Partner

Michael Schmittmann

Languages
German, English, French
Consulting focuses
  • Gaming & Betting Law
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Media Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Copyright and Publishing Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Art Law
  • Cyber Security
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Vita

  • Admitted to the Bar since 1989
  • Education and former activities
  • Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf since 2004
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Airweb AG, Mönchengladbach and Paris/France 2002-2015
  • Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Hanover, regular lectures on European communications law in the framework of the EULISP LL.M. programme, www.eulisp.de  2001-2016
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins, e-business Network Leader of Landwell 2000-2004
  • Brussels Office 1996
  • Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, in Dusseldorf 1991
  • Lawyer, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, in Dusseldorf 1989
  • Consultant of the European Commission, DG III - Internal Market, Brussels 1988-1989
  • International Law Institute, Georgetown University, Washington D.C./U.S.A. 1988
  • Legal Trainee (Referendar) in Konstanz and Brussels/Belgium 1985-1987
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London/United Kingdom 1980
  • Universities of Cologne and Geneva/Switzerland 1977-1983

Qualifications/current topics

Affiliations

  • International Technology Law Association ( ITech Law)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) (former Chair of SGP Committee 7 - Public Law), now Newsletter Editor of the Communications Law Committee
  • International Bar Association (IBA), European Regional Forum Liaison Officer of the Communications Law Committee
  • Study Circle for Press Law and Press Freedom

Michael Schmittmann's Distinctions

Legal 500 Germany 2024

WWL Germany 2024

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2023/2024

Best Lawyers 2024

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2023

Who´s Who Legal Thought Leaders 2023

Leaders League 2023

Legal 500 Germany 2023

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023

WWL Thought Leaders - Data 2022

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022

Best Lawyers 2023

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

WWL Germany 2022

Legal 500 Germany 2022

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021

Best Lawyers 2022

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Legal 500 Germany 2021

WWL Germany 2021

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020

Best Lawyers 2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Legal 500 Germany 2020

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2019

Best Lawyers 2020

Who's Who Legal Data 2019

Thought Leaders Data 2019

Media Law International 2019

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Who's Who Legal 2019

Chambers Europe 2019

Legal 500 Germany 2019

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

Media Law International

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2018

Best Lawyers 2019

Events

  • New Forms of Digital Content Transmission: How Does Media and Copyright Law Answer to This? (webinar): Michael Schmittmann as speaker at ITech Law, June 11, 2021
  • Digitisation and legal guidelines: Michael Schmittmann as speaker at the German ict + medienakademie (GiMi), 8 August 2017 (Experts Roundtable Digital Real Estate: Wird alles smart im WoWi, Buildings and Homes?) in Düsseldorf. You can find the presentation here.
  • „Rettungsschirm für die Vielfalt?“, Trimediale in Stuttgart, 16. Juni 2015. You can find the presentation here.

Publications

2022

2021

2020

Wider jede Attacke auf § 2 Nr. 15 b BetrKV
Zeitschrift für Miet- und Wohnungsrecht NZM 12/2020
The Future of German Legislation
Gambling.de, June 2020, p. 12-13
Ist es überhaupt legal, im Online-Casino zu spielen?
BILDplus, February 21, 2020
Der Radschläger - überall zu finden
Rheinische Post Düsseldorf, February 19, 2020

2019

Aus der Hüfte geschossen? Wie der Gesetzgeber versucht, gegen den strategischen Überbau vorzugehen
MediaLABcom, issue 72 • September 2019
Medien- und Persönlichkeitsrecht
Teamsport Management 2019, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, S. 377

2018

Fußballwetten - Was ist erlaubt beim Glücksspiel?
ZDF – "Volle Kanne", June 14, 2018
Telemedien
in: Schwartmann, Praxishandbuch Medien-, IT und Urheberrecht, 4. Auflage 2018, C.F. Müller, S. 359 ff.

Lectures

2019

Moderation ANGA Urheberrechtspanel 2019
ANGA COM Kongress für Breitband, Fernsehen & Online,  June 4-6, 2019, Cologne

2017

Rechtliche Leitplanken
Digital Real Estate: Wird alles Smart in WoWi, Buildings und Homes?, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, August 8, 2017, Düsseldorf

2015

Rettungsschirm für die Vielfalt?
Europäische Reglulierungsansätze 3.0-Copright & Co: Rechte und ihre Grenzen - Aktuelle "Urheberrechtsfragen", Trimediale, Forum der Medienregulierer Deutschland - Österreich -  Schweiz, Stuttgart, June 16, 2015

2010

Secrets of the Cloud-Licensing and Data Protection – Particularities and Pitfalls
International Technology Law Association 2010 Annual European Conference, October 29, 2010 in Berlin

2009

The Implementation of the EU Directive on Audivisual Media Services in Europe
 International Technology Law Association 2009 Annual European Conference, November 6, 2009 in Brüssels

2008

Verbreitung audiovisueller Inhalte über Peer to Peer
Medien und Urheberrechtliche Einordnung, 20. Medienforum NRW, June 11, 2008, Cologne

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