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Dr. Matthias Schweiger


Dr. Matthias Schweiger
English, French, German, Italian
Practice Group

Matthias Schweiger helps clients with complex product liability litigation. He represents clients in court and has a great deal of experience in multi-claimant and mass torts litigation, international conflicts of laws and jurisdiction as well as supply chain disputes. Matthias focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on the Life Sciences industry, in particular medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and industrial goods. He helps in coordinating cross-border product liability cases and managing multinational litigation cases. As defence counsel, Matthias advises on strategy regarding claims and litigation, implications for business and crisis communication. 

Matthias was awarded a research doctorate by the University of Regensburg (summa cum laude). He has published on procedural law and various topics of national and international product liability. 

Matthias is a member of the firm's Digital Health Team and the Class Actions Group.

Representative experience

Representing a leading international medical devices company in product liability disputes.

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

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.

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

Education and admissions


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