Dr. Martin Diesbach, Licencié en droit
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Dr. Martin Diesbach is one of Germany’s most renowned lawyers for media and entertainment law. In particular, he advises German and international media companies on digital business models and all legal matters around the development, financing, production, and evaluation of audiovisual products, with a focus on movie financing. He also represents clients in media law litigation. Dr. Diesbach regularly gives lectures on media law, publishes on current legal questions and was one of the experts on the Legal Committee of the German Bundestag to reform German copyright law.

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Public Media Copyright Law Media & Entertainment IT & Digital Business

Awards / Recommendations

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2017

Sports and Entertainment specialists; Most Highly Regarded Individuals
‘SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte is home to the “terrific” Martin Diesbach. He is particularly well known for film financing: however, he also advises clients in the publishing, broadcasting and gaming industries.’

JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 – Commercial Law Firms – Lawyers for Companies

JUVE Law Firm of the Year for Media and Technology 2016: SKW Schwarz

“Dr. Martin Diesbach, highly praised both by clients and competitors, who joined the Munich office in early 2015, assisted in boosting the market perception of the firm. He was not only visible in numerous bestseller proceedings that continue to be the talk of the industry, but also covers classical movie advice and made SKW Schwarz even more attractive to OTT platforms and video-on-demand services.”

JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 – Commercial Law Firms – Lawyers for Companies

Leading Individuals in Copyright Law
‘Dr. Martin Diesbach; SKW Schwarz’

JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 – Commercial Law Firms – Lawyers for Companies

Media > SKW Schwarz > Frequently recommended

“Dr. Martin Diesbach (“excellent knowledge in copyright law and experienced trial lawyer,” “well networked, excellent industry knowledge,” clients; “clear in the matter, goal-oriented,” “outstanding,” competitors)”

Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment 2016

Leaders in the field of Entertainment > Germany
‘Martin Diesbach, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Munich, m.diesbach@skwschwarz.de

Who’s Who Legal: TMT 2016 (Information Technology – Telecoms & Media)

Leaders in the field of Telecoms & Media > Germany
‘Martin Diesbach, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Munich, m.diesbach@skwschwarz.de’, 

The Legal 500 Germany 2017

Leading individuals > Germany > Media: Entertainment
‘In a notable move, the firm hired film and television expert Martin Diesbach.’

Chambers and Partners

Notable Practitioners > Germany > TMT: Media
‘Martin Diesbach is best known for his work in media and entertainment, most notably regarding publishing and copyright. He recently acted for Bavaria Film, Sat.1 and Sony on model litigation proceedings over remuneration principles in the German film and TV industry.’

Cologne University

Cologne University, Institute for Media Law and Telecommunications Law 2013
‘Dr. Diesbach is one of Germany's most renowned lawyers in media and entertainment law‘

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer > Germany > Entertainment Law
‘Dr. Martin Diesbach’

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer > Germany > Media Law
‘Dr. Martin Diesbach’

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017

Top-Tier Firms Rankings > Media > Entertainment
‘Martin Diesbach ist highly regarded for his movie financing and copyright expertise.’

JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018 – Wirtschaftskanzleien – Rechtsanwälte für Unternehmen

Führende Namen im Urheberrecht
‘Dr. Martin Diesbach; SKW Schwarz’

JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018 – Wirtschaftskanzleien – Rechtsanwälte für Unternehmen

Medien, Technologie und Kommunikation > SKW Schwarz > Häufig empfohlen
‘Dr. Martin Diesbach („hervorragend“, „angenehm im Umgang“, Wettbewerber)’

The Legal 500 Germany 2018

Recommended as leading lawyer in the category “Media – Entertainment”
“renowned Martin Diesbach”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Sports & Entertainment”
“a pre-eminent practitioner in the entertainment law sector. He is internationally recognized as one of the principal experts in movie financing matters.”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Technology, Media & Telecommunications”
“a powerhouse in the field of media and entertainment law and is well respected for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on digital business models.”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Telecoms & Media”

Chambers Europe 2018 – Germany

Ranked Lawyer in the category “TMT: Media”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Germany’s Best Lawyers 2018 (“Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2018”)
Lawyer of the Year 2018 (“Anwalt des Jahres 2018”) in the category “Media and Entertainment” and recommended lawyer in the category “Media and Copyright Law”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2019

Recommended expert in the category “Sports & Entertainment”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2019

Recommended expert in the category “Telecoms & Media”

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