Dr. Claudia Junker

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General Counsel Deutsche Telekom AG

Dr. Claudia Junker is Executive Vice President (Generalbevollmächtigte) of the Group for Law & Integrity at Deutsche Telekom including Law, Data Protection and Compliance since 2020. She continues to be the General Counsel of Deutsche Telekom heading the legal department, a position that she took over in November 2010. In addition, she took over the position of Chief Compliance Officer on an interim basis in July 2021.


Dr. Claudia Junker, Senior Managing Director (Generalbevollmächtigte) of the Group for Law & Integrity at Deutsche Telekom including Law, Data Protection and Compliance.

Since 2012 Dr. Junker also teaches at Cologne University. She publishes regularly, e.g. as a co-author of a commentary on corporate law, on the Management Board in a company group (in: “Vorstand der AG”  2020), on the women quote (in: Neue Ztschrft f. Gesellschaftsrecht 2015) or on the law of inhouse legal counsel (in: Betriebsberater 2016). She is also active in the executive committee of the German Federal Association of Inhouse Lawyers (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen), the board of the European General Counsel Association, the Committee for Economy and Law (Arbeitskreis Wirtschaft und Recht) and member of the board of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession.

Before joining Deutsche Telekom Dr. Junker worked for many years as a lawyer in private practice and specialized on corporate law (including M & A). During that time she often worked for Deutsche Telekom. From 2008 until she started working for Deutsche Telekom she was a partner in an international law firm. Since 2007 Dr. Junker is also a specialized lawyer for commercial and corporate law (Fachanwältin für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht).

She studied law in Germany, Switzerland (Geneva) and the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University and an LL.M. from Cornell University.