Christian Rolf is a national partner in the Frankfurt office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. His practice focuses on employment, labor, pension law, executive compensation and benefits schemes, HR compliance and HR data privacy issues. He advises enterprises and strategic and private equity investors on HR aspects of transactions, including post-deal reorganizations and restructurings.
Christian’s significant matters include:
- Supervisory Board of Debeka on Data Privacy Items
- Sale of Scout 24 by Deutsche Telekom
- France Telecom with respect to a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom
Prior to joining Willkie, Christian was a local partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf in Frankfurt. He began his professional career in 2000 practicing in the labor law group of Gleiss Lutz and later gained significant international experience while working in Gleiss’ Shanghai office and while pursuing secondments with Herbert Smith in London and Stibbe in Brussels and Amsterdam.
Christian is a member of various professional practice groups and a member of GDD (Society for Data Privacy and Data Security), the Frankfurt Bar Association and the Labor and Social Affairs Committee of the AmCham Germany.
Christian’s publications include various articles on HR Data Privacy items such as
- “Google, Facebook & Co as data source for companies in the recruitment process?,” Recht der Datenverarbeitung (with Michael Roetting, 2009)
- “Social Media Guidelines from an employment law perspective,” RDV Recht der Datenverarbeitung (with Jochen Riechwald, 2010)
- “Social Media Guidelines - Rules for corporate practice,” IM Fachzeitschrift für Information und Consulting (with Jochen Riechwald, 2011)
Christian is a frequent speaker on conferences such as the 14th annual conference of FDD Forum für Datenschutz, which will take place in April 2017 in Wiesbaden.