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Areas of law

I am both a specialist and a generalist.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Media law
Competition and trademark law
Copyright and design law
Film and film promotion law
Antitrust and licensing law

Examples:

  • Support for a Scandinavian media group in the publication of the first free newspaper in Germany “20 minuten Köln” in matters of competition law, trademark law, antitrust law, licensing law and contract law, including the conduct of the landmark suit up to the level of the Federal Constitutional Court (1999-2007)
  • Representation over many years of the Stiftung Warentest in matters of media law, competition law, trademark and domain law, press distribution law and intellectual property law (1997 - 2016)
  • Legal representation of numerous other testing institutes in matters of media law
  • Ongoing consultancy work for and legal representation of the Filmförderungsanstalt des Bundes (German film funding institute - FFA) and the Deutscher Filmförderfonds (German film Fund - DFFF) in matters of film promotion law, copyright law and general contract law (since 2008)
  • Legal representation over many years of a public broadcaster in matters of media law, competition law, trademark law and copyright law (1997-2006)
  • Ongoing consultancy work and constant legal representation in matters of competition law and trademark law for the world's largest analytical laboratory, Eurofins (since 2005)
  • Consultancy work and representation over many years of a mobile telephony service provider in all matters of trademark law
  • Consultancy work for the Berlin fire brigade and assertion of claims for damages in the fire engine and turntable ladder cartel
  • Consultancy work for and representation of diverse clients in trademark applications, including the monitoring and prosecution of breaches of the law
  • Consultancy work for and representation of a university in matters of copyright law
  • Consultancy work for various advertising agencies in all areas of intellectual property law
  • Representation of the Rechtsanwaltskammer (bar association) Berlin in a landmark competition law suit against an insurance company
  • Consultancy work for and representation of various architects in trademark and copyright issues
  • Consultancy work for and legal representation of a leading manufacturer of optical equipment in matters of competition and trademark law
  • Legal representation of a clearing house in matters of competition and trademark law
  • Consultancy work for various Senate administrations in matters of copyright and trademark law
COMMERCIAL LAW

Contract law
General terms and conditions
Liability law
Commercial and company law
Distribution law
Litigation

Examples:

  • Ongoing legal representation of the state of Berlin (since 1997) in matters of contract law and liability law, due, for example, to the assertion of guarantee claims in the amount of approx. € 7 million in connection with the construction of the Academy of Arts
  • Ongoing legal representation of an eminent medical product manufacturer in matters of contract law and product liability law (since 1998)
  • Consultancy work for and legal representation of a renowned museum in matters of contract law and liability law
  • Consultancy work for and legal representation of a medium-sized producer of printing machinery in matters of contract law and liability law
  • Consultancy work for and legal representation of a large real estate management company in matters of contract law, liability law, and commercial and company law
  • Judicial debt recovery for various clients
  • Formulation and review of General Terms and Conditions of Business of various clients
PUBLIC LAW

General administrative law
Public liability law
Toll law

Examples:

  • Ongoing legal representation of the state of Berlin (since 1997) in matters of public liability law (from various fields including the police, schools, culture, sports, and infrastructure)
  • Ongoing legal representation of the Berlin fire brigade (since 2011) in its defence against numerous reclamation suits of various health insurance companies due to fees charged by the emergency services
  • Ongoing legal representation of the FFA before the administrative courts