NOTOS Attorney Jens Engelhardt in a portrait photo

Jens Engelhardt

Lawyer / Partner

Specialist lawyer for IT Law
Specialist lawyer for Copyright & Media Law
Specialist lawyer for IP Law

About him

Jens Engelhardt is a lawyer, specialist lawyer for information technology law (IT law), specialist lawyer for industrial property rights and specialist lawyer for copyright and media law.

Jens has been working in the field of IT/IP law for more than 20 years, first as in-house counsel and then as a lawyer. He develops and negotiates IT-, outsourcing-, technology transfer- and license agreements as well as terms and conditions (Terms of Use, GTC, T&C) and conducts negotiations and litigation when technology and/or IT projects are in a state of distress or when infringements of copyrights as well as business and trade secrets in the IT sector must be defended.

Jens is a leading adviser for companies in the field of data protection, IT security and IT compliance in connection with the development and implementation of data protection and security concepts and accompanies highly sensitive processes in companies in terms of data protection law, such as internal investigations against employees and managing directors or due diligence audits for asset and share deals. When introducing new software and new technologies, he develops data protection-compliant application strategies and implementation solutions for clients. Over the years, he has accompanied the introduction of the most important corporate applications (ERP, CRM, HR, IT security) from most major IT providers as a legal advisor. 

As a negotiator and defense attorney, Jens represents companies and Controllers in data protection fine proceedings and criminal proceedings before the supervisory authorities, state prosecutors and the courts.

Jens advises in both German and English.


since 2022

  • External data protection officer of CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity, Saarbrücken
  • External data protection officer of vertical cloud solutions GmbH, Darmstadt

since 2021

  • External data protection officer of Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG, Kleinostheim
  • External data protection officer of CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbrücken
  • Deputy external data protection officer of Edenred Deutschland GmbH, Munich
  • External data protection officer of Byodo Naturkost GmbH, Mühldorf am Inn

since 2019

  • External data protection officer of the Kloster Eberbach Foundation, Rheingau

since 2018

  • Managing director of NOTOS Xperts GmbH, Darmstadt
  • External data protection officer of DAW SE, Ober-Ramstadt
  • External data protection officer of Dr. Jean Bausch GmbH & Co. KG, Köln
  • External data protection officer of INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe GmbH, Frankfurt am Main
  • External data protection officer at Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main
  • External data protection officer at approx. 35 other medium-sized companies

since 2013

  • Authorized signatory of alpenschwan GmbH, Darmstadt

since 2011 

  • Member of the advisory board of the Institute for Information Law at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

since 2010 

  • Lecturer for IT Law at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science

since 2008 

  • Lecturer for data protection law at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science
  • NOTOS (Partner)


  • Engelhardt + Braune Attorneys at Law (Partner)


  • Skill Portal AG | fairpartners (legal counsel)

since 1999 

  • Publisher – Portal for Law. Information Technology. New Technologies.



General Studies and Law Studies at Johan Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Publications / Lectures (selection)

*together with Dr. Olaf Stefan Göhrs
**together with Dr. Martin Steinebach, Patrick Wolf, Jee-Un Kim


Member of the – International Technology Law Association

Member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI) (German Association of Law and Informatics)

Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)


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