Gerhard Deiters

Attorney at law, Partner

Gerhard Deiters specializes in IT, data protection and international contract law as well as the security and defense sector, especially in the areas of satellite communications and unmanned systems. His clients include international corporations, medium-sized companies, German and European authorities, and research institutes. In addition to providing legal advice, he is distinguished by numerous activities as a seminar leader and speaker in the areas of IT and data protection law as well as by lectures and training courses on legal issues of future technologies.

Gerhard studied law at the University of Cologne. After his first state examination, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Comparative Law and later at the law firm Oppenhoff & Partner in Cologne, where he also completed his legal clerkship. He completed his administrative station at the German Embassy in Jakarta and his optional station at eBay GmbH in Dreilinden near Berlin. Prior to joining BHO Legal, he worked for several years as an attorney at the supra-regional law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in IT, telecommunications and data protection law.


  • 2010
    Admission to the bar
  • 2010
    Degree in German Law (2nd State Exam), Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • 2005
    Degree in German Law (1st State Exam) University of Cologne, Germany

Work experience:

  • Present
    Attorney-at-law and Partner of BHO Legal
  • 2010 - 2014
    Associate, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Cologne (Germany)
  • 2010
    Research Fellow at BHO Legal
  • 2008 - 2010
    Legal Clerkship
  • 2008 - 2009
    Research Fellow in the IT and Communications Department, Oppenhoff and Partners Lawyers, Cologne (Germany)


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Publications (excerpt):

Kommentierung, in: Hoeren / Sieber / Holznagel: Handbuch Multimedia-Recht – Rechtsfragen des elektronischen Geschäftsverkehrs, Beck, 2015 (in Vorbereitung)

Kapitel 4-6,in: Kruth / Leitzen [Hrsg.]: EVB-IT Praxisleitfaden: Hinweise zur Vertragsgestaltung, Bundesanzeiger-Verlag, 2014

Germany Chapter – Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2014, in: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2014, (zusammen mit Dr. Dirk Stolz), veröffentlicht von Global Legal Group Ltd, London

Einführung eines Discovery-Verfahrens über deutsches Datenschutzrecht, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD), ZD 2013, S. 313 ff., (zusammen mit Dr. Philip Kempermann und Robert U. Fischer)

Betriebsvereinbarung Kommunikation – Beschäftigteninteressen und Compliance bei privater Nutzung von Kommunikationsmitteln in Unternehmen, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD), 2012, S. 109 ff.

Social Media: Data Protection And Company Details – A Never Ending Story?, in: GALA Gazette December 2011, veröffentlicht unter;

Datenschutz im Sachverständigenbüro (3) – Praxisbeispiele, in: immobilien & bewerten 2011, 4/2011

Facebook “Like“ Button: Compliant with German Data Privacy Laws and law against unfair competition?, in: GALA Gazette May 2011, veröffentlicht unter

Datenschutz im Sachverständigenbüro (2) – die datenschutzrechtliche Einwilligungserklärung, in: immobilien & bewerten 2/2011

Datenschutz im Sachverständigenbüro (1) – Rechtliche Grundlagen, in: immobilien & bewerten 2011, 1/2011