Torsten Kraul, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Co-Head Digital Business
Practice Group: Telecommunications

Torsten Kraul provides legal and strategic advice to multinational, national and emerging companies on business transactions in telecommunications (infrastructure acquisition, divestiture, sharing and maintenance; distribution of wireless services; operational agreements), IT (outsourcing; IT services; software development; SaaS; cloud computing; software licensing; open source software), Internet & e-commerce (web-design; hosting; distribution systems; regulatory requirements; standard terms; implementation of payment systems) media (film, book, e-book and music distribution platforms; media rights tenders; content production, acquisition, licensing and distribution), and data protection matters (national and international data transfers; data protection agreements; compliance; data mining; advertising; acquisition of data; data protection concepts).

Drawing on his knowledge of commercial matters in the industries, Torsten Kraul frequently represents clients on M&A transactions in the telecommunications, technology, IT, and media sectors. Beyond Germany, he has a strong focus on international and cross-border matters, spanning, in particular, central Europe, UK, US, Middle East, and Scandinavia.


  • Telecommunications law
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • IT law/Outsourcing
  • Media law
  • Publishing law
  • Data protecion law
  • Transactions in the TMT sector


  • Legal studies at the University of Regensburg as well as at the OLG Munich (Germany)
  • Postgraduate studies at the University of London (Queen Mary, UK)
  • Experience as lawyer at an international law firm with focus on operational and transaction advisory services in the fields of IT, Internet/E -Commerce, publishing, telecommunications and sports in Berlin (Germany)
  • Besides work as a lawyer at in an American law firm in the area of competition law in London
  • Experience as Associate at an international law firm in the area of media law in Berlin (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2015
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Torsten Kraul has been selected by Legal 500 Germany (2018) as one of the "next generation names" in the field of information technology and outsourcing-information technology.
  • Recommended as a leading information technology and outsourcing lawyer-information technology (including contract drafting), Legal 500 (2018).
  • Recommended as leading attorney for media law by Best Lawyers® 2018.

Selected Publications

  • In preparation: Geistiges Eigentum und IT-Aspekte in der Carve-out-Transaktion und Transitional Services Agreements (mit Dr. Tobias Bosch), in: Lappe/Gattringer (Ed.), Carve-out- Transaktionen
  • Urhebervertragsrecht, in: Raue, Peter/Hegemann, Jan (Ed.), Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Urheber- und Medienrecht, 2010, pp. 35-85
  • Verträge über Websites – Eine Untersuchung des Immaterialgütervertragsrechts 2009, (dissertation)
  • Multimediaverträge nach deutschem und englischem Recht, in: GRUR-Int. 2009, pp. 481-490
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen eines Online-Auftritts, in: Riedl, René/Grünberger Herbert (Ed.), Handbuch Vereinsmanagement, 2009, pp. 39-50
  • Die Digitalisierung hält Einzug (with Christiane Stützle), in: ProMedia 11/2008 (zur Novelle des FFG)