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 liability matters, class actions and dispute resolution. He focuses on advising manufacturers in the life sciences and consumer industries on the array of legal issues they face, including safety and cyber issues, recall, product compliance, pre-dispute strategy, liability defense and supply chain litigation. Matthias coordinates international litigation matters for clients, including litigation in the EU, U.S., Canada, and South America. As a trial lawyer he has handled court cases at all instances, including before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Assisting clients with recalls, product liability defense and product compliance requires legal, technical and scientific knowledge. Matthias is said to be "well versed in the Life Sciences sector, in particular in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices" (Legal 500 Deutschland). He is Co-Head of the firm's Digital Health Working Group and Member of the Life Sciences Litigation Core Team.

Matthias is a member of the Class Actions Group and leads the working group on EU class actions. He publishes regularly on collective actions in Europe, product liability and procedural law.

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.

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

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