Tobias Osseforth, Mag. rer. publ.

Tobias Osseforth, Mag. rer. publ.

Tobias Osseforth, Mag. rer. publ.

T +49 89 23 714 12129


Certified Specialist in Public Procurement Law
Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Information Tech & Telecommunications , Health Care & Life Science

Areas of practice

Tobias Osseforth and his team provide contracting authorities and companies across Germany with solution-oriented, innovative and digital public procurement law advice in the following key areas:

  • IT procurement: Drawing on comprehensive knowledge and many years of experience in structuring, procuring and implementing complex IT projects, Tobias Osseforth and his team provide effective support across all stages of IT procurement, offering comprehensive advisory services in a variety of matters ranging from the procurement of customised software solutions and cloud services to IT outsourcing projects.
  • Award of planning and construction contracts: Tobias Osseforth and his team provide reliable advice when it comes to procuring architectural and engineering services, as well as general contractor and total contractor services. This helps speed up construction work and simultaneously achieve effective cost control.
  • Catering sector: With a particular focus on the food & beverages sector, Tobias Osseforth and his team help optimise the process of procuring catering services.
  • Health care sector: Based on their special expertise in the health care sector, in particular in the hospital sector, Tobias Osseforth and his team assist in the procurement of medical products and services to ensure a smooth and legally compliant procurement process.
  • Police forces and authorities and administrations with safety- and security-related tasks: Using their experience in the police and safety and security sector, Tobias Osseforth and his team advise public authorities in procurement procedures regarding relevant products and services and ensure an efficient and legally compliant procurement process.
  • Outsourced procurement office: Where necessary, Tobias Osseforth and his team carry out entire (EU-wide or national) procurement procedures on behalf of rural districts, towns, municipalities and other contracting authorities. This helps ease the burden on existing procurement offices and optimise procurement procedures.
    With this broad and in-depth expertise, Tobias Osseforth and his team are reliable partners for our clients at all stages of the procurement procedure.

From business consultant and co-shareholder of a Cologne-based start-up in the steel trading industry to lawyer and Associated Partner at Graf von Westphalen (GvW) in Munich on to Partner and head of the practice group Digitalisation & Innovation at LUTZ | ABEL – Tobias Osseforth can boast an impressive career. Since January 2022, he has been a Partner in Luther’s Munich office, where he is responsible for the public procurement practice.

In the JUVE Guide 2023/2024, Luther is recognised as "Law Firm of the Year for Public Procurement Law". The prominent mention of Tobias Osseforth, together with Caroline Ackermann and further members (Associates) of his Munich public procurement team, reflects his and the team’s special expertise and experience: "Tobias Osseforth stands out with clients such as the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Munich and BayernFonds. Clients praise his "unique talent in managing and implementing large and challenging projects". The large and strong team displays a determination and energy that is currently unrivalled in the market. At the same time, the next generation is creating its own profile in the market: clients describe Caroline Ackermann, Counsel, as "passionate" and "brilliant in demanding procurement procedures". Some Associates also receive much praise for their "comprehensive understanding and in-depth expertise".

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe 2024: Ranking in "Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP" (Band 3, "Tobias Osseforth can always be reached in the shortest possible time and delivers the necessary legal support at any time. Even highly complex tasks are excellently solved and the solutions are always economical and in the interests of the client.")
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Public Sector - Public Procurement Law" (first listed in 2018/2019, "a tireless lawyer who always achieves outstanding success in complex public procurement proceedings, his advice is of the highest quality, while at the same time providing practical solutions", client; "professionally and strategically outstanding", competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: "Next Generation Name" award and recommendation in the category "Public Law - Public Procurement Law" (first award in 2018, first mention in 2016, "His extremely high level of technical expertise led to an excellent solution in a very short time in a constructive collaboration. Advice and problem solving with high quality and efficiency.", "His meticulous way of working coupled with a deep understanding of procurement law sets him apart.", "Mr. Osseforth has an exceptional ability to understand complex procurement procedures while always maintaining an overview. His strategic thinking and proactive approach make him an invaluable asset to any project."
    In addition to public procurement law, recommendations in the categories "IT transactions and outsourcing", "Data protection", "Construction law (incl. dispute resolution)" and in "City Focus Munich": "The cooperation with the Munich public procurement team is very trusting, professional and of the highest quality! The internal consultation with other teams also works wonderfully and you get a coherent result! "; "Incredible knowledge in public procurement law, but also in construction and architectural law as well as other areas of law; Mr Osseforth works quickly and efficiently, always looking for the best solution for the client."
  • Who's Who Legal 2024: Recommendation "National Leader" in "Government Contracts" (first recommendation in 2020, „has an excellent grasp of business needs and can explain complex government contracts issues simply and sympathetically. He finds solutions in seemingly hopeless situations.”, WWL)
  • Who's Who Legal 2023: Award "Global Leader" in "Government Contracts" (first recommendation in 2022)
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in "Public Law" (first recommended in 2020), "Litigation Law" (first recommended in 2023) and "Information Technology Law" 
  • Best Lawyers 2021: Award "Lawyer of the Year" in "Public Law" 
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2023: Recommendation "Top Lawyer" in "Public Procurement Law" (first recommendation in 2019)
  • Clients Choice Awards 2021: Award "Winner - Public Procurement Law (Germany)"

  • Procurement of IT (system contracts, cloud services; standard software and customised software; development services, including AI programming; maintenance services)
  • Building construction (hospitals; schools; day care centres)
  • Urban development (procurement of planning services; architectural design competitions)
  • Medical devices 
  • Emergency services
  • Waste/waste water disposal
  • Drafted architect and engineer contracts, as well as total contractor contracts
  • Provided legal advice during construction projects

Advising ministries, governments, administrative districts and municipalities, university clinics and other hospitals, universities and students’ welfare organisations and also companies, in particular in the following sectors: consultancy, health care, IT, mobility, start-ups and planning and construction.

Blog posts

  • 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)