Tim Schmetzer advises both national and international companies on matters of IT and copyright law. He specialises in open-source-software (OSS) compliance.

Tim mainly advises clients in the Tech, Media and Comms sector and the Mobility and Infrastructure sector on all matters of information technology law and IT-related aspects of transactions, with a special focus on open-source-software compliance and IT contracts. 

Tim studied law in Freiburg, focussing on intellectual property and IT law. During his legal traineeship, Tim worked for a Berlin based boutique law firm for IT law and in the privacy office of an international healthcare company.

Aleph Alpha

Osborne Clarke has advised the German AI start-up Aleph Alpha on IT and IP law in its successful USD 500 million Series B financing round, read more.

neoteq ventures

Osborne Clarke advises neoteq ventures on its investment in Speekly, read more.


Osborne Clarke has advised Redstone on its investment in the pre-seed financing round in health tech start-up eaze, read more.

G2 Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke has advised investor G2 Venture Partners on its investment in energy start-up 1KOMMA5°. Read more here


Osborne Clarke advises Scout24 on acquisition of Sprengnetter Group, read more.


Inhouse-Secondment in the automotive industry.


Advise for federal administration on a nationwide government IT and OSS projects.

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