Krueger will be joined by associates Manuela Finger and Manuel Biehler when he moves to SJ Berwin on 15 January.
Krueger has been a partner at Freshfields since 2002 and most recently advised Nintendo on the launch of the Wii console in Europe.
“SJ Berwin has a strong IP capability in London and they were looking for someone to take care of it in Germany,” said Krueger.
“They made me a very attractive offer and I am very much looking forward to join them,” he added.
Krueger will be head of IP for SJ Berwin in Germany. The firm has a total of 85 lawyers split between offices in Berlin and Frankfurt.