Prof. Dr. Mathias Schwarz
Partner
Rechtsanwalt, Appointed Public Accountant, Mediator
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What was your most complex case?
Perhaps providing legal advice for the movie “The Name of the Rose,” for which I was retained as a very young lawyer by Bernd Eichinger (Constantin Film). At that time, the international production and financing business in Germany was hardly developed. We had to deal with experienced UK and US attorneys, Dutch banks, and French and Italian co-producers. This was exciting and instructive, but there was certainly some anxiety involved.

Mathias Schwarz advises on movie and TV productions, copyright and personality rights, licensing, and media financing. His clients are financial institutions, private investors, movie and TV producers, as well as broadcasting and publishing companies. He also represents a number of renowned individuals in the German media industry. In addition, he has been advising a number of family offices and private clients for a long time.

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Competences


Copyright Law Inheritance and Family Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Media & Entertainment Private Clients

Other activities  


Mathias Schwarz is also working as an auditor and mediator. In 2005, he founded MiMMA e.V. - mediation in the media, music & the arts e.V. He is a lecturer at Munich University of TV and Film and regularly publishes on media law topics. Mathias Schwarz heads the cinema and animation section of Allianz Deutscher Produzenten – Film & Fernsehen e.V., which he helped to establish in 2008.

Awards / Recommendations

Kanzleien in Deutschland

Eminent authority in movie law

Handelsblatt

One of Germany’s best business lawyers

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2017

Germany’s Best Lawyers

Lawyer of the Year 2017 in the category “Entertainment” and recommended lawyer in the category “Media and Copyright Law”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Technology, Media & Telecommunications”
“An esteemed lawyer in the film and media space with a raft of high-profile clients from across Europe and the US. His world-class practice encompasses movie productions, licensing and broadcasting among other matters.”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Sports & Entertainment”
“A prominent name in the entertainment sector, who regularly advises financial institutions, private investors and TV and film productions.”

Who’s Who Legal: Data 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Telecoms & Media”
“Renowned for his work in the media space, receiving commendations from peers for his excellent work advising on a range of matters from film and TV productions, media licensing and financing.”

Chambers Europe: Germany 2018

Empfohlener Anwalt in der Kategorie „TMT: Media“ (Band 1/4)

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2018

Germany’s Best Lawyers

Lawyer of the Year 2018 in the category “Media and Copyright Law” and recommended lawyer in the category “Media and Entertainment”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Sports & Entertainment”

Who’s Who Legal: Data 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Telecoms & Media”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Technology and Media: Media” and leading name in the category “Copyright Law”

Chambers Europe: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “TMT: Media”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2019

The Best Lawyers in Germany

Recommended lawyer in the categories “Entertainment Law” and “Media Law”