Tobias Osseforth

Tobias Osseforth

Tobias Osseforth

Munich
T München: +49 89 23 714 12129, T Stuttgart: +49 711 9338 12129

Stuttgart
T +49 711 9338 0

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

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 was a business consultant and co-shareholder of a Cologne-based start-up in the steel trading industry from 2005 to 2011. From January 2011 to August 2016, Tobias Osseforth worked for Graf von Westphalen (GvW) in Munich (Germany) 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.

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

Honors and distinctions
  • Who's Who Legal (2023): recommended as National Leader in "Government Contracts"
  • JUVE Guide (2022/2023): Mentioned under frequently recommended in “Public Sector – Public Procurement Law” ("technically very well skilled, pleasant cooperation", "knows IT contracting")
  • Best Lawyers (2023): Award in "Litigation" and "Public Law"
  • WirtschaftsWoche (2022): Top public procurement lawyer
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers (2022): Award as one of the best lawyers in Public Procurement Law and Litigation
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Recommended lawyer and for the fifth time in a row award as a “Next Generation Partner”
  • 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):recommended as National Leader in “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): recommended as National Leader in “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" 
  • WirtschaftsWoche (since 2019): Award as a top public procurement lawyer
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers (since 2019): Award as one of the best lawyers in Public Procurement Law
  • The Legal 500 Germany (since 2018): Award as a Next Generation Lawyer in Public Procurement Law
  • JUVE Guide to Commercial Law Firms in Germany (since 2018): Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Sector – Public Procurement Law”
Clients

  • 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

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.

Publications
Blog posts
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)