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DLA Piper, Dr Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Dr Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt

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Dr Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt is a highly regarded lawyer in the fields of regulatory and public law, with particular expertise in the media, entertainment and gambling sector. His practice focus is advising national and international companies in the area of media regulation law (broadcasting, online, media concentration, youth protection, advertising, freedom of information law), the gaming or gambling law as well as the postal and transportation law. Michael also regularly represents his clients before regulatory bodies and in administrative court proceedings. He has extensive litigation experience and has successfully supported his clients throughout fundamental and lengthy proceedings up to the Federal Administrative Court or the Federal Constitutional Court. Furthermore, Michael has extensive experience in pleading corporate fine proceedings.

Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

DLA Piper’s four-partner strong team is ‘extremely competent and creative, thinks outside the box and is able to walk far from the well-trodden paths’. The expertise of the broad practice ranges from traditional copyright disputes, advice on copyright, publishing and regulatory law and assisting with licence contracts and transactions in the digital media, film, TV and music sectors. The team also advises on antitrust, youth protection and advertisement law matters and with Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and senior associate Christoph Engelmann ranks ‘among the top addresses for gambling law in Germany’; clients in this space include Digibet and Trustly. Highlights included representing Sat.1 Satelliten-Fernsehen against the competent state media authority in proceedings regarding the award of third party broadcasting times and in several proceedings concerning continuous advertisement programmes and advertisement regulation. Other clients include Amazon, EFT Media Productions and ProSiebenSat.1. Stefan Engels heads the practice and has expertise in freedom of speech, broadcasting and online law, as well as data protection matters and issues at the intersection with IP. Counsel Verena Haisch and Kai Tumbrägel are also recommended.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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