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Philipp-Christian Thomale
Senior Legal Counsel, Digital & Data Law at Axel Springer SE


Philipp-Christian Thomale is a Senior Legal Counsel at Axel Springer SE since 2010. He practices in all aspects of copyright, competition and data protection law. Philipp has extensive experience in any legal matters of online advertising and in advising new business models in the field of digitisation. 

He studied at University of Heidelberg and Göttingen and received a degree in German Law (First state examination). After his second state examination at the Supreme Court of Berlin he obtained a doctorate in law at University of Kassel. Philipp is lecturer in media law at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).”

Agenda Sessions

  • Perspectives on Competition in the Digital Era