Adrian Freidank

Adrian Freidank

Adrian Freidank


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Certified Specialist in IT law

Areas of practice

As a lawyer and certified specialist in IT law, Adrian Freidank advises national and international clients on all matters pertaining to IT, copyright and data protection law. In addition to traditional IT law such as IT outsourcing, IT projects, e-commerce, IT contracts and data protection, his specialist areas particularly include advising on invitations to tender for IT contracts, including drawing up and negotiating the necessary contracts on the basis of the German Supplementary Terms of Contract for the Procurement of IT Supplies/Services (EVB-IT). Another area of interest is property technology (PropTech) and the use of block chain technology for offline applications. He lectures and publishes on IT and data protection law issues, in particular on digitalisation in public administration and on contract law as it relates to the German Supplementary Terms of Contract for the Procurement of IT Supplies/Services (EVB-IT).


Adrian Freidank studied law in Trier (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Münster (Germany). After finishing university and before commencing his legal training, he worked for an international NGO in Nepal in the area of peace building. In 2014, Adrian Freidank started to work as a lawyer for a business law firm that specialised in IT law, where he was certified as a specialist in IT law in 2017. Adrian Freidank joined Luther in 2017. He is a member of the “Information Technology Law” Committee of Kölner Anwaltverein and a member of the Executive Committee of Arbeitskreis EDV und Recht e.V.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Mention in the category "IT transactions and Outsourcing" (first mention in 2023)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Ones to Watch" in "Data Security and Privacy Law" and "Information Technology Law" (first recommendation in 2022)
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2023: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "IT-Law" (first recommendation in 2019)
  • WirtschaftsWoche Legal All Stars 2023, Award 3rd place in the category "IT Law"
Blog posts

  • Kölner Anwaltverein (Speaker of the Young Lawyers Committee, Member of the IT Law Committee)
  • Arbeitskreis EDV und Recht e.V. (Member of the Executive Committee)