Frieder Backu


IT Law, Tax Law, Corporate Law

Certified expert for tax law
Certified expert for IT law


Anna Bürgel


Frieder Backu’s areas of specialism are IT law, corporate law and tax law for IT and technology companies.

He advises companies on formations, transactions and contractual negotiations and is their trusted partner for comprehensive, continuing legal advice, including for complex and cross-disciplinary issues. His many longstanding clients include technology companies and corporates in Germany and abroad.

Frieder is an expert in the highly controversial field of gaming / gambling law.


German, English, French


2020 Founding partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner

2008 Certified expert for IT law

2002 Certified expert for tax law

1999 Admitted to the bar

1998 Joined SSW law firm, partner 2001


German Bar Association

Munich Bar Association

IT working group (DAV-IT)

General Member IMGL – International Masters of Gaming Law


Member of the editorial board and author of the monthly “IT-Rechtsberater” periodical

Numerous publications in the field of IT and tax law

Regular lectures on the subject of IT law