Dr. Matthias Orthwein, LL.M. (Boston)
What motivates you?
Taking action is like wishful thinking, just more effective. Proficiency, knowledge, and creativity are my contributions.
Dr. Orthwein advises his clients in all areas of IT law, particularly in software contract law, IT outsourcing, and other IT projects. He is an experienced expert on national and international data protection issues and regularly holds lectures and seminars on these topics.



IT & Digital Business Data Protection / Privacy Law IT & Digital Business Automotive & Mobility

Other activities  

Lecturer for IT and Data Protection Law at Rosenheim University

Subcommittee Chairman in the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Member of
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR)
  • Deutscher Outsourcing Verband e.V.
  • German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)

Awards / Recommendations

The Legal 500 Germany 2017

Recommended lawyer for IT and Outsourcing
The Legal 500: "sound expertise and negotiating skills in IT litigation“

The Legal 500 Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer for IT and Outsourcing
The Legal 500: “Matthias Orthwein impresses with his ‘sound industry knowledge and product understanding’”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Recommended as one of “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2018” in the category IT Law

WirtschaftsWoche “WiWo-Top-Kanzleien 2018”

Recommended as one of “Germany’s Top Lawyers for IT law”

Focus topics