Prof. Dr. hc Heiko Jonny Maniero, LL.B., LL.M. mult., MLE

Mr. Maniero is a lawyer and supports our clients as an external data protection officer and data protection auditor. He is one of the three shareholders and authorized signatory at the German Society for Data Protection.


Mr. Maniero studied law and economics at the universities of Munich, Hamburg, Yerevan, Bologna and Haifa. During his university career, he earned a bachelor’s and several master’s degrees. During his studies, Mr. Maniero developed a special interest in intellectual property, commercial legal protection and IT law. His areas of specialization are software law and data protection law.

Mr. Maniero is an honorary professor at the Academy of TV and Radio Journalism.


Mr. Maniero began his professional career in 1995 at a service company in the IT sector. As a result, he was a partner in several companies. Among other things, he founded a company that traded in used software. After selling his last company, he initially concentrated entirely on his law studies.

He also worked for a law firm in Germany and was legal counsel for two used software dealers and Notebook12 GmbH & Co. KG. In addition, he has already looked after several large corporations as an external data protection officer in the past.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Yerevan Haybusak University.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Yerevan Haybusak University.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of International Economic Relations.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Haifa.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Hamburg.

  • Magister Legum (LL.M.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

  • Masters in Law and Economics (MLE) from the Università degli Studi di Bologna.

  • Doctor honoris causa (Dr. hc) of the Academy for TV and radio journalism.

  • Honorary Professor (Prof.) at the Academy for TV and Radio Journalism.


  • Opinion for the Federal Constitutional Court on Az. 1 BvR 1506/12 (47 pages, 229 pages incl. appendix, February 2013)

  • Used OEM software and the BGH ruling – I ZR 6/10 – Certificate of Authenticity (132 pages, June 2014)

  • Swiss antitrust law and Microsoft – The contractually prohibited exhaustion of OEM software contrary to the statutory provision in Art. 12 CopA (53 pages, June 2015)

  • The copyright exhaustion of program copy in the European Union – An analysis of efficiency and fairness (55 pages, August 2015)

  • The Microsoft Server CAL model. Access licenses from a legal point of view. With special regard to copyright. (62 pages, December 2016)


  • IT expert (VEGS)

  • Expert for digital forensics (VEGS)

  • Specialist for data protection (DEKRA)

  • Data Protection Officer (DSB-TÜV)

  • Data protection auditor (TÜV)

  • Data Protection Risk Manager (FOM)

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

  • Microsoft Licensing Professional (MLP)

  • Microsoft Small and Medium Business Specialist (SMB)

  • Information Security Management ISO 27001 Foundation (ICO-CERT)

  • Information Security Foundation ISO/IEC 27001

  • Quality Management Specialist (SGS)

  • Quality Management Officer (SGS)

  • Quality Management Internal Auditor (SGS)

  • Environmental Management Specialist (SGS)

  • Environmental Management Officer (SGS)

  • Environmental Management Internal Auditor (SGS)

  • Information Security Foundation (SGS)

  • Information Security Officer (SGS)

  • Information Security Internal Auditor (SGS)


  • American Bar Association, Chicago

  • International Bar Association, London

  • GRUR German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright

  • VEGS – Association of European Appraisers and Experts

  • bdfj Federal Association of Specialist Journalists

  • EUREAS European IT Recommerce Association eV