Michael Hopp

Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Michael Hopp is a partner in Plesner's Corporate and Compliance team and head of our Data Protection team. 

Michael is a leading specialist in data protection law, and he was one of the first lawyers in Denmark to specialise within this area. He has built up a unique market-leading personal data team at Plesner.

Michael advises some of the most important Danish and multinational companies across industries on all aspects of data protection law, for instance data security, international data transfers, risk assessments, whistleblower hotlines and security breaches. He also has thorough experience of crisis management from handling a number of security breaches.

Michael has an extensive network, nationally as well as internationally, which he uses actively for knowledge sharing and solving specific tasks for clients.

Based on his long-standing experience with respect to personal data law and data protection, Michael has been involved in launching several innovative initiatives in the industry. Michael is in charge of Plesner's GDPR Master Class and Plesner's 4-day course "Plesner Certificate in Data Protection" which have had more than 700 participants. In addition, Michael was involved in launching the popular compliance software RISMAgdpr and Plesner's GDPR e-learning programme and he recently initiated Plesner's digital knowledge platform "Plesner LegalHub". 

Michael has in-depth knowledge of data-driven marketing and particularly the commercial gains to be made from using data-driven marketing. Michael is a value-adding adviser, particularly with respect to the dynamic interpretation of legislation relating to the diffusion of new technologies. 

Ratings

  • Michael Hopp is recommended and listed as a leading individual as regards Data Privacy and Data Protection by Legal 500 (2020)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing.  Michael Hopp is noted for his expertise on data protection matters, which he utilises to advise clients on GDPR issues. One client enthuses that he is "very dedicated and very well connected." (2020)

  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology (2019)

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Media and Entertainment (2019)

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Telecoms (2019)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing. Michael Hopp advises multinational companies on GDPR and regulatory issues. Sources consider him as "smart and wise" as well as "extremely knowledgeable of the area." (2019)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing. Michael Hopp advises international and domestic clients on IT regulatory issues. He has a particular focus on data privacy issues and GDPR compliance matters as well as contentious issues related to data protection, and is widely considered to be very knowledgeable in that field, with one source confirming that "he is a specialist in this area". Several sources highlight his strong focus and expertise, reporting: "He's very thorough, he's very enthusiastic about his subject". (2018)

  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology. (2018)

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Media and Entertainment. (2018)

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Telecoms. (2018)

  • Michael Hopp is listed as an expert with respect to Information Technology, Telecoms & Media and Data Privacy and Protection. (2017)
  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Michael Hopp advises on data protection and e-commerce, including representing clients in disputes with regulatory authorities as well as other companies. Copyright and marketing law are additional areas of expertise. (2017)

  • Michael Hopp is listed as a leading individual as regards TMT: IT and IT Outsourcing. Michael Hopp focuses on data protection, e-business and consumer law. One client says: "He is one of the best in data protection in Denmark. He gives quick, concise and very commercial advice". (2017)

  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology.

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Media and Entertainment. 

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Telecom. Michael Hopp is a name to note. (2017)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Michael Hopp focuses on data protection law, e-commerce and marketing law. Clients say: "I always recommend him; he has a really good style and is always aware of costs". (2016)
  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing. Clients say: "He is a very skilled lawyer, he is always up to date with the latest developments and he thinks outside the box". (2016)

  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology. The "very skilled lawyer" Michael Hopp has notable expertise in Data Protection and Data Security.

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. (2016)

  • Michael Hopp is listed as an expert with respect to Telecommunications Media & Technology - Information Technology.

    Michael Hopp is listed as an expert with respect to Telecommunications Media & Technology - Telecoms and Media. (2016)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property. Michael Hopp has "very high integrity and expertise," say sources. He is an expert in data protection, compliance, marketing and consumer law, focusing particularly on the technology and media sectors. (2015)
  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing. Michael Hopp has particular experience handling data protection mandates. (2015)
  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology. The "very skilled lawyer" Michael Hopp has notable expertise in Data Protection and Data Security.

    Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Intellectual Property. (2015)

  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property. He remains a respected name, especially in the sphere of data protection. (2014)
  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards TMT/IT & IT Outsourcing by Chambers Europe 2014. Commentators praise up-and-coming partner Michael Hopp for his marketing and data privacy skills."He masters those two disciplines and understands their implementation in our business," impressed sources say. (2014)
  • Michael Hopp is recommended as regards Information Technology. The "sharp, friendly and responsive" Michael Hopp advises on data protection and e-commerce. (2014)
  • Michael Hopp is ranked as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property. Michael Hopp continues to build his reputation in copyright matters with a "tough, resolute" approach. (2013)
  • Michael Hopp has been listed as a leading individual as regards Intellectual Property. He is well known for his copyright work. Clients appreciate his business-minded approach. (2013)
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