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Hengeler Mueller

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Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Fabian Seip

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Hengeler Mueller

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TMT; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property, IT.


Fabian regularly represents and advises companies in the media, technology and communications industries on agreements, transactions and in important litigation before courts and regulatory authorities. He represents telecommunication, content and IT companies, including internet platform providers, network operators and service providers in negotiations on content, IT and technology related agreements, transactions, TMT related litigation and in regulatory proceedings. He frequently provides advice on the design and market entry of new business models in this context, including on matters of telecommunication regulation, copyright and data protection.


Fabian joined Hengeler Mueller in 2006; and has been counsel since 2014.


Universities of Berlin and Constance; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (LLM); Université d'Auvergne.

Germany: Industry focus


Within: Telecoms

Albrecht Conrad, Wolfgang Spoerr and counsel Fabian Seip are key names at Hengeler Mueller, which has the resources to handle regulatory issues and transactional matters in the telecoms industry. The team acts for telecoms providers, where it handles disputes with network operators surrounding requirements according to service provider contracts, and advises on mobile frequency tenders. In another highlight, it assisted Vodafone Kabel Deutschland with new TV transmission contracts with public service broadcasters.

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Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

Hengeler Mueller advises media and telecoms companies and platform and cable network operators on contract and copyright matters. The team also handles transactions and disputes in the media sector. Highlights included the advising CTS Eventim on copyright fees for music playback at concerts and assisting Google with ancillary copyright matters for publishers, including acting for the client in landmark proceedings against VG Media and in proceedings concerning copyright compliance relaing to the new Google image search. Vodafone Kabel Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom are also clients. Key figures include the highly regarded Albrecht Conrad, Wolfgang Spoerr, who has expertise in media regulation, and M&A partner Christof Jäckle. Counsel Fabian Seip advises on copyright and data protection matters and Christoph Stadler is the main contact for media matters at the intersection with antitrust law.

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Hengeler Mueller

  • Hengeler Mueller advises Blackstone on acquisition of Dream Global

    Hengeler Mueller, together with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London and New York, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto and various other European local counsel, advises funds managed by The Blackstone Group LP on the acquisition of Dream Global REIT ("Dream Global"). The Canadian real estate investment trust listed in Toronto and Frankfurt holds a pan-European real estate portfolio with the majority of the properties located in Germany. The all-cash transaction is valued at CAD 6.2 bn (appr. EUR 4.2 bn) and is subject to customary conditions. It is expected to close in December 2019.
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