Dr. Andreas Freitag

Lawyer / Partner
Große Theaterstraße 31
20354 Hamburg

Dr Andreas Freitag has been working as a lawyer in Hamburg with a focus on intellectual property and IT law since 1993. He advises and represents national and international clients with regard to the development, exploitation and defence of their intellectual property rights and licensing strategies, in particular in the areas of fashion (design), cosmetics, advertising, software development and social media. He has particular experience in supporting cooperations and projects relating to developers, content, brands, media and telecommunications companies, including antitrust law and data protection law (R&D cooperations, joint content production, marketing cooperations). In the field of digital media, Dr Freitag advises on the drafting of contracts as well as on electronic and mobile services (advertising and consumer law, data protection, user contracts). He is also responsible for IT and data protection at the Hamburg office.

  • Expertise
    • IT contract law / outsourcing

      FPS advises in all areas of IT contract law. Whether clients need support in drafting and negotiating IT project contracts, designing and running outsourcing projects or making use of cloud services – we are on hand to help with our experts. In addition to many years of experience in advising a wide range of industries and companies of all sizes, our team has a real technical affinity and a special degree of creativity. This gives us a good technical understanding of our clients’ concerns and business models and enables us to find the best solution for them. Our services include drafting and negotiating IT project contracts (agile, classic, managed services, new business models), outsourcing contracts, service descriptions, service level agreements and pricing plans, and helping clients to prepare for due diligence processes, vendor conferences and on-site visits. We also oversee project and system integration measures as well as hardware and software maintenance and draft licensing, escrow and distribution agreements.

    • IT litigation / mediation

      In many cases, carefully drawn-up project contracts protect the parties from disputes. Due to the content and complexity of IT projects, however, disputes cannot be completely ruled out. We help our clients to get troubled projects back on track by finding sensible solutions. If necessary, we also support them when asserting their rights (judicially) or defending against claims.

    • Data (protection) law

      Digitalisation unlocks new opportunities for companies and creates space for future-oriented and scalable business models. Data has become the most valuable currency in the digital world. Data protection law – or now data law – is a separate advisory field at FPS rather than a mere annex to other areas of law. FPS helps companies to devise future-proof and legally compliant data usage concepts so that they can achieve their goals when using new technologies: innovation and data protection – when understood correctly – needn’t contradict one another. The GDPR with its drastic fines has significantly increased the risks for companies. FPS establishes what a company is permitted to do with the data and ensures compliance with data protection requirements in a pragmatic way by setting up a data protection management system, which, among other things, includes records of processing activities, data protection policies, data protection information, deletion and authorisation concepts, data protection impact assessments, processes for dealing with information and deletion requests from data subjects and much more besides. And if penalty proceedings are initiated, we defend our clients’ rights against the supervisory authorities. We also provide external data protection officers for our clients – for data protection from one single source.

    Language skills

    German English French
  • Education
    since 2003Partner at FPS 
    since 2001Lawyer at FPS 
    1993Admission to practise law in Germany 
    1992Doctorate (Dr. iur.)
     Second state law exam
     First state law exam
  • Memberships
    • Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM)
    • Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung 
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik (DGRI)
    • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 
    • Hamburg@work I Förderkreis Multimedia 
  • Publications
    Dr. Andreas Freitag
    Rechtsgeschäfte über (Urheber-) Persönlichkeitsrechte und Merchandisingverträge
    Berger/Wündisch, Urhebervertragsrecht, Nomos 2022, 3. Auflage, 2022
    Dr. Andreas Freitag
    Urheberrechte im Internet – Alles was Recht ist
    PLATOW Brief, Nr. 96, , S. 6
    Dr. Andreas Freitag
    Experten fürchten nach Urteil gefiltertes Internet
    WELT,
    Dr. Andreas Freitag
    Ärzte müssen Online-Bewertungen dulden
    dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur,

Awards

JUVE Handbuch Recommended for Trademark, Design and Competition Law
since 2010
Best Lawyers | Handelsblatt Leading Expert for Intellectual Property
since 2015