Matthias Niebuhr

Matthias Niebuhr

Lawyer | Certified IT law specialist

Technology, Data and Media | IP/IT



Matthias Niebuhr is a lawyer at BDO Legal. He is a member of the Technology, Data and Media practice group.

His professional focus is the advising of companies in the areas of data protection and data use. A significant part of his work relates to data access and exchange as well as the use of artificial intelligence. 

Matthias Niebuhr studied law in Hamburg. 

Before joining BDO Legal, he was legal counsel for a listed internet platform and advised companies as a lawyer in the field of data protection. 

Outside of work, he is passionate about contemporary art.


  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Automotive 
  • FinTech


  • Advice in data protection 
  • Data-based business models
  • Industrial property rights
  • E-Commerce 
  • E-Governance 
  • IT-Law 
  • Advice in digitization
  • DPO as a Service 
  • Data protection organization
  • Data protection audits
  • Regulatory issues media, advertisment and protection of minors 
  • Trademark and design law 
  • Copyright and media law 
  • IT and software license contracts
  • Maintenance and support contracts 
  • Terms of use
  • Digitization and IT outsourcing projects  
  • E-Commerce 
  • Cyber security law


  • “It’s complicated” – The difficult relationship between data protection laws and unfair trade practices legislation in Germany