Dr. Gerald Neben

Dr. Gerald Neben

LL.M. (Berkeley)


Focus Areas

  • press law and freedom of expression
  • copyright
  • competition law
  • litigation


Gerald Neben advises companies in all questions pertaining to communications law. His emphasis focuses on press law and freedom of expression, competition law and copyright, and general litigation. He possesses many years of industry experience in media, advertising and marketing, and public relations.

With his team of expert attorneys, Mr. Neben advises domestic and international media companies and agencies in securing and implementing their projects. In addition, he advises, inter alia, mid-sized and exchange-listed companies from the finance, real estate, and health care sectors, addressing their concerns regarding communications law issues (business communication, marking, crisis communication/litigation PR).

Gerald Neben possesses particular expertise as a trial litigator in complex, often cross-border court proceedings, which he coordinates for his clients and conducts before German courts. He regularly participates in landmark trials before the German Federal Court of Justice and the German Federal Constitutional Court.

After studying law and completing doctoral work in media law at the University of Hamburg, Gerald Neben completed a master’s degree (LL.M.) at the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on intellectual property and media. He was admitted to the bar in 2001 and initially worked in the IP and media & technology practice of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. He joined KNPZ Rechtsanwälte after its founding in 2008.

For years, Mr. Neben has been cited as a leading name by the trade journal JUVE in the areas of press and publishing: “absolutely outstanding”; “pragmatism, businesslike thinking and legal advice at the highest level”; “brilliant and precise legal briefs.” Legal500 has repeatedly honored the team in the area of media law: “KNPZ Rechtsanwälte distinguishes itself from competitors in the press and publishing segment particularly due to the international orientation of its practice.” FOCUS ranks KNPZ Rechtsanwälte among Germany’s top law firms in the areas of media and press law.

Gerald Neben publishes in the area of media and communications and belongs to the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the German Public Relations Society (DPRG), in the crisis communication task force.

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