IQ)
  • Visiting lecturer on the protection of trade secrets, artificial intelligence and law at the TU Dresden’s Institute for Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Media Law (IGETeM)
  • Permanent author of the trade journal Privacy in Germany (PinG); co-author of the series “Schlaglichter – ausgewählte Rechtsprechung und Verfahren”


  • „Schlaglichter – Ausgewählte Rechtsprechung und Verfahren, PinG, fortlaufend seit Januar 2019“
  • Zuordnung und Transaktion von Geschäftsgeheimnissen im Informationszeitalter, DSRITB 2018, 411 (Zweitveröffentlichung: Ping 2019, 21)
  • Gesetzentwurf zur Strafbarkeit der sogenannten Datenhehlerei, DSRITB 2015, 915
  • Besprechung einer BGH-Entscheidung zum „Skimming“ (mit Felix Rasch), famos 01/2012
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