Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt

Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt

Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 27078

Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications , Mobility & Logistics , Automotive

Areas of practice

Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt provides legal advice on all issues regarding competition, trademark, copyright, and IT law. He is especially dedicated to the implementation of strategies for sourcing and protection law (for example, in acquisitions, mergers, and sales) as well as the structuring of license contracts, cooperative agreements, and IT project agreements. Additionally, he focuses on new media and data privacy protection. He frequently lectures and holds seminars in competition, trademark, and IT law.


After completing his vocational education in banking, Dr Wulff-Axel Schmidt studied law in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany. He then completed his post-graduate traineeship in Frankfurt and Darmstadt, gaining work experience at the Schürmann & Partner law firm in Frankfurt. He joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 1999 and has been part of the team ever since.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2018/2019: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Information Technology" (first listed in 2016/2017, "very competent and experienced", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendations in the categories "Information Technology and Digitalisation" (first recommendation in 2023, first mention in 2015), "Data Protection" (first recommendation in 2023, first mention in 2018), "IT Transactions and Outsourcing" (first recommendation in 2023, first mention in 2021), "Media - Entertainment" and in "Industry Focus - Telecommunications" 
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommendation in the category "Telecommunications"
  • kanzleimonitor.de 2018/2019: Recommended in "IT Law" (first recommended in 2017/2018)
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommended in "Information Technology Law" (first recommended in 2022)



  • Commercial legal protection: organisation of a sale/lease back transaction for the international brand portfolio of an office supply manufacturer; implementation of an international trademark rights strategy for a major garment manufacturer
  •  IT: assistance to a major German bank regarding IT outsourcing of account processing; development of a distribution network for a major European IT manufacturer
  •  Data privacy law: advice to a major bank in cross-border data processing