Dr Hendrik Schöttle advises on IT law and data protection law.

Hendrik has many years of experience with consulting, drafting and negotiating of complex IT projects. He focuses on legal matters regarding IoT, digitalisation and cloud computing. He advises on software licensing models, in particular relating to open source software and in the field of data protection law. His clients include international technology groups and well-known IT and e-business companies.

In 2023, Hendrik was awarded lawyer of the year for IT law in Bavaria by Handelsblatt and by Best Lawyers. He is named in repeatedly by Handelsblatt, by Best Lawyers, by Wirtschaftswoche, by Legal 500 and by Kanzleimonitor as one of the best lawyers/as repeatedly recommended lawyer for IT law. The JUVE handbook 2023/2024 recommends him as leading name in the area of open source.

Hendrik became a lawyer in 2005 and joined the Munich office of Osborne Clarke in 2007. He was seconded to legal departments of IT companies several times. In addition, he spent a number of years as a software developer at the Institute for Legal Informatics of Saarland University. His clients benefit from his practical experience and his technical know-how when advising on technology-oriented matters.

He is the author of numerous publications and co-author of several handbooks and commentaries, including the Beck’sches Handbuch IT- und Datenschutzrecht [Handbook on IT law and data protection law] and the juris Praxiskommentar BGB [a commentary on the German Civil Code].

Hendrik is a lecturer in IT law at the Deutsche Anwaltakademie (German Lawyers’ Academy) and a frequent speaker on topics relating to IT law.

He is a board member of the BITKOM working group Open Source, a member of the Data Protection Law Committee of the German Federal Bar Association, a member of the information technology working group of the German Lawyers Association (DAV), and a member of the German Society for Law and Computer Science.

Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of IT & Data Protection and Technology & Media in 2019.


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Endeit Capital

Osborne Clarke has advised Endeit Capital as lead investor in the Series B financing round of software start-up Sastrify, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Secomba on the sale of its encryption software to Dropbox, read more

Klima Energy Transition Fund

Osborne Clarke advises Klima Energy Transition Fund on Series B financing round of digital energy trading platform Enmacc, read more


Osborne Clarke advises CloudFactory on acquisition of machine learning platform Hasty, read more

Waverley Capital

Osborne Clarke advises Waverley Capital in Series B funding round at Endel, read more


Osborne Clarke advises node.energy in Series A financing round, read more

Shareholders of Raidboxes

Osborne Clarke advises shareholders on sale of Raidboxes to team.blue, read more

Sylphar NV and KaroPharma AB

Osborne Clarke advises Sylphar NV and Karo Pharma AB on purchase of Satin Naturel, read more

OSF Digital

Osborne Clarke advises OSF Digital on the acquisition of netnomics, read more

Galileo Global Education Germany

Osborne Clarke advises Galileo on acquisition of AKAD University, read more

Keen Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more

Highland Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more

coparion and VR Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises coparion and VR Ventures in Series A financing of Finanzguru, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Taxdoo in Series B funding round with Tiger Global

Amscan International

Osborne Clarke advises Amscan International on the acquisition of Luftballon-Markt GmbH, read more

Allgeier SE

Osborne Clarke advises Allgeier SE on the acquisition of it-novum GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Taxdoo on Series A Financing Round.

Allgeier Enterprise Services AG

Osborne Clarke advises Allgeier Enterprise Services AG on the acquisition of publicplan GmbH, read more


Osborne Clarke named "Law Firm of the Year Germany 2020", read more


Osborne Clarke advises on the sale of Gastrofix to Lightspeed, read more

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