Dr Jur Hermann Waldhauser > Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Work Department

IT, IP & Media Law / Distribution, Antitrust and Competition law


Main areas of activity:
– Contract law, in particular production, licensing and distribution agreements as well as general terms and conditions
– Company Law
– EDP and Internet Law and E- & M-Commerce
– Information technology, copyright and industrial property rights (in particular trademark Law)
– Publishing and press Law
– Competition and antitrust Law
– Sports Law


Dr. Hermann Waldhauser works at our Munich office. He has specialised in media and technology law for many years starting with his work at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law and has focused on this area of law ever since. As head of Heussen’s IT, IP and Telecommunications Practice Group he advises companies on all aspects of commercial law. He primarily deals with issues of production, distribution and marketing of intellectual property rights and related technical products including measures of protecting intellectual and industrial property rights. He has extensive experience in the sectors of film and television, radio, publishing, music, software and advertising as well as mobile and online-media. As a former member of the German national hockey team and author of the book “Die Fernsehrechte des Sportveranstalters” (“The Television Rights of Promoters of Sports Events”) Dr. Waldhauser also covers legal aspects of marketing, particularly for sports events.

Dr. Waldhauser is listed as a lawyer and/or with the practice group at Legal500 (De, EMEA), Chambers and Juve. In 2019/2020, Dr. Hermann Waldhauser is mentioned amongst “Germany’s best lawyers” at Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt in the category Technology Law for the seventh time straight and, for the second time, in the category Information Technology as well. Additionally, Dr. Waldhauser was named the 2020 Technology “Lawyer of the Year” in Bavaria.

Dr Waldhauser´s career path:
Since 1999: Lawyer with Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH), Munich
1998 – 1999: Lawyer at Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, Munich


German, English


1995: three-month internship with the law firm Lacher, Lovell-Taylor in New York

1993 – 1998: Scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax

Law Universities: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Lawyer Rankings

Germany > Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH focuses its IT expertise on cloud services, artificial intelligence, big data as well as industrial Internet of Things and primarily advises medium-sized mechanical engineering, cleantech, medtech and fintech companies in this regard. Recent topics include advice to automotive clients as well as blockchain matters. Hermann Waldhauser heads the team and focuses on IP and media law issues.

Germany > Media > Entertainment

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH‘s combined IP, IT and media law expertise is primarily utilised in the new media space; here, the team advises on social media, viral advertising, e-commerce and issues pertaining to digital companies. In addition to traditional clients such as TV and radio stations, the client portfolio also includes agencies, marketing companies, sponsors as well as companies and start-ups, which are advised by Marcus Hotze in Berlin and practice head Hermann Waldhauser in Munich; Hotze combines media, IT and sports know-how, while Waldhauser primarily covers the interface between media and IP law.