With an excellent reputation as a leading technology, copyright and data protection lawyer, Fabian is praised for his international, pragmatic and innovative thinking.
Fabian divides his time between our Frankfurt and Düsseldorf offices. He is co-head of our International Commercial Practice Group and our International Cloud Computing Initiative.
As a partner specialising in technology, digital media, cloud computing, copyright and data protection law, Fabian advises both providers and customers on IT and commercial transactions and, projects and data protection matters. He further specialises in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts; software, hardware, copyright and license issues and related disputes; as well as advising on contractual and regulatory issues in the online, mobile, social media, convergence, and IT security areas.
He is frequently singled out as a recommended individual in technology, data protection and copyright law by the leading directories (such as Chambers, Corporate INTL, IAM Licensing 250, JUVE, Legal500, MIP, PLC Which Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal) and has a particularly strong reputation for advising on technology transactions and issues related to new technologies, business models and convergence such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT, Digital Transformation and copyright levies.
Fabian is editor of the Cloud Computing Legal Guidebook “Niemann/Paul” and co-author of the Cloud Computing Law, Data Protection & Compliance guidelines of the German internet association eco. He frequently speaks, publishes and is interviewed on IT, outsourcing, cloud computing, social media, data protection and copyright topics.
Having studied and written his doctoral thesis on "Copyright and Electronic Publishing" in Bonn and London, Fabian took his legal traineeship in Cologne and the United States.