Friederike Gräfin von Brühl is a partner in the firm’s Berlin office with a focus on IP/IT and art law.
She works with leading international corporations, mid-sized enterprises, and high-growth companies on an advisory basis, as well as representative in litigation disputes, particularly regarding complex licensing contracts, IT law, data protection law, copyright law, and entertainment law, as well as press law, marketing and advertising law, and competition law. Her experience in matters pertaining to the protection of intellectual property rights extends from national and international disputes, including out-of-court arbitration to transactions and outsourcing projects. Moreover, Friederike von Brühl is knowledgeable in product piracy and data protection regulation compliance. Her work attracts clients from various industries including e-commerce, software development, entertainment, sports, consumer goods, and the fashion industry.
In addition to the above, she advises art dealers, auction houses, museums and cultural institutions, as well as private collectors, art estates, copyright associations, and foundations, primarily in dispute resolution, negotiations, and strategic projects. Her experience covers matters pertaining to counterfeiting, restitution claims, and artwork with complex ownership issues, collateral security, copyright and cultural asset property rights, and the legalities involved in lending, transporting, and insuring artwork. Together with the private client team, she advises on the correct foundation structure with regard to tax and inheritance law pertaining to artwork.
Before joining K&L Gates in November 2008, Friederike von Brühl worked in the Hamburg office of another international law firm, where she also focused on IP, copyright, media, and art law. She was admitted to the bar in 2006 and is an accredited “Specialist Lawyer for Copyright and Media Law” (Fachanwältin für Urheber-und Medienrecht). She regularly publishes in professional journals and is lecturer for copyright and art law at the Freie Universität Berlin.