Matthias advises and represents companies and business associations, predominantly from the technology, IT, transportation, communication and media sectors on important contracts, transactions and court disputes.

His practice includes M&A transactions with a technology focus, complex infrastructure digitization, outsourcing and joint venture projects, advice on internet, data and media regulation, drafting and negotiation of complex contracts as well as IP/IT issues in the context of insolvency and restructuring.

Matthias also represents clients in litigation, most often in IP/IT related disputes and collective licensing. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property, copyright and information technology law, including IT security, data protection, e-commerce and new topics like data economy and artificial intelligence.

He is the author of a number of publications on intellectual property and insolvency law.


  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Cambridge (LL.M.)
  • Admitted to bar 2011


A complete list of publications can be downloaded here.

  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts, in: Ebers/Heinze/Krügel/Steinrötter (Hg.): Rechtshandbuch Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik (erscheint 2020)
  • Plattformen und Künstliche Intelligenz, in: Ebers/Heinze/Krügel/Steinrötter (Hg.): Rechtshandbuch Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik (erscheint 2020)
  • Staatliche und privatrechtliche Kontrolle über Verwertungsgesellschaften (GRUR Prax 2019, 453)
  • Virtual Currency Regulation (Germany), in: Sackheim/Howell: Virtual Currency Regulation (Law Reviews, 2019)
  • Copyright Law and Practice (Germany), in: Chambers Global Practice Guides (Chambers, 2018)
  • Haftung von Plattformbetreibern als Intermediäre bei der Werkverwertung (GRUR Prax 2017, 269) Daten in der Insolvenz (NZI 2017, 1)
  • Kommentierung §§ 103-112, §§ 115-119 Insolvenzordnung, in: BeckOK InsO (Beck, 2016)
  • Luxury Law (Germany), in: Jacobacci: Luxury Law (Global Legal Post, 2016)
  • Ranking and Priority of Creditors, in: Faber/Vermunt et al: Ranking and Priority of Creditors (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Zur Konstruktion eines „Dateneigentums“ (PinG 2016, 165)
  • Blockchain Technology and the GDPR – How to reconcile privacy and distributed ledgers? (EDPLR 2016, 422)
  • Rechtsfragen des Gesamtvertrags, in: Festschrift Wandtke (Beck, 2013)
  • Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency, in: Faber/Vermunt et al: Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Commencement of Insolvency Proceedings, in: Faber/Vermunt et al: Commencement of Insolvency Proceedings (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Recent and future copyright developments in EU copyright legislation (IPM 2011 (3), 54)
  • Virtuelles Eigentum (Mohr Siebeck, 2010)
  • Die Doppelfunktion der Zweckübertragungslehre bei der AGB-Kontrolle (ZUM 2006, 205)
  • Die urheberrechtliche Zulässigkeit von thumbnails bei der Suche nach Bildern im Internet (MMR 2005, 145)