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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Dr. Friederike Gräfin von Brühl, M.A.

Advising a leading European provider of parking spaces with regards to GDPR compliance, including legal advice on industry-specific issues such as video surveillance and license plate capture.

Advising a global provider of high performance material with regards to GDPR compliance in the European market.

Advising an international pharmaceutical company on several research and development agreements with German universities and research institutes.

Advising on various licensing template agreements regarding a trademark-protected Japanese cartoon character, including licensing agreements for digital content.

Advising a national research center regarding a complex licensing agreement on a Covid 19 app.

Representing a sportswear company in a strategic trademark campaign in the German market against various competitors, leading to the negotiation of various out-of-court settlements and coexistence agreements.

Representing a provider of anti-malware software in several preliminary injunction proceedings in German courts regarding unfair competition claims against a competitor blocking the client software as "potentially unwanted program".

Representing an international provider of luxury goods in drafting and negotiating a licensing and cooperation agreement with a virtual fashion and beauty blogger.

Representing a leading international fashion company in various IP disputes in the German market, including a major defense dispute for the client against cease and desist claims concerning the distribution of large parts of the client label's summer and winter collection.

Fine Art and Cultural Property

Advising on the legal structure of an art investment club with an international investor base and a US$17.5 investment against art as collateral, including coordination of corporate and tax teams in three different jurisdictions.
Representing Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha in the successful restitution negotiations of the five old master paintings stolen from the city of Gotha in 1979.
Representing numerous clients in art authentication disputes in German courts from various different angles; including from the perspective of the authenticator refusing authentication, the collector seeking authentication and the auction house refusing to sell without authentication.

Advising several victims of the German Beltracchi art forgery scandal, including successful filing of criminal complaint against art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi and acting as lead counsel in various forgery-related disputes with the result of obtaining either successful court decisions or out-of-court settlements for clients from Malta, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. 

Advising a German art museum on import restrictions under German cultural property law for a work stolen as trophy art in the Second World War.

Representing the heirs of an art collection looted by the Nazis in the 1930s in negotiations against the German Taskforce established to resolve provenance issues surrounding the Munich art trove of the Gurlitt collection.

Representing a leading international technology and real estate development company on a permanent basis on art-related commission, sponsorship and cooperation agreements.

Advising an international asset management company in a complex cross-border financing project involving five artworks as collateral.

Advising an important German old master collection on various legal issues, in particular regarding cultural property law, landmark protection, tax as well as trusts and estates law.

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