Dr. Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz focuses his practice on commercial litigation and transactions. He also counsels clients on compliance issues and privacy law. Wolfgang is co-head of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group.
Wolfgang has longstanding experience in complex dispute resolution, including representing DAX and major international companies on cases that threaten their business models or future viability. His main focus is on disputes in the areas of media, information technology, intellectual property, corporate law and other commercial matters. Wolfgang represents clients in state court proceedings as well as in arbitrations.
In addition, Wolfgang advises clients with respect to complex projects, including agreements on outsourcing, research, development, licensing, film financing, broadcasting and distribution, and trademark, patent and know-how licensing. Wolfgang has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in the TMT sector.
Client Choice 2015 writes about him: ““What clients said: “We value his mixture of effectiveness, responsiveness, commercial awareness and cooperativeness.”, “A true partner, he has been a great support during a challenging time.”, “His experience and connections give him a unique perspective on the German media industry landscape.””
According to Chambers Europe 2015 clients describe Dr. von Frentz as follows: "He is very focused, experienced, to-the-point and a very good litigator."
Wolfgang is the author of numerous publications on topics that include media, mergers and acquisitions, and privacy law. Year after year, he has been a recommended lawyer in legal directories such as JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien (leading directory of German commercial law firms), Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, European Legal Experts and The Best Lawyers in Germany. In 2005, McDermott's German TMT practice group won the JUVE Award for "Law Firm of the Year for Media." In 2004, 2012 and 2013, JUVE nominated McDermott's TMT practice for the JUVE Award as "Law Firm of the Year for Media and Technology." In 2015 Wolfgang received the Client Choice Award in the category "Media & Entertainment."