Dirk Feldmann

E-Mail feldmann@unverzagtvonhave.com
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Telephone +49.40.414000-0          Fax +49.40.414000-40


Copyright and media law

  • Advising copyright holders and users
  • Acting for agents, publishers and associations, and advising and acting for organs of the press as well as for individuals subjected to unlawful reporting
  • Legal adviser to Freelens e.V, the Association of Photographers, VDS, the Association of German Sports Journalists, as well as I.O., (Illustratorenorganisation e.V.) the Association of Illustrators and the Game Designers’ Association.


Employment law

  • Comprehensively advising and acting for employers, employees and works councils


Publishing law

  • Supporting and acting for companies in the context of drawing up and negotiating contracts as well as handling legal disputes arising out of contracts


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Foreign languages

  • English



  • Legal studies in Münster - 1978 First State Examination in Law Higher Regional Court Hamm
  • 1981 Second State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf
  • From 1983 admitted to the Bar and engaged as an attorney in Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • 1990 co-founder of  UNVERZAGT VON HAVE
  • Since 1995 legal adviser to Freelens e.V, the Association of Photographers
  • Legal Adviser to the following professional associations:  VDS, the Association of German Sports Journalists, I.O. Illustratoren Organisation e.V., the Association of Illustrators, and the Game Designers’ Association



  • Various legal columns and case law analyses in specialist journals,  "Rechtliche Bedingungen des Fotojournalismus" (The Legal Framework of Photojournalism)  in "Global, lokal, digital - Fotojournalismus heute" (Global, local, digital – Photojournalism today)
  • Lectures, and talks
  • Various lecturing activities, amongst others, in the context of specialist courses in copyright and media law at various universities and the Hamburg Academy for Journalism and Communications, diverse talks and specialist publications on questions of copyright and media law