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Matthias Koch


Matthias is head of the intellectual property and information technology practice group. He is based in our Dusseldorf office.



Intellectual property and information technology


A partner since 2002, Matthias specialises in industrial property rights and IT. His substantial experience comes from advising a wide range of clients in benchmarking litigation cases as well as on numerous international deals.

His work tends to focus on licence agreements, especially for manufacturers of commodity goods, and on cases involving the industrial property rights and IT for the purchase of enterprises and initial public offerings.

Matthias is appreciated for his open and frank realism when advising clients. His years of experience have left him with a good sense of a project’s chances of success. He also makes sure that he clearly explains each stage of a case or transaction, so that every decision is informed.

Matthias and his team are particularly well known for building solid relationships with clients even in the difficult field of litigation. They make sure that clients can trust their judgement and value their assessment at every stage of a project.

‘Matthias Koch is highlighted as a key member of the practice by sources who have been impressed by his litigation prowess.'
Chambers 2011
'He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, is extremely charismatic and pays close attention to detail. He is passionate about achieving the right result."
Chambers 2012

Recent deals/Highlights

  • Working for a multinational electronics company on a landmark design case;
  • Advising on the IP elements of CVC’s €3bn acquisition of the Eastern European operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev;
  • Colgate on a range of litigation against GSK and Unilever regarding claims over a new toothpaste product.


Shortlisted as IP Firm of the Year, JUVE 2011

Qualifications and education

Rechtsanwalt, Bundesrepublik Deutschland


German, English, French

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