[Translate to English:]

Thomas RepkaAttorney
Certified specialist for IT law
Real Estate Law, IP/IT

Whether in the field of IT or real estate, my advice is goal-oriented and pragmatic in order to defend my clients' rights and maximize their business potential.

Expertise and Practice

Attorney Thomas Repka provides comprehensive advice in the areas of IT law and data protection law in Germany. Another focus of his work is Internet and media law.

He accompanies IT projects, especially for commercially active clients in Germany. One focus is on the drafting and review of IT contracts, such as software license agreements, contracts for software creation or project contracts and provider agreements, as well as in the area of IT litigation. In the field of data protection law, he advises german companies, online retailers and Internet service providers on the legal requirements for data protection within the company and for their Internet presence. One of his main areas of practice is advising on the General Data Protection Regulation and representing companies in german court proceedings and administrative fine proceedings.

Thomas Repka's activities in german media law and copyright law range from classic press law, photo and film law to support in the multi-media area and social media law.

Another focus of Thomas Repka's work is german real estate law. In particular, he advises on real estate transactions (share and asset deals) from due diligence to contract negotiations. Furthermore, Thomas Repka advises on asset and property management of real estate in Germany. In particular, he assists his clients in drafting and negotiating commercial and residential lease agreements and corresponding addenda as well as property management agreements.

Due to his background in german real estate law, Thomas Repka also provides comprehensive advice on brokerage law and commercial leases (especially logistics leases, hotel leases, and leases for medical practices and pharmacies).

Additional Background

Thomas Repka completed his studies at the University of Hamburg (Germany) with a focus on information and communications law. After his first state examination, he worked in german real estate law at a major international law firm in Hamburg.

Attorney Repka completed his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Celle with stations, among others, at the Hamburg Economic Authority and an internationally renowned law firm in the field of intellectual property and competition law. At the same time, he worked as a research assistant in a boutique for trademark, competition and IT law. He completed the second state examination as one of the best in his year in Lower Saxony.

After completing his legal clerkship and admission to the bar in 2018, he joined ROSE & PARTNER. After working in a real estate law boutique in Hamburg and then as a lawyer in Hamburg in the field of IP/IT and data protection law, he returned to ROSE & PARTNER in 2023.

Since 2021, Thomas Repka has been a specialist attorney for IT law.


Studies, traineeship and further education

  • University of Hamburg
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Celle with stations at Hogan Lovells International LLP. in the field of intellectual property law and at von appen | jens legal in the field of sports law, among others
  • since 2021 specialist attorney for IT law

Previous professional activities

  • Jebens Mensching, Hamburg in the area of real estate law
  • NEUWERK Rechtsanwält:innen, Hamburg in the area of IP/IT and data protection law
  • Research assistant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg in the area of real estate law and at Harte-Bavendamm Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg in the area of trademark and competition law


  • German
  • English


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)
  • Hamburg and German Bar Association
  • IT Law Working Group in the DAV

Press and Publications

  • (Neue) Datenzugangsrechte im Spannungsverhältnis zu Geschäftsgeheimnissen, Urheberrecht und Datenschutz, in: ZdiW 12/2022, Seite 441 ff.
  • Regulierung von KI durch EU-Gesetzgebung. Was erwartet die Life-Sciences-Industrie durch die geplante KI-Verordnung?, in: Plattform Life Sciences, 3/2022
  • Nutzung fremder KI-Trainingsdaten als Gefahr für neue Geschäftsmodelle? – Compliance-Anforderungen für die Entwicklung von KI-Systemen, in: ZdiW 10/2021, Seite 363 ff. 
  • Interview für das Medienmagazin ZAPP (NDR), 11. November 2020: Maske ab! Verweigerer und ihre Videos
  • Interview für impulse.de, 20. Oktober 2020: Diese AGB-Klauseln sind verboten
  • Interview mit medinlive.at, 15. Oktober 2019: Bewertungsplattformen - Zwischen Businessmodell und neutralem Tool
  • IT Sicherheitsgesetz 2.0 – wird der digitale Raum überreguliert?, in: IT-Business, 1. Oktober 2019
  • Der Bußgeldschreck - 1 Jahr DSGVO, in: Personalwirtschaft, Das Magazin für den Job HR, Ausgabe 07/2019, Seite 34 f.
  • Netzwerkmarketing vs. Schneeballsystem: Ist Netzwerkmarketing seriös oder wettbewerbswidrig?, in: Gründerszene, 4. Juni 2019
  • Vorstands- und Geschäftsführerhaftung bei Datenschutzverletzungen - Die gesellschaftsrechtliche Dimension des novellierten Datenschutzes, in: NWB Steuer- und Wirtschaftsrecht 41/2018, Seite 3014 bis 3022
  • Interview mit SZ-Online, 31. Mai 2018: Drohen Abmahnungen wegen der DSGVO?
  • Great work! Mr. Repka worked extremely quickly and competently. He is an absolute expert in his field. The whole process was smooth like I have never experienced anywhere. I felt great represented.
  • Very professional and unbureaucratic Would go back to this law firm for all my internet needs. The right mix of competence, customer orientation and optimal response time ensured a quick and targeted solution to my problem. Thank you very much!
    S. H.
  • Deletion of an Internet rating Very good lawyer whom I can recommend without limitations. In matters of Internet law, ratings, etc. fast, competent and successful help. Mandates are handled quickly and with the necessary emphasis.
    I. B.