The New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)- Are You Ready?

Speaker Details

Foto JMS 29-08-2016 

Jochen M. Schaefer


About Jochen M. Schaefer

Jochen M. Schaefer (“JMS”) has been involved in international business throughout his professional life. A graduate from Erlangen University in Germany, he has counseled numerous reputable German and international clients at global level with a strong focus on the international sporting goods industry. JMS started his career as General Counsel of adidas and continued in private practice. Since 1986 already, JMS serves as Legal Counsel to the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) and to the European Sporting Goods Industry Federation (FESI). After more than 20 years as equity partner of major law firms, JMS is heading up his own law office in the Munich since 2007. Recent mandates at individual client level include the structuring of European selective distribution models within the sporting goods industry and beyond, the creation of an IP portfolio and protection shield for one of the most successful household devices ever sold internationally in history, providing advice relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics and their marketing restrictions, and counselling various corporate clients relating to the Digital Single Market Program of the EU Commission. Speaker and moderator engagements in 2016 and 2017 at international conferences included events held in New Orleans, Copenhagen, Taipei, Tokyo, Vilnius, Lausanne, Berlin, Denver, Cologne and Hamburg, Nanjing/China, Chicago, Madrid and Porto in addition to those taking place in Munich/Germany. In December 2017 he got the title of a visiting professor awarded by the IP faculty of the Nanjing University. Starting with the first quarter of 2018 he is among others intensively dealing with various implementation projects relating to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation at individual client and industry federation level, which comes into force on May 25, 2018.







About the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI)

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the industry representative within the Olympic Family.
The WFSGI is an independent association with no objective of economic character for its own gain and formed by sports and sports-inspired leisure brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national/regional federations, industry and trade associations and all sporting goods industry related businesses.
The WFSGI is composed of Executive and Board members, 8 core Committees and additional working groups which exchange information on various issues and topics. WFSGI Members meet at least once per year in an Ordinary General Assembly called the “Annual Meeting”. The General Assembly approves the budget and strategic direction of the WFSGI as proposed by the Board, and elects the Board, President and Committee members for three year terms.


  • When

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

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