Dr. Patrick Hofmann | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Dr. Patrick Hofmann

Associate, Frankfurt

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Patrick advises national and international companies in the areas of information technology (IT), intellectual property (IP), contract law, e-commerce and data protection.

His practice includes drafting and revising agreements, preparing legal assessments and conducting contract negotiations in all areas of technology transfer and sourcing processes. In doing so, Patrick focuses on innovative technologies and business models such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, eMobility/Connected Cars or Cloud Computing.

In the area of data protection and cyber security, he advises on matters such as cross-border data transfers, regulatory investigations and data breach responses.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • LLM, University of Stellenbosch
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Hamm
  • Dr jur, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • First State Exam, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Korean



  • Model for a dashcam compliant with data protection regulations – Modell für eine datenschutzkonforme Dashcam, Smart World – Smart Law? Weltweite Netze mit regionaler Regulierung, Ed. Jürgen Taeger, Oldenburg 2016, pp. 61-74.
  • IT-Law Update – Update EDV-Vertragsrecht, Internet der Dinge – Digitalisierung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Ed. Jürgen Taeger, Oldenburg 2015, pp. 849-862, (Co-author with Detlev Gabel)
  • The Enforcement of Patent Rights in the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea (Die Durchsetzung von Patentrechten in der Volksrepublik China und der Republik Korea), Dissertation, Frankfurt am Main, 2013, Hofmann, Patrick
  • The WTO-Dispute Settlement Mechanism –Formalized Negotiation Forum or Legal Proceedings? (Der WTO-Streitbeilegungsmechanismus – Formalisiertes Verhandlungsforum oder Gerichtsverfahren?), Bucerius Law Journal, 3/2007