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SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

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2 ranked lawyersBand 1GermanyEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Excellent firm covering a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious media law. Especially well regarded for advising on gaming law, cooperation projects, copyright law and free speech as well as joint venture and M&A-related media work. Known for assisting with feature film productions as well as compensation agreements for video streaming platforms. Further acknowledged for its work in IT and data protection law covering data leaks, GDPR compliance and software licensing. Advises on digital signatures and M&A-related IT issues with a diverse client sector from the transport, technology and automotive industry.

Strengths

Highlighting the firm's expertise, one client states: "The team is incredibly knowledgeable and its relationships are very strong in the community. As such, we were able to get really good critical insight when we needed it," before concluding: "SKW Schwarz is a tremendous partner and the firm has some of the finest lawyers I've ever worked with."

Another client comments: "SWK Schwarz advises on complex contracts and legal questions, which is always done with absolute competence. The team also functions as a strategic partner for us and always advises us with foresight. This is an invaluable advantage to our business."

Work highlights

Assisted GRID Esports with the drafting of contracts for game leagues and events as well as with vertical cooperation projects.

Notable practitioners

Martin Diesbach is well respected in the market for his work on video on demand platforms for internationally active clients. He also advises production companies on contractual matters and distribution agreements. Praising his availability, one client further elaborates: "Martin is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the production industry. He really knows all of the ins and outs of the industry and is very good at identifying what the issues are and finding solutions. His judgement is incredible," before concluding: "He is someone I trust implicitly."

Excellent lawyer Mathias Schwarz is consulted by traditional as well as new media clients on funding, tax and broadcasting law. Confirming his top ranking, one interviewee enthuses: "Whenever it comes to film financing or production agreements for broadcasters, Mathias Schwarz is the right person and a clear number one in the market."

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Germany

TMT: Media


Martin Diesbach
Band 2
Mathias Schwarz
Band 1