Dr. Oliver Hornung
Excellent. Innovative. Service-oriented. This is what SKW Schwarz stands for when it comes to the future legal issues of digital transformation.
Dr. Oliver Hornung advises national and international IT service providers and users in the legal structuring and negotiation of IT, project, and outsourcing contracts, as well as in matters of copyright and licensing. He is also regularly involved in distressed projects (dispute management) and advises clients in conciliation and arbitration proceedings and, where necessary, in litigation.
Due to his industry focus on digital business, Dr. Oliver Hornung advises his clients on all legal matters dealing with cloud computing, Big Data, Industry 4.0, and FinTech.
Another focus of his practice is data protection and IT compliance. Dr. Oliver Hornung advises cloud providers and users in developing national and international data protection concepts and on IT compliance. He currently advises on numerous projects to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Finally, Dr. Oliver Hornung advises start-ups on all questions relating to IT law and data protection law. In addition to his extensive practical work, Dr. Oliver Hornung is also a frequently requested lecturer in IT law and data protection law.
- Studied law in Heidelberg, Frankfurt / Main
- Legal clerkship: Kiel, Schwerin, Hamburg und New York
- Since1997 admitted to the Frankfurt/Main Bar Association
- 2000 to 2006 lawyer and partner with an international law firm in Frankfurt/Main
- Since 2007 partner with SKW Schwarz
Awards & Recognitions
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers: Germany's best lawyers 2019–2022
Recommended lawyer in the category "Data protection law"
JUVE Handbook: Commercial Law Firms 2015–2022/2023
Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Technology and Media: Information Technology (Contracts/Litigation)” (2017–2022/2023)
Frequently recommended lawyer in the Frankfurt region (2017/2018)
Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “IT Law” (2015/2016)
Competitor about him: "very eloquent, tough, but fair negotiating partner" (2022/2023)
Client about him: “pragmatic, solution-oriented, experienced” (2021/2022)
Competitor: “professional competence and economic understanding” (2021/2022)
Client about him: “excellent interaction, professionally and in terms of services” (2019/2020)
Client about him: “Expert for digital business and data protection” (2018/2019)
Quote of client about him: “High level of responsiveness and pragmatic Solutions” (2017/2018)
“Impressive legal expertise and specific understanding of economic Details” (2015/2016)
The Legal 500: Germany 2017, 2018, 2021-2023
Recommended lawyer in the category “Information Technology: Data Protection” (2021-2023)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation” (2018)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Information Technology and Outsourcing: Information Technology (including contracts)” (2017)
“Oliver Hornung is an expert when it comes to developing data protection concepts, GDPR implementation and establishing IT compliance." (2021)
“Highly efficient” (2018)
“Member of the emerging new Generation” (2017)
WirtschaftsWoche in cooperation with Handelsblatt Research Institute; Issue 34/2020
TOP lawyer 2020 in the category "IT Law"
WirtschaftsWoche: Top law firms 2018, 2019
Nationwide among the 35 specially recommended lawyers for data protection law (2019)
Recommended as one of “Germany’s Top Lawyers for IT Law” (2018)