Press and media law

Traditionally, there is a tense relationship between the protection of individual personal rights on one side and freedom of information and the press on the other side. If your rights are violated in the media, you will require professional advice on tactics and strategy. Along with the well-tried instruments of press law - right to reply and injunction -, a well thought-out communication strategy on a legally valid basis is often the more promising way forward. This is because the means of distribution for news in the age of the internet quickly defy the control of the national judicial system.

On the basis of our expertise in the area of intellectual property protection we also give authors advice on how to secure their copyright, draft contracts for the exploit of copy and photographs and support publishing houses with legal advice on unfair competition law issues.