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.

naturalX Health Ventures

Osborne Clarke has advised naturalX Health Ventures, the venture capital arm of Schwabe Group, on its investment in a Series A funding round in nutritional supplement start-up mybacs, read more.

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.