About the law office of Dr. Hans-Jürgen Homann

I am an attorney at law (admitted in Berlin, Germany, and the state of New York, USA) and a lawyer certified by the Berlin bar association as a specialist (Fachanwalt) in copyright and media law. I studied law at the Universität Trier, the Freie Universität Berlin and Saint Louis University School of Law, USA (Master of Laws/LL.M.). After being an attorney in a German law firm specializing in copyright and entertainment law, I opened my own private practice in Berlin 20 years ago. In addition to my legal practice, I publish in my areas of copyright and media law and give lectures and seminars for lawyers and people in the media industry. I work in German and English.

Qualifications and admissions

  • Certified lawyer for copyright and media law (granted 2008)
  • Attorney at law admitted to the Berlin bar in 1996
  • Attorney at law admitted to the New York state bar in 1998
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) at St. Louis University School of Law with a focus on copyright law (1996)
  • Dissertation (Dr. jur.) at Freie Universität Berlin on artist management contracts in the music business (2012)

Lectures, seminars, and presentations on copyright and media law (selection):

  • Introduction to publishing and copyright law (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • The adaptation of fictional elements from novels and TV series – discussion of the German fair-use doctrine (§§ 23, 24 UrhG) (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Artist management contracts – Legal dos and don’ts (Berlin Music Week)
  • Introduction to film and film music law (dffb Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin)
  • Introduction to film law (Die Medienakademie, Hamburg)
  • Music contracts viewed from the perspective of record labels (Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster)
  • Media law (areas of music law and film law) (mibeg Institut für berufliche Weiterbildung GmbH)
  • Copyright and media law (Technische Akademie Wuppertal e.V.)
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