Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner
Why did you specialize in this field?
With my heart in TV and the movies, and starting out as a lawyer in 1996 at the same time as the internet, digital business and media was a hit for me.
Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner has provided legal counsel to all forms of digital business since the inception of the world wide web. His advisory spans start-ups, multi-channel offerings and international internet companies and focuses on all applicable legal fields with a particular emphasis on data protection and usage, terms and conditions, consumer protection, compliance, advertising, gaming and competition law, among numerous others. Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner also commands broad expertise in media and entertainment law, in particular issues touching on the film and television industry and those related to media production finance and the global exploitation thereof, with digital media advisory on changes to utilization models, revenue streams and video on demand platforms composing a significant part of his counsel. His command of topics related to rights acquisition and exploitation is augmented by in-depth expertise on youth protection and age verification issues, in particular with respect to the distribution of digital content.

An excerpt of the projects Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner has accompanied can be found on the Internet Movie Database IMDb. His advisory expertise is augmented by decades of involvement with and counsel of national and international computer game publishers and studios.



Copyright Law IT & Digital Business Unfair Competition / Advertising / Consumer Protection Media & Entertainment IT & Digital Business

Awards / Recommendations

Best Lawyers

Lawyer of the Year for Entertainment Law 2016
Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt

Best Lawyers

Germany's best lawyers for Entertainment, IT and Media 2016
The award was given out by Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt

Who's Who Legal 2015

Leading lawyer in Telecommunications Media & Technology in Germany


Leading lawyer for the area of "Games"

Who's Who Legal 2017 Germany

Leading lawyers in TMT
"Andreas Peschel-Mehner was recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the field of TMT by Who's Who Legal 2017 Germany:

Andreas Peschel-Mehner is commended for his significant expertise in IT law. He advises a wide range of clients on the full range on a whole host of legal, operational and strategic issues. He is also known for providing top-tier advice in the digital media space."

Best Lawyers 2010

Recognized by Best Lawyers 2010 for "Entertainment and Media"

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2017

Recommended expert in the category “Data”

The Legal 500 Germany 2018

Recommended in the category “Media – Entertainment”
“Andreas Peschel-Mehner is considered an ‘extremely qualified lawyer with a high profile in local and international media hubs’”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Information Technology”
“Highly recommended for his digital business acumen. He is a widely respected source of counsel for clients seeking sophisticated advice.”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Telecoms & Media”
“Has built up an impressive media practice earning him a reputation as a leading lawyer in the space.”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Technology, Media & Telecommunications”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

Recommended expert in the category “Data Privacy and Protection”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Germany’s Best Lawyers 2018 (“Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2018”)

Recommended lawyer in the categories “Media and Entertainment”, “IT Law” and “Media and Copyright Law”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2019

Recommended expert in the category “Data”

Who’s Who Legal Data 2019

Recommended expert in the categories “Data Privacy & Protection”, “Information Technology” and “Telecoms & Media”

Focus topics