The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +49 69 972 65 60 00
Fax +49 69 972 65 60 99
Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Piet Bubenzer, Frankfurt, GERMANY

Lawyer rankings

Piet Bubenzer

Work +49 69 972 65 60 41
Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

Work Department

Litigator in matters of copyright, media and license contract law


Piet Bubenzer, Partner, is active as counsel and as litigator in matters of copyright, media law and licensing agreements (including those for patents and trademarks) as well as unfair competition. Formerly general counsel of a media company, Piet has much experience and a wide-ranging expertise in the fields of copyright, media, and entertainment law at his disposal. Piet Bubenzer leads the firm's practice group for copyright, media, and commercial law.


Founding partner of Klinkert (2010); Partner at Heymann & Partner (2007-2009); European Counsel at Jones Day (2005 - January 2007); Vice President Business & Legal Affairs, general counsel and member of the management board of Sony Music Entertainment Germany (2001 - end of 2004); business & legal affairs counsel at the legal department of Sony Music Entertainment Germany (1998-2001); private practice in Bochum (1996-1998).


German, English.


Deputy chairman of the committee for copyright & media law specialists of the Frankfurt bar (since end of 2006); lecturer at the University of Applied Science Darmstadt Member for information law; Member of the Legal Committee of the German IFPI group (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) (1999 - 2004); Member of the Supervisory Board of the German Society for Phonographic Performing Rights, GVL (2001 - 2004); GRUR; IAEL; ALAI.


Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law; first admission to the bar (1996) followed by working in a private practice focusing on copyright and media law in Bochum (1996 - 1998); Legal training with delegations to Berlin and Frankfurt (Second State Exam, 1996); Ruhr-University Bochum (First State Exam, 1994).

Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB’s media law expertise ranges from copyright disputes to questions surrounding e-commerce, data protection and social media marketing and includes assistance with contractual and transactional sector-relevant matters. Piet Bubenzer heads the practice and is the main contact for e-commerce and data protection. Hermann Schlindwein and André Soldner, who was promoted to partner in May 2018, are especially active in sports law; the latter, together with Johannes Zindel, represented sports club SV Waldhof Mannheim in proceedings regarding crowd riots.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to