Torsten Kraul, LLM

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Digital Business
Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
Data Tech and Telecoms
IT & Outsourcing

Torsten Kraul

Torsten Kraul is co-head of Noerr’s Digital Business practice group. He provides legal and strategic advice to multinational, national and emerging companies on the development and realisation of projects on digital business, IT, internet and e-commerce as well as privacy. One of his specialist areas is the implementation of innovative digital business models and the application of new technologies (Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, platforms, apps, blockchain, big data).


  • Selected by Legal 500 Germany 2023 and Legal 500 EMEA 2023 as one of the "next generation names" in the field of information technology and digitalization and IT transactions and outsourcing
  • Recommended as leading attorney for Information Technology Law, Media Law and Technology Law by Best Lawyers® 2023


  • Postgraduate studies at the University of London (Queen Mary)
  • Legal training at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Munich
  • Legal studies at the University of Regensburg
  • With Noerr since 2015
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers since 2008


  • Das neue Recht der digitalen Dienste – Digital Services Act (DSA), Ed., 2023
  • Urhebervertragsrecht (Copyright Contract Law), in: Raue, Peter/Hegemann, Jan (Ed.), Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Urheber- und Medienrecht, 3rd edition., 2023, pp. 62-124
  • Datenbank- und Datennutzungsverträge (Data Base and Data Usage Agreements), in: Berger/Wündisch (Ed.), Urhebervertragsrecht, 3rd edition, 2021, pp. 612-657
  • IoT – Internet of Things, Rechtshandbuch, Hrsg. (with Prof. Dr. Peter Bräutigam), 2021
  • Smart Cities - Erfolgsfaktoren, Rahmenbedingungen und Herausforderungen für Geschäftsmodelle in der Stadt der Zukunft, Hrsg. (with Dr. Holger Schmitz), 2021
  • Geistiges Eigentum und IT-Aspekte in der Carve-out-Transaktion und Transitional Services Agreements (Intellectual Property and IT Aspects in Carve-out Transactions and Transitional Services Agreements) (with Dr. Tobias Bosch), in: Lappe/Gattringer (Ed.), Carve-out-Transaktionen, 2nd edition, 2021, pp. 278-310 and 474-496
  • „Rechte an Daten“: Aktuelle Gesetzeslage und vertragliche Ausgestaltung (Rights to Data: Current Legal Framework and Contractual Design), in: GRUR-Prax 2019, pp. 478-480
  • Leitfaden Datennutzung – Orientierungshilfe zur Vertragsgestaltung für den Mittelstand (Guide to Data Use - Guidance on Contract Design for SMEs) (Publikation des Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.), 2019