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About Dr. Benjamin Blum

Benjamin is a member of our data and technology practice and specialises in advising national and international companies on tech regulation, in particular the EU digital strategy, data protection and IT and cyber security law.

His technical background enables him to quickly understand highly complex technical issues. Benjamin is particularly involved in providing legal advice in cross-border cases, with his expertise covering both non-contentious and contentious matters.

His advisory work includes strategic and operational advice on EU digital strategy such as the AI Act, Digital Markets Act, Digital Services Act, Data Act and Cyber Ressilience Act, but also on IT security regulation such as the NIS2 Directive. In addition, Benjamin regularly advises on IT/IP legal aspects of M&A transactions, carve-outs and commercial agreements, as well as IT software contracts.

His clients include companies in the automotive, technology, telecommunications and media sectors.

Benjamin speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • 3M Company on the operational and transitional agreements in the context the spin-off of  the worldwide healthcare division which now listed on the NYSE under the name Solventum
  • A leading technology company on the Digital Markets Act
  • An online travel portal on the AI Act
  • A leading technology platform for a multi-year data protection compliance project and proceedings with authorities
  • A leading IT software company on the Data Act, Digital Services Act, Cyber Resilience Act, AI Act and NIS2 Directive
  • An urban air mobility company on the drafting and negotiation of a development contract for flight technology hardware
  • A company from the sports industry on an IT contract in the context of data analysis
  • An automotive group on telecoms law issues relating to the integration of connected car services
  • 1&1 on the legal dispute in connection with DNS and content blocking in the event of copyright infringements by the provider's customers
  • thyssenkrupp AG on the carve-out and sale of the plant engineering business in the Mining Technologies division



  • Federal Higher Technical Institute for Education and Experimentation (industrial engineering with a focus on business informatics), Dornbirn, Austria
  • University of Mannheim (LL.B., Dr iur)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


  • Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  • Doctoral Scholarship of the State Graduate Funding Baden-Württemberg
  • Scholar of the Open Access Publishing Funding Program of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg and the University of Mannheim

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany