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

Deutschland > Informationstechnologie > Informationstechnologie und Digitalisierung

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH verfügt über eine erfolgreiche und breite IP-, IT- und Medienpraxis unter der Leitung von Hermann Waldhauser, die sich auf drei Säulen stützt: Die Herstellung und Vermarktung von geistigen und technischen Produkten; IT- und Datenschutzrecht, das sowohl auf streitiger Ebene als auch bei Verträgen und Transaktionen angegangen wird; und E-Commerce. Die drei Felder werden respektive von Waldhauser, Markus Junker und Mark Münch verantwortet. Zuletzt waren zudem FinTech und die Beratung von Banken bei Fragen von SaaS-Verträgen besonders relevant für die Praxis.

Deutschland > Medien > Entertainment

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH besticht durch die enge Verzahnung der eigenen IP-, IT- und Medienpraxen. Im letzteren Bereich fokussiert sich das Team vor allem auf neue Medien und wartet hier mit Kompetenzen zu E-Commerce, digitalen Unternehmen, sozialen Medien und Reputationsmanagement auf. Hermann Waldhauser leitet die Praxis, in der Marcus Hotze als wichtiger Ansprechpartner für Medientransaktionen, Lizenz- und Regulierungsfragen sowie Sportrecht gilt. Agenturen, Vermarktungsgesellschaften und mittelständische Unternehmen sowie Start-ups ziehen die Kanzlei oft zu Rate.

Germany > Media > Entertainment

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH impresses with the close integration of its own IP, IT and media practices. In the latter area, the team primarily focuses on new media and has expertise in e-commerce, digital companies, social media issues and reputation management. Hermann Waldhauser heads the practice that also includes Marcus Hotze, who is a key contact for media transactions, licensing and regulatory issues as well as sports law. The firm is frequently sought after by agencies, marketing companies and medium-sized companies as well as start-ups.

Germany > Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH‘s successful and broad IP, IT and media practice is headed by Hermann Waldhauser and based on three pillars: the production and marketing of intellectual and technical products; IT and data protection law, both on contentious level as well as with regards to contracts and transactions; and e-commerce. Waldhauser, Markus Junker and Mark Münch are the respective key contacts for these areas. Recently, the group has also been increasingly active in fintech matters as well in advising banks on SaaS contracts.