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Dr. Friedrich Popp is an international counsel in the Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on arbitration, litigation, internal investigations, corporate law, data protection and anti-money laundering. In addition, he is experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions, private equity, banking and capital markets.

Dr. Popp joined the firm in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Popp was an associate with well-known Austrian law firms in Vienna from 2004 to 2009. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Popp was a research assistant at the Institute for Civil Procedure and the Institute for Roman Law and Ancient History of Law of the University of Vienna and a research assistant at the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law and the Austrian Society for Bank Research.

Dr. Popp is recommended by both The Legal 500 Deutschland (2022) and The Legal 500 EMEA (2022) for his Compliance and Internal Investigations practice.

Dr. Popp is a regular author of “Wirtschaftskanzleien,” an annual Special of Börsen-Zeitung, of the Germany chapter in International Comparative Legal Guide - Corporate Investigations (January, 2023), and the Germany chapter in GIR Know-How: Privilege, published by Global Investigations Review (December, 2021). He is co-author of “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses Executive Order Paving Way for New EU-U.S. Data Transfer Framework,” Law360 and CLS Blue Sky Blog (November, 2022); “Schrems II – Where are we now?,” Compliance & Enforcement (August, 2020); “The EPPO and the EU’s covid-19 rescue package – Italian anti-mafia report outlines future challenges,” Global Investigations Review (August, 2020); “The EPPO and International Co-Operation –– New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019); “German Report May Be Road Map For Future AI Regulation,” Law360 (November, 2019); “A Glimpse Into The Potential Future Of AI Regulation,” Law360 (May, 2019); “Personal Data Flows from the European Union,” EMPEA Legal & Regulatory Bulletin, Issue No. 27 (May, 2019); “Debevoise Discusses Possible EU Approach to ICOs and Crypto-Assets,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (January, 2019); “The EU and Japan Announce Data Protection Deal,” RMA Industry Insider (November, 2018); and the author of “EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Primer for Funds and Portfolio Companies,” published by EMPEA Legal and Regulation Bulletin (October, 2018); “Investigations in Germany,” Global Investigations Review (July, 2018); and “Draft GDPR Transparency Guidelines Issues: What Does Your Privacy Policy Need To Contain?,” Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report (June, 2018).

Dr. Popp is a member of the Bar Associations of Vienna, Frankfurt am Main and New York.

Dr. Popp studied and received his doctorate in law at the University of Vienna and obtained an LL.M. in 2010 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

His native language is German and he is fluent in English.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2010, LL.M.
  • University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, 1997, Dr. iur.
  • University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, 1993, Mag. iur.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Austria
  • Frankfurt