Dr. Phillip Hofmann

Dr. Phillip Hofmann


+49 40 609 44 190

Phillip advises at PLANIT // LEGAL as an associate in all areas of IT and data protection law. He can refer to his proven knowledge of intellectual property, in particular copyright and competition law. Clients particularly appreciate his knowledge of the intersections with general commercial law and rely on his expertise as a “specialized all-rounder” as well as his economic approach.

Before joining PLANIT // LEGAL, Phillip worked in a medium-sized law firm dealing with national and international commercial law in the fields of IT and data protection law, copyright and intellectual property law as well as general contract and commercial law. He advised clients of all sizes, from start-ups to DAX-listed companies.

During his studies in Hamburg, Münster and Paris, Phillip focused on all kinds of “digital law” and continued to pursue his areas of expertise with great enthusiasm during his time as a research assistant at the Institute of Legal Informatics at the Leibniz University Hanover. At the chair of Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard) at the Humboldt University of Berlin he wrote his doctoral thesis on questions of the protection of creative systems and concepts in copyright, competition and patent law. He examined innovative computer game systems as paradigms and asked about the welfare economic justification of intellectual property rights in the field of mental work creativity.

During his legal clerkship he worked for the Copyright Chamber of the District Court (Landgericht) of Hamburg, the Legal Office of the North German Broadcasting Service (NDR) in Hamburg, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and internationally acting law firms with a focus on IT and data protection law, intellectual property law, and press and personal rights law in Hamburg and Berlin.

Phillip speaks German, English and French.