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Dr. Martin von Albrecht

Martin von Albrecht is a partner in the Berlin office and a member of the media and entertainment practice group. He has extensive experience in advising leading German and international clients on all aspects of copyright and media law in the areas of film, television, radio and online platforms.

He has special know-how in the field of licensing music rights for television stations, radio stations and online platforms via collecting societies. A further focus is consulting in connection with the distribution of content by means of retransmission and on demand (video-on-demand, music-on-demand). In addition, he also covers IT legal issues in this context.

He is recommended in the JUVE Handbook, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Media Law International and Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt as a recognized practitioner in media law. In Chambers Europe 2019, he is named as an "excellent lawyer" in the first tier, who is "known for his expertise in media law."

Martin joined the firm in January 2007. Between 2002 and 2006 he was head of the media & entertainment industry group of another international law firm. Prior to this, he worked for nine years as a legal advisor for leading German film and television companies. Since 2015 he has been a specialist lawyer for information technology law.

  • International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL)
  • GRUR Society for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law
  • Martin gives lectures on copyright issues.
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Judgment note on OLG Braunschweig Judgment of 17.04.2019 - forwarding in a WEG with partially rented apartments, ZUM 2019, Issue 10 (October 2019) Co-author: Dr. Olaf Fiss
  • v. Hartlieb/Schwarz: Handbuch des Film-, Fernseh- und Videorechts, 6.A., five chapters on collecting societies, published end 2019. Co-author: Dr. Olaf Fiss
  • Heine/Holzmüller: Commentary on the German Collecting Societies Act, 1st edition, commentary on §§ 41, 42, 43, 128, 129, 130 and 131, to be published at the end of 2019. Co-author: Dr. Olaf Fiss
  • The Murphy decision and its impact on online sports and film licenses. The exclusive territorial allocation of rights is not a model of the past! ZUM 2/2012, p. 93 f., Coauthors: Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert and Dr. Tobias Bosch
  • GEMA tariff reform and appropriate remuneration for clubs, K&R 12, 2012, p. 777 f.
    , Dr. Martin von Albrecht, Olaf Fiss and Dr. Sophia Sepperer
  • Practice of rights allocation in the online area, ZUM 10/2011, p. 706 f.
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