Prof. Dr. Oliver Ehret

+49 721 78 20 27-0

+49 173 7013618

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The legal advice delivered by Oliver Ehret focuses on the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements in the IT field for enterprises (e.g. cloud computing, SaaS, outsourcing, traditional and agile project agreements, software licensing and software protection).

Having worked as a lawyer at a medium-sized commercial law firm, Oliver Ehret then spent 14 years as the head of the legal department at GFT Technologies SE, an internationally oriented IT service provider for banks and insurance companies that is listed on the stock exchange.

In 2017 he was appointed as professor for private and international commercial law and IT law at the University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Based on many years of practical experience as a corporate lawyer, Oliver Ehret’s approach to delivering legal advice is a pragmatic combination of legal and commercial solutions.

Oliver Ehret studied in Germany and France, he was an assistant at the law faculty of Montpellier University and completed his doctorate there with a thesis on comparative IT law. He has numerous French and French-speaking clients.

Focal points/ competencies

Case Studies

  • Advice, drafting and negotiation of major project agreements especially for IT service providers in the banking and insurance industries. Contract drafting and legal advice provided throughout the negotiation of licensing, maintenance and development agreements.
  • Advice provided on IT law issued during the preparation and implementation of international M&A projects as well as the relevant negotiations. Head of legal negotiating team during due diligence reviews, negotiation of contracts up to closing. Legal advice during the integration and separation of parts of an enterprise.
  • Negotiation of all agreements and advice delivered on all relevant legal matters relating to the realization of SaaS projects for internationally active IT service providers in the fields of HR and sales.


  • German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI)
  • Pulse of Europe e.V.




Winter- und Sommersemester, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Wirtschaftsprivatrecht im Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Logistik

Winter- und Sommersemester, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
International Trade Law im Studiengang International Business and Engineering

Winter- und Sommersemester, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Wirtschafts- und IT-Recht in den Studiengängen Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik und E-Commerce

Education/ vita

  • Born in 1966 in Freiburg in Breisgau
  • Read law in Heidelberg (Germany) and Montpellier (France)
  • Master “Droit de l‘Entreprise” (corporate law) at Montpellier University (France)
  • Further legal training at Regional Court (LG) Baden-Baden
  • Completion of docteur en droit under Prof. Jean-Marc Mousseron at Montpellier University I (“La conclusion du contrat par l’EDI”)
  • 2000-2017 Lawyer
  • 2000-2003 Lawyer at Schindhelm und Pfisterer, Pforzheim
  • 2003-2017 Lawyer and legal counsel at GFT Technologies SE, head of group legal department
  • 2017 Professor at University for Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Foreign Languages: English, French


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

+49 721 78 20 27-0