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David Pfahler

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


David Pfahler is a member of the Information Technology Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s Munich office. Before joining the Firm in 2020, he spent his judicial clerkship inter alia with Baker McKenzie at the same practice group in Munich and London. He previously worked as a Software Engineering Consultant in the tech industry.

Practice Focus

David focuses his practice on various aspects of information technology. He particularly advises German and international clients on IT contract law, e-commerce law, internet law, compliance issues, data protection and privacy.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised an international client on cloud-based outsourcing projects for law firms (vendor-side).
  • Advised an international car manufacturer on the compliance with the Platform to Business Regulation.
  • Advised on the implications of private use of work email accounts.


  • Germany (2020)


  • University of Regensburg (Second State Examination) (2019)
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (First State Examination) (2017)


  • English
  • German

Co-author (with Michael Schmidl, Julia Kaufmann, Florian Tannen, Frank Pfüger, Holger Lutz, Michaela Nebel), "Germany: How to get Governmental Funding for Digital Health Apps?," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 23 July 2020

Co-author (with Michael Schmidl), "German Court Practice Regarding the Use of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Civil Law Proceedings," World Data Protection Report, January 2015