Dr. Matthias Leonardy
Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at Law)
INTERIM.legal is a specialist in Interim Management for inhouse Legal positions. Whenever a vacancy needs to be filled temporarily. for securing continuity in leadership of the the Legal Department, BizLegal offers scalable solutions, tailored to the needs of the individual company. Based on extensive management knowhow and legal expertise, INTERIM.legal also offers hands-on support for setting up or modernizing / restructuring Legal Departments in times of growth and change and whenever an organizational overhaul is required.
Background: Dr. Leonardy is a commercial lawyer and business leader with 20+ years of professional experience in Germany and abroad. Working as Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at Law) in private practice, General Counsel, General Manager and industry association lead, he set up and managed, inter alia, the Legal Dept. of multimedia network operator Primacom (IPO); led and further developped the Legal Dept. of ebay Germany as General Counsel and Business Ethics Officer; successfully restructured and led German anti-piracy organization GVU and was previously Head and Legal Counsel of German cinema association HDF KINO. He is a family father, fireman, multilingual (German / English / French). After his studies and doctorate in law at the U of Bonn, Germany (as a scholar of the German Scholarship Foundation), he concluded his post-grad legal education in Saarbrücken, Montréal (Canada) and Speyer (U of Administrative Sciences); was admitted to the bar of Saarbrücken / Germany in 1995; conducted repeated research and work in Canada; worked as legal teacher; and later as a lawyer for the German federal government, private companies in multiple jursidictions and industry associations.
Focus: The previous professional experience as lawyer and leader has focussed on international businesses in roll-out and transition, such as telecoms, online and entertainment businesses, in companies of different sizes, development stages and corporate cultures – ranging from start-ups and SMEs in Germany to established U.S. bluechip companies – with an emphasis on restructuring and change-management processes in the areas of Legal, leadership and organization.
Mission: Make the Legal Department a business pilot.
Credo: "success = performance x personal integrity."
“clear business focus … creative lawyer with an "eye for the big picture” … Thoroughness and speed, resilience, reliability, know-how and experience have convinced us.”
Head of Legal (Automotive Products)
Robert Bosch GmbH
"Speedy process, clear and straightforward communication, pragmatic approach. Competent work with a focus on solutions tailored for the customer's business. Fair remuneration. We were very satisfied with our cooperation and we can only recommend INTERIM.legal. "
Co-Founder & Managing Director