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Dr. Martin von Albrecht

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Dr. Martin von Albrecht is a partner in the firm’s Berlin office and focuses his practice on media and entertainment law. He has extensive experience in advising leading German and international clients on copyright, unfair competition and financing in the film, television and music sector.

JUVE Handbuch, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt list him among the leading lawyers in providing legal advice to the media and broadcasting sector. Chambers Europe 2018 has ranked him in tier 1 and refers to him as a "brilliant lawyer", who is "renowned for his outstanding expertise in copyright law.”

Professional Background

Dr. von Albrecht joined K&L Gates in January 2007. From 2002 through 2006, he worked in the Berlin office of an international law firm heading the industry group of Media & Entertainment. Prior to this, he served for nine years as an in house counsel for leading German film and television companies.

In 2015, he qualified as a Specialist Lawyer in Information Technology Law (Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • German-Brazilian Law Association
  • GRUR – the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Additional Information

Martin von Albrecht regularly publishes articles on copyright law and gives lectures on copyright topics.

  • The Murphy Decision and its Impact on Sport and Film Licensing Online. Exclusive Territorial Rights Allocation is not a Model of the Past! ZUM 2/2012, pp. 93
  • Practice of licensing in the online sector (Praxis der Rechtevergabe im Online-Bereich)