Dr. Fabian Niemann is co-head of the International Technology & Communications Group and head of the German Data Protection Group of Bird&Bird LLP. He devides his time between the Frankfurt and Düsseldorf offices of Bird & Bird.
As a partner specialising in technology, digital media, cloud computing, copyright and data protection law, Dr. Niemann 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.
Dr. Niemann 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, he completed his legal traineeship in Cologne and the United States.