Dr. Matthias Lausen
Dr. Matthias Lausen advises producers and rights holders in the music, film, and image industries. He has a particular expertise in developing customized licensing models and negotiating licenses and conditions for globally operating rights holders with over 200 platforms and streaming services worldwide. Another key focus area is the acquisition and sale of media companies and the evaluation of assets. In his consulting, Dr. Lausen places emphasis not only on the legal aspects but also on the economic considerations.
Rechtsanwalt (lawyer), speaker
Founding of the law firm in 1995, with a focus on copyright law and media law. From 1989 to 1991, scientific assistant of the “Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik” (institute for science and politics), Munich. From 1994 to 2016, manager of the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht (institute for copyright and media law), Munich. Since 2001, development of concepts for, and conduction of, media law expert seminars in cooperation with the Akademie der Deutschen Medien. From 2003 to 2011, lecturer on media law at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Since 2006, lecturer of the qualification training for specialised lawyers for copyright law and media law, organised by the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht, Munich.
TikTok Liable for Unlicensed Content!
Good news for all rightsholders: Lausen Rechtsanwälte won a landmark decision against TikTok for its client, the Berlin-based film rights distributor and operator of YouTube channels Nikita Ventures GmbH, at the Munich Regional Court (Landgericht München I). The court decided that TikTok is liable for the unlicensed use of content (see judgment of February 9,… read more
Award: Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021
For the 13th time, the U.S. publisher “Best Lawyers”, in cooperation with Handelsblatt, has identified the most renowned German lawyers in various fields of the law. Lausen Rechtsanwälte is honored to be named among the selected few again this year. You will find us under the tab “Best Lawyers” in the fields of media and… read more
Excellence in Business Law Award
Lausen Rechtsanwälte has been named one of the Leading Law Firms for Media and Press 2020 and is thrilled to receive this honor for the sixth time in a row. The magazine FOCUS-SPEZIAL has been honoring Germany’s top business law firms annually since 2013. For this purpose, 10,500 lawyers practicing in business law firms as… read more
“brand eins”: LAUSEN Rechtsanwälte among the best commercial law firms in Germany
In a recent survey, LAUSEN Rechtsanwälte was graded “four star”, i.e. top tier in the category “media/press” and is named among Germany’s leading media law firms. Well-known and highly respected independent business magazine brand eins polled more than 2600 attorneys and in-house counsels throughout Germany, asking which law firms they would recommend personally. If you’re… read more