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Katja-Maria Harsdorf


Katja-Maria Harsdorf advises national and international companies in the field of competition law, in particular advertising law, as well as press and media law affairs with a focus on litigation issues. She also advises clients on the drafting of IP contracts and on litigation matters in the area of gambling law.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwältin admitted with Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg


  • Advising and representing a pharmacy customer magazine publisher in several contentious competition law disputes.
  • Advising and representing a leading German media company in several press law disputes.
  • Advising and representing an international gaming operator in a civil litigation.
  • German
  • English
  • Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht, Second State Examination, 2020
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, First State Examination, 2017

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper as a lawyer, Katja-Maria Harsdorf worked as a research assistant in Prof. Dr. Stefan Engels' team. During her legal clerkship, she worked at the Hamburg Regional Court in a copyright chamber, the Federal Cartel Office in Bonn, at the Media Office of the Cultural Authority of the City of Hamburg, an international law firm in the field of trademark law in Hamburg and the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York.