Monika Kuschewsky is a German Rechtsanwältin. She has practised in Brussels since 2000 and prior to joining Covington she was a partner in an independent Brussels headquartered law firm where she developed and headed the European data protection practice for three years.
Privacy & Data Security
Ms. Kuschewsky has broad experience in a wide range of data protection matters, with a particular focus on international data transfers, outsourcing, HR and direct marketing. Ms. Kuschewsky has successfully managed numerous data protection projects, including multijurisdictional audits and compliance programs, at a pan-European level and beyond. She also advises on the data protection implications of the use of new technologies and practices, such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), cloud computing, geolocation services, cookies and social networks. Ms. Kuschewsky also handles health data related matters. She represents clients before data protection authorities and provides training on data protection.
Ms. Kuschewsky advises multinationals as well as large and medium-sized companies in a wide range of sectors, including media and technology, energy and transport, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and finance as well as trade associations.
Ms. Kuschewsky is qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Betrieblicher Datenschutzbeauftragter (company data protection officer) (GDDcert.). Being a German qualified attorney and certified data protection officer, Ms. Kuschewsky also has an in-depth knowledge of the specificities of German data protection law. She is the general editor of "Data Protection and Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons," a multi-jurisdictional reference guide for companies, legal professionals and data protection officers covering 30 major jurisdictions worldwide.
Antitrust & Competition Law
In addition, Ms. Kuschewsky advises on German and Austrian competition law. She has successfully handled more than thirty merger filings in Germany and Austria and advises on a variety of national competition law issues (abuse, cartels) as well as the data protection related aspects of competition law investigations.