Corporate & M&A
Financial Market Regulation & Technology
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection

Ferdinand Grieger

The attorney for all your IT- and cyber-law matters

Ferdinand Grieger primarily advises clients on matters related to technical issues such as IT- and Cyberlaw (e.g., software purchase agreements, cyber due diligence in M&A transactions, SaaS agreements, cybersecurity concepts, liability issues arising from cyber incidents, etc.), data protection (GDPR and data protection law), compliance, as well as corporate and commercial law matters with both national and international contexts.

In addition, he speaks at events, regularly publishes articles in professional journals, and participates in podcasts. In 2022, Ferdinand Grieger successfully passed the theoretical examination for the specialization as an Information Technology Law Specialist.

Ferdinand Grieger studied law in Kiel, Heidelberg, and Berlin, and initially worked in two medium-sized consulting firms specializing in corporate, tax, and inheritance law. Afterwards, he worked at an international law firm in the field of Banking & Finance before his professional journey led him to Switzerland in 2019, where he joined a boutique law firm. Between 2020 and 2023, he served as the Chief Legal Officer at an internationally operating cybersecurity company with locations in Switzerland, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany. Since 2023, he has been working as a Partner at Pontinova AG.


2022 Specialist Lawyer Examination in Information Technology Law
2014 Second State Examination / Bar Examination
2010 First State Examination, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Work Experience

since 2023 Partner at Pontinova Law
2021-2023 Chief Legal Officer of DGC Group (Switzerland, Germany, UAE, USA)
since 2022 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DGC Germany AG
2020 In-house Counsel at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Cybersicherheit mbH & Co. KG
2019 Attorney at Pontinova AG
2018 Attorney at Taylor Wessing in Germany
2017 Tax Lawyer at Ebner Stolz
2016-2017 Attorney in a mid-sized law firm in Hamburg
2009-2015 Paralegal, Freelancer, Attorney at Ecovis AG in Germany


German, English, Spanish (Basics)


From the Magazine

Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
Cyber Due Diligence in M&A
Cybersecurity in M&A transactions: The importance of cyber due diligence and risk mitigation in the M&A agreement.
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Data Theft = Management Liability?
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Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
ECJ: GDPR Damages Claim after Cyber Attack
ECJ ruling on GDPR compensation following cyber-attack: Key takeaways on liability, security measures and non-pecuniary damage.
Feb 6, 2024
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
ECJ: GDPR Right of Access for Swiss Companies
ECJ ruling on right of access: Implications for data subjects and Swiss companies under GDPR and DPA.
Feb 6, 2024
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
Legal Situation regarding CEO Influencing
Navigating the legal landscape of social media use in the workplace: Balancing CEO influence with employee rights.
Feb 5, 2024
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
Liability Aspects of CEO Fraud in Switzerland
Exposing the growing threat of CEO fraud in Switzerland: Examining cases, legal implications and mitigation strategies.
Feb 6, 2024
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
FCJ: Stricter Disclosure Rules for German Property Deals
Comments on the judgement of the German Federal Court of Justice from September 15, 2023 with the reference: V ZR 77/22.
Feb 6, 2024
Financial Market Regulation & Technology
The new Financial Market Digitisation Act
The German Financial Market Digitisation Act (FinmadiG): Impact on crypto-assets, supervision and regulatory changes.
Feb 5, 2024
Financial Market Regulation & Technology
Your Swiss Roadmap to MiCA Compliance
MiCAR introduction from a Swiss perspective.
Feb 5, 2024
Cyberlaw, IT-Law & Data Protection
Wiesbaden Regional Court: Banks Obligated to Disburse Funds After Three Days After Fruitless Money Laundering Suspicion Report
In the event of a fruitless money-laundering suspicion report, banks are obligated to pay out funds after a three-day waiting period.
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