Fabian Niemann

Dr. Fabian Niemann

Partner, Global Co-Head of Tech & Comms Germany


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 Technology & Communications Group and heads our German data protection team.

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, projects and data protection matters. He further specialises in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts, IT law issues, as well as advising on contractual and regulatory issues in the online, mobile, IT security and data protection 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, Legal 500, MIP, PLC Which Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal). Legal 500 Germany 2018 lists him as one of the six leading data protection lawyers in Germany. In addition, he has a particularly strong reputation for advising on technology transactions and issues related to new technologies and business models, such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT, AI and Digital Transformation.

Fabian is an editor of the Cloud Computing Legal Guidebook “Niemann/Paul” and frequently speaks and publishes 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 completed his legal traineeship in Cologne and the United States.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. "An exceptional data protection expert“, ”the ‘extremely smart’ Fabian Niemann impresses with his 'deep understanding of European data protection law' and ’quality in his advice which is first class in every aspect’"

    Legal 500 Germany 2017 and 2018
  2. "Unbeatable in international data protection projects”, “highly competent”, “structured and focused“, “excellent expertise, reliable, high practical relevance”, “very goal-oriented”

    JUVE Handbook 2016, 2017 and 2018
  3. “An Authority in Cloud Computing”

    Who’s Who Legal Germany 2017