Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Dr Angelika Niebler has joined the firm’s Munich office as of counsel.

Niebler, a member of the European Parliament and chairwoman of the Christian Social Union Europe Group in the European Parliament previously practised with Bird & Bird. At Gibson Dunn, she will support the media, entertainment & technology group as well as the privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection Group.

‘We are delighted to welcome Angelika to the firm,’ said Ken Doran, chairman and managing partner of Gibson Dunn. ‘Her strong regional ties and her European experience provide a unique perspective for our German and international clients.’

‘Angelika has a profound legal background and knowledge of the European dimension of intellectual property and data privacy questions that matter to our clients, and we are looking forward to benefit exceptionally from her expertise, insights and experience,’ said Michael Walther, partner in charge of the Munich office.

‘I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn,’ said Niebler. ‘As one of the premier law firms in the world, Gibson Dunn offers an excellent platform for me to provide legal advice on European and international law, in particular for companies facing critical privacy and technology issues.’

Niebler is a German-qualified lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in practising law in different international law firms, mainly focusing on IT and media.