Prof Dr Stefan Engels focuses on intellectual property (i.e. advertising and unfair competition law as well as copyright law), media and freedom of expression law (e.g. defamation and privacy) and broadcasting and internet law (media law). He acts in an advisory capacity and is, in particular, engaged in contentious matters.

He primarily advises national and international retailer, manufacturers of branded goods as well as media and communications companies, (e.g. publishing houses), broadcasters, direct marketing and other media companies (e.g. agencies, online service providers) regarding contract drafting, sales, marketing and advertising, title and product launches as well as digital matters.

Stefan heads jointly with Thilo von Bodungen the German Intellectual Property and Technology group of DLA Piper. He is a visiting lecturer for e-commerce, advertising and press law at the University of Hamburg and he also lectures at the Hamburg Media School.