Christian Saßenbach has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since 2021. He studied law at the University of Trier and obtained his LL.M. with a focus on IP/IT at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England). He was also a research assistant in the employments & benefits department of an international law firm, working primarily on employee data protection. During his legal internship, Christian Saßenbach worked at Oppenhoff and in the Cologne notary’s office of Dr. Bischoff & Dr. Bürger, among others. During the course of his legal training at the Cologne Public Prosecutor’s Office, he also gained an insight into the work of the Cybercrime Central and Contact Point „Zentral- und Ansprechstelle Cybercrime“ (ZAC NRW).
Christian Saßenbach advises and represents national and international companies on all questions of IT law, data protection law and e-commerce. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-EU/GDPR).
He has expertise in gaming and e-sports law and regularly publishes on the topics data protection and e-commerce, among other things. Christian Saßenbach also handles future-oriented topics such as blockchain, NFT and metaverse.
He is a member of Oppenhoff’s Gaming and E-Sports Initiative.
Articles and Essays
E-Sport Veranstaltungen – Scheitern technische Anti-Cheat-Lösungen an TTDSG und DSGVO? [E-sport events – do technical anti-cheat solutions fail due to the German Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) and the GDPR?]
SpoPrax dated 01 October 2022, Issue 10, p.419
Wenn Spiele-Updates zu Schadenersatzforderungen führen [When game updates lead to damage claims]
Börsen-Zeitung dated 03 September 2022 (in collaboration with Malte Menken)
Bei Updates von Spielen ist Fingerspitzengefühl gefragt [A skilled hand is required when updating games]
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dated 20 July 2022 (in collaboration with Malte Menken)