Malte Rheingans completed his legal studies in Münster, Lübeck and Hamburg.
He was also Managing Director of iWORKS Mediengestaltung and COGITO Gesellschaft für computergestützte Unternehmensorganisation mbH Konzeption und Realisierung, where he advised companies in the areas of IT and software development with a focus on IT security and data protection. Therefore he knows in detail the technical and legal problems of the IT and media industry.
From 2010 to 2016 Malte Rheingans worked as a lawyer in the fields of intellectual property, copyright, media and IT law at a law firm specializing in IP law. There he advised companies and associations, especially from the music, publishing and film industries, as well as software developers, music producers and artists, and led a large number of sample processes for leading media companies.
In 2016 Malte Rheingans became a partner at CLARIUS.LEGAL Rechtsanwalts GmbH, where he was primarily responsible for advising media and telecommunications companies in the areas of IP and IT law with a focus on contract drafting and data protection.
After Clarius was successfully sold to a large German law firm in Frankfurt am Main at the end of 2017, Malte Rheingans, together with Dr. Marcel Römisch, left the company and founded the law firm cogito.legal with him.
His legal practice focuses on copyright and media law and information technology law, in particular data protection law. Malte Rheingans advises his clients on contract law issues and also represents them in court and out-of-court disputes.