Lawyer Johannes Gilch

Johannes Gilch, LL.M. (Dresden/Strasbourg)


Consulting Focus
Information security law, data protection law, IT law and digital business, competition, marketing and distribution, intellectual property

Johannes Gilch is a lawyer at Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer with a strong focus on IT security, artificial intelligence and digitalisation in the healthcare sector. In addition to focusing on the legal challenges of digital transformation, he is actively involved in developing and promoting innovative approaches to data and system protection. His in-depth understanding of technological and legal interfaces enables him to provide tailored solutions that are both preventative and reactive.

As a lecturer in the International Studies in Intellectual Property Law and Data Law programme at TU Dresden, he focuses on IT security and the regulation of artificial intelligence. He regularly organises seminars in which students have the opportunity to try out data protection impact assessments in practice over the course of a semester. Johannes has also gained experience as a visiting lecturer at the University of Exeter in the UK and at Vilniaus Universitetas in Lithuania.

  • Legal support for the development and implementation of AI technologies
  • Assisting with the assessment and management of risk from third party ICT service providers, including drafting and reviewing contracts in accordance with DORA requirements
  • Risk mitigation and compliance strategies for information and communication technologies
  • Enterprise agreements and compliance
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Communicating data protection information and designing data protection policies
  • Legal issues relating to the digitalisation of the healthcare sector
  • Assisting technology companies in the development of digital platforms
  • Advising on the legal protection of rating and scoring systems, in particular automated case-by-case decisions
  • Legal issues and strategies in digital advertising
  • Since 2023 lawyer at SCHÜRMANN ROSENTHAL DREYER Rechtsanwälte Berlin – specialised in IT security and data protection law in the context of the use of artificial intelligence
  • Lecturer in the International Studies in Intellectual Property Law and Data Law programme at TU Dresden for IT security law, regulation of artificial intelligence and data protection law challenges from legal practice


  • Lecturer for internet law at the Technical University of Dresden; guest lecturer for social media and online marketing law in the Intellectual Property Rights certificate course at the Institute for International Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IRGET)
  • Legal clerkship at the Court of Appeal in Berlin with stations in the data protection and governance division at one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, a boutique law firm specialising in technology law and a major international law firm in Seoul, South Korea
  • Research assistant at the Institute for International Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IRGET)
  • LL.M. International Studies in Intellectual Property Law at the Technical University of Dresden and the CEIPI – Centre d’études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle / Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in Strasbourg
  • Studied law at the University of Leipzig, 2nd state examination at the Berlin Court of Appeal
  • German association for law and informatics (DGRI)
  • German Association for Intellectual Property and copyright law (GRUR)
  • Alumni organisation – LL.M. International Studies in Intellectual Property Law (Chairman)
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