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Lennart Elsaß


The focus of Lennart Elsaß's practice is copyright law. In addition, he also advises on media law, press law and competition law. He mainly advises national and international companies operating in the areas of media and communications. A main aspect of his work is litigation.


  • Trainee Lawyer at DLA Piper
  • Working at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research (now: Leibniz Institute for Media Research │ Hans-Bredow-Institut)
  • Languages
    • German
    • English
    • PhD student at the University of Cologne since 2019
    • Legal Clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Second State Examination 2018
    • University of Hamburg, First State Examination 2016


  • Admissibility of advertising for a musical with a double due to predominance of artistic freedom - comment on OLG Cologne, judgment of 17 December 2020 - 15 U 37/20, ZUM-RD 2021, 293 et seq. (with Prof Dr Stefan Engels)
  • Behavioural control through liability for damages in the GDPR, DSRITB 2019, 127 et seq.
  • New standards for the lawfulness of the use of personal portraits in corporate communications? ZUM 2018, 578 et seq. (with Dr Lennart Ziebarth)
  • Deletions and blocking of posts and user profiles by social network operators, CR 2017, 234 et seq. (with Jan-Hendrik Labusga and Rolf Tichy)
  • Liability of Distributors of Distributed Content for Infringements of Personal Rights, K & R 2016, 652 et seq.
  • Lecture at the 20th Autumn Conference of the Deutsche Stiftung für Recht und Informatik on the topic of the right to compensation under the GDPR
  • Memberships And Affiliations

    Rechtsanwalt admitted to Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer