Graduate in Music at University of Music Freiburg
Dr. Johann Heyde provides comprehensive legal advisory throughout media and entertainment law, in which film and television compose a main focus of his practice. Mr. Heyde advises on all aspects of national and international film and TV productions from film financing and subsidization, right clearance particularly in terms of copyright and privacy law, as well as licensing and exploitation of such productions.
Moreover, Dr. Johann Heyde’s advisory work spans all levels of digital commerce and business with a particular emphasis on improving internet portals, online services and other digital media (including on- demand platforms) and counseling on all relevant legal issues in e-commerce, some of which include terms and conditions, consumer protection, advertising and competition law, licensing and the dissemination of all forms of content over the internet.
Dr. Johann Heyde’s expertise includes his command of music law and especially collecting societies law in particular with respect to digital media.
Studies: Freiburg i. Br., Munich
Awards & Recognitions
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers: Germany's best lawyers 2020-2022
Recommended lawyer in the category "Advertising Law"
JUVE Handbook: Commercial Law Firms 2022/2023
Recommended lawyer in the category "Media (Contract and Copyright Law/Transactions and Financing)"
The Legal 500: Germany 2019, 2021, 2022
Recommended lawyer in the category “Media: Press and Publishing Law” (2022)
"Johann Heyde is a very good contract lawyer, with a very good market overview in publishing, marketing and music. He is a very convincing negotiator and works consistently and reliably." (2022)
"Very good strategist, negotiator and litigator; in-depth knowledge of copyright and media law; especially also law of collecting societies." (2022)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Media: Press and Publishing Law” (2021)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Information Technology: Data Protection” (2019)
“Johann Heyde is absolutely competent and has a very comprehensive know-how on all inquiries, which you can always rely on.” (2021)
“Wide-ranging experience in all aspects of media, privacy, and regulatory law as well as in the fields of IP, Technology, Telecommunications, and contract drafting“ (2019)
Free State of Bavaria
Scholarship of the Free State of Bavaria
Scholarship of the Free State of Bavaria for the particularly gifted under the Bavarian Act for the Promotion of the Gifted
Studies of Music at State Academy of Music Freiburg and lecturer at Munich University for TV and Film.