Prof. Dr. Mathias Schwarz
Rechtsanwalt, Appointed Public Accountant, Mediator
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.



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


Frequently recommended lawyer / leading name in copyright law
"Doyen" of movie production

Kanzleien in Deutschkand

Eminent authority in movie law


One of Germany's best business lawyers

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Anwalt des Jahres 2017 > Entertainment
“Prof. Dr. Mathias Schwarz”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2017 > Entertainment and Medien- und Urheberrecht
“Prof. Dr. Mathias Schwarz”