Frieder Backu

Frieder Backu


Frieder Backu

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

He is fluent in German, English and French.

In 1998 he Joined SSW law firm.

“Businesses need to find effective solutions to deal with new market challenges while also ensuring compliance with legal requirements. Furthermore, legal reforms are imposing greater responsibility on business managers. Our proactive approach helps you to solve your actual business challenges. Our advice is based on the considerable experience we have from cooperating with clients from Poland and abroad. We provide you with novel solutions and innovative concepts, combined with our expertise in even the most complex legal matters. “

Then, he was admitted to the BAR in 1999. Frieder is a certified expert for tax law and IT law between 2002 and 2008.

In 2020 Frieder Backu became a  Founding partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner.

picture3Witzel Erb Backu & Partner came on to the scene in 2020 and has its roots in the Munich law firm SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller. “Many years of experience, our depth of knowledge and our genuine enthusiasm are what sets us apart.

“Our team of currently already more than 20 lawyers combines the highest standards with the utmost professional expertise, focusing on four key areas: family law, commercial law, IT law and tax criminal and business criminal law. We guarantee absolute confidentiality and loyalty towards our clients.”

Frieder Backu is a member of several associations:

German Bar Association, Munich Bar Association, DAV-IT Working Group, General Member of IMGL – International Masters of Gaming Law.

He is also a member of the editorial board and author of the monthly magazine “IT-Rechtsberater”. Frieder publishes numerous publications in the field of IT and tax law and regularly gives lectures on the subject of IT law.

Frieder Backu spoke at the SIGMA 2021 conference about:  Regulatory update (I) Germany & Netherlands (Day 1)

“Regulatory Update: Germany & Netherlands” panel discussion at SIGMA Europe 2021 Regulation & Compliance Conference hosted by WH Partners Moderator: Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner Melchers Law Speakers: Frieder Backu, Partner, Witzel Erb Backu & Partner; Robert Lenzhofer, CEO & Co-Founder Hölle Games; Nico Jansen, CEO Bet IT Best

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During Europe Malta Week 2021, WH Partners held the Regulation and Compliance Conference Focus on Europe, marking the beginning of the SiGMA Main Stage Agenda, passing through insightful topics covering the future of Malta in the Gaming Industry, The Market Consolidation, The Room for Startups and Mid Market, Regulatory Updates, the increase of players claiming for losses, Tac Aspects od M&A in the Online Gaming Industry and more. WH Partners has added an huge value to the Malta Week Expo, remaining as the top Law firm Focus in Gaming not only in Malta but also on the whole continent, providing a reliable platform to work with.