Dr. Martin Munz

Partner, Hamburg


“Martin Munz is a key figure in the German IP practice group and is recognized as highly recommended lawyer in Information Technology and Data Protection by JUVE 2019”


Martin mainly practices in the areas of information technology (IT), internet, cloud, sourcing and contract law, including financial technology (fintech). Clients benefit from his experience in copyright, licensing, internet, data protection and unfair competition law, as well as his particular knowledge of issues regarding general business terms and conditions. In these fields of law, Martin advises clients and represents clients before German courts and German and European authorities.

Martin primarily advises national and international companies, as well as public authorities as customers of providers, on the sourcing of complex IT, telecommunication and business processes.

In addition, he provides ongoing advice to companies from all sectors on issues relating to data protection, including the cross-border transfer of personal data, as well as on compliance requirements. His clients in the area of general terms and conditions, distribution and contracts law include dealers, financial institutions as well as national and international manufacturers.

Martin Munz regularly publishes articles on data protection, IT, general terms and conditions law.

Bars and Courts
Dr jur
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Second State Exam
Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
First State Exam
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg


German banks
Advising a group of several German banks on the implementation of a new German online payment system “PayDirect”), in particular with respect to contracts with customers and online merchants.

German credit platform
Advising a leading German FinTech online platform on peer to peer lending and marketplace lending, including its agreements with servicing banks.

German FinTech company
Advising a German FinTech company with respect to an online platform that allows customer to acquire and sell bundled financial instruments.

International Car Manufacturer
Regular and ongoing advice regarding IT outsourcing, IT-cloud and out-tasking projects, IT licenses and online content agreements with suppliers and customers.

US/Swiss technology group
Advising on worldwide privacy policies and the international transfer of personal data within the group.

International Car manufacturers
Advising car manufacturers on various aspects of the implementation of the GDPR.

International Car manufacturer
Advising client on legal aspects regarding remote and connected car services, including telecom, data protection and customer protection laws.

Leading international social media provider
Representing client in out of court and in-court civil and tort law disputes in Germany.


Commenting Paragraphs 305-312 BGB, BeckOK IT-Recht/Munz, 3.Ed., July 2021

Datenschutzklauseln (data protection clauses) Vertragsrecht und AGB Klauselwerke, Ed. Graf von Westphalen, 3rd edition, Munich, 2018

Telekommunikationsverträge (Telecommunication Contracts), Vertragsrecht und AGB Klauselwerke, Ed. Graf von Westphalen, 2nd edition, Munich, 2017

Commenting Articles 20 and 21 GDPT, Kommentar zur DSGVO/BDSG, Eds. Jürgen Taeger and Detlev Gabel, Frankfurt am Main, 3rd ed., 2019

Terms & Conditions and Standard Form Contracts, in: Business Laws of Germany, Business Laws of Germany, Ed. Thomas Wegerich, Vol. 1, Chapter 1, New York, 3rd. ed., 2012

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Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Handelsblatt 2009-2023

Highly recommended attorney
Information Technology, JUVE 2017/2018/2019/2020/2021

Highly recommended lawyer: Intellectual Property Law / Information Technology Law, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt, 2020

Highly recommended attorney:
Data Protection, JUVE 2020/2021

Who is Who Legal Data: Technology lawyer