Wolfgang von Frentz is co-head of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group. 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 as well as in arbitrations.
He also counsels clients on data protection and compliance issues and with regard to complex outsourcing projects, research and development as well as licensing agreements. Wolfgang successfully accompanied numerous transactions. In addition, he represents his clients in the development and implementation of IT systems to optimize production and sales across company and country boundaries.
Wolfgang is the author of numerous publications.
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, Client Choice, The Legal 500 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.”
Chambers Europe, 2018/2019, Germany: A source describes him as “brilliant in analyzing complex legal issues while presenting practical advice.”, 2017/2018, Germany: Interviewees praise his “outstanding knowledge, effectiveness and perfect client service”
Juve Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien, 2018/2019: Competitors emphasize his „comprehensive know-how“, clients describe him as a „specialist for program distribution“, 2017/2018: Clients praise his „excellent expertise”
Client Choice, 2015/2016: Clients: “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.”
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