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.

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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

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation,Media Law, Technology Law and Telecommunications Law, 2009-2025
  • Chambers Europe, Band 2 in Germany: TMT: Media, 2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended in Germany: Media: Entertainment, IT Transactions and Outsourcing, and IT and Digitalization, 2022-2024

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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


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