Thomas Stögmüller

Thomas Stögmüller


TCI Rechtsanwälte

Recognized since 2009

Munich, Germany

Practice Areas

Data Security and Privacy Law

Information Technology Law

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Dr. Thomas Stögmüller, LL.M. (Berkeley) is an attorney admitted to practice in Germany and a certified specialist attorney for information technology law.

He specializes in advice concerning IT, telecoms, copyrights and software law, outsourcing, data protection, intellectual property and antitrust. Another focus is on recent legal developments concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. Thomas drafts, reviews and negotiates license agreements, project, outsourcing, support and distribution contracts, as well as general terms and conditions. Furthermore, Thomas provides legal support on M&A, IPOs and due diligence within the fields of IT, IP and telecoms. Thomas has been appointed various times as an arbitrator in IT arbitration proceedings.

He completed his doctorate with a thesis on copyrights and attained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California in Berkeley. He worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law (US department) and then as in-house counsel in the telecoms department at the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology, before joining the law firms Clifford Chance and Haarmann Hemmelrath in Frankfurt. He has practiced as a lawyer in Munich since 2004 and is founding partner of TCI Rechtsanwälte in 2011.

Thomas is the author of numerous legal articles and a regular speaker at expert conferences, such as those hosted by the German Society for Law and Information Technology (DGRI) and the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). He is also an assistant lecturer of the law faculty of Georg-August-University Göttingen and a lecturer for the training program for certified specialist lawyers for IT law. Thomas is a member of DGRI, ITechLaw, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (GRUR) and the German Institute of Arbitration (DIS).

Native language: German. Good command of spoken and written English.

Contact & Links
  • Martiusstraße 5
    Munich 80802
  • English
  • German
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Gender: Male
  • Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich, 1st State Exam, graduated 1991
  • University of California Berkeley, LL.M, graduated 1996
Bar Admissions
  • Germany, German Federal Bar, 1995
  • German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI) - Co-head of the Expert Commitee on Cloud Computing, Outsourcing and IT projects

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2024 for work in:
  • Data Security and Privacy Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Listed in „Legal 500 EMEA 2023“ at „Information Technology and Digitalisation“

  • Listed in „Who‘s Who Legal Data 2023“ at „Information Technology“ and „Data Privacy & Protection“ and in „Who‘s Who Legal Germany 2023“ at „Data“
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Technology Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Outsourcing

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