Photo: Till Brönner
Prof. Dr. Christian Schertz
Prof. Dr. Christian
Schertz, legal studies in Berlin and Munich, mandatory legal traineeship
in Berlin and New York. 1991 - 1993 working in the legal and
administrative department of RIAS Berlin. Research assistant at the
Institute for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (Institut für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht) at Humboldt
Doctoral thesis in 1996 focusing on the commercial evaluation of rights
of privacy and publicity (merchandising). 1995 - 1999 lecturer for press
and media law at the school of law of the Humboldt Universität Berlin.
From 2000 until 2001visiting lecturer for media law at the
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen in Potsdam-Babelsberg
and between 2004 and 2006 visiting lecturer for media law at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Since 2008 Prof. Dr. Schertz is also visiting lecturer for media law at
Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Media Law
at the Technische Universität Dresden as well as external academic
member of the institut's
Research Center for New Media. Effective March 1st 2011, the
Technische Universität Dresden appointed Prof. Dr. Schertz
honorary professor for personality, press, and media law at the
faculty of law.
From 1994 until 1997 practicing in Hamburg at the law
firm Senfft, Kersten, Voss-Andrae & Schwenn, from 1997 until the end of
2004 at the law firm Hertin, Berlin (partner from 1999 until 2004). 2005
foundation of his own law firm Schertz Bergmann together with Simon
Prof. Dr. Schertz gives counsel to numerous corporations, publishing companies,
celebrities and other high profile individuals in legal press matters
and issues concerning rights of privacy and publicity. His practice also
comprises the whole spectrum of entertainment law, such as negotiating
extensive artist, advertising and publishing deals.
Prof. Dr. Schertz is furthermore publisher, author and co-author of numerous
within the area of media law. He regularly publishes essays in
relevant professional journals (ZUM, AfP, GRUR). Prof. Dr. Schertz is a member and
contributor of Deutscher Medienrechtstag
(DMRT) and of
the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law
(Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht,
2010 he was deputy chairman of the
Commitee for Copyright and Media Law with the Berlin Bar
Association; he is an honorary member of the Joint Law Students
Examination Authority of Berlin and Brandenburg (Gemeinsames
Justizprüfungsamt der Länder Berlin und Brandenburg, GJPA) and also
member of the Friends of the German Film Academy (Freundeskreis der
Schertz is referred to in the international reference book "The
Legal 500 Series" as "absolutely superb" and "very well
connected" in the area of press and entertainment law.
Handbook Corporate Law Firms (Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien)
2004/2005 has listed Prof. Dr. Schertz wthin the category "leading
names" for the areas of press/publishers as well as music law.