Matthias Scholz

Dr. Matthias Scholz LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Matthias Scholz has more than 20 years of experience in the IT/C industry sector and advises German and international companies of all industry sectors in the full range of information technology, intellectual property as well as communications and media law concerns in contentious and non-contentious matters. He is a member of the firm’s global IT/C Steering Committee and chairs the firm's European IT/C Steering Committee. He led the Germany/Austria Information Technology (IT) Practice Group for many years. He chairs the advisory board to the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI).

Practice Focus

Dr. Scholz's particular focus is on outsourcing, including all legal aspects of multinational Internet, e-commerce and media business models and the international processing of personal data. His practice also includes Internet law, e-commerce law, media law, privacy law, telecommunication as well as general commercial law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised one of the largest European banks in a post merger integration of their IT infrastructure through an intragroup outsourcing.
  • Advised one of Germany’s largest banks in connection with the outsourcing of the private wealth management platform of its British affiliate bank to a Swiss bank, including the preparation of the agreement.
  • Advised an international manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical products on the implementation and operation of a whistleblowing hotline in 22 European and non-European jurisdictions.
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of storage equipment on becoming a globally operating IaaS (storage) provider.
  • Advised an Asian world market leader on consumer technology in connection with building a platform combining TV, Internet and social hubs for mobile end-user devices.
  • Advised a manufacturer and distributor of asset management software for the financial sector for more than 10 years on all upcoming major licensing, implementation and maintenance contract negotiations.
  • Advised a leading IT service provider on organizing its international flow of personal data when operating ERP systems through equipment located in numerous countries around the globe.

Professional Honors

  • TMT: Information Technology, Chambers Europe 2021 
  • Leading individual in IT & outsourcing, IT Transactions and outsourcing, Legal 500 Europe, 2021/22
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 edition for Data Security and Privacy Law, Information Technology Law for 2013


  • New York~United States (1994)
  • Germany (1990)


  • Tulane University (LL.M.) (1992)
  • University of Freiburg (Dr. jur.) (1988)
  • University of Freiburg (Referendar Exam) (1986)
  • University of Reims (Licence en droit) (1983)


  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Co-author (with Anna Verena Böhm, Gregor Dornbusch, Katja Haeferer, Guenther Heckelmann, Ludmilla Maurer, Michaela Nebel, Alexander Wolff, Matthias Köhler, Barbara Deilmann) "AR - Kommentar, Kommentar zum gesamten Arbeitsrecht," Luchterhand, 10. Auflage, 24.8.2021

  • Co-author (with Janet Butler, Johannes Döveling, Caroline Heinickel, Nicolas Kredel, Holger Lutz, Jens Rubart, Joachim Scherer), "TKG - Telekommunikationsgesetz Kommentar," 3rd edition 2021, ESV Medien, 10.11.2020

  • Co-editor (with Joachim Scherer, Janet Butler, Caroline Heinickel, Nicolas Kredel, Holger Lutz, Jens Rubart), "TKG - Telekommunikationsgesetz - Kommentar," 3. Auflage 2020, Erich Schmidt Verlag, September 2020