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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 19 locations worldwide. In addition to offices in the US, Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Belgium, the firm has a strategic alliance with MWE China law offices in Shanghai. In Germany, offices are located in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.

MWE lawyers provide premier legal consulting paired with economic understanding. For the firm, pragmatic and creative solutions to legal problems are of utmost importance. The team includes recognised and experienced professionals capable of dealing with essential commercial law questions. The team identifies with the goals of its clients and supports them as a partner and critical advisor.

McDermott provides companies in the TMT sector with comprehensive legal consulting. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in telecommunication, media and IT law, as well as in copyright, data protection, anti-trust and competition law. Lawyers support transactions of any kind, including ac­quisitions, extensive licensing agreements (including for film, television, software) and IT outsourcing projects. The firm offers litigation support and consulting in all regulatory and stra­tegic questions relating to TMT industries.

Practice Areas

Film and televsion, music, internet and new media.

Notable Deals

Represented RTL Television in almost all court proceedings in connection with the distribution of programming, especially concerning new media.

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Advised Deutsche Telekom AG on a framework and cloud service agreement with the German booksellers regarding the establishment of a platform for the distribution of ebooks.

Represented ProSiebenSat.1 in actions against unlawful distribution of television programs via the internet.

Advised Telefónica S.A. on the acquisition of E-Plus.

Represented VG Media in various disputes and court proceedings against cable network operators and publishing groups, including disputes and court proceedings against Kabel Deutschland, BNMG, the publishing companies Axel Springer Verlag, Heinrich Bauer Verlag and Burda.


McDermott Will & Emery

Nymphenburger Str. 3

80335 München  


T: + 49 89 12712 157 

F: + 49 89 12712 113

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