Janina Winz

Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)


  • Corporate law/M&A
  • Corporate compliance
  • Data protection law

Janina advises medium and large companies on all legal aspects of data protection law. She focuses on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and on supporting companies in establishing data protection management systems, conducting data protection audits and negotiating with data protection authorities. Moreover, Janina supports companies with technology-based and outsourcing projects. Further key areas are reviewing and drafting privacy policies, drafting data protection contracts as well as advising companies on data protection requirements for international and intra-group data transfers, employee data protection and internal investigations.  

Janina furthermore advises companies and entrepreneurs in all matters of corporate law. Key areas of her expertise are advising her clients on the law of the limited liability company (German GmbH Law) and partnership law. Moreover, she supports start-ups in the founding and growth phase.


Janina is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (International Association of Privacy Professionals, IAPP)


Recent work

  • Ongoing legal counselling for a leading European real estate service provider i.a. on establishing a data protection management system, implementing the General Data Protection Regulation in all business segments and centralizing of corporate functions
  • Ongoing legal counselling of a large commercial German airport on all data privacy matters
  • Advising several companies in the health and medicine sectors on data protection, specifically data protection requirements of the processing of health data
  • Advising (group) companies on the data protection compliance requirements for international data transfers and business outsourcings
  • Advising several medium and large companies on employee data protection
  • Representing clients before data protection authorities, other supervisory authorities and courts in data privacy matters
  • Trainings for managers and employees


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Lecturer für the area "business start" at the Hochschule Düsseldorf - Peter Behrens School Of Arts, architecture department
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit e.V. (GDD)
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, IAPP
  • Certification as Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) in the International Association of Privacy Professionals, IAPP
  • Complementary studies with statements to European lawyer (Uni. Würzburg)

Publications (in German)


Events (in German)


 Curriculum vitae

  • Lecturer for Business Creation and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Faculty of Architecture and Design (Peter Behrens School Of Arts)
  • Studied law at the Julius-Maximilian’s University of Würzburg and the University of Barcelona, 2003 to 2009
  • Participated at a Program on European Law at the Julius-Maximilian’s University of Würzburg, 2003 to 2009
  • Research assistant at Kapellmann, 2010 to 2015
  • Ongoing PhD on corporate compliance and data privacy law
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf, 2013 to 2015, with stages at Kapellmann and the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2015