Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger

Dr. Matthias M. Schweiger


Email matthias.schweiger@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 0

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Italian

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

well versed in dealing with life sciences sector work including pharmaceutical and medical device-related matters

Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018

Matthias M. Schweiger helps clients with international liability cases, collective actions and dispute resolution. He handles court cases at all instances and brings experience in complex product liability litigation, consumer claims and mass tort litigation, supply chain disputes, proceedings before the European Court of Justice, international conflicts of laws and jurisdiction. He represented and advised clients in more than hundred court hearings on all court levels, including the European Court of Justice. Matthias assists clients with navigating and coordinating liability claims and advises on defense strategy, legal project and crisis management. He has expertise in managing mass tort cases with a multitude of claims.

Matthias is a recommended lawyer for commercial litigation and product liability. He advises clients from different industries and is said to be "well versed in dealing with life sciences sector work including pharmaceutical and medical device-related matters" (Legal 500 Germany, 2018). Matthias is a member of the firm's Class Actions Group and has published on, inter alia, collective actions in Europe, product liability and procedural law. As Co-Head of the firm's Digital Health Working Group he also provides clients expertise in the arena of digital health product liability.

Awards and recognitions


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

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


Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

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.

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

Assisting a biotech company regarding questions of product compliance

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