Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger | Munich | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger

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Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger
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well versed in dealing with life sciences sector work including pharmaceutical and medical device-related matters

Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018

Matthias is a litigator and risk advisor. He is counseling clients from a range of industries including high-tech, med-tech, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals as well as financial services, trade and consumer services. 

He is experienced in handling complex litigation, mass torts and class actions. Matthias acts as coordinating counsel for clients in international matters, including litigation in the EU, U.S., Canada, South America and Australia. Legal 500 recommended his "expertise in international liability proceedings" and "experience in complex product liability cases entailing cross-border aspects". 

As a trial lawyer Matthias has handled court cases at all instances, including before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Developing, negotiating, and executing settlements and alternative dispute structures in complex liability matters and mass torts forms part of his track record.

Matthias is counseling businesses and industry stakeholders on product and environmental regulation, consumer law, liability, and litigation. As risk advisor he provides impact assessments concerning emerging legislation on national and EU level as well as counsel for stakeholders regarding legislative projects.

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“well-known litigation name” according to peers. He is commended for his strong commercial litigation practice with a particular focus in the life sciences sector

WWL Global Guide, 2019

Representative experience

Advising and defending a leading consumer and healthcare manufacturer on a global medical device corrective action and related litigation. The advice and defense relates to the German market.

Global defense of global certification company against liability claims resulting from allegedly inappropriate certification of breast implant manufacturer P.I.P.

Coordinating dispute resolution of European products liability matters for US medical device manufacturer.

Assisting an international pharmaceutical company on strategic product liability issues and coordinating the international defence of alleged claims in Europe.

Counseling client on Directive (EU) 2020/1828 and national legislation in the area of collective consumer actions.

Representing a leading manufacturer of industrial goods in litigation proceedings regarding allegedly defective products.

Advising a medical device manufacturer on product recall in Germany and subsequent supply chain dispute.

Advising a global manufacturer of haemophilia products on inclusion of digital technologies in products offering.

Representing a pharmaceutical company in product liability disputes and assisting with the international defence of alleged claims in Europe.

Advising a chemical producer on liability in the supply chain in case of defective API.

Advising an international digital services company on class action risks in Germany.

Advising a medical device manufacturer on product monitoring obligations concerning digital devices.

Advising a global insurance company on product recall obligations in more than 30 countries.

Assisting a biotech company regarding questions of product compliance.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2011
  • Dr. iur., University of Regensburg, 2010
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Regensburg, 2007
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  • Germany


Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)

Dispute Resolution: Product Liability

Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)

Recommended lawyer for commercial litigation

Legal 500 EMEA

Litigation - Future Leaders - Partners

WWL Global Guide