Dr. Axel Grätz

IT Law and Data Protection

Dr. Axel Grätz


Axel Grätz advises and represents national and international companies in all matters of IT and data privacy law as well as e-commerce.

He has special knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, in particular in the legal appraisal of processes in connection with artificial neural networks, machine learning and expert systems. Axel Grätz also has an indepth knowledge of intellectual property law. He is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.


Axel Grätz has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since 2023. He studied law at the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne. He subsequently completed his doctorate at the University of Bonn at the Institute for Civil Law, Law of the Data Economy, Data Protection, Digitisation and Artificial Intelligence. For his dissertation thesis " Künstliche Intelligenz im Urheberrecht“ (Artificial Intelligence in Copyright Law), Axel Grätz was awarded the TELEKOM Prize for best academic work in the field of civil law and civil procedure law. While working on his doctorate, Axel Grätz worked in the field of IT and data protection law at a medium-sized law firm in Cologne. Prior to this, he was employed as a research assistant in a large international law firm and several medium-sized law firms. Axel Grätz supported additional law firms during his legal traineeship at the Aachen Regional Court.


Dr. Axel Grätz


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