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Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger


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

Matthias M. Schweiger helps clients with complex product liability litigation and supply chain disputes. He handles court cases at all instances and brings experience in collective actions and mass torts litigation, proceedings before the European Court of Justice, international conflicts of laws and jurisdiction. Matthias assists clients with navigating and coordinating consumer claims and advises on cross-border product liability proceedings.

Matthias focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on the life sciences and healthcare industry and industrial goods. He is a recommended lawyer for commercial litigation and "highly recommended by in-house counsel and peers as a rising star in product liability". As defence counsel, Matthias advises on strategy regarding claims and litigation, implications for businesses and crisis communication in national and international matters. 

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 as well as on digital health. He is a member of the firm’s Class Actions Group and the Digital Health Team.

Representative experience

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

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.

Advising a manufacturer in the wood industry on supply chain redress claims.

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.

Education and admissions


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

Court admissions

  • All German district courts and higher regional courts


Recommended lawyer for commercial litigation

Legal 500 EMEA

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