Tobias Osseforth

Tobias Osseforth

Tobias Osseforth

Munich

T +49 89 23 714 12129

Lawyer
Certified Specialist in Public Procurement Law
Partner
Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Information Tech & Telecommunications

Areas of practice

Tobias Osseforth provides clients with solution-oriented, innovative and digital advice. His advisory services are characterised by a pragmatic approach and personal commitment. His legal practice focuses in particular on the health care sector, the IT industry and the planning and construction industries. Together with his public procurement law team, he structures procurement procedures that perfectly fit the contracting authorities’ needs and provides comprehensive assistance (from the public announcement to the award of the contract, including documentation). He helps bidders improve their chances of being awarded contracts, both strategically and during contract award procedures.

Practices
Vita

Tobias Osseforth is a certified specialist in public procurement law. He worked for the consultancy firm kuhr & partner in Cologne (Germany) from 2005 to 2008 and, from 2006 to 2011, was a co-founder and co-shareholder of a Cologne-based start-up. From January 2011 to August 2016, Tobias Osseforth worked for Graf von Westphalen (GvW) in Munich as a lawyer and Associated Partner. In September 2016, he joined the law firm LUTZ | ABEL in Munich as a lawyer, where he headed the practice group Digitalisation & Innovation as a Partner from January 2020.

Tobias Osseforth joined Luther’s Munich office as a Partner in January 2022.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Awarded as Next Generation Partner in Public Procurement
  • Client Choice Award Winner – Germany – Government Contracts (2021)
  • Juve Guide to Commercial Law Firms in Germany 2021/2022: Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Sector – Public Procurement Law” (“highly competent”, client; “one of the best public procurement lawyers”, “very good negotiator in review procedures and yet a good colleague, reliable opposing lawyer”, “proves himself through sound legal knowledge”, “high level of commitment, very present”, competitors)
  • Who’s Who Legal (2022): Listed in the category “Government Contracts”
  • WirtschaftsWoche (2021): Top public procurement lawyer
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers (2021): Award as one of the best lawyers in Public Procurement Law
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Recommended lawyer and for the fourth time in a row award as “Next Generation Partner” (“great ability to grasp things quickly and easily, no divisional thinking, in principle always available, quick results that are more than satisfactory; also provides approaches to finding solutions that go beyond what is required! Vast knowledge of public procurement law; excellent procedural support.”)
  • Juve Guide to Commercial Law Firms in Germany 2020/2021: Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Sector – Public Procurement Law” (“high level of commitment when carrying out client mandates and high quality”, “I know that the client is in good hands with him”, competitors)
  • Who’s Who Legal (2021): Listed in the category “Government Contracts” (according to impressed sources, he “has an excellent understanding of business matters and is able to explain complex aspects of public contracts in a simple and comprehensible way” and “He finds solutions in seemingly hopeless situations.”)
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers (2020): Award as “Lawyer of the Year in Public Business Law”
Clients

  • Ministries, governments, administrative districts and municipalities
  • University clinics and other hospitals
  • Universities and students’ welfare organisations
  • Companies, in particular in the following sectors: consultancy, health care, IT, mobility, start-ups and planning and construction.

Memberships

  • Member of the 4-person expert committee for public procurement law of the Munich Bar Association
  • Vice chairman of the German Association of Certified Specialists in Public Procurement Law (Verband der Fachanwälte für Vergaberecht – VgV)