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Catharina Glugla

Senior Associate


Glugla Catharina
Catharina Glugla

Senior Associate


Catharina is a senior associate working in the German Data & Data Protection Group and assists several clients across industries on all issues relating to data protection, in particular on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In particular, she developed a data protection impact assessment with an automated risk assessment helping clients meet their GDPR requirements with an efficient solution. Catharina advises on crisis management of privacy violations, data breaches or cyber-attacks.

Additionally, she focuses her legal advice on intragroup and international data transfers, cross-border compliance projects and data privacy matters on transactions and corporate reorganisations. Another focus of her work is the data privacy designing cross-selling- and marketing structures as well as digital data heavy business models, including respective drafting of data processing agreements, data transfer agreements, privacy notices and information as well as declarations of consent. By doing so, she legally secures and enhances the usability of the value “data”.

In addition, Catharina has experience in advising national and international companies on all issues of individual and collective employment law. She studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and completed a stay abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo. Catharina completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court District of Frankfurt, with our Allen & Overy employment and data teams in Dusseldorf and London and at the German Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Catharina worked for several other renowned international law firms as a research fellow and as a legal trainee. Clients benefit from her vast international expertise, which Catharina further enhanced during secondments to Allen & Overy’s London Data & Data Protection team as well as to a client in the insurance sector.

Catharina won a "Women in Law Award" 2019 and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on data protection topics as well as a lecturer at the University of Muenster (Certificate Course COMPLIANCE by JurGrad gGmbH).

News & insights


Publications: 19 APRIL 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Mandatory testing offer

After weeks of tough wrangling, the Federal Cabinet has decided to oblige companies throughout Germany to offer coronavirus tests to their employees. This obligation will be included in the SARS-CoV-2…

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A&O advising on the creation of new Welsh mental health and substance misuse charity, Adferiad Recovery

News: 14 APRIL 2021

A&O advising on the creation of new Welsh mental health and substance misuse charity, Adferiad Recovery

A cross-practice team from Allen & Overy, working on a pro bono basis, is advising on the merger of four Welsh mental health and substance misuse charities and the creation of a new charity, Adferiad…

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Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2020

Hamburg regulator issues EUR 35 million GDPR fine for data privacy breach

The Hamburg Data Protection Authority imposed the largest ever GDPR fine in German history on Swedish fashion company H&M on 1 October 2020. According to the regulator, the company had stored and used…

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2020

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe continue to focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Second German Law Degree, Frankfurt am Main, 2016

First German Law Degree, Hamburg, 2013

LL.B., Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 2011

Published work

  • Glugla C. (2018) "GIR - Data privacy & transfer in investigations 2018", Allen & Overy publication (, page 49
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Videoüberwachung – kein Verwertungsverbot", article in BB-Standpunkte, 18 October 2018
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Big Data und Künstliche Intelligenz in der Personalrekrutierung", article in, 26 September 2018
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Was die DSGVO für Personaler bedeutet", article in Human Resources Manager, 15 January 2018
  • Glugla C. (2017) "Beweis- bzw. Sachvortragsverwertungsverbot von "Zufallsfund" im Rahmen einer verdeckten Videoüberwachung", article in BB 10.2017, page 571