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

Vice Chairman of 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

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Frequently recommended lawyer in the categories "Technology and Media: Information Technology (Contracts/Litigation)" and "Technology and Media: Data Protection"

Client about him: “personally and professionally very good, knows the business world, works quickly and meticulously, could not be better,” “partnership-based collaboration in advising on GDPR implementation projects in Germany and Austria”

WirtschaftsWoche: Top law firms 2019

Among the 50 most renowned lawyers for IT law in Germany

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2019

The Best Lawyers in Germany

Recommended lawyer in the categories “Data Security and Privacy Law” and “Information Technology Law”

WirtschaftsWoche: Top Kanzleien 2018

Recommended as one of “Germany’s Top Lawyers“ in the category IT Law

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2018

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

The Legal 500: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “IT und Outsourcing”
“Matthias Orthwein impresses with his ‘sound industry knowledge and product understanding’”

The Legal 500: Germany 2017

Recommended lawyer in the category “IT und Outsourcing”

“Sound expertise and negotiating skills in IT litigation”

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