Adrian Schneider advises both national and international companies on matters of IT law, data protection, cyber security and copyright law, notably in legal matters with a strong technical focus.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Adrian worked as a software developer for web, mobile and games for more than ten years. Thus, the focus of his practice is on the legal advice of the development and implementation of innovative IT products which includes cloud infrastructure, smart data, and machine learning. He also has experience with advising insurance companies regarding legal questions of the digital transformation.

Adrian is author of several legal publications. In particular, he is co-founder and author of one of the leading German IT law blogs, active since 2006, and member of the advisory boards of the legal journals “Datenschutz-Berater” (Privacy Advisor) and “Kommunikation & Recht” (Communication & Law).

After finishing his studies in Marburg and Muenster, he completed his legal training in Cologne, Bonn, and London, amongst others at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Digital transformation requires a holistic view and to consider the commercial, technical, and legal aspects. Due to my background in tech, I understand the impact legal advice can have on digital products whilst acting as a gateway between different stakeholders to solve issues from a legal, commercial, and technical side.


Osborne Clarke has once again advised the battery system provider Instagrid on a successful financing round. The start-up raised a total of USD 95 million in its Series C, read more.

Aleph Alpha

Osborne Clarke has advised the German AI start-up Aleph Alpha on IT and IP law in its successful USD 500 million Series B financing round, read more.

Bechtle AG

Osborne Clarke berät Bechtle AG bei wichtiger KI-Transaktion. Lesen Sie hier mehr. 


Osborne Clarke has advised web and app testing provider Appmatics on Hannover Finanz's entry with a minority stake of 40 percent, read more.

FAZ guest article

Anne Leßner and Adrian Schneider report on the new IT security directive "NIS2". Read the article in German in the FAZ here.

Market One Capital and Dutch Founders Fund

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Haniel, eCapital and btov

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Galileo Global Education Germany

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FUNKE Mediengruppe

Osborne Clarke berät FUNKE Mediengruppe bei Übernahme von Mehrheit an, lesen Sie hier mehr


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MA Ventures

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METRO Markets

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VR Ventures & Future Industry Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises VR Ventures and Future Industry Ventures on investment in Palturai, read more


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Providence Strategic Growth

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Law Firm of the Year 2019 for IT & Data Protection & Technology

The journal JUVE has twice named the international legal practice Osborne Clarke as the Law Firm of the Year for 2019, read more

BFB Brandenburg Kapital GmbH

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