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Dr. Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn), Managing Partner

Dr. Alexander Niethammer, LL.M. (UConn)

Managing Partner

Rechtsanwalt, Attorney-at-Law (New York), Managing Partner Germany


German, English, French

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Franchising and distribution arrangements
  • Health and life sciences
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Dr. Alexander Niethammer is a Partner in the Munich office and Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland Germany.

He has 14 years of experience advising on large commercial and IT/IP transactions for German and international clients. Alex specialises in technology transfer, outsourcing as well as all kinds of distribution systems. He is also a recognized expert for Cybersecurity & Privacy. His clients are mainly from the Diversified Industrial, Life Sciences and Aerospace sector.

He is a member of the German bar and is also admitted to practice law as attorney-at-law in New York (USA).

Alexander has been named Germany's best IT and Internet lawyer at the 2016 ILO/Lexology's Client Choice Awards and is ranked in the Chambers Europe Edition and the 2018 Legal 500 Edition as a Leading Individual. Alexander Niethammer is recommended by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt and Legal 500 Deutschland for data protection and IT law. In addition, he is recommended by German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche as one of the top lawyers for data protection law in Germany.

Alexander's recent experience includes advising:

  • Autoliv in the formation of Zenuity, a joint venture with Volvo Cars to develop next generation autonomous driving software
  • a leading Japanese IT service provider on several global outsourcing projects, including connected car projects
  • a Swedish based DI corporation on introduction of a European selected distribution system
  • a Swiss based international corporation on a “Factory 4.0” project
  • a global pharmaceutical corporation on regulatory and data compliance projects (incl. GDPR) as global lead counsel
  • a US based multinational on a worldwide data compliance project
  • a US based retailer on a worldwide data-breach project
  • a Japanese car manufacturer on the introduction of an ERP system
  • a Swiss based Tier 1 automotive supplier on a strategic supply project with an OEM
  • a world leading Tier 1 automotive supplier on various IT Framework Agreements with OEMs

Listen to the Commercial contracts Brexit podcast

Listen to our podcast: Brexit –planning for uncertainty - "What if?" has become "what now?".

This is a short podcast from our Commercial team. Following the momentous vote to Brexit, we have two of our commercial experts, Tom Bridgford, one of our partners and Claire Stewart, a member of our professional support team, who are going to talk about how you can protect your business against some of the inevitable uncertainties that the UK will now be facing. We will also be hearing from Dan Roskis from our Paris office and Alex Niethammer from our Munich office about how Brexit will impact on clients in their jurisdictions.

Alexander has recently contributed to new commercial law videos on how our commercial legal team can help you.
View the video below

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For further information visit the ILO Client Choice Guide 2016 and Eversheds Sutherland News

The Legal 500 -  The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms