Catharina Glugla

Catharina Glugla


Catharina is a leading expert for data protection, cyber and technology laws.

She advises businesses on a wide range of emerging legal issues relating to data and information, Artificial Intelligence (AI), digitalization and technological developments, including digital transformation and digitalization, cloud and outsourcing projects and the respective contract negotiations. She regularly advises clients, often in regulated sectors, on the use of data analytics and big data, data pooling and AI. Catharina has extensive experience with data ethics, responsible AI and the launch of new digital and data driven ventures as well as privacy and AI matters on corporate M&A and tech transactions.

Catharina has significant experience with crisis management and assisted in a number of data incidents, personal data breaches and cyber-attacks and accompanied clients in several investigations by data protection authorities and post-incident litigation (e.g. on DSARs, damage claims).

In addition, Catharina is well versed in employee data matters, including on negotiating privacy and AI works agreements.

Published Work

  • Glugla/Schröder (2023) BB Kommentar zum BAG Urteil 9 May 2023 (Az. 1 ABR 14/22), 48/2023, page 2816
  • 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



Second German Law Degree, Frankfurt am Main, 2016

First German Law Degree, Hamburg, 2013

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

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.