Dr. Wolfgang von Frentz - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Wolfgang von Frentz advises clients on telecommunications, media and technology (TMT). He has longstanding experience regarding litigation, the judicial enforcement of his clients` claims and when it comes to complex transactions. In the area of digitization and “Industry 4.0” Wolfgang advises on the development of new business models as well as their implementation and transformation.

Wolfgang specializes in complex dispute resolution. He frequently and successfully represents DAX and international companies – especially in the areas of media, information technology, intellectual property and corporate law – in state court proceedings, including the European Court of Justice (ECJ), as well as in arbitrations.

Show More


Wolfgang advised:

  • A leading German TV broadcaster in a legal proceeding before the European Court of Justice regarding the German law ban on regional advertising in TV programs
  • A leading German advertising marketer in a legal proceeding against the provider of ad-blocking software (a browser extension suppressing Internet ads)
  • A leading company in the tourism industry in a legal proceeding against a competition authority concerning the sale of the customer database

Show More


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law and Litigation and Media Law and Technology Law and Telecommunications Law, 2009-2024
  • Chambers Europe, Recommended for TMT-Media, Band 2 (“Wolfgang von Frentz regularly appears across regional, national and EU courts on complex litigation regarding issues such as ad-blockers. His expertise also encompasses non-contentious work, covering topics such as distribution agreements for film production companies and media M&A transactions”, “We have a long-standing and very positive relationship”), 2023
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended for Media (“absolute industry expert”, “helps when things get complex”, competitor) and Information Technology and Data Protection, 2022-2023

Show More


University of Regensburg, Dr. jur., 1998
Court of Appeal, Berlin, Second State Exam, 1997
University of Cape Town, LL.M., 1993
University of Regensburg, First State Exam, 1993


Show More