Thomas Munk Rasmussen

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Thomas Munk Rasmussen specialises in data protection and intellectual property law

Thomas Munk Rasmussen is one of Denmark's leading data protection law and intellectual property law specialists, which is reflected in recognitions from several international law firm rating agencies.

Thomas provides advice on all aspects of data protection law, including the rules on processing of personal data in acts governing specific subject matter. He has worked with data protection law for more than 20 years (Danish as well as EU legislation), assisting both public and private organisations. He has handled numerous security violations involving personal data and accordingly he has profound experience with crisis management, communication and processing in respect of supervisory authorities.

Thomas has also worked with intellectual property law for more than 20 years with particular focus on marketing and consumer law. He has conducted a number of cases of general public importance before the courts and represented many private and public organisations in cases against the supervisory authorities.

Further, Thomas was responsible for the establishment and development of Bech-Bruun's Data Protection Officer programme (DPO), completed by more than 300 DPOs since 2016. Furthermore, as an associate professor he has taught IT and data protection law at the University of Copenhagen where he has also been a tutor in property law.

The Team


  • ESG
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Marketing and Advertising
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Bech-Bruun has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters overlapping between IT, data protection and IT-security, which also includes GDPR issues. The firm advises public and private companies on IT system development and supply agreements, software licensing and IT operational services agreements concerning traditional hosting and outsourcing services. (...) Thomas Munk Rasmussen (...) jointly lead the practice and have experience in the drafting and negotiation of procurement and technology transfer agreements, as well as with due diligence work.

Legal 500, Data privacy and data protection

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Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT


  • E-handel – praktisk jura for erhvervsdrivende, Forlaget Thomson, 2011. Book
  • Domænenavne – en juridisk håndbog, Forlaget Thomson, 2009. Book
  • FAKTA selskabsret, Forlaget Thomson, 2006. Book
  • Ansvar for indhold på intranettet, El og Energi, 2005. Article
  • Domænenavnet som pantsætningsobjekt, UfR, 2003. Article
  • Domænenavne – en juridisk håndbog, Forlaget Thomson, 2003. Book
  • Nye DIFO-regler om domænenavne, Advokaten, nr. 3, 2002. Article

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish High Court
  • LLM
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English